Queston conerning stinger 200 amp relay
First question incase nobody feals like readin this whole post. How much currect in amps would a computer with the following specs draw. I am wondering this so I know if a 200 amp relay will even do the trick
Via Epia M-10000 w/256 megs ram
Opus 150 watt DC-DC
7" liliput screen
IBM 40 gig laptop hard drive
Panasonic slim slot loading CD/DVD drive
USB wireless ethernet
USB IR device
Ok I have done searches on tank circuits for a while and noticed a few things.
1. Diodes produce a voltage drop
2. Diodes restrict the speed that voltage from one source moves to another source so that you dont damage the battery or whatever the other source is I assume, and the drop in voltage is probably due to heat disipation, im not sure
3. Relays do not produce a voltage drop, so you are able to get the battery fully charged which is what the computer and components will need to operate correctly.
I see that relays usually are shown in amps, I have seen 80 amp and 200 amp relays
If I am not mistaken though a relay is something that opens up and then current begins to transfer as quickly as the resistance in the wire and components will let it.
So if I wanted to run my computer off a backup battery that got its charge through a relay that would work ok if the backup battery never got dead assume, now if the backup battery where to go dead from the computer because it didnt shut off or something, then i went to start my car, the relay would open and try to charge my near dead battery right, which could cause fires and who know what else(a little exageration here but its not good to throw that much juice that quickly into a dead battery). So what im wondering is what in the world you could safely use a relay like this one for:
What would I have to do so that the second Battery gets fully charged without having to use a dangerous relay. Also using the relay between my main battery and the backup battery would be no different than using a jumper cable right?