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Regenerative discharge ???

Old 02-21-2017, 12:00 AM
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Some chargers use this term for their discharge function (esp icharger).

What is this??? & how does it works???
Also what is the difference between normal discharge & regenerative discharge??

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Old 02-21-2017, 06:26 AM
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Instead of using the internal resistor to discharge it passes the current through the other channel on the charger into another battery, or car battery, or a resistor bank like this 40amp Resistor Bank for Icharger.
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Instead of using the internal resistor to discharge it passes the current through the other channel on the charger into another battery, or car battery, or a resistor bank like this 40amp Resistor Bank for Icharger.
So, this regenerative discharge only works in a charger with duo charging ports??
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So, this regenerative discharge only works in a charger with duo charging ports??
I don't know how it would work any other way. The current has to go somewhere else to be regenerative. If you're just looking for high current discharge the cheapest option would be the integy reactor 30.
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So, this regenerative discharge only works in a charger with duo charging ports??
it can work with the single port ichargers too. read the instructions
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Originally Posted by hobbs View Post
So, this regenerative discharge only works in a charger with duo charging ports??
No, single port iChargers can use this (and DUO models as well) by using a power supply source that will accept a charge, AKA a battery: http://www.icharger.co.nz/manuals/308DUO.pdf - page 38. Single port models can use a resistor to boost discharge capacity with discharge + setting: https://www.progressiverc.com/media/...B%20Manual.pdf - page 18.
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The main difference is that with normal discharge you waste the energy as heat on a resistor, it works with any power source. Regenerative discharge puts the discharged energy back into the power source, so it only works when the charger is powered from a battery.
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