Battery problem?

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by rangitira, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

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    My Vehicle Batt. went flat, it is 2 1/4 years old, at first, I hooked up the charger while it was still in situ. It would not except the charge. I removed it to the W/shop and it excepted the charge. It's been hooked up to the charger now since friday 1300hrs and is still not showing that it has finished charging.
    Question; Is this usual? It's never taken this long before, and the charger was one of the best around when I bought it 2 years ago.

    Or, is the battery clegged? (like Nick, buggered?)

    I don't have a tester
     
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    Plenty of advice about batteries all over the forum, search "batteries".

    But as a start, how long was the battery discharged? The longer it's left the less chance of it being able to recover, even with the very best of chargers. 2 years is not old for a modern battery unless it's been abused.

    Also, if it isn't a sealed unit, check the electrolyte levels. If one is down you could have a duff cell which would cause your problem.
     
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    It's a sealed unit, can't really say how long it's been discharged, but after what seemed years:( but last night about 1700hrs I noticed the monitor was showing it was fully charged, Back in the vehicle today, am keeping a watchful eye on it:) Panic over(y)
     
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    have a drop test done on it . if passing through roche i can do it for you . free .
    but many garages can do it . best just after a good charge .
     
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