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Offline Stewart G Griffin

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BATTERY TESTING 101:
« on: June 17, 2008, 10:46:39 AM »
(.........really should have an electrical section)

Anyways, is the battery testing at the auto parts stores ok?

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Re: BATTERY TESTING 101:
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 11:26:22 AM »
dont forget it might be the alternator. When charging the battery it should be about 14.4v I think from memory or was it 13.4? grey matter letting me down!!

Checking the battery you could always put yr tongue across it  ;D    [Disclaimer- only joking!]
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Re: BATTERY TESTING 101:
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008, 11:32:48 AM »
Electrical goes in the interior section.

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Re: BATTERY TESTING 101:
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008, 01:42:32 PM »
The battery needs to be sufficiently charged before testing. A load test at 1/2 cca for 15 seconds you should not carry the voltage below 9.6volts.
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BATTERY TESTING 101:
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2008, 07:50:53 PM »
Is/are the battery testing at auto parts stores such as, Advance, Autozone etc. any good?

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Re: BATTERY TESTING 101:
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2008, 08:25:50 PM »
Didn't you already make this post?
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Re: BATTERY TESTING 101:
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2008, 08:55:16 PM »
I've never used them, but, in my opinion, they can read the voltage when you bring it in.  You can do that also with a guage, voltmeter.  I don't think they can tell if it holds a charge or not (i may be wrong) but, unless you put a drain on it for a bit, then recheck it, it would tell more.   

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Re: BATTERY TESTING 101:
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2008, 09:56:39 AM »
a) i believe i did, but the original post has (mysteriosly?) disappeared, so same difference.   (?)


b) What i'm basically trying to assertain is if the battery testing going on at auto parts houses legit or some rouse to try to get you to buy a new battery?

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Re: BATTERY TESTING 101:
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2008, 10:00:24 AM »
UPDATE:

Ok, i see what happened----the post got moved to the interior (???) section.  Not sure what the battery has to do with the interior, but ok.

We should just leave this post as is, because it's getting alot of traffic this way.

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Re: BATTERY TESTING 101:
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2008, 05:09:22 PM »
 do you have a charger ??

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Re: BATTERY TESTING 101:
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2008, 10:53:02 PM »
Yes.

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Re: BATTERY TESTING 101:
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2008, 10:57:31 PM »
 you get it to full charge and have them load test it ,,Watch the gauge yourself to,,

 poor ,am can dissable the ign. and crank 15 sec. and watch that the volts don't drow below 9.6