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Apr 07, 2007, 02:33 AM
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can the astro charger charge lead acid batts?

Hi all,
I have an astro charger, not the lith one, the one I use to charge my NIMH batts, can this charger charge 3 SLA sealed lead acid batteries 12 volts 10 amps wired in series? If so what amperage can I charge it? Its for an electric scooter.
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Apr 07, 2007, 04:28 AM
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note its the astro 112d
Apr 07, 2007, 01:06 PM
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You need a constant voltage charger for SLA. The 112 is a constant current charger.
Apr 10, 2007, 07:46 PM
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Apr 10, 2007, 08:50 PM
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So, no. The 112D is strictly a Ni charger.

Apr 10, 2007, 08:54 PM
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ok, just to be a devils advocate why not?
Apr 10, 2007, 10:23 PM
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For the reason stated in post #3. The voltage will keep rising until the charger limit is reached or the SLAs are destroyed. The later will no doubt happen before the former.

Last edited by ebill3; Apr 10, 2007 at 10:31 PM.
Apr 10, 2007, 10:31 PM
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Thanks Bill I didn't read the post correctly!
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