“Point high,” said Magadar to Alizay, who had just re-charged his gun.
We re-charged the acetylene lamps, for we intended to sit up late.
Then he turned upon the broken money-lender and spoke while he re-charged the chambers of his pistol.
When one operation is finished, the pots are re-charged, and the process is repeated.
The engines or motor carriages would need to go periodically to a depot to be re-charged, but that could easily be arranged.
They charged and re-charged ten times in succession, and only gave way at last under pressure of greatly superior numbers.
It was only good for about ten seconds of such an emergency, full-force discharge, after which it must be re-charged again.
This 8-hour rate also determines the rate at which a battery should be re-charged, once it is exhausted.