Leisure battery OK?

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Muffinn, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Muffinn

    Muffinn Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Worcester
    I managed to flatten the battery recently. Now I have fully recharged it and tested with a hydrometer. All cells are 100% apart from one which says 50%.

    Does this one cell mean the battery needs replacing?
     
  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    Unless there is a way of resurrecting a dead cell... it's stuffed and the other cells are probably damaged too and will fail sooner rather than later..

    It's an expensive lesson, for maximum life and cycles you should try not to discharge below 50% .
     
  3. johnsandywhite

    johnsandywhite Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,348
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Doncaster/Spain
    :Cool: Battery Equalization or desulphation might help? :Wink:

    Battery Equalization
     
  4. Muffinn

    Muffinn Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Worcester
    Thanks - just bought a new one...as advised
     
Loading...

Share This Page