12V Charger

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by parimal27, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. parimal27

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    Mar 4, 2011
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    I have 12volts DC battery charger. When I plug it into 110 house plug, I receive 12 volts with meter. HOWEVER as soon as I put a load to it or charge something, the voltage drops to 0, what problem would that be, and what part to replace?
    110V > 12V
     
  2. Kermit2

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    The question is very general in nature.

    Generally speaking, it would be a problem with the charger, and the charger should be replaced.
     
  3. Gdrumm

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    Is it a car charger, a laptop charger, a wall wart?

    Can you provide more details?

    Have you done a search on this site for similar posts?

    Gary
     
  4. SgtWookie

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    If the battery is completely dead, the charger may be smart enough to not try and charge it, or it would get burned up due to internal power dissipation.

    I have a Schumacher 12v 1.5a battery maintainer that has this feature. If the battery is below about 7v, the maintainer won't try to charge it.
     
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