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[aprssig] backup pwr systems

Charles Doughtie n5exy at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 9 18:47:01 UTC 2006


FWIW I had two "smart" chargers (different brands)
fail and boil two relatively new deep cycle batteries
dry. Even the smart ones need to be monitored a bit.
73 de Charlie, N5EXY
South Suburban Greater Hutto

--- Dale Blanchard <wa7ixk at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Chris Rose wrote:
> > Leaving a battery constantly plugged in to a
> charger will cook and kill the battery.  I have
> ruined more than one.  I don't suggest that course
> of action.  Having a battery available to connect to
> when mains go down is a better way to go.  Some
> circuits are available to show how to do this.  Some
> simple and some quite elaborate depending on how
> many raidos or scanners you have to take care of.
> > 
> > Chris 
> > KB8UIH
> ______________________
> With the proper smart charger it is ok to leave on
> all the time.
> Cheap trickle charger can kill batteries.
> Dale
> 
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