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Old Feb 12, 2004, 12:10 PM
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Can I charge my deep cycle battery at the same time I am using my triton?

I have a deep cycle marine battery that I use for charging my NiMh batteries with my triton charger. Between flying sessions I charge the deep cycle PB battery using a standard auto battery charger. Can I hook up the auto charger to the deep cycle and at the same time use my triton?

It seems to me that I could charge the deep cycle and use the triton at the same time because I use my car battery for the triton while the engine is running and the alternator is charging the battery in the car. Before I give it a try, just want to make sure. Thanks,
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Old Feb 12, 2004, 12:25 PM
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should be fine. occassionally a charger might put out really noisy power that could confuse the charger, the batt should absorb most of that but watch the triton for signs of false peaks and such for the first couple packs.
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Old Feb 12, 2004, 01:49 PM
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I do it all the time, but not with a Triton. Shouldn't cause you any trouble. The battery itself will dampen out any spikiness that the charger is putting out.
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Old Feb 12, 2004, 04:46 PM
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The only issue i've had charging my car battery (not in a vehicle- just a heavy duty automotive battery) while using the Triton is that if i charge it at 10 amps while using the Triton, the Triton will fault for "input voltage error". Probably too high due to the high input current to the auto battery. May be a unique situation relating to my battery/charger...

Charging at 2 amps, however, i've never had an issue.
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 12:32 PM
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I charge my deep cycle at 10amps while charging packs with my Triton and have had no problems.
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 01:55 PM
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Quote:
hile using the Triton is that if i charge it at 10 amps while using the Triton,
it is possible the charger is leaking high frequency AC at higher voltage out when charging at 10 amps, the triton sees that as high input voltage, while a dc DMV may not see it.

anyway, original poster... give it a try, see if it works. your chance of damaging anything is very small.
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