[elky] Re: A slightly unusual battery charger

  • From: Mary McCarthy <printces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 14:20:50 -0700

Ingenuity

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Smokey Mt Frank
 
In a message dated 8/8/2011 2:29:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, rbuck@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:


I think I mentioned this before, but I'm gonna try this on the salt to keep the Burb's battery charged while I use inverters for this and that instead of running the motor:



I just tested it and it works fine...as long as the battery it's charging doesn't fall below 11 volts.  Then it shuts itself off and suggests that you charge the battery.  (?!??!!?) It has a fairly decent controller box, run from the panels themselves (I'd hate to think I'd need AA batteries or an AC source to run it on) and a ton of different output levels. 

I got it from Harbor Freight for $150 with a coupon.  I'm hoping it'll save me enough in gas to help defray some of the purchase price.

I'll have to figger out a way to secure it to the Burb's roof rack that can be quickly set up and torn down.  I've got a ton of bungee cords, so that'll prolly be better than duct tape.  :)  Stay tuned to see how it works out.

r


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