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Old 04-27-2010, 02:33 AM
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Default Re: How to hook up a battery to my bike generator

urm - I believe yer right on the volts, but not the amps. You do need to exceed the voltage of the batt slightly to get it to charge, but it's not the same deal w/amps - thus a "trickle charge" in which a 12v batt is (usually it's actually 13.5v or thereabouts) is charged at the above "14.3v" and a mere 1-3amps - like a solar cell... ofc all this depends on the batt's size, type & reserve

Bike gennys are often 6v BTW

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