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Q&A: What would make a Battery “Not Take a Charge?”?


by Anastacia Haddon

Question by For Brains (See Pic): What would make a Battery "Not Take a Charge?"?
Im thinking of Household items that have Sulfuric Acid to put in the Battery right now...

Any Household items i can use or "Cut Open" with a Utility knife to get Sulfuric Acid out? Thanks!

And should i charge the battery while i either 1) Get the Sulfuric Acid out of a Household item OR 2) But the Electrolyte in 5 DAYS!!??

And should i also Discharge the battery by driving the Car with it?

Best answer:

Answer by joemong
because the battery is no good.

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6 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Staff - September 29, 2010 at 4:54 am

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Q&A: How long do I run a car engine to charge the battery “make up” for the car starting?

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by modenadude

Question by mark: How long do I run a car engine to charge the battery "make up" for the car starting?
That is, if I want to leave the battery in approximately the same charged state as before starting the car, roughly how long do I have to run the engine to make up for the draw on the battery to start it? 5 minutes? 10 minutes? 30?

Best answer:

Answer by duce
It depends on the state of the battery, if the battery is dying then no amount of charging will bring it up to full charging state

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4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Staff - September 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm

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Which charger setting to charge my car battery: “conventional/low maintenance” or “no maintenance/deep cycle”?


by Wouter Kiel

Question by Adam: Which charger setting to charge my car battery: "conventional/low maintenance" or "no maintenance/deep cycle"?
I have a one-year-old Die Hard car battery that I want to recharge with a 10-amp wall battery charger.

The charger has two settings: "conventional / low maintenance" and "no maintenance / deep cycle". Which one should I use? What do the settings mean?

Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by brian d
does the battery have caps that come off so you can add water? low maint. no caps no maint

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