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Easy to use
One of the many uses of the battery pack that I wrote about previously is to charge smaller batteries. I found a 12-volt battery charger in a garage sale that charges AAA, AA, C, D and 9-volt rechargeable batteries. It uses a cigarette light style plug which plugs directly into the battery pack.
With 14 amp hours of power, you could charge large numbers of the smaller batteries. I like the Eneloop batteries made by Sanyo. They can be recharged between 1000 to 1500 times and will hold a charge for several years. See a previous blog on Eneloop batteries http://bit.ly/RXALec.…Read More...
Simple and easy.
A couple of weeks ago I showed how to make a simple 12 volt battery pack (http://bit.ly/Pnpikc). Today I am showing how simple it is to charge the battery packs. I use these packs for running lights, charging batteries and running radios. There uses are only limited by your imagination.
For charging I use a Powerfilm Solar R14 rollable solar panel that produces an operating voltage of 15.4, at 14 watts and 0.9 amps. This is quite adequate to charge the battery packs. Because I sometimes use different solar panels, I have a 7-amp Sunforce controller between the panels and the battery pack. …Read More...