Re: Battery Charging Article using a lamp?

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From: Lee Mairs (lmairs@cox.net)
Date: Thu Aug 15 2002 - 13:48:08 CDT


Hard for me to figure how you are going to charge a battery using 120 VAC.
You would be charging and discharging on each cycle. Seems to me that you
would need a rectifier.
73 de Lee
KM4YY

The state is the great fiction by which everybody tries to live at the
expense
of everybody else.
  --Frederic Bastiat

----- Original Message -----
From: "Philip Karras" <ke3fl@yahoo.com>
To: "Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion" <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 1:35 PM
Subject: Battery Charging Article using a lamp?

> Back in 1996 I asked if anyone knew of an old QST
> article about how to charge up lead-acid batteries
> using a 120V lamp as a current limiter.
>
> I've written a small piece for an upcoming QST but I
> can not find the article anywhere so I can not
> reference it.
>
> Does anyone remember this article and can you tell me
> where/when it was in QST? I seem to think it was in
> the early 1050's? but it could have been even earlier
> than that.
>
> Tnx & 72 & 73 de ke3fl
> Phil K
>
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