New battery - Have I activated it wrong?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by lstehbens, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. DaveBall

    DaveBall Long timer

    Sep 30, 2009
    Vancouver Island
    Let it set for 30 min. then test again. It should not drop too much. I would use the trickle charger on it whenever you park it each night, for about a week. Then try it over night without charger and see how it goes. Should be fine.
  2. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

    Jun 24, 2011
    Northern Ireland
    ma is milliamps

    have you stuck it in the bike and tried it?

    you probably dont need to charge it. the chemical reactions between the acid you put in and the lead of the plates makes the battery work. you may need to charge it in a few years when it is worn to kinda re-activate this reaction
  3. lstehbens

    lstehbens Adventurer

    May 16, 2011
    North Queensland, Australia
    Seems to be working all good.

    I didn't use my new 1-4 charger on it - just the trickle charger. Just tested it now its 12.94V which seems good.

    I also tested it after going away for 2 days just after I had charged it with the trickle charger and it was still around the same sort of area. I've been riding the bike and it seems a lot happier starting up and feels strong. I think the old battery was just shite.

    I haven't even opened 1-4 amp charger. Was thinking of taking it back since I haven't used it. Thoughts?