Genset battery charging

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:38
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I have brought a Honda EU 2 which comes with a battery charger lead question is is this OK to charge the tugs 2 batteries or is charger preferred

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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 at 11:06

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 at 11:06
From what I understand the battery Charger lead that comes with the generator is pretty much an unregulated supply and it may damage the batteries.

It is much better to use a designated battery charger through the 240v outlets.

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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 at 11:11

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 at 11:11
A smart Charger run off 240v is better , if you use the so called 12v charging from the Honda you need to keep a constant look out on the batts for over charging.
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Reply By: Battery Value Pty Ltd - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 at 12:00

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 at 12:00
new boy,

there is a pretty good FAQ on chargers, which I recommend to read first.

If you need some questions answered, pls use the notification form on the same page.

Best regards, Peter
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Reply By: Member - mervyn p (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:08

Thursday, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:08
Hi New boy I have a honda 10i genset to charge a battery with the geni it takes about 48hrs to link a battery charger with larger amperage takes cosiderably less time, i use a 17amp charger linked to the geni and it takes 6 hrs to fully charge a 100ah deep cycle battery. it would be even better through a smart charger with a higher amperage, the normal mill cheep charger only charges at 3.5amp, hope this helps cheers uptotenyearsroundoz.
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Reply By: pdm3006 - Thursday, Apr 15, 2010 at 22:20

Thursday, Apr 15, 2010 at 22:20
The 12V output from most generators is unregulated as stated elsewhere in this thread.
Also they are typically only 8.3 amps / 100 watts which will take forever to charge a battery.
For rapid battery charging, I would recommend a high-amp regulated 12V petrol powered charger such as the one from ABR/Sidewinder. They are like a DC generator and charge batteries in no time !
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