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    Odyssey battery revive tricks wanted!!

    Any tricks that might bring this one back?
    I have a pc625/16ah battery that has 9.75 volts ..
    No matter the charger, cyclistic(deltran and xantrex) or low 2 amp streight, it wont meter higher volts other than a surface charge of 11.87 which then drops a hundreth every couple of seconds ..
    I've tryed a fixed values cyclistic(deltron) and higher amp run's with a settable rate cycilistc charger (xantrex)at 2 and 6 amps, multiple times, for days,with cool downs between..

    this being a flooded matt style battery, you can flash it pretty heavy amps wise.
    Odyssey states in their owners guide it will handle a 20 amp charge rate FOR AN HOUR!! which is well over its amp rating..

    last move may be a quick over amp charge and see if she kicks or pops..
    ( and yes, this is performed outside in the back yard with safety apperatus in place....)

    Nor have I tryed to bring it near dead and slow charge as yet ,thats next befor the over amp shot...

    Any other tricks to try?

    Guess I can't bitch.. One out of four I own and this one just over 3 years old.. (gp killed this one with gauge memory draw)


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    Almost sounds like the battey has a bad cell inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Almost sounds like the battey has a bad cell inside.
    that would be the case here,yes... 1 cell
    from what I've read, these are damn tough to kill as they dont buckle ,corrode or sulfate like a typical gell or free acid bath battery,its internal design is more ridgid than those..because of this, the military uses em in fast attack ships and tanks.. EAA recommends them highly for experimental aircraft use..

    trying tricks to possibly reclaim it before I write it off and spend another $100 bucks..

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    They should come with a 2 year replaceable warrenty. I bought mine from Batteries plus and any problems no questions asked just gave me a new battery. I would call Odyssey up and they might call the nearest dealer to you and have one waiting. They are really good guys and gals over there.

    I would also try to hook another battery up to it when charging to trick the charger to think the battery is good. Also REMEMBER Odyssey batteries can ONLY be charged by specific battery chargers or voids warrenty. I use an oddessy charger. They work great.

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    its out of the 2 year warranty( 5/08 )
    tryed the replacement route with point of purchase ,out of warranty date..
    will give a shout direct to odyssey..
    the deltron and the xantrex are listed as being acceptible units on the website..
    will try the dual hook up and see..thanks

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    I have 4 of them sitting on work bench
    all with varying degrees of low voltage
    Ive tried desulphators,quick high amp charge,
    and nothing has fixed them
    would be interested as well.

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    the deltron charger has been the best for me.. its a pulser cycle'r and did bring back another of the four total i own.. get one of those if you cant find the odyseey charger to try to bring yours back to life..

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