Sunday, January 18, 2009
Making a Charging Timer
I wanted to make a timer so that I could charge the car for a specific amount of time to prevent over-charging the AGM batteries with the Belktronix charger. The only timer I could easily find that would charge for several hours was a wall-socket mount like the one shown above. I found a weatherproof box with weatherproof cover and mounted the timer in the box. There were also special cord protectors that screwed into the holes in the box. I simply cut a 25 foot 14-gauge extension cord in the middle and wired in this contraption to limit the time on my charges.