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Old 03-12-2009, 08:39 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by lawoo View Post
Hello EVerybody,I want you opinion on this type of charger: Capacitive Battery Charger | The Fuelman
That's actually a very simple circuit. It's a variation of the capacitive power supply commonly used in appliance controls. It's more or less just a motor run capacitor in series with the AC line and a bridge rectifier connected to the output along with a charge control circuit. Add a light dimmer in series and it becomes an effective desulfator.

However, capacitors large enough to supply enough current for EV batteries would be too expensive. A switching power supply or a series inductor would be a better choice.
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