lesuire battery advice

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  1. georgie boy

    georgie boy Funster

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    having problem with lesuire batteries for a long time. so needed to purchase 2 x 110 from halfords, picked the batteries up yesterday from edinburgh the drove on with them to lock lommand just put them on the motorhome and checked them one is saying 12.6 amps the othere is saying 8.9 amps so would be advisable to put them on or get the one which is low fully charged before putting on ,and if i put them on would it do any damage to the batteries with it being low ??
     
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    I am assuming by amps, you mean volts.

    The one which is low is over discharged and needs returning to Halfords.
    It will have been permanently damaged, I'm sorry to say.:Sad:

    It's not to say you can't successfully charge it, but you will never get full capacity from it.

    You can run on the good battery until the next halfords!:thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    I agree with Jon.

    the battery should have a 'recharge by' date on it somewhere

    this is to indicate to the retailer when to recharge it if its stood on the shelf for an extended time, so its either been ignored or its a faulty battery......either way return it as soon as you can and insist on a replacement, dont let them just charge it.

    you dont know how long its been at 8.9 volts (probably weeks or months) so could very much be internally damaged.

    12v is considered a flat battery....12.7volts is considered fully charged
     
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