BU-409: Charging Lithium-ion

The BT Plus uses micro-processor technology in a four stage charging profile to charge, improve, and float your battery so it is ready when your are. Constant current charging and regulated voltage patterns allow the battery to be recharged fully and safely without the fear of overcharging. It is not only able to charge any volt lead-acid battery, its specially adjusted internal software allows for a slightly lowered voltage level that protects sensitive Gel Cell batteries from the dangers of overcharging. It is also designed to be easy to use in difficult spaces, to utilize a 4-step charging program and safely function in a fully automatic mode. The 4-step charge cycle detailed. What’s a Gel Cell? Micro-cracks form in this gelled electrolyte that provide paths for the oxygen recombination reactions between the positive and negative plates.

Solar Trickle Charger

Mattman88 i charged it for about hours after adding the acid dunatic the bikes stator will NEVER full charge the battery. Only a charger will do that. Black and Decker has some at your local Sears, Wal-Mart, etc You don’t have to take the battery out, just plug it in and let it sit for as long as you want On top f the battery should be the charging guidlines on how much amperaget eh battery can take during charging.

You connect the trickle charger to the battery terminal and a slow, steady stream of low-voltage electricity recharges the battery. Trickle chargers, however, do not come with the on/off feature of the float charger.

Battery Jumper Leads There are 3 other options that you should consider: To push start your motorcycle: Check that you have gas. It sounds funny, however many times people think that their bike is dying because of a bad battery, when in fact it is just out of gas! Go to the top of a hill, or have a strong friend or two ready to push you. Put the bike in 2nd gear. Hold in the clutch lever.

Car Battery Charger

Higher and more consistent capacity readings; less sulfation. Limitations Slow charge time; capacity readings may be inconsistent and declining with each cycle. Sulfation may occur without equalizing charge. Subject to corrosion and gassing. Not suitable for charging at high room temperatures, causing severe overcharge.

Decide whether you want to charge the battery slowly (trickle charge) or quickly. Select a lower charging voltage and current for a trickle charge and a higher setting for a quicker charge. Check the charger manual for the proper settings.

Four I’ve done a lot of reading on here about the various options for maintaining the 12V battery when the Prius is parked for an extended period of time. My Prius Four not IV will be parked pretty regularly for about 5 or 6 days at a time, but probably not longer than a week or two at most on occasion. The most appealing option to me seems to be the small solar panels produced by VW which can sit in the rear window and be wired directly to the 12V battery.

They are cheap, and from my understanding can’t supply enough voltage to over-charge the battery. I am not as familiar with these systems as I would like to be, so I have a couple of questions for anyone more experienced than myself: How exactly should this be wired to the battery? I know the cigarette lighter outlet is not hot when the car is off, so that’s a no go.

I also understand that the OBDII port is located in the front dash and may not be the ideal method for wiring this kind of setup. I was hoping to just leave the solar panel in the rear window where the battery is located, but I would need a secure way to wire it directly to the battery.

Schumacher Battery Charger

Then it would just be acting like a battery charger! The set of jumper cables that came with one of my Battery Tenders the wire is the same size as the wire in the charger system. It plugs into the dead battery plug and uses the donor battery to jump, or if both have a charger cable attached to the battery it can be hooked up in reverse.

The Battery Tender® Junior offers much more than a trickle charger could offer. It has a brain. It’s lightweight, compact, and fully automatic; very easy to use, especially in small spaces. It will keep your battery fully charged so that it is ready to go when you are! Perfect for all lead-acid 5/5(30).

The batteries need to be securely mounted to the frame of the cycle. This is typically done with a box shape or angle iron. You do also want to keep in mind that the batteries are the heaviest part of the motorcycle. Fortunately, that describes the big hole left by the removal of the engine and transmission. The trick is to design a rack that fits in that space and holds the batteries.

In the earliest, experimental version of the motorcycle, I played around with something as basic as a “tray” put across the bottom two frame members. Small batteries could just sit right on top of that in a single layer. The larger batteries could only fit two there, so the others would have to be mounted in some other way. I experimented with “unistrut” – a slotted C-channel material available at building supply stores.

It worked well in holding the batteries, but I didn’t like the looks. The batteries stuck out the sides a bit in a way I didn’t like.


New Schumacher Battery Jump Starter Also, in order to use a car starter, you have to lift it and place it under your hood close enough to the battery to attach the cables and in a stable enough position that you can leave it and start your car. What do you do? You need to find someone who has jumper cables to take the time to jump start your car. In an empty parking lot, that may be difficult.

A car starter with the new lithium battery technology does everything a regular-sized jump starter will do only in a much smaller and lighter package.

Battery Doc Motorcycle Battery Charger Review. Bill C July 30, Views. The Battery Tender monitors the state of charge and will keep the battery “topped up” when necessary, indicated by a blinking green light. so spending the $ or so on an intelligent trickle charger .

Cage SC , I understand that this is so you can plug the end of the regular cables to the Trickle Charger and and then clip those to ANY bike and charge it up over night. But doesn’t this invariably lead to the question as to whether you could carry the clip cables in your bags and then hook up the cable connectors to your permanent plug-in and then jump another bike or have that bike jump you? Rubix VTX , I actually have huge saddlebags and keep the trickle charger in there just to be safe rjtmac , I carry on the bike.

Once on a and once on the “X”. Done it on two occasions. The cables get real warm real quick. If the bike will jump start fairly quickly I see no problem. I don’t believe a sustained grind on the starter would be not possible without damage to the cables but the quick starts should be successful. I know the cables are surely not designed to take this kind of surge but mine has handled it before.

The clamps still had their spring and did not show any visible damage.

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It works well…but so do many others. Every new motorcycle that comes into the garage gets a semi-permanent harness attached to its battery so it can be easily connected to a Battery Tender. I also use one to keep my riding lawnmower battery charged and ready to go.

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Who knew Costco sells Battery Tenders? And this one is a super deal, it has a 3. We wrote some helpful installation guys that take you the process step by step. The SAE type connector can also be used to attach other accessories. This glass mat type battery works well. Have these types of batteries been superseded by LiFePo technology though? We have done some comparison tests over the years too.

Crude in this case but somewhat effective. Electrical Accessory Reviews Jump start your bike or car and power your accessories with rechargeable power packs, check your state of charge and much more with these electrical Accessories. Installs easily but there are a few tricks to making it waterproof. Simple, cheap and effective. Motorcycle Battery Chargers Some of our favorite battery chargers include the Yuasa 1. Gel batteries must be charged on a trickle charger rather than a fast automotive charger.

Both gel and AGM batteries work much better in a motorcycle application because they can withstand vibration better than water filled batteries.

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