Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Central Florida
Recharging a battery
I have never done this before and I thought it should be pretty simple but the directions leave a lot to be desired and now have me pretty nervous. I was under the assumption that I would remove the battery cables and then hook the charger up pos to pos and neg to neg and trickle charge it but from reading the directions it gives me 2 ways.
1 is with battery in vehicle and grounded to vehicle. It reads as if it were a car battery even though it is not. It is the Schumaker Battery Companion which was suggested by ccspinner to use. It gives direction on hooking it up if it is neg grounded and also if it pos grounded. Do I leave the battery cables hooked up and if this is the step to use, is it pos or neg grounded.
2 is with battery out of charger and not grounded and it says to take a jumper cable minimum of 24" and hook it to the neg post and then hook the battery charger pos lead to the pos terminal. It then says to take the neg cable and hook it to the jumper cable attached to the neg cable.
Am I understanding this correctly? I do not want to do anything that could cause the battery to explode or to injure myself. Thanks!!
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1995 Vulcan 750 "Frankenstein"
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Last edited by Cardinal Fang; 07-22-2007 at 08:23 PM.