24v into 12v

Discussion in 'Windtura Generators' started by windchain, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. windchain

    windchain WindyNation Engineer

    What happens if say a 12v ~battery bank had a 24v charge put into it from a grid charger,
    does the 12v bank of batterys still clamp the voltage down?
    would it be dangerous to even try?
    one of those things one just takes for granted 12v to 12v 24v to 24v ect
    this thing of the battery voltage clamping the input voltage :?

    windchain (at the end of)
  2. windchain

    windchain WindyNation Engineer

    apologies, should have posted this into general questions :oops:
  3. windyguru

    windyguru WindyNation Expert

    I have never tried charging a 12 volt battery with a 24 volt DC charger. My guess would be you could do it with no problems as long as you stopped charging the 12 volt battery once it became fully charged.

    You could damaged the battery if you overcharged it. That is what charge controllers are for.

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