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Subject: Re: Alternator vs battery charger
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Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 01:02:18 GMT
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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?
Why not? If you get a charger with the proper capacity, then it will
charge at the proper rate. Instead of worrying about the rate, you
just need a circuit to shut off the charger when the batteries are
"full". Just do a search on lead acid battery chargers.
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