Thread: Battery Storage
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Old 04-21-2002, 11:34 AM
tcane tcane is offline
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If the battery already has acid in it, then you cannot drain it. To keep the battery in good condition you will need to put a battery charger on it at least once a month, better to charge it every two weeks. Use a trickle charger or taper rate charger and let it cherge until the battery is fully charged (with low output battery chargers it can take 12-24 hours to fully charge the battery - the slower the better to prevent overheating the battery). With a taper rate battery charger look for the charge rate to go down to zero or, better, check with a volt/ohm meter and look for 13.2 to 13.5 volts.

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