Battery Life

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 11:47
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Hi Forum Family
One for all you leccy blokes. Given a battery in good nick how long do I let it settle after recharging before I check the voltage and what should that battery show as volts (a 12 Volt battey that is) and assuming nothing is hanging off it how long would it stay at these volts before needing a boost ?
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:04

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:04
The battery faq will answer your questions and more

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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:06

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:06
Crazy, didn't forget, it just didn't show

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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:08

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:08
I tend it leave it overnight and then check with a DMM. Fully charged starting battery usually reads about 12.8 volts. Gel cells usually read about 13.1 volts.

It should hold this voltage for months, but in a vehicle there's usually the odd parasitic device like the clock or radio.
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Reply By: macca - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:27

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:27
Thanks Fellas
Just knew somebody would have the answers
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