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Old 04-25-09, 03:49 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-25-09, 05:18 PM   #2
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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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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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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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Here's a canadian source for $58

http://www.e-ride.ca/Electric_VehicleParts/index.htm#CH

and an american source for $23

http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...OD&ProdID=2520
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Old 04-25-09, 10:11 PM   #6
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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

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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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Holy necro, Batman!
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