Recharge car battery without charger

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SAFETY WARNING: scroll to the bottom if you want to read safety warnings.

Here I am charging my camera's battery from my car battery. I'm using three christmas lightbulbs at once as a current regulator to get half an amp to flow into the camera battery.
Here's how it works:
As the current through a lightbulb increases, the filament gets hot. That increases the resistance, which limits the current.

For example, here's my test of one of these mini christmas lightbulbs hooked up to a bench DC supply:

Volts Amperes
.5 .05
1 .07
1.5 .08
2 .09
3 .11
4 .13
5 .15
6 .16
7 .17
8 .18
9 .18
10 dead. The filament burned out.

I tested two bulbs and the data was the same.

Since my car battery is at ~13 volts and the camera battery is at ~7 volts, there will be 6 volts across the bulb. So I put three bulbs in parallel to get about 0.5 amperes to flow into the battery.
I'm guaranteed that less than 0.6 amps will flow, because that would burn out the bulbs.
That's some protection against reverse-charging, but do make sure you connect the plus terminals and minus terminals correctly.

Now just stand there for fifteen minutes or so until your battery is charged enough to take pictures again, you can make calls on your phone or whatever.

SAFETY WARNINGS:
Do not leave this unattended, and don't attempt to fully charge the battery.
If you charge too long and your camera battery gets over 8 volts, bad things could happen.
"Bad things" include possibly catching on fire.
Repeat: you can safely trickle charge any rechargeable battery part way.
But it is NOT SAFE to fully charge a battery without fully understanding the rules for that specific type of battery.
Car Batteries can produce a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen which can be ignited by a spark.
The resulting explosion sprays sulfuric acid everywhere. Don't let that happen to you. For simplicity's sake this photo shows me working right on the battery, but you could just as easily get your battery voltage from the cigarette lighter inside the car, far from the explosion hazard.
Also, don't electrocute yourself. I haven't heard of anyone being electrocuted by a car battery. I have heard of the other accidents described here actually happening.

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