You need to make sure you have voltage at the output terminals of the battery charger - measure them with a meter. Some of the newer chargers won't turn on unless it senses a voltage already applied to the leads. This is a real pain when trying to charge a dead flat battery, or in your case, use the charger as a DC power supply. The reason for this is to prevent sparking of the leads when connecting to the battery and possibly creating a hydrogen explosion from the gases coming out of the battery..Do I need a special type of battery charger to do my electrolysis?
My charger does not seem to be working it does not produce any bubbles or movement in the water.
This is how I've overcome the stupid "smart" charger I have. Connect the battery in parallel so the charger sees it and puts out a charge. The only issue with my charger is it will only charge for a 24 hour period, after which it shuts off and lets the battery provide all the power to the tank until it's dead. If I don't catch it in time, I'm not able to charge the dead battery by itself and I have to connect another battery in parallel to charge the dead battery.Kevin,
I assume you connect the battery in parallel.
Hey Scotty,A carbon rod makes the best electrode. The crud just falls off it.