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Old 04-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Battery tender on 6V :( do I need a new battery?

I just put the battery back in my bike and got almost no life from it. I came back to my apt, looked at the tender and saw that it was set to 6V (vs 12V).

So, adv hive mind, do we think the battery is toast, or do we think I should put it back on the tender (now set properly)?

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Old 04-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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I just put the battery back in my bike and got almost no life from it. I came back to my apt, looked at the tender and saw that it was set to 6V (vs 12V).

So, adv hive mind, do we think the battery is toast, or do we think I should put it back on the tender (now set properly)?

Thanks!
switch to 12 volts and charge it again.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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I voted no..... but it will only be no (edit... I meant... no maybe (sorry dropped a word or 2)), the charger will not hurt the battery.

it still may be toast (but for a different reason)

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:57 AM   #4
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I think you'll be fine. BUT if you are using a tender may not charge a dead battery. Or if it does may take a very long time, most of them tenders are only good for 0.75A or so.

What kind of battery and what kind of tender???
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:03 AM   #5
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The good news is that your battery wil not be damaged by charging at 6V (charging a 6V battery at 12V is a different story), but as mentioned you will probably need a bigger charger than a tender.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:33 PM   #6
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Been there and done that. Just re-charge on 12V and your battery should be fine. At least mine was.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:54 PM   #7
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Applying 6v to a 12v battery will not damage the battery. Long term storage in this manner can still allow the 12v battery to eventually fully discharge and kill it.
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