thanks alot broOriginally 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
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.
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.
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.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!!!!!
yah it is. but my pumps sound weaker now.and i checked it with the volt meter it read 12.3 and they said on the forums to charge it to 12.6Originally posted by Hannibal Lector@Jan 20 2009, 03:02 AM~12757668
What happened chris I thought those were brand new batts.
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.Originally posted by CoupeDevilleDTS+Jan 18 2009, 08:38 PM~12743219-->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.cashmoneyspeed wrote recently that he replaces the fuse with a standard 30 or 40 amp fuse.
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?