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Unread 12-11-2008, 12:17 AM   #1
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so if i buy all NEW batteries for a 48 v conversion, obviously they dont need charging being new and all, can i buy and use a battery tender to keep em up?? just throw the tender on the batts whenever your not riding it, riiight ??
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Unread 12-11-2008, 02:36 AM   #2
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so if i buy all NEW batteries for a 48 v conversion, obviously they dont need charging being new and all, can i buy and use a battery tender to keep em up?? just throw the tender on the batts whenever your not riding it, riiight ??
Ummm, is this a serious post?

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Unread 12-11-2008, 09:38 AM   #3
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You need to spend some serious time SEARCHING this forum and learn about your cart.

The search option and the above "stickies" will save you alot of time typing.
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Unread 12-11-2008, 11:30 AM   #4
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so if i buy all NEW batteries for a 48 v conversion, obviously they dont need charging being new and all, can i buy and use a battery tender to keep em up?? just throw the tender on the batts whenever your not riding it, riiight ??
NO

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Unread 12-11-2008, 12:17 PM   #5
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Around the house I am the "battery tender". Every Weds. night is plug in the toy haulers night. It must be working because the TROJANS which aren't new are still working great.

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Unread 12-11-2008, 12:57 PM   #6
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OK I am about to get in trouble BOO IS TENDER>
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OK I am about to get in trouble BOO IS TENDER>
Behave... I've caused enough trouble for this week..
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Unread 12-11-2008, 01:20 PM   #8
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Where did you ever get that idea at? Batteries need an initial forming charge as soon as you get them. An initial or forming charge is at significant higher voltage than the required float charge.

Futhermore the worst thing you can do to a battery is store it without a float or some sort of charger to overcome the self discharge rate. Otherwise when you try to use them down the road, they will be dead with no chance of ever re-charging them.
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Unread 12-11-2008, 02:43 PM   #9
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I don't think batteries are every charged until the customer does it. The only reason batteries have any juice at all to start it because of the initial chemical reaction. NEVER run them until they are fully charged. Running a battery down low repeatedly will damage a battery.
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Unread 12-11-2008, 03:15 PM   #10
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I don't think batteries are every charged until the customer does it. The only reason batteries have any juice at all to start it because of the initial chemical reaction.
If batteries are shipped wet (with electolyte) the factory has put a charge to test and validate quality, but they have not applied a plate forming charge on the battery.

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NEVER run them until they are fully charged.
Ditto, and good plate forming charge

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Running a battery down low repeatedly will damage a battery.
No offense but that is a bit of an understatement when we talk about the lead/acid type battery. Deep discharges of 50% will significantly shorten battery life and rapidly deplete capacity. Frequent discharges of 80% or more will destroy them in very short order.
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