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by ringo47stars
Sat Jul 10, 2004 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I charge SLA batteries with an Alternator?
Replies: 17
Views: 2745

Re: Can I charge SLA batteries with an Alternator?

Dale Y Some people don't mind refubishing ni-cads and some people know a simple fix for this is to plug the ni-cad in series with a nickel-metal-hydride while charging it. My point being is that there is alkaline and lead acid they try to refurbish until they realize what happens. Then it is time to...
by ringo47stars
Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I charge SLA batteries with an Alternator?
Replies: 17
Views: 2745

Re: Can I charge SLA batteries with an Alternator?

I'm guessing you probably got a good deal on those sla's if the backup unit was hardly used. But in the current issue of nuts and volts one question was "should I let my nicads R.I.P.". Well sla's have a small number of times they can be recharged too. My advice would be to sell them while they are ...
by ringo47stars
Tue Jul 06, 2004 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battacitors
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Battacitors

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by perfectbite: A long time ago (15 years +) I read of a battacitor, a 'futuristic' low cost, easily portable, no acid electrical energy storage device. At that time research was in the works. Does an...
by ringo47stars
Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I charge SLA batteries with an Alternator?
Replies: 17
Views: 2745

Re: Can I charge SLA batteries with an Alternator?

The problem with charging with your alternator is you have the same charging time unless you switch chargers too. This is after you rig it for charging from the alternator and not using it(battery).