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is it better to charge the batteries when they are dead or barely dead?? and what vlots and ampage for both those conditions of the battery?? I am using the se-1072
 

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if they are marine (or deep cycle), as i imagine they are, you can let them get very low. i wouldn't kill them though. a batterey is considered low if its below about 12.3 volts, and considered fully charged at about 12.6.

as for volts, charge at 12v. as for amps, charge each batterey by itself, and trickle at 2 amps.

charging batteries is like filling a glass of water: imagine filling a drinking glass with a garden hose, then from an eye dropper. you can fill the glass "fuller" the slower you fill it. same with batteries.
 

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Originally posted by 95_PantyDropper@Jan 14 2009, 11:12 PM~12709659
is it better to charge the batteries when they are dead or barely dead?? and what vlots and ampage for both those conditions of the battery?? I am using the se-1072
thanks alot bro
 

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definately do not let them die completely. when voltage gets that low and your still hittin them shit can fuck up pretty easy. I agree trickle charge them on 2 amps or so but i dont fuck around and do 1 at a time. i usually do 6 at 2 amps for 12 hours and them shits are hott
 

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i needed to know this too thanks.
 

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Am using the Schumacher 1072 as well. Got 2 banks of 60volt, and usually charge them at about 6-8hrs. The only bad thing is the fuses that come with the charger are really SHITTY, tend to pop really easy. The charger will look like its charging and the needle will still show, and drop likes its charging, but really not doing shit. Picked up 15amp fuses from Lowes, and never had a problem since. The other bad thig is the Schumacher only comes in 5/10amp, so the 2amp deep charge is not an option with this charger.
 

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Originally posted by DECEPTIONS-95@Jan 18 2009, 03:12 PM~12741510
Am using the Schumacher 1072 as well. Got 2 banks of 60volt, and usually charge them at about 6-8hrs. The only bad thing is the fuses that come with the charger are really SHITTY, tend to pop really easy. The charger will look like its charging and the needle will still show, and drop likes its charging, but really not doing shit. Picked up 15amp fuses from Lowes, and never had a problem since. The other bad thig is the Schumacher only comes in 5/10amp, so the 2amp deep charge is not an option with this charger.

yea i got tha same charger and keeps blowing fuse's just about everytime i use it. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: i called CCE 3 days after i gotten it and they assured me that no body else has called and complained. so i guess i got tha bad 1 :angry:
 

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Originally posted by CoupeDevilleDTS@Jan 18 2009, 07:38 PM~12743219
cashmoneyspeed wrote recently that he replaces the fuse with a standard 30 or 40 amp fuse.

yea i read that . they r called "slow blow" fuses and i could only find them at Ace Hardware. ill check Lowes :cheesy: ill try that tomorrow :cool:
 

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Not to take away from CCE, but the cheapest I foud the charger was at AutoZone. I paid 170, and they ate the shipping cost.... The best chargers out there are the old Luxor chargers, hard to find, but well worth the money!!!!!
 

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Originally posted by DECEPTIONS-95@Jan 18 2009, 09:23 PM~12743653
Not to take away from CCE, but the cheapest I foud the charger was at AutoZone. I paid 170, and they ate the shipping cost.... The best chargers out there are the old Luxor chargers, hard to find, but well worth the money!!!!!
oh, i wouldnt recommend getting them from cce either, theyre cheaper alot of places. think theres a batteryservice website or something that has them for 170. We just got ours from a guy who got them from cce.
 

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I'm borrowin workaholics and it was sittin for 6 months. When I test load it reads good but weak. I charged one at 12v 2anp for only maybe four hours and it reads same. But I know I should charge more what should I do?
 

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What happened chris I thought those were brand new batts.
 

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should be able to charge them up to like 13.3 then it will settle down to 12.7-13.0 depending on how good or new your batts are. Look at it this way, 12.1 is pretty much dead because your dumps will start failing to work and your pumps wont barely move, and 13 is pretty much a full charge. So if your at 12.5 or 12.6 you only have a half charge. If you charge your batts for 12 hours at 5 ams and it doesnt get that high then they are starting to crap out and not take a charge.
 

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Originally posted by CoupeDevilleDTS+Jan 18 2009, 08:38 PM~12743219-->
cashmoneyspeed wrote recently that he replaces the fuse with a standard 30 or 40 amp fuse.
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Yup, on 2 of the 3 Schumacher 1072 charger's, i've replaced the fuses with regular clear glass 30a fuses (they come in packs of 5 for about $1). For the charger i have right now, i haven't had to change the fuse yet, probably because it has only been used on the 5amp setting and hasn't been connected improperly ever. For 1 of the white fuses i had to replace, my homie was charging 4 batteries in series on 10a and it just blew. For the other white fuse i replaced, the charger was on 36V and was hooked up to 48V.

With the charger, here's how i hook it up and so far haven't blown a fuse: plug in charger and make sure it's off, place cables on batteries to be charged, turn dial to correct voltage, make sure it's on 5amp, then turn on the charger.

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ok but when i charge it then i take it off the charger it reads somewhere around 12.86 on my volt meter.then it starts decreasing.what does that mean?
It's normal for the battery voltage to go down right after removing the charger. Here's what to do: Hook the charger up to the batteries and charge until they're at about 14.0 volts(check with voltmeter while still hooked up), then when they're charged take the charger off, wait about an hour and recheck each battery voltage. Should be at least 12.7V for each battery. With them fully charged, you can now load test them if needed.
 

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It's normal for the battery voltage to go down right after removing the charger. Here's what to do: Hook the charger up to the batteries and charge until they're at about 14.0 volts(check with voltmeter while still hooked up), then when they're charged take the charger off, wait about an hour and recheck each battery voltage. Should be at least 12.7V for each battery. With them fully charged, you can now load test them if needed.
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thanks man :biggrin: just the info i needed
 
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