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Old 01-09-2005, 08:25 PM   #1
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Modifying a triton.... and why..

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The triton is a great charger, as many of you know.. however, it has one small down side... if only runs on 12V power, not 120 like your house...

Not a big deal, just get a modified computer power supply (from me) and follow the rest of the tutorial...

OK.. first.. unpack it.. READ READ READ the instructions... then read them again, and again...and again for good measure...

1.. this is the triton.. kewl...

2.. this is it's only source of power (must be good 12 volt) Best to cut off the clamps that come on the power cord, and replace them with banana plugs (but keep the clamps, and put banana sockets on the for future field charging

3.. going into my converted power supply

4.. same as above.. just to show closer..

5.. my various battery connections...
in order from left to right.. mini deans (hard to see), deans, servo power, tamiya

6.. only way to charge out.. need to make these connections.. so this is what I did.. and it shows in number 7-9 ...

7.. one set of cables has banana plugs on one end and deans on the other..

8.. all the connectors (adapters) then start with deans, and then switch to what ever they need to be, so i can charge all my batteries...

9.. as above, but at the main deans connector

You may ask why didn't I just make all the cables with banana plugs on one end and what ever adapter needed on the other.. because the banana plugs that I had, and radio shack had (or I chose anyway) were a little bit of a pain to work with, so I chose this method.. and I like it...

If you are confused now.. just remember, that it requires 12 volts to operate.. not 120, and the P/S needs to be able to supply max 13-14 amps (rarely) but still does...

There is only one charging jack really, so you need to make adapters for all your battery types.. or.. convert all your batter types to one type...

I will be doing that eventually.. but put it this way... If anyone needs a charge out in the field... I WILL be able to help... because I have all the adapters...

Enjoy your triton..
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:58 PM   #2
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very nice titoral spond, looks liek you put a lok of work into it.
i would do this if i had this charger, haha
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Thanks a million for the information Spond.... pm me re: article for the newsletter
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