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Old 10-23-2015, 09:00 PM
TonyR TonyR is offline
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Default etank battery charger

I looked and there's tons of different ones out there. I'm lost on this.
Anyone have a suggestion of an appropriate battery charger to use for an etank?
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:18 PM
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Default Re: etank battery charger

From everything I've read, you just want one that will do a 10 amp charge as the lower the amperage, the longer it takes. No special bells or whistles needed. I even saw where one guy used the power supply out of a computer to do his eTank.
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:05 PM
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From everything I've read, you just want one that will do a 10 amp charge as the lower the amperage, the longer it takes. No special bells or whistles needed. I even saw where one guy used the power supply out of a computer to do his eTank.
That would be me... It's running right now actually, just put the old waffle iron platters in. One of these days, I have to check the amperage draw. Been over a year, same power supply, cost me nothing. Have a dozen others kicking around if this one dies.
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:18 PM
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Yes indeed. Newer computers would choke on a power supply less than 500W. Might as well put them to use. The one I saw was on YouTube, was that you then?
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:22 PM
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Yes indeed. Newer computers would choke on a power supply less than 500W. Might as well put them to use. The one I saw was on YouTube, was that you then?
No, I don't do youtube. But if you want instructions to give it a try, let me know.
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:29 PM
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Will do, I have one set up like the youtube guy but I haven't tested it yet. If I plug it in and let out the magic smoke, I'll hit you up. Thanks
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:51 AM
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I use a Century 87151 that I found at a pawn shop for $25.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:46 PM
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Make sure it is a manual charger and not an automatic one.
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Old 10-25-2015, 12:07 AM
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Kevin, I'm glad somebody finally mentioned it needs to be manual. The last time I shopped for one the manual was hard to find, seemed they were all automatic.

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Old 10-25-2015, 06:16 AM
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Kevin, I'm glad somebody finally mentioned it needs to be manual. The last time I shopped for one the manual was hard to find, seemed they were all automatic.

Hilditch
Good point. The Century 87151 that I mentioned is a manual charger, although I believe they are no longer made. But Craigslist or pawn shops are a possibility.
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