16 amp basic battery charger

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 13:13
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hi

just after a basic 16 amp charger to run off generator to use when parked up for a few days in places where i wont upset the neighbours

can you still get the old heavy metal ones as most of the local stores sell the multistage plastic electrocic ones

just wondering if anybody knows where to buy one in adelaide

cheers

mike
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Reply By: Krakka - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 14:31

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 14:31
Come on Mike, move into the new era mate. 15 amp ctek will do it all. You can leave it connected for ever without cooking your batteries. The old heavy dinosaurs will I believe cook your batteries if you just set and forget.
Cheers
Krakka
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 15:36

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 15:36
I completely concur, Ctek 15amp is the only charger you'll need, set and forget, safe, no fuses to blow, polarity protection, sparkless, easy to read battery state monitor etc etc, god I sound like a Ctek salesperson..!
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Reply By: Kruzaman (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 15:52

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 15:52
If the only thing you are going to use the AC generator for is to run a battery charger to charge DC why not get a 12 volt or 24 volt gen set. They are around the same size as a AC generator but can charge any where between 55-120 amps at 13.7 to 14.2 volts or 15 volts for deep cycle batteries and take around 2 hours to charge 2 flat N70 batteries.
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 00:02

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 00:02
Mike,
I wouldn't bother now days with an old fashioned battery boiler.

Comparing the price of good batteries now days with decent multi-stage chargers it really makes good economic sense to look after the batteries.

Have a look at these couple of offerings from the same ebay seller who I believe happens to be in Adelaide.

CTek 15 Amp

Projecta 16 Amp

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 00:06

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 00:06
Oh, I forgot to mention my choice would be the CTek but not the 15 Amp, I'd pick the 25 Amp.

Another excellent choice would be these battery chargers, Sterling Power Products

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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 09:17

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 09:17
Geoff the Sterling products are excellent.

They are distibuted by RV Powerstream who support this site.

Ian, the owner of RV knows his stuff.

Cheers,

Jim.

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Follow Up By: RV Powerstream P/L - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 12:57

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 12:57
I know some stuff but I have a sign above my desk that states

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