Dual batteries with diodes fitted.What Diodes ?

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Dual batteries with diodes fitted.What Diodes ?

Postby phil f » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:50 am

Hi all . Can any electronic experts suggest what diode to use in a dual battery set up ? I have used battery backers but these are expensive and take up space . I thought it would be a lot cheaper and save space to fit a diode into each switch harness to stop current from flowing from one battery to the other in case of a Battery failure. Assuming I want a 5 amp supply , what diodes should I use ?
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Re: Dual batteries with diodes fitted.What Diodes ?

Postby ergocentric » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:04 pm

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any 5 Amp power diode (rectifier) available close to you

a 5A bridge rectifier will do too, connect one positive to each of the AC inputs, connect RX to + output

or this http://www.bgmicro.com/DIO6A10.aspx
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Re: Dual batteries with diodes fitted.What Diodes ?

Postby phil f » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:17 pm

Hi . I found some diodes as per the link you posted . Cost £2.29 GBP for 10 inc post. so they are on their way.
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Re: Dual batteries with diodes fitted.What Diodes ?

Postby RCModelReviews » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:25 am

If you want to lose less voltage then a schottky diode would be better than a regular rectifier.
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