Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:40:12 -0400
Reply-To: Kim Brennan <kimbrennan@MAC.COM>
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From: Kim Brennan <kimbrennan@MAC.COM>
Subject: Re: Dumb Battery charger?
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Something like this <http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200331933_200331933>
On Aug 28, 2011, at 4:20 PM, Kim Brennan wrote:
> One i have has a timed mode but otherwise is dumb. Got it at local FLAPS.
> Its bigger as it is a roll around type
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Aug 28, 2011, at 13:59, Don Hanson <dhanson928@GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> Does anyone know where I could get an old time "dumb" battery charger? A
>> small, homowner-style..maybe 10amps max?
>> I have three inexpensive chargers right now (counting a Battery
>> Tender)....so called "Smart Chargers" or some such. None of them works very
>> well, they all have switch issues and won't charge properly without
>> sometimes 'fooling' their 'smart' circuits.
>> Back "in the day" I recall chargers that you just plugged into the wall
>> and they charged your battery...you monitored the charge and turned it off
>> when done...if you forgot, it cooked the battery, but they always charged.
>> They didn't need 'some' voltage coming back to the charger from a battery to
>> start charging, or whatever the heck all these so called "smart chargers"
>> require before they will actually charge the frikkin dead battery....
>> Are there any simple chargers available without all the automatic features
>> that make them NOT CHARGE unless everything is 'perfect'?
>> Don Hanson
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