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Re: Battery Charging Circuit

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  • harrabylad
    You could use a diode as a simple rectifier but I would recommend using a voltage regulator to stop overcharging the battery.
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 11, 2007
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      You could use a diode as a simple rectifier but I would recommend
      using a voltage regulator to stop overcharging the battery.

      http://www.ckp-railways.talktalk.net/pcbcad21.htm



      --- In home_electronics@yahoogroups.com, "dbuser2" <bawestbrook@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I'm considering replacing a recoil type small engine with an electric
      > start engine with a built-in 3 amp alternator. Is there some kind of
      > diode or rectifier circuit to allow the engine to charge a small
      > lawnmower type battery? The engine has a start switch and solenoid. The
      > start switch has an "off" "run" and "start" position. The battery will
      > only be charging when the switch is in the "run" position. The charging
      > circuit will only need to stop charging when the voltage is around 13.8
      > to 14 VDC so it doesn't overcharge.
      >
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