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I don't think this a magnet charger

Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:26 pm

I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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Re: I don't think this a magnet charger

Post by Scott_Conger » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:35 pm

all but certain it is

wouldn't trust it as far as I could throw it, but might be a good core for a rebuild.
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Re: I don't think this a magnet charger

Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:37 pm

At 36 volts DC, worse that could happen is smoke maybe a little heat and flame! :lol:
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Re: I don't think this a magnet charger

Post by wayne sheldon » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:46 pm

It was probably meant for recharging external magneto magnets. A really neat piece that should be preserved as an example of how things were serviced back in the day.
My dad made a recharging coil pair when we rebuilt the DU4 for my first speedster way back when. Personally, I would hesitate to try using this one for servicing. It would be too likely and a shame to burn up the coils.It could be carefully checked out first. Maybe one could determine it would be safe to use.

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Re: I don't think this a magnet charger

Post by RajoRacer » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:06 pm

Magnet charger as Wayne eluded to - nice one too !


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Re: I don't think this a magnet charger

Post by Les Schubert » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:17 pm

I don’t know what everyone else has against it. My guess is it would work just fine with a 12 volt battery hooked to the two terminals and close the switch. If it doesn’t have continuity check the connections. Worst case rewind it. I’m quite sure the laminated metal core can be easily disassembled and the winding can be easily redone. I’ve done lots of things like this over the years


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Re: I don't think this a magnet charger

Post by Burger in Spokane » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:54 am

Les,

The world is filling up fast with non-thinkers. A couple years ago a City inspector about shat
himself when he saw the wiring in my shop. It is largely salvaged from 1900-era powerhouses,
capable of handling massive power loads, but to this book-centric moron, it was nothing but
Frankenstein's laboratory, ready to explode at any moment. No amount of showing him load
ratings, versus how light the current power load is would budge him off his freak out. I had to
take it up the chain to his superiors to put a clamp on this clown's inability to think outside the
book. And to think, this guy is a "paid professional", ... paid by MY tax dollars to not understand
a single thing outside his holy code book. Everything else is "dangerous".
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Re: I don't think this a magnet charger

Post by John kuehn » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:39 am

I have to say those “paid professionals” are sometimes educated idiots. Or as some would say self appointed geniuses. They are a lot of those out there.

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Re: I don't think this a magnet charger

Post by Duey_C » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:53 pm

Gorgeous little magnet charger! $100 bucks? Oh yeah and worse sometimes.
And a Niehoff to boot!
If the windings are still good, plop a magneto magnet on there, hook it up to 36 volts, give the magnet a bunch of short jolts, maybe even tapping the magnet top with a wooden hammer HANDLE while jolting it, slide a steel keeper to the bottom as you remove the magnet from the charger and you're Bob's uncle! Angle the magnet when putting it back on the mag so you can slide the keeper along the bottom and up the side as you go.
Then get the angled adapters for model T magnets and you're Bob's uncle again!
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