basic battery chargers & modern cars

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Googled for a while on this without getting a clear answer. What's the  
situation with basic battery chargers, ie. a tranny and a bridge, and modern  
cars that are full of electronics. How great is the risk of damage to the  
vehicle, and what sort of peak current is likely to be OK?  



Re: basic battery chargers & modern cars

"Bruce Varley =  King of Ambiguity "


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** That might be because you do not have a clear question.


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** Now, that might mean trickle chargers with less than 4 amps *average DC*  
output OR it might not.


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** Err -  you cannot safely use a basic charger with bad battery  ?

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**  Ask your actual question   -  FFS  !!!!!!

Instead of pissing us about with vague questions to which only vague answers  
are possible.

OR  are you deliberately being a TROLL ??


...  Phil  



Re: basic battery chargers & modern cars
On 7/07/2013 7:58 PM, Bruce Varley wrote:
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The worst scenario is probably where the battery is not flat, but has  
gone open circuit. Then you'll be putting whatever horrible waveform the  
charger produces onto the vehicle electronics.

The short answer is don't charge batteries while they're in circuit.

Sylvia.

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