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  • TechVP made the instructable 12v Power From EGO Power 56v Battery4 months ago
    12v Power From EGO Power 56v Battery

    I was a bit skeptical that the Amazon Voltage converter would fit nicely, yet it did fit well. Doesn't bounce around, and didn't require screws to secure it. It fits snug inside. One assembly note, unlike most power supplies, etc that you tear down, the EGO charger has nice labels indicating + and - for the DC lines. They did a super job making it hackable with the way EGO (mfg) labeled the voltage lines. The other benefit was the charging electronics did not require any effort to remove, after the DC lines were cut and 4 screws (I believe) were removed. The charger electronics just simply came out. I thought the removal would be tedious and take a significant amount of time. Not the case. I had the whole thing apart, and charger electronics removed in about 5 minutes. ...

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    I was a bit skeptical that the Amazon Voltage converter would fit nicely, yet it did fit well. Doesn't bounce around, and didn't require screws to secure it. It fits snug inside. One assembly note, unlike most power supplies, etc that you tear down, the EGO charger has nice labels indicating + and - for the DC lines. They did a super job making it hackable with the way EGO (mfg) labeled the voltage lines. The other benefit was the charging electronics did not require any effort to remove, after the DC lines were cut and 4 screws (I believe) were removed. The charger electronics just simply came out. I thought the removal would be tedious and take a significant amount of time. Not the case. I had the whole thing apart, and charger electronics removed in about 5 minutes. Then it was on to prepping the lines to the DC Voltage Converter Regulator. Overall I didn't think this was going to be easy... in actuality it was. My surprise is when on this weekend's camping trip I had usable DC while being off the grid. Would I say it was worth it? Resounding YES. Rather than add the USB charger / 12v plug, I opted for a PowerPole DC output, which is fused & monitors voltage. If you are thinking you might do this project... do it.

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