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On the right hand side go my dash, is an oblong-shaped hole which is simply covered by the dashboard material. After some research, it seems to match the dimensions of a Jaeger Quartz car clock (I know, I and the car need to get out more). So I am tempted to install one. 

Because I only drive the 3A irregularly, it spends its down time on an intelligent battery charger. So, is there any problem in running a feed directly from the battery whilst it is being charged, to keep a clock going?

The alternative, would be to simply reset the clock when the car is taken out. Easy enough to do whilst it is warming up.

Miles 

 

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Hi MIles,

     the very small current consumption from the clock should not affect the charger.

 

Roger

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Crikey Roger, why aren't you out having a cooling beer somewhere?

My thinking too from some research but always think it wise to check here with anything to do with electrics.

If I can find a decent clock, i will give it a try and revert to Plan B if there is a problem.

Thanks

Miles

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Hi MIles,

 I had just finished off 1/2 tub of Harrgen-dazs with extra cream - no room for beer.

 

Roger

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1 hour ago, MilesA said:

 

If I can find a decent clock, i will give it a try and revert to Plan B if there is a problem.

Thanks

Miles

Here you go Miles

a Jaeger and I’m sure a car clock that I am sure you could fit as it is. 

H

 

jaeger classic car clock works well, lovely case 8 day.. .FREE UK POST https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F382999921993

 

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No problem with a direct feed, the wire could be very thin as the clock will not be drawing much current, but I would pass it through an inline fuse - 1A or so.

Bob.

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3 hours ago, Hamish said:

Here you go Miles

a Jaeger and I’m sure a car clock that I am sure you could fit as it is. 

H

 

jaeger classic car clock works well, lovely case 8 day.. .FREE UK POST https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F382999921993

 

Nice one Hamish!

 

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Thanks Bob.

Again, my thinking too. Could I be starting to learn something about electrickery at last? Just need to avoid overconfidence otherwise that Lucas smoke will be released!

Miles

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