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6 volt sla charger question
« on: January 02, 2004, 12:36:33 AM »
I know this is the wrong fourm yada yada yada...

Im starting to look into ways of powering a DIMC-20, and Im looking at sla stuff, and the plug is $75. Now, Im no rocket scientist, but a plug for 75 bucks seems downright unbelaveable. http://www.sonicsense.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=SSI&Product_Code=66A&Category_Code=6V Is there any place that they are signifigantly cheaper? Could I make one? THANKS!

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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2004, 12:48:21 AM »
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Eco-Charge 66-A 6 volt battery charger with carrying case.

that is a link to the ecocharger.


edit:  goto radioshack and get the $15 one.  i just modded mine tonight so it has a 4-pin instead of alligator clips.
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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2004, 12:49:43 AM »
fill me in here... Im new to this sla stuff... whats going on...

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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2004, 12:50:59 AM »
I mean, I know its a charger, but 75 bucks... ???

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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2004, 01:00:55 AM »
DAMN YOU BRIAN! NATZI MODERATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

im just kidding... I wanted it to get some action before you sank it into the abiss of the unread power threads... :(

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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2004, 01:01:26 AM »
i would never buy that one unless you are one of those guys who have $ to burn and just want to get the entire eco charge package.  they charge, what, $80 for a battery i can get for $15, stupid IMO.  just go down to radioshack and ask for the 6V SLA charger, it has the charge/trickle feature as well so you won't overcharge the SLA's.

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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2004, 01:03:40 AM »
i would never buy that one unless you are one of those guys who have $ to burn and just want to get the entire eco charge package.  they charge, what, $80 for a battery i can get for $15, stupid IMO.  just go down to radioshack and ask for the 6V SLA charger, it has the charge/trickle feature as well so you won't overcharge the SLA's.

THANK YOU! That was what I was wondering! Spending this much on power is KILLING me! Now 85 bucks for a battery and 30 for the cable to go from SLA > DIMC-20 :(

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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2004, 01:05:58 AM »
I wanted it to get some action before you sank it into the abiss of the unread power threads... :(

Lots of people read the power threads.  Just about every question that is posted to one of the Tech section forums get answered.  Not an abyss by any stretch.

At any rate, check out RS or your local electronics shop for chargers and SLAs.  They'll be much, much cheaper.  Just make sure the charger has an appropriate charge-rate for your SLA.  Check out the Powersonic sight for some guidelines on charge-rates applicable to different sized SLAs.

And no  need to get a charger with proper connectors, either - very easy to solder yourself.  There's plenty of info on this in the Archival Info section.  Check it out and if you still have questions, post away and we'll get you set up.
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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2004, 01:06:22 AM »
If I buy that rat shack one, will i have to put a 4 pin XLR on the end???

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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2004, 01:06:46 AM »
hey i have a 6V 5AH SLA and old shitty charger that i got in some gear swapping that you can have if you cover shipping.  the charger doesn't have the trickle feature so you might have to watch to pull the battery out when it's done.  never used the charger, it also has a 4-pin already on it.

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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2004, 01:09:47 AM »
hey i have a 6V 5AH SLA and old shitty charger that i got in some gear swapping that you can have if you cover shipping.  the charger doesn't have the trickle feature so you might have to watch to pull the battery out when it's done.  never used the charger, it also has a 4-pin already on it.

Are you serious??? YOU ARE MY HERO! ;) ;) +T THANKS man! This will save me a lot of trouble!

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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2004, 01:09:55 AM »
If I buy that rat shack one, will i have to put a 4 pin XLR on the end???

Yes.  But trust me, it's easy.  I'm all thumbs and I can do it.  Just gotta make sure you get the polarity correct, which is very easy to verify with a multimeter.  If you wanna save the bucks, making your own is the only way to go, Alex - and it really is a breeze.

Nice offer by Chase!  May be a good start for you, but beware - I'll bet big bucks you'll overcharge the snot out of it soon enough without the float/trickle feature on the charger.
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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2004, 01:11:28 AM »
yea... maybe Ill be making a trip to Rat Shack tomorow

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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2004, 01:11:39 AM »
just PM me your address and i'll send it out, i forgot i even had it until i went digging through my closet tonight.  down the road you will probably want to spend the $15 and get the radioshack charger but this could hold you off for a while.

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Re:6 volt sla charger question
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2004, 09:13:11 AM »
I am taking care of alex...I will get th3 charger today for him.  Do you guys know what the size of the plug for the dmic is since he doesn't have one?  I am going to Cedar Rapids on business later, might as well take a pit stop at 36 cents a mile ;)

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