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Old 12-27-2003, 09:39 PM
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I PICKED UP AN LRP PULSAR SPORT TODAY!!! Seems to be a good charger!

In the instruction manual it says to use no more than 15V but I've read get a 12A power supply for it...Now wouldn't this fry the charger then?!?!


If I used a 5A power supply, would that mean I can only charge 5A into my packs? Now I saw a Rivergate PS today and it was 30AMP....Can someone describe to me what I should be looking for to run my charger...


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Old 12-27-2003, 09:49 PM
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your fine as long as it is a 12v 12amp. the 15v reafers to voltage most power supplies are 12v. I have a 12v 30 am which is its output. If you plan on getting a second charger then you would need to get a 25amp or 30 amp power supply. with your current power supply I think that if you got a 2nd charger you would only be able to charge at like 4.5 per charger.
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Old 12-28-2003, 01:10 AM
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Volt and amps are different things.

Your charger accept 15 volt as maximum. So 12 volt should be fine (however there's a minimum somewhere too).

The power supply should be able to deliver the amps you would like to charge with. Usually, it's good to have 0,5-1 amp more from the power supply, than you need for charging.

So if you want to charge with 7 amps, you need a 7,5-8 amp power supply.
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THANKS!!!
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