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Old 12-20-2005, 04:28 PM   #1
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It seems that most, if not all the people at my local track use DC chargers, I was wondering what the reason is for that. Is it a question of performance?
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mainly availability
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Cost. AC to DC requires extra circuits which adds cost, which also makes them slightly bigger than a dc only charger.
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Its not so much cost/size of the chargers, but rather the "cleanliness" of the power delivered to the charger. If it was related to the size of the chargers, we wouldn't see as many gfx's as we do. When chargers come with internal power supplies, they are usually of poor quality and have a low amperage rating. These units sometimes can leak some ac current which is bad for the batteries.
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AC is alternating current whereas DC is Direct current reguardless DC is "cleaner" inotherwards batteries tend to like it better. when it alternates its like turning the charger on and off 120 times a second to charge the battery.
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AC is alternating current whereas DC is Direct current reguardless DC is "cleaner" inotherwards batteries tend to like it better. when it alternates its like turning the charger on and off 120 times a second to charge the battery.
If a charger is AC/DC that does not mean that when operating on AC that the current being delivered to the batteries is AC. The chargers actually have mini power supplies in them(hence why some have jacks in order to attach other chargers). It is the power being delivered from that power supply that isn't clean.
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