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    Default can i charge a 24v battery with a 14 v charger?

    i have a triton charger and it maxes out at 14.? v charging rate.

    and a battery i want to charge thats 24v.

    any way to 'mc-giver' it??

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    Default Re: can i charge a 24v battery with a 14 v charger?

    Short answer NO, you need >24V to charge it as a 24V battery.
    What kind of battery is it, If you can get to the individual cells you may be able to charge one or a series of cells at a time.

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    Default Re: can i charge a 24v battery with a 14 v charger?

    As Morelite said, no. To charge a battery, or cell, the voltage potential of the charging source must be higher than the battery, or cell. If the 24 Volt battery's voltage was below 14 volts, it would be possible to charge it up to 14 Volts, but that's it. Again, in order to charge the battery to a higher voltage, the charging source needs to have a higher voltage than the battery's.

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    Default Re: can i charge a 24v battery with a 14 v charger?

    You don't even say what kind of battery it is. How can we answer a question that is posed so vaguely?

    But indeed, the answer would be to split the 24 V battery into two 12 V batteries (or whatever), and charge each half separately. You don't even have to physically separate the battery, just get access to a centre tap somewhere in the middle.
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