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Old 01-03-2008, 07:40 PM   #11
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Do an ebay search for 13.8V power supply. Lots of regulated switching power supplys there. I've been using mine for 3 years now and it runs perfect.

I just purchased a 400W one for $60 shipped. I'm sure it also will run flawless. These are made for industrial robots so they are well made.


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I use a power supply that was hooked up to a VHF radio. I put some banana jacks on the front, and a small cooling fan in it. It puts out 13.6VDC all day. Daren
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Re: home charging -- what supplies the DC juice for your cha

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Are you using a deep-cycle battery or a regular one, a car battery charger, a computer power supply or an AC/AC convertor?

Well, almost. I don't use the deep-cycle battery, but depending on the charger I'm using, I've got a converted PC power supply that runs 12v to my Triton, plus a cigarette outlet.

I've got a 15v power supply that I got from a surplus place (I think it was originally for a satellite system) that provides up to 5A.

I've got a Crazy-tire portable car-charger that I take to the field for charging that has a cigarette lighter and inverter built in. Depending on what I'm charging, I'll use the cig. lighter for up to 3A draw, the inverter for a couple of wall-wart quick chargers that I have, and the big gator clips for 5A + charging.
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I'm using a Xantrex Powerpack 300, a car jump-starter my inlaws gave me for xmas a few years ago. Free is bestest.

My 13.8 supply from my car racing days is buried in the basement somewhere.
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Converting a computer powersupply is pretty easy and fun, to boot!

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If you are charging larger packs, or multiple smaller packs at the same time, ie: polyquest four. The power supply can often be limited by wattage not just amperage. You may have a high amperage charger but without sufficient wattage, you are only charging at a reduced rate, no matter what you select.

These guys are Canadian and have well priced power supplies. They also sell ammo boxes.

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