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Re: FT-897 and Solor Power to charge batteries

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  • Cortland Richmond
    I ve used a shunt regulator to limit voltage across a battery under charge, and such might help here (with a Zener/fuse crowbar for insurance if the regulator
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 5, 2003
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      I've used a shunt regulator to limit voltage across a battery under
      charge, and such might help here (with a Zener/fuse crowbar for
      insurance if the regulator fails open). This approach does require a
      good heat sink, however; you may have to dump all 23 or 30 watts into it.

      Cortland

      Brian N0KZ wrote:


      >was disappointed to learn that the W4RT charger doesn't like voltages
      >greater than 16 volts, since that pretty much makes solar power
      >impractical (required: lead acid battery, solar charge controller).
      >
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