SailNet Community - View Single Post - Use a DC Power Supply?
View Single Post
Old 08-13-2010
Classic30's Avatar
Classic30 Classic30 is offline
Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,744
Thanks: 44
Thanked 63 Times in 63 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Classic30 will become famous soon enough Classic30 will become famous soon enough
Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
I agree with kd3pc. It is a low output power supply and will likely choke if it sees a real load like a battery that needs charging.
MIT, I don't think anyone was suggesting this unit be used as a battery charger - since it clearly isn't..

Originally Posted by kd3pc View Post
contrary to what others say, this is not a trickle charger...and while it puts out 13.8 vdc nominal it is most likely not well regulated and is NOT a battery charger. Given it's age and lack of use, you may have bad caps in it as well.
Why would you say that when the web site clearly indicates it is "precision regulated"? Can you get any better regulated than that??

As I see it, there is very little reason he couldn't use it for what he wants, within it's limitations, but, to my mind, he might be better served leaving his batteries on-board and running a battery charger instead.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook