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Jan 25, 2003, 04:05 PM
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Whats the Deal with DC


If I am charging on my DC charger (7 cells) GWS MC2002 QUICK CHARGER how do I hook this up to a DC source...I have had mixed results

1. Car Battery (Engine Running)
2. Car Battery (Engine Off)
3. Car Battery (extra lying around the shop)
4. Expensive AC power supply converter.

I have been told by different people that their was the only way.

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Jan 25, 2003, 06:30 PM
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Hi,

Since the GWS MC2002 QUICK CHARGER has an input voltage range from 9-15 volts, all of the 4 ways you listed above will work just fine.

Be suspicious of folks that suggest "my way or the highway".

Good luck!
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Jan 26, 2003, 03:56 AM
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As Greg says any of those should work (unless 3 no longer has a good charge).

Things that can upset chargers :

- Starting with the engine running then switching the engine off (sudden voltage drop)

- Low current AC power supplies (it's the current delivery not the price which the charger sees )

- unregulated AC power supplies (typical wall warts or car battery chargers).

Steve