On Mon, May 22, 2006 at 04:40:58PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:You know, these old lead acid batteries are a fire hazard, not to mention they produce free hydrogen gas when discharging to charging.
Lead acid batteries should be kept well charged to avoid sulphation and
always full charged when recharging, preferably using a charger that
will do proper three step charging. "Cycling" a lead acid battery is a
great way to destroy it.
So it is better to use only one battery (or an array thereof) which is
sort of charged and discharged at the same time, or is this idea just as
screwed..? I don't have a degree in electronics, mind you : )
Might be easier to build something that keeps a battery well maintained
and switches in case of power outage. With large enough condensors to
bridge the gap, which would also iron out any peaks and stuff, this
should work pretty well.