$3 battery charger

3 Dollar lead acid Battery Charger
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Ace, WH2T
Really neat, from one of the radio ngs.
Thought some here would find this inneresting/elegant, and perhaps useful.
Sorta neat, how he uses a wave-form analyzer on this $3 (or less!) ditty.
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Proctologically Violated©®
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Never in my house.
Too much risk of someone touching a bare wire and getting across 120VAC. Especially in the garage with the cement floor.
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Jim Stewart
Did it make first place in the competition "Dumbest circuit of the millennium"? Or did I miss the "provided by Ignoramus"?
Nick
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Nick Mueller
Really a kindness to what looks like it might be a gelcell battery. Should cut its life expectancy (along with that of its user) to about 1/10 of what it might be... /mark
Proctologically Violated©® wrote: > 3 Dollar lead acid Battery Charger >
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> Ace, WH2T > > > Really neat, from one of the radio ngs. > Thought some here would find this inneresting/elegant, and perhaps useful. > > Sorta neat, how he uses a wave-form analyzer on this $3 (or less!) ditty.
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Mark F
"Proctologically Violated©®" wrote in message news:U6gbi.8$ snipped-for-privacy@newsfe12.lga...
No, thanks- I have too much invested in my deep cycle cells to wreck them with such a Larry Lightbulb scheme. I'll stick to my three-stage dedicated deep cycle charger.
-Carl
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Carl Byrns
Why would that be? Assuming you didn't leave it on for a week....
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Proctologically Violated©®
Because it will severely overcharge the batteries.
i
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Ignoramus3045
Seems you missed the "along with that of its user".
Nick
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Nick Mueller
Reminds me of when I used to go caving ("spelunking" to you Americans :) in Britain, about 40 years ago. Standard cavers' kit featured a coal-miner's headlamp, run from a 3-cell nickel-iron battery. Come the evening, some 40 cavers would congregate, all wanting to recharge their batteries. So someone put together a charging shelf, comprising numerous slots, into which you could slide a battery pack. The top had spring contacts which acted like jacks, putting all the batteries in series. At then end of the shelf was a rectifier, rheostat & ammeter. The whole lot hooked straight across mains. This, bear in mind, was UK mains: 240V. Amazingly, we never had an accident.
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David R Brooks
I guess if a guy was desperate he could use it. I would not want to try it on a battery still attached to a cars electrical system incase the battery had an open circuit.
I'm reminded about the guy that ran 240V to a couple rods in the back yard to bring up nightcrawlers for fishing. Left it on and forgot about it. His kid went out to play and was electrocuted.
Wes
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Wes
Reminds me of a speriment way back in grade school: Perty much everyone in the class had at one time or another had the shit shocked out of them from a wall outlet, but that same outlet would not shock ten kids holding hands.
Pity the teacher/foo' that tries DAT, in today's phobic-assed society.
Helmets on a bike--give me a fukn break....
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Proctologically Violated©®
I think the issue is more, It CAN overcharge the battery. Suitably timed, it should give just as good a charge as any magical pyooterized black box out there.
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Proctologically Violated©®
'course, a timer now makes it a $33 charger. :)
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Proctologically Violated©®
Suitable timing could be made by sensing voltage across the battery. It would not be $3 then.
i
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Ignoramus27221
"Proctologically Violated©®" wrote in message news:U6gbi.8$ snipped-for-privacy@newsfe12.lga...
Besides being incurably dangerous because source voltage will show up on the disconnected charging leads, the thing is horribly inefficient. It throws away about 90% of the power you put into it. That means that it is NOT cheap.
Vaughn
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Vaughn Simon
Yes I think it depends on how much "organic" circuitry you have connected. :-) ...lew...
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Lew Hartswick
Another was the electric machines lab at my University, back in the 60s. Banks of 4 large binding posts at the benches, from which we ran big hook-up wire to the machine-sets on the floor. Those posts carried 3-phase mains!
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David R Brooks

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