Charging battery from battery? :)

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Lightfire, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Lightfire

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I am wondering if I can charge my double A (1.5 V) battery directly from the 12 V lead-acid battery by connecting them in a parallel connection.

    Is it dangerous or not recommended or OK at all?

    Thank you.
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    No! You must not attempt that. Your AA battery will overheat and explode due to the high current.
     
  3. Lightfire

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    OK. Thank you for the information. How about a 9 volt dry cell to a 1.5 volt dry cell (the same dry cell) connect each other in parallel. Will the 1.5 volt battery charge?
     
  4. SgtWookie

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    Do not connect batteries of different voltages together with wire, as a fire or explosion will result.

    If your AA battery is NiCD or NiMH, you need to use a proper charger that will regulate the voltage and current supplied to the battery for charging.

    You should not attempt to charge other types of AA batteries.
     
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  5. Bernard

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    Dry cells are not rechargable, but 12V battery can charge Ni-Cd AA by connecting a 100Ω, 2W resistor between them. Remove when warm or 10 hours.
     
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