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From: Peter Bennett
Subject: Re: Alternator vs battery charger
Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2003 11:56:24 -0800
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On Sat, 4 Jan 2003 16:09:20 +0200, "AMD 1GHz" wrote:
>I have bulit a refrigeration system that runs on diesel or electric power.
>When running on diesel mode I have the standard alternator setup to charge
>the 12V lead acid battery.
>My problem is that when running with electric motor on 380V/50Hz/3phase I
>need also to charge the battery.
>My initial thought is to get 220V/1phase between L1 and neutral from the
>380V source and then put a normal battery charger.
>Now for the questions?
>1) Can a battery charger simulate the function of the alternator charge?
>2) Can a battery charger charge at the same rate as the alternator?
Yes - a battery charger can charge the battery.
Chargers are available with a wide range of outputs -I have one on my
boat that will deliver 40 amps at 12 volts, and one in a previous boat
would do 100 amps.
Peter Bennett, VE7CEI
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