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Offline goodfellow

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Just a nice small vintage charger --
« on: December 09, 2014, 05:16:21 PM »
I found this little 1960's vintage Silver Beauty charger in a Sun cabinet that I'm restoring. It's beat up and the cord is cracking, but that's no reason to toss it. I save old power cords from broken, discarded, or surplussed equipment -- and this is a little project where they come in handy.

This little guy has a 2A fast charge and a few hundred mA trickle charge -- in its day this kind of technology was pretty novel





Rotted power cord all the way into the metal housing; some folks would just toss it.





Nice quality US made transformer and electronics --



Unsolder the connections and cut a new powercord to size







30 minutes of work and this one is saved for posterity --





Save those old powercords folks; they do come in handy.


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Just a nice small vintage charger --
« on: December 09, 2014, 05:16:21 PM »

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Re: Just a nice small vintage charger --
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 05:54:30 PM »
nice!
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Re: Just a nice small vintage charger --
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2015, 09:30:16 PM »
Good save. Do you have a plan in mind for that little unit?

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Re: Just a nice small vintage charger --
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2015, 12:28:00 AM »
I'll install it as a trickle charger on my lawn tractor -- that should keep the battery in good shape for months at a time.

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Re: Just a nice small vintage charger --
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2015, 06:47:55 PM »
It's been years since I saw one of them. It'll do a great job of keeping that mower battery up.
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