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    Help with Recharger (Currie 24 Volt XLR)

    I have to replace a Currie 24V DC / 2A 60W XLR charger. Any cost effective suggestions? It is hard to find them locally and the only guy that can offer any help wants to charge $130 canadian (which I think is rediculous) Will a 1.5, 1.6 or 1.8amp charger work just as well? What is the difference between 2amp and 1.6amp?

    I am in Waterloo Ontario.

    Thanks

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    The more amps, the quicker your battery charges. So a 1.8amp charger is 10% slower than a 2amp charger and a 1.6amp charger is 20% slower.

    I assume you are referring to chargers that are all designed for a 24V lead acid pack. The intended chemistry must match your battery, and the intended voltage must match your battery. There's no risk to going with a LOWER number of amps and a higher number of amps is probably okay too, within reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cerewa View Post
    The more amps, the quicker your battery charges. So a 1.8amp charger is 10% slower than a 2amp charger and a 1.6amp charger is 20% slower.

    I assume you are referring to chargers that are all designed for a 24V lead acid pack. The intended chemistry must match your battery, and the intended voltage must match your battery. There's no risk to going with a LOWER number of amps and a higher number of amps is probably okay too, within reason.
    Thanks for the info. That helps. Now if anyone has any suggestions for a replacement and where to get it would be also helpful. It is for a 24v lead acid pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerewa View Post
    The more amps, the quicker your battery charges. So a 1.8amp charger is 10% slower than a 2amp charger and a 1.6amp charger is 20% slower.

    I assume you are referring to chargers that are all designed for a 24V lead acid pack. The intended chemistry must match your battery, and the intended voltage must match your battery. There's no risk to going with a LOWER number of amps and a higher number of amps is probably okay too, within reason.
    Thanks for the info. That helps. Now if anyone has any suggestions for a replacement and where to get it would be also helpful. It is for a 24v lead acid pack.

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    Waterloo has quite a large electronics community due to Research in Motion. Are you sure you can't find a local supplier that will sell you one?

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    Thanks for the links but I require xlr connector. You would think this town could facilitate what I am looking for but,..again,.. they are asking way too much coin.

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    XLR connectors are quite common on professional microphones. Any place that sells a good selection of audio connectors should have them. Try a music shop or an industrial electronics supplier.

    Here's digikey numbers, digikey has a reputation of shipping you the part overnight, they will seldom let you down:
    http://search.digikey.com/scripts/Dk...name=SC1001-ND

    and

    http://search.digikey.com/scripts/Dk...name=SC1003-ND

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    We use digikey like a second inventory room. They are dependable and fast.

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    TNC scooters is a cool website, heres a link to what I think you need, but spend a minute or two browsing, I'm sure you will like this site.

    http://tncscooters.com/product.php?sku=101130

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    ebay

    Dude go to ebay ive seen chargers there for like $27 shipped and probably just a little more for canada

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    Right here on ebay free shipping w/ the XLR connector:
    http://tiny.cc/gNinX
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