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Old 31-08-2014, 18:28   #1
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Dual Battery Charger

I have a dual 10 amp battery charger meant to charge two batteries with two pair of dedicated leads for each battery. If both batteries are equally discharged this charger will output 5 amps for each battery. If one battery is fully charged it is supposed to increase the amperage to the battery up to 10 amps that is not fully charged.
My question is if I connect both leads to one battery bank would it charge at 10 amps until voltage reached 14.1 volts and then stage down to trickle charge as it would if two separate banks where connected as it was designed to do?
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Re: Dual Battery Charger

I doubt it would have any effect.

What is the model charger and have you looked at the manual?
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I have a dual 10 amp battery charger meant to charge two batteries with two pair of dedicated leads for each battery. If both batteries are equally discharged this charger will output 5 amps for each battery. If one battery is fully charged it is supposed to increase the amperage to the battery up to 10 amps that is not fully charged.
My question is if I connect both leads to one battery bank would it charge at 10 amps until voltage reached 14.1 volts and then stage down to trickle charge as it would if two separate banks where connected as it was designed to do?
Appricate all thoughts, Brian
Well, if you say it would do 10 amps if there is only one battery, why connect both leads to one battery? Just connect one, leave the other disconnected, and you get 10amps into the one. If you connect both, you'd get 10 amps also too, I would expect.
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Re: Dual Battery Charger

most of the small multi battery ones I've seen only do 5a each. not share 10a to one. in that case putting both on one battery would give you 10a.

if your's really does give 10a to one battery. then there would be no point.
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