[RFI] Battery Minder chargers/desulphators
ingraham.ma.ultranet at rcn.com
Tue Jun 17 23:02:18 EDT 2008
I've been considering those storage battery charger/maintainers with
multiple charging phases for maintaining a 12V lead-acid storage cell
without overcharging, especially the ones that have a desulfation mode.
For example, the BatteryMinder has an automatic desulfation mode that pulses
the charging current at a 3.26 MHz frequency. Another model says it uses
"random frequency pulsation."
Does anyone have any experience with these things? Does the desulfation
current cause RFI into the ham bands?
When I looked at these a few years ago, I believe the desulfation mode was
enabled with a pushbutton. But the newer descriptions imply that the
desulfation is continuous.
Would it be a bad thing to have one of these when you use RF equipment?
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