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Old 07-23-2015, 06:19 PM   #1
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Can I use this to charge my 12v directly from my a/c generator?

Do you think i can use this to charge a 12v battery? (link below)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A2LH8DUZ1Q6T63

I already have a 7000 watt generator in my bus so i wanted to start small and try plugging into my already installed a/c plugs and charging a 12v battery.

thoughts?
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How much time do you have? I think it is more for maintenance then charging. I will delete your other post.
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:45 PM   #3
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Its for burning man! I wanted to run the generator sparingly and use a 12v battery i have at night for a few lights and charge the battery while i ran the generator during the day.

is there something i can use to charge a 12v dc battery directly from an a/c outlet?
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Your gen should have a 12v connection.
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Your gen should have a 12v connection.
but i want to use my generator to charge a battery.. so i just connect the battery directly to the 12v output? and maybe add a charge controller?

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Old 07-23-2015, 07:39 PM   #6
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If your generator has a12v output you don't need a charge controller. The12v output is for charging the generator battery. The output would be pretty small.
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So how would you recommend charging a 12v battery with a 7000watt a/c generator?

thanks for your help
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You are using the gen during the day anyway, use that time to charge the battery. You need to check and see if the 12v is regulated so you don't overcharge your battery. Otherwise you might need a charge controller. I am not an expert but that's how I would do it.
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A simple charge controller would do the trick! Gotcha!
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I would just use a regular battery charger, 20 amp or so. The newer ones are smart enough to not over charge.
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