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#4757324 - 05/14/18 07:48 PM Atv battery charging
hardcore302 Offline

Registered: 11/23/09
Posts: 2501
Loc: Suffolk County, NY
I'm charging my small ATV battery with the plug with two alligator clips. The plug has a green light and a red light. After just a couple of minutes both lights are green and red. There is no change. How long should I charge this thing? Thank you.
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#4757357 - 05/14/18 08:20 PM Re: Atv battery charging [Re: hardcore302]
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Registered: 12/14/16
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If it is a small maintainer/charger the battery may be too far discharged for it to work. May need to try a higher amp charger. Some larger chargers have an "activate/start" setting that will often revive a totally dead battery to the point a maintainer can take over.
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#4757363 - 05/14/18 08:26 PM Re: Atv battery charging [Re: hardcore302]
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Registered: 06/05/03
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What's the battery voltage?
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#4757410 - 05/14/18 09:03 PM Re: Atv battery charging [Re: hardcore302]
eljefino Offline

Registered: 06/15/03
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Jumper cable it to your car *not running* and let it slowly ooze current on down.

#4757726 - 05/15/18 09:24 AM Re: Atv battery charging [Re: eljefino]
krismoriah72 Offline

Registered: 02/16/09
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Loc: wv
Get a multimeter from harbor freight or similar. Keep battery charged to 12.8V resting.

#4757740 - 05/15/18 09:34 AM Re: Atv battery charging [Re: hardcore302]
Rand Offline

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12804
Loc: NE,Ohio
What kind of charger? what is the current voltage of battery.

if its too low possibly try jumping it from a spare car battery/tractor etc for 5-10min or so.

then putting it on the charger.
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