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Old 12-24-2009, 09:05 PM
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I'm not sure i trust that diagnosis of the battery based on the description of what its doing. How was it tested?
the guy put it on a one amp charger and put his meter on it . then left it charge for 10 minutes and took an other reading and said it's coming up slowly so i'm slowly charging it back up. i'm gonna play with it till the first of the week and if it don't work i'm getting a bigger battery for it
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:53 AM
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Auto Zone tried to tell me a battery was just discharged one time when I took it in for warranty. I told them to go ahead and try to charge it if thats all that was wrong with it. When I came back an hour later there was a brand new battery sitting on the counter for me. I guess they didn't believe me when I told them it was spitting acid when you tried to charge it. LOL!
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:25 AM
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the guy put it on a one amp charger and put his meter on it . then left it charge for 10 minutes and took an other reading and said it's coming up slowly so i'm slowly charging it back up. i'm gonna play with it till the first of the week and if it don't work i'm getting a bigger battery for it
Yea, that definitely not a battery test. You could shove two wires in a grapefruit and get it to show an increase in charge. I hope whoever that was didn't charge you money to do that "test".
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:20 AM
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pop the top cover off and put some water in it
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:24 AM
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well I'm waiting for the stores to reopen from Christmas and I'm gonna just go buy a new battery and use this one for a spare if i need one in a hurry.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:21 PM
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cold will not hurt a battery the heat will, the cold just make the battery work hard(amps).
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:23 PM
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cold will not hurt a battery the heat will, the coldjust make the batter work.
Ummm. Noooooo. Actually its the exact opposite. Batteries lose a significant amount of their CCA and RC in temperatures below 30 degrees. So much so that an already unhealthy battery might work fine in the warm weather and no longer be able to function in the cold. This is nothing new, always been that way.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:36 PM
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x2, never have weather related (-minus rain) battery problems down here because it never gets cold down here. we have 5 and 6 year old batteries that will hold a charge still. the cold can drain a battery, and especially since you guys were seeing a pretty big winter storm, i bet temperatures got pretty cold. i would go buy the battery, but i would also still get the battery tender, that might alleviate future problems
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:39 PM
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well i have garage space for it now were i had all my junk so it will be in a heated garage now.
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:59 PM
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Ummm. Noooooo. Actually its the exact opposite. Batteries lose a significant amount of their CCA and RC in temperatures below 30 degrees. So much so that an already unhealthy battery might work fine in the warm weather and no longer be able to function in the cold. This is nothing new, always been that way.
amm wrong the heat is what will cause a batter to lose it power but it will show it in the cold like I said, yes it would work if it was warm on the cold days it will not, but the reason it has lost it power was due to the heat in summer or being to close to somthing hot. we all know the cold take more battery power for many reasons. a battery that never sees 100degress will last a lot longer that one that never sees 50 or below
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:12 PM
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Summer heat does not hurt car batteries. Think about it. They sit under the hood in your engine bay that runs at 180+. That kind of heat is not damaging to the battery. The cold doesn't "damage" it either. It just makes the electrons less effective (in simplified terms).
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:41 PM
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i bought a new battery today so hopefully this problem is fixed. the honda shop tested the machine and said it was charging up to their standards so it was a week battery so we seem to think.
$75.00 for the service call later at least i know it wasn't the atv it's self
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:55 PM
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bill a battery tender thats wired in all times is the way to go. like john said he did plug it in and plug in the quad and forget it!a and never have a norther problem
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