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Old 06-19-2004, 12:22 AM   #1
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Default Charger Modifications

So, today after i get hoem from school, i go to pick up a charger i lent to a friend, get home, and the power goes out, and im lookin for something to do (power was out for 6 hours, freek windstorm took down 25 trees on my street) So, i look at an old 2 1/4 inch computer fan and the charger i picked up and i though, hey, i could put that fan in the charger and then charge more packs without it overheating, so i tryed to fit in in the case, but the case was full, so i grab a 2 1/8 inch hole saw, through it in my cordless drill, and drill a hole in the top, wire a fan to the amp meter, and glue it on top, and as i have just ofund out now tha tth epower is on, it works great. Ill post pics tomorrow. Anyone else done anything crazy/stupid to their chargers like this?
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Old 06-19-2004, 03:45 AM   #2
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Over here in the UK, as we mostly charge from a 12v supply, there are lots of us actualy modifying computer PSU's to give us terminal outputs for 12v, 5v and 3.3v, very handy indeed.
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ah yes, does a computer psu have enough amps for a charger?
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Old 06-19-2004, 09:02 AM   #4
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Yeah, they do, if you go for the 500w version, and load up the 3.3v rail enough, you can easily power TWO charger foing 6amps each.
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wow, didnt think you could run 1, nevermind 2
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Old 06-19-2004, 09:06 AM   #6
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I got a 400W psu, and it can do it, but you got to have the 3.3v and 5v rail loaded, and then it is touch and go on the voltage, otherwise, it makes a cracking PSU to use at home for us in the UK, as there are very few venues that allow mains output for charging.
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Keep in mind guys, that most of these mods will void the warranty of the charger. Wait until the warranty is over before you starting changing stuff!
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Keep in mind guys, that most of these mods will void the warranty of the charger. Wait until the warranty is over before you starting changing stuff!
what is this "warrenty" you speek of? hehe, the charger was already done its warrenty when i got it, so, im free to do as i please, pics will come once the paint on the fan guard dry!
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I think he was trying to be helpful, in as much as, if your charger is still within warranty, fixing these fans and stuff permanently to the case will invalidate ANY warranty that you have left.

Although temporarily fixing it with double sided sticky tape shouldn't cause a problem.

One thing though, is to look at which way the case fans are blowing in the first place, no point setting yours to blow, if the chargers case fan(s) are blowing in too, there will be nowhere for the hot air to get out, if you get my drift.
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my charger has no case fan, which is why i added one. trust me, i know what im doing
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Uh huh and that's how I ended up with 3 kids!!
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Here is a great conversion that I did to my 959. I never would of bought one of these because of no fan ,but it came with a used truck I bought. It works great NOW! http://www.snipx.com/sites/rcrd/home...ainsurgery.htm
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Default Intellipeak Digital charger Modification

Is there a way to increase the amperage of the discharge function of the Duratrax Intellipeak Digital peak charger? It has options for 2 amp and 10 amp discharge, but could I add some more resistors to the circuit somehow to discharge at 20 amps instead of 10 amps?
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