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Old 12-24-2019, 04:53 AM
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Hi all, been watching for a while as I've been building a 60V 2kw (electric scooter parts kit) off road buggy for my nephew. I'm now at the stage where I need a charger and am struggling a bit: I've opted for 5 x deep cycle 22ah SLA batteries and already have 12 and 24V chargers, but cant find a 60v lead acid charger. There are some Chinese ones on ebay, but they state a capacity (20ah) as well as voltage which makes no sense to me. Anyone know if they'll work? Many thanks, Jim.
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Hey Jim,
I have/use one of those (~$20.00) 60V 2.5A Chinese/eBay SLA chargers on my Atom kart (5 x 12V 15AH SLA's)
& haven't had any problems

IMO chargers like this will charge 5 x 12V 22AH SLA just fine
...but, it may take a bit longer

https://www.ebay.com/itm/60V-20AH-Le....c100005.m1851

Here is the thread for the Atom kart, if your interested

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthr...=40167&page=12
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Thanks FA, good to know! It was the capacity of 20AH rather than the charging current that bothered me. Have a good Christmas!
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I think the "capacity" rating on most of these lead acid chargers is more or less a suggestion.

If you use it on a significantly smaller battery, you run the risk of boiling/exploding/otherwise destroying your battery. If you use it on a significantly larger battery, it will be painfully slow.
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