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RE: [SPAM] Re: (ET) Charger repair.
I think I confused people... this is a Lester golf cart charger that I
am getting together for an old golf cart. Being a non electrical guy I
just assumed that a golf cart charger of the same vintage as the et
charger would use the same caps..... I am getting the idea that they
can be very different. I will try to get some numbers off the Lester
charger cap tonight. The thing is very rusty and don't think I can find
From: elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu
[mailto:elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu] On Behalf Of Christopher
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 10:59 AM
Subject: [SPAM] Re: (ET) Charger repair.
Or you can just buy them from Harold Zimmerman and be guaranteed of
getting exactly the right part.
Happy Harold customer
> - McMaster has caps at a reasonable price. This is an ET charger? If
> so, be sure to get caps rated to run continuously (motor run caps I
> think, not starting caps) with sufficient voltage rating (600?) , and
> sure it's the correct capacitance. I bought a replacement cap from
> McMaster, but haven't tried it yet - right after I bought it I got a
> deal on a golf cart charger....
> - SteveS
> Chapin, Tim wrote:
>> Well got the cap. from the surplus web site and had 10 mins to play,
>> I ripped out the old cap. from the Lester charger and put in the
>> one. Put the meter on it and turned it on. What the heck the meter
>> read 37.9 volts. What is going on here, I had new diodes so I stuck
>> them in, still 37.9 volts. Pulled the wires on the cap and stuck on
>> other surplus cap. Now it reading 37.4 volts. Wired in the original
>> cap and the meter went back to 39.7 volts.
>> It appears the surplus caps are not any good or the wrong cap for the
>> Lester charger. It cost more to ship them back so I guess I need to
>> find new ones... The golf car sites have them for $21.00 each. Is
>> there anything good out there cheaper?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Chapin, Tim Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 1:27 PM
>> To: elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
>> Subject: (ET) Charger repair.
>> I just picked up a parts charger and want to see if it is any good.
>> currently is missing the heatsink and diodes. I got a couple of
>> coming and was wondering if I got a piece of aluminum about the same
>> size as the heat sink in a different charger and make my own. There
>> no magic about heat sinks that I don't know about is there?
>> Also thanks for all the info about chargers. I went threw the
>> and have decided the other charger needs a Capacitor (putting out
>> so I ordered one of the 1.99 ones off the web site that was posted.
>> I am in the process of resurrecting a couple of old Lester chargers
>> a couple of old resurrected golf cars.
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