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Old 05-22-2019, 10:12:22 AM
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A few days ago while on my way to work there was a sign on the side of the hiway for a garage sale. So I stopped in and left with 2 E4A magnetos for 20 bucks. I dismantled one and going to clean it up and it looks pretty good inside just needs some TLC. The magnet being a bit weak could I not charge it by wrapping the magnet itself with several layers of wire and charge it that way.
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:30:11 AM
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No ! Not even if you spend all day wrapping wire
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Default Re: Magnet Charging

You need to put it on a regular magnet charger, Wrapping wires wont cut it. It's best to charge on the mag but you can do it off if you keep keepers on the magnets
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:49:49 PM
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The reason I brought this up is I know an old fellow who is gone now and he used to tell me about an old Mogul engine he had and the mag would go dead. He said he would wrap wire around the magnet and hook up a battery charger to it. I never saw him do it though. Im just playing around here in spare time while away at work so I thought I would try it. Now I'm going to construct a magnetcharger.
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Wayne, have you decided on a design for your charger? If not, look at the Gingery plans. I built a Gingery charger and I love it.
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Yes Ive looked at the Gringery one and I built one many years ago. It worked good too. I dont know what ever happened to it though.
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Looking for opinions on builbing a charger. Instead of 2 vertical magnets why couldn't there be a larger one horizontal and riser shoes or plates off the ends.
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Wayne do a search here on Smokstak. There is a lot of discussion about Magnet chargers. Ron
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Looking for opinions on builbing a charger. Instead of 2 vertical magnets why couldn't there be a larger one horizontal and riser shoes or plates off the ends.
If this is what you are asking about, it can be configured that way.
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Yes that's pretty well what I was referring to. I have some 2 inch solid rod here or there is some about 3and 1/2 inch heavy wall ( about 3/4 wall ) here. I dont know If it would matter if the iron core was solid or hollow I will dig around tomorrow maybey I can find a piece of solid a bit bigger.
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I would think that a solid core would be better.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:32:15 PM
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Ive been reading about several home built magnet chargers. They mostly say to insulate the core and the end pieces. I don't see the purpose in doing this. Im thinking you want the core to be magnetized so it can travel up
the core to the blocks on top and into the magnets. I don't see the purpose in wrapping the core with insulation. I wrapped about 3 layers of wire for about 6 inches on 3/4 piece of crs and hooked up battery charger to it it is one strong magnet.
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