High Current Charge Relay

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  1. Dubiousp

    Dubiousp Read Only Funster

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    Following a few little glitches of flattening my battery through stupidity I thought that I would look at a back up plan. Obviously in the brighter weather solar panels are great but I looked at solar solutions in Poole they seem to have a relay that replaces the standard one and charges with a higher current. Is that a correct interpretation does any one know ?

    Is there such a device ?

    Is this one http://www.split-charge-relays.co.uk/contents/en-uk/p299_voltage-sensing-split-charge-relay.html
     
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    Not quite sure what your trying to achieve or which battery your flattening
    If your asking will thatr device charge at 140 amps yes but only if you put 140 amps into it,
    put say 10 amps in you cant get more than 10 out
    Tell us what your trying to do or prevent
    Geo
     
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    The relay in your link is rated at 140A max current .. that doesn't mean it will increase your charge rate .. only that it can handle 140A ..

    that's how I read it ..
     
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    Hmm perhaps I didnt make it very clear when I re read, what Im trying to achieve is a faster charge if needed rather than a trickle
     
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    no matter what you do you will only get the maximum output of what ever is charging it.
    so if the charger is 10amp then that will be the most you can hope for.
     
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    This seems to be a replacement for a standard relay
     
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    OK YOUR CHARGE SPEED
    is in fact governed by the amps I think you know that:thumb:
    In simplistic terms the amps are governed by your alternator so a 70 amp alternator charging thro the 140 amp relay will charge at 70 amps max:RollEyes: cos thats all its capable of
     
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