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Electronics hobby and starting cars..

Discussion in 'Electronic Equipment' started by Doug Warner, Dec 26, 2004.

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  1. Doug Warner

    Doug Warner Guest

    Sometimes my habit of messing with things electronics becomes useful..
    When I got in my 41-hour-parked car, I was greeted with very dim
    interior lights and no starter action at all.

    I connected my old battery charger:
    http://webpages.charter.net/dwarner2/Charger1.jpg
    connecgted it (properly) and plugged it in. I was greeted with a
    reverse-pegged meter (Yes, the red clop was on the positibe terminal),
    and a loud buzzing sound, and then smoke.

    A later test on the bench with the cover off revealed that the
    transformer was the smoke source.

    I went upstairs to get my motorcycle key, to use it to boost the car
    batt enough to start it (Risky to the MC batt) but then realized I had
    another charger:
    http://webpages.charter.net/dwarner2/Charger2.jpg

    Bought cheap at the close-out of the local Radioshack.Com store..
    I set it 14 volts open circuit, current limit to about 7 amps, then
    connected it. Just waiting now.

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  2. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    as they say in college! , that will learn Yeah!
     
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