Still looking for a charger, How bout this place

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Just emailed Andy here at http://www.batterystuff.com/contact-thanks.php . Probably one of the better websites I have found dealing with battery chargers.

Let him know that I needed a couple of chargers for an ebike. Hope he responds. Since this business is real near MB-1-E, the employees at this business are probably fed up with ebikers tearing up the neighborhood, jumping chain link fences and such. Let the propieter know that I was in no way associated with the above mentioned ebiker, hope that helps.

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Re: Still looking for a charger, How bout this place

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Re: Still looking for a charger, How bout this place

I'm thinking about one of these: http://www.batterystuff.com/battery-chargers/24-volt/marine/GU2611A.html
It sounds as though I could combine the leads to get 10 Amps charging for my bank of 8ea - 9Ah batteries.
What do you think?
I would like to be able to charge mine as one parallel bank at 12 volts 72Ah as I do currently with my Iota charger.
I want a balanced charge and I think this is the bes method.

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Re: Found my charger, just need to prep my batteries now

Purchased 2 of these chargers from here, http://www.batterystuff.com/

Received a prompt reply by email from Steve, then I called and spoke to Jack to verify that the chargers are isolated and that they can be left connected to the batteries when they are in use. Yes to both questions, very nice people at battery stuff.

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Schauer 12 Volt 12 Amp Charger
12 Volt 12 Amp Fully Automatic Electronic Charger #JAC1212

Before I can use my battery pack, I will have to change its configuration from 2 series 2 paralles, to 2 parallel 2 series. My previous pack had a lot of messy wiring

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To rewire I am using a piece of copper tubing flattened with a mallet

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Then I slipped some heat shrink on the flattened tubing bent them into shape

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Removed the old wiring

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And put my flattened tubing on the batteries after re-arranging the placement of my batteries

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Nice and neat, now, where are my chargers?

Hurry up and wait.

chuck

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Re: Still looking for a charger, How bout this place

Dave, I was seriously thinking about the one you linked, sounds just about perfect, but what held me back was the weight, almost double what the 2 I purchased are. Probably a better charger. 5 amps a bank, would be perfect for your set up, you can get rid of that pesky DPDT switch you just purchased, just permanently mount the seperate leads to each 12 volt bank.

What I mean by better, shock resistance and waterproof. You will be getting only 120 total watts out of that charger, with the 2 I bought I will be getting 288 watts.

The charge time is very important to me because I do use my bike for transportation. Since January 1st of this year, I have used 30 gallons of gas in my personal vehicle. 10 gallons of that has been in the last week since my charger went out.

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Re: Still looking for a charger, How bout this place

I really like your Buss Bars Chuck!
It's funny, I was just thinking of cleaning up the look of my wiring using a very similar method.
Copper Tubing works nice for this and is easy to work with.
I'm holding off on the charger until I find something lighter that is also waterproof.
Haven't looked very hard yet, so there must be something available that is not too big or too heavy.

Dave

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Re: Still looking for a charger, How bout this place

I got real tired of this hurry up and wait situation,, my little nephew, 12 years old, has a perfectly good charger, well really several good chargers, for all of his, the spoiled kid, ev's. Come on Chuckie, let me borrow just one.

Well Chuckie gets back, starts to think about it, come on Chuckie, whats your answer?

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Uncle Chuck, I am not real sure I can lend you a charger. Let me think about this some more.

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It's like this Uncle Chuck, You put that floor in like You told my Mom you would have in last spring, You tune up my bike, clean my room, take me to two movies, take me to the pizza place of my choosing, I'll let you borrow just one of my chargers, let's see here, oh yea, I have this little 2 amp charger, just have it back as soon as your chargers arrive.

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I'm on the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again,,, zippity do da, zippity day, my oh my what a wonderful day, plenty of sunshine... I got a ride again

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