Battery Charger Amp Draw from Wall

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Andy Larson, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Andy Larson

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    Mar 26, 2015
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    I'm making a battery cart for my FRC team. We want to use multiple Noco G3500 Smart Charger, since a bank charger would need to be replaced if one channel fails, which is far more expensive. I'm running into a problem, I can't figure the ampere requirement from the wall. The datasheet meantions "Max Power" of 60, which means the amp draw is 500mA. But the charger is a 3.5A charger. Which do I use? I don't want to trip a breaker
     
  2. MrChips

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    Why would the Noco trip a breaker?
    The max power drawn is 60W. That is equivalent to a 60W lightbulb.
    The max current @ 120VAC is 60W/120V = 0.5A
     
  3. Andy Larson

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    Mar 26, 2015
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    That was my only question, thank you. I wasn't sure wether it would hold amps throught. Don't explain please
     
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