Charging NiMh batteries using a small motor - Help!!
I want to build a battery charger that is capable of charging 12v (2x6v) of NI-Mh PCB type batteries (varta packs from farnell) . I think the batteries are button types bound together.
The input will be from a small 1" diameter motor spun to give 12v out (I assume this is a dynamo).
The output from the batteries needs to power :
a 12v wireless reciever (6mA standby/66mA switching)
a 12v - 24v dc/dc converter powering a solenoid at 25mA@24v.
I have seen a 12v charge regulator in Maplins but it is designed for car batteries.
If I send the 12v motor/dynamo output to the charge controller and then onto the batteries will they blow up?
As I am a mechanical engineer this is new to me so can anyone help ?