Battery charging

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Re: Battery charging

Post by rwb » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:56 pm

Doggy wrote:What about getting one of those standby battery gadgets that plugs into the lighter socket while you disconnect / charge the battery?

(Never tried myself, but I hear they work).
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(I have a 307cc to look after (absolute piece of shite) that has a mystery battery drain.)

A good battery should measure 12.6V. With the engine running you should get over 14V.

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Re: Battery charging

Post by Doggy » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:10 pm

A fully charged lead acid battery should give 2.2 Volts / cell or 13.2 V
Fully discharged is 1.9 Vpc or 11.4 V.

I agree, you want to be seeing 14 - 14.5 V with the engine running on conventional charging systems like the 406's
Some of the newer 'smart' alternators will kick out up to 18V
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Re: Battery charging

Post by OllieNZ » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:48 pm

Doggy wrote:
OllieNZ wrote:...A sealed one can explode if incorrectly charged where as a valve regulated one will vent hydrogen gas, like the Hindenburg.
FTFY :D

For our younger readers: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 17996.html
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Re: Battery charging

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