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Magnet Charger

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Old 10-26-2018, 12:44:57 AM
cobbadog cobbadog is offline
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Default Re: Magnet Charger

Possibly the best thing to do is use a compass and confirm the polarity first. As suggested the magnet may have been reversed in an earlier life OR the posts on the charger may have been identified wrongly.
Get a compass and confirm everything first, then mark it up as to what it reads with a marking pen and that way you can then proceed in the right "direction".
(pun intended).
Hopefully this will help you out. Let us know how you get on.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:04:43 PM
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Would it be heating up because it is a 6volt charger and not 12V? If it is an antique charger wouldn't it be more common to be 6volt?
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:48:15 AM
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Default Re: Magnet Charger

You seam to be lacking on how a compass works. Take it outside and see if it points north. A compass points north because the needle marked north is actually charged south (opposites attract). Take your magnet outside and hang it on a string. It will come to rest in a north/south position. The side that is pointing to the north is the south pole of the magnet. Mark it! Then start over with the charger. The charger is getting hot because you are leaving it on too long. It is only meant to be used a few seconds at a time. 6 or 12 V is OK It is the amps that does the job. Ron
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