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This what I know. I have an old Automatic charger from many years ago. It charge 6 or 12 volts and I can select 2-4-6 amps. I like to charge on the lowest setting of 2 amps. This charger also have the old amp meter (needle that move to show amps). Some times when a battery first connected it will throw the needle over to 10 amps and sometimes peg out. Then it slowly move down eventually stabilizing around my 2 amp setting. Then as the battery charge the meter will drop to almost 0 amps in time.
The charger you have I not see a meter on the one I looked at, so, it could be the battery in charge pulling more than the 1.5 amps. I can not say if it will damage the charger. But, I would assume if you connect only one battery it may be hot until it stabilize, but, I not want to bet money it not cause damage to the charger. I really never used one like you have (Or what I looked at and assume you have). Wish I could tell more.
I will add; there will be some heat, which is normal. That from changing AC to DC and the circuitry involved. Which in the case of a trickle charger is probably most a Coil like those glowing space heaters we use. And a few Diodes
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Last edited by Gryzio; 10-17-2008 at 08:50 PM.