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    charging battery

    about how often should I have to charge the battery? No I don't know how new it is


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    if it is still the liquid acid battery, throw that POS out and get an AGM, then when not in use place the battery on a battery tender, and you`ll be fine and fully charged before every trip...

    remember when asking questions on the forum> Please post what ski/machine you are asking the questions about!!!

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    I have no idea of which kind it is. I am guess it is the liquid type. It been charging for 24 hours now and I want to ride........................thankx

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    Not to mention the wide array of chargers and settings...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Hill View Post
    Not to mention the wide array of chargers and settings...
    +1, and I suggest the OP find out and proceed from there... overcharging is equally destructive.
    AGM battery`s have a different voltage/amp requirements than standard liquid batteries.
    Read up on the forum and you`ll see that a lot of us have made the switch to AGM with several good known brands... For the money I prefer Deka...

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    I just went out today with a new Deka AGM nice strong starts. I had a no name brand sealed before and that lasted for about a year. If its a liquid acid get rid of it. Get an AGM.

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    Budget will have me keep the old until it gives out. I did do a lil research and found some nice ones. Thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzzzski View Post
    Budget will have me keep the old until it gives out. I did do a lil research and found some nice ones. Thanks for the info
    it is cheaper than a tow...what battery is in there now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzzzski View Post
    I have no idea of which kind it is. I am guess it is the liquid type. It been charging for 24 hours now and I want to ride........................thankx
    I expect Your battery is internally cooked.

    24 hours even at 2 Amps is a lot of charging for a small PWC battery.

    Once a battery is internally degraded no amount of charging will bring it back to healthy.

    What you do not want to happen is have the battery completely fail while you are out on the water somewhere. Batteries do not die on schedule, they die when and where they happen to be at the time.

    As others have said, purchase a high quality factory sealed AGM type battery. It will last for years, and is an excellent battery technology for PWC use.

    Deka ETX16LM or Odyssey PC625 are both well regarded.

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