Thread: how do i test my batterie??
02-10-2008, 12:12 PM #1
how do i test my batterie??
How do you know when your batterie needs changing??
Normally i charge my batterie during winter months and fill to level with distiled water.
Usually i change mine between 4 to 5th year depending on usage 2004 with over 300 hrs,i guess a load test would be best but is there a way to test aproximatly with a voltmeter?? here is mine how do i do it?
02-10-2008, 12:34 PM #2
The load test is the best test, you can have the correst voltage but a cell could be bad. Remove it and take it to Autozone and have them test it.
02-10-2008, 01:46 PM #3
well i figured how to test volts but like you say load test is the best at DCV it gives me 10.38 v wich should at least 11 v thats what i was told but its been 2 weeks since i charged it.
02-10-2008, 01:54 PM #4
I believe that it should be over 12. A load test is the only true test of a battery. The best thing to maintain it over winter is to purchase a battery tender and leave it on. It will take care of it.
02-10-2008, 02:04 PM #5
02-10-2008, 02:14 PM #6
I got that exact same battery charger but I only use it for my truck. I have a battery tender for the toys, came with my motorcycle. Voltage should be 12-13 volts when fully charged.
I would put a piece of wood under the battery, and set the charger to 2 amps instead of 4 amps (from the picture).
Last edited by cbrich; 02-10-2008 at 02:16 PM.
02-10-2008, 02:29 PM #7
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next time get an Odyssey drycell battery, military grade AGM, sealed, 10 year design....super high cold cranking amps....they stay at 12.9 volts for a long time w/o a charger....
02-10-2008, 02:40 PM #8
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