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12V Power Supply....????

Old 08-06-2008, 09:01 PM
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Default 12V Power Supply....????

This may be a dumb question, but can you use a car battery charger (like the ones from Sears), to power your DC Lipo charger?
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:38 AM
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Maybe... the current won't be as clean as a dedicated power supply. We did this in the old days when using NiCads.. they were a lot less fussy than delicate LiPo batteries.

Best advice is to contact the maker of your charger.. they will probably not recommend it if using such a power source would damage the charger or cause it to malfunction.

You can get a new or used power supply in the neighborhood of $40-$50. I have had some over the years that have gone through several generations of chargers..

Good luck!

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