Any other use for golf-cart charger?

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On 8/15/2010 11:13 PM, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

About what? Surely you are not advocating charging 3 unequally discharged backup batteries? That *is* the point. There is nothing wrong with charging in series provided the batteries are similar and in a similar state. Not that they would blow up, but the charging would be unequal with the weakest battery taking less and less charge after every cycle until it was dead. Hence the advice to discharge completely your NiCads from time to time, so they all start at the same (fully discharged) level. This is all basic ohms law with the voltage divided between all the batteries, the weak link progressively falls in voltage and hence the amount of charge it is given.
For unevenly charged batteries or batteries of different types, the best option is to charge them independently.
FYI, large battery arrays are usually in a series/parallel combo of some type. Look it up yourself.
Jeff
Batteries are ALWAYS charged in series

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Clare says that with series charging. all those rules and factors are not relevant. Maybe you can help explain it to him?
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On 8/17/2010 9:44 PM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

Nope. Your explanation was better than any I had in mind!
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Of course, you could list them on Ebay. As for uses, not much comes to mind. If you try to charge three batteries, they ought to be matched set for age, type, usage, etc. Not really practical.
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