Convert AC/DC---> Peak Charger

Convert AC/DC---> Peak Charger

Post by WillysG » Sat, 08 Mar 1997 04:00:00



Is there anyway to use the Power Source of a AC/DC Charger for a Tekin
Peak Charger. I saw a Guy using that setup at my local track. I was
wondering how to set it up.
Thanx

 
 
 

Convert AC/DC---> Peak Charger

Post by Ken » Sat, 08 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Is there anyway to use the Power Source of a AC/DC Charger for a Tekin
>Peak Charger. I saw a Guy using that setup at my local track. I was
>wondering how to set it up.

It's very common to use a AC Power Suply to run a DC only charger,
there's lots in the magazines for sale.  Personally, I built my own 8
Amp power supply.

Some charges will work off a standard car battery charger (with a
powerful enough output:)


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Convert AC/DC---> Peak Charger

Post by Edmond Ka Man Won » Sat, 08 Mar 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> Is there anyway to use the Power Source of a AC/DC Charger for a Tekin
> Peak Charger. I saw a Guy using that setup at my local track. I was
> wondering how to set it up.
> Thanx


I just build a 10amp power supply for my Tekin BC112A
Which just cost CAD$47
18V 10 AMP transformer
50V 4700uF Capacitor
4 200V 15A diode (or 1 200V 15A rect. bridge)
(This power supply is same as the power supply in Tekin BC112C which have
the power supply built in)

The output is around 26V .. which is more than enough for the
charger, it makes my charger hot
(Tekin charger works between 12V-24V)
I think you should get a 12V 10amp transformer instead of 18V
a 12V transformer will give you around 17V..

Good Luck!

 
 
 

Convert AC/DC---> Peak Charger

Post by Bridgeton Netop » Sat, 08 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Is there anyway to use the Power Source of a AC/DC Charger for a Tekin
> Peak Charger. I saw a Guy using that setup at my local track. I was
> wondering how to set it up.
> Thanx


Well if I were you I'd ask the guy who's setup you want to emulate.
My Tekin 112c has an output for another DC charger. (I plug my BC110L
there).  Some other AC/DC chargers have a 12v out already available.
Less expensive AC/DC chargers barely produce enough 12vDC to run it's
own timer charger.  If you are only using the Peak charger off the other
chargers DC you should be OK.  Just don't try charging with both at the
same time.  The timer charger timing out will cause a false peak on the
other charger and using both will force a sharing of what-ever amperage
there is.  The cheapest, cleanest DC power source I've found is a marine
deep-cycle battery. (normaly used for trolling motors and RVs) I got
one for $45 at WallyMart.
Good luck
Bob T.