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Old 07-30-2019, 03:47:03 PM
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Does anyone here on the stak collect Tungar type chargers? I have 3 of them. One is a 2 piece affair, with wiring between them, one is in its orignal wooden carrying box and the thrid appears to be a commercial type, in a metal box with a rheostat and what appears to be a meter on top. is there any interest in these, and what are they worth, or are they just scrap? Anyone here have an interest?
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:20:22 PM
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Default Re: Tungar battery chargers

I cant answer your questions but I know someone that has a couple NOS Tungar rectifier bulbs. Would you be interested? I could connect you with him.
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:44:42 PM
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Default Re: Tungar battery chargers

Absolutely! I have some, don't recall, but maybe two or three. One is one that my grandpa always used to keep up the battery on his '31 Ford pickup (that he got from my great grandfather). Still have the truck too.

The other one has two outputs and is BIG AND HEAVY.

Lastly, NOTHING old should EVER be scrapped. Once it's gone, it's gone FOREVER, and NO ONE will ever get to enjoy it again!

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Old 07-30-2019, 05:46:36 PM
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Default Re: Tungar battery chargers

Its great garage decore.
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:06:32 PM
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I took one apart 35 years ago. There are 2 large induction coils in them. I harvested one of them with the smaller diam wire. Put it in a wooden box. It makes the hottest ignitor coil youve ever seen. Still using it today. I call it "hottie". It may be a little hard on your battery and ignitor points but it sure will start anything! Db.
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Default Re: Tungar battery chargers

A couple of outdoor theatres back home in the '60s used Tungar rectifier tubes in the power supplys for the projectors.
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I love these, I have one and am always tempted to get another. I also like the mechanical rectifies that preceded them.
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i collect & restore these,do these have the bulbs?or they 2 amp or 6 amp? how much to buy & ship?
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