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    chaaaaaaaaarge!

    I have a batcap 800 in my trunk that i've never charged. should i be charging it periodically? also can i use the 12v battery charger i already have or do i need the one batcap makes?







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    Quote Originally Posted by princ3cmo View Post
    I have a batcap 800 in my trunk that i've never charged. should i be charging it periodically? also can i use the 12v battery charger i already have or do i need the one batcap makes?
    I would suggest an agm charger on about 10amps... Thats what i use for my XS. I only do this if its been sitting for a while

    You should find out what the rated charging voltage is on the batcap and follow that




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    Quote Originally Posted by sleazebagger View Post
    I would suggest an agm charger on about 10amps... Thats what i use for my XS. I only do this if its been sitting for a while

    You should find out what the rated charging voltage is on the batcap and follow that
    so if its been in my daily driven car, no need to charge it? and also, when i charge it, i need to unhook my amps first, right? or does it matter?




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    Quote Originally Posted by princ3cmo View Post
    so if its been in my daily driven car, no need to charge it? and also, when i charge it, i need to unhook my amps first, right? or does it matter?
    hmmmm... Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but I dont think you do. The amp is shut off therefor not demanding current so the battery is being charged either way.


    And yes... even if you drive it everyday your battery can still run low from a lot of demand that the alt cant keep up with. if it starts to drop below 12.4 then a good charge might be in order




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    Quote Originally Posted by sleazebagger View Post
    hmmmm... Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but I dont think you do. The amp is shut off therefor not demanding current so the battery is being charged either way.


    And yes... even if you drive it everyday your battery can still run low from a lot of demand that the alt cant keep up with. if it starts to drop below 12.4 then a good charge might be in order
    ok, so yea, i probably should charge it....now all i need to know is can i use this 12v battery charger i have. or if i have to buy a different one. i use it for the 12v battery that powers my golf cart sound system. so i think it should be ok but any help is appreciated.....

    and do i need to unhook the amps?




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    Quote Originally Posted by princ3cmo View Post
    ok, so yea, i probably should charge it....now all i need to know is can i use this 12v battery charger i have. or if i have to buy a different one. i use it for the 12v battery that powers my golf cart sound system. so i think it should be ok but any help is appreciated.....

    and do i need to unhook the amps?
    I'd unhook the amps just to be safe unless someone else knows better. I'm still getting my feet wet when it comes to electrical.

    hook up the charger and see what its charging at via DMM. Check the Batcap website to see what the recommended charging voltage is. if its not higher then what your charger is producing then you should be fine. You also have to take into account the current. Make sure your no thitting it with a massive current charge as agm's are not suppose to be charged fast like that.




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    Re: chaaaaaaaaarge!

    charge it on a 2a trickle charge being its a agm battery.




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    Re: chaaaaaaaaarge!

    just looked at the charger and it has a setting for agm batteries so i know that part should be fine.

    since the battery is a 12v battery, im assuming i charge it till it levels at 12v correct? or should i go by the percentage setting on the charger?




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    Re: chaaaaaaaaarge!

    and no you dont need to unhook your amps to charge your batts in the car. i charge mine every other week with everything still hooked up to the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by princ3cmo View Post
    just looked at the charger and it has a setting for agm batteries so i know that part should be fine.

    since the battery is a 12v battery, im assuming i charge it till it levels at 12v correct? or should i go by the percentage setting on the charger?
    yes charge at 12v.




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    Re: chaaaaaaaaarge!

    Wait, is this battery in your trunk not hooked up to the alt?



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    Re: chaaaaaaaaarge!

    thanks bro, so since my trunk battery is only 12v does that mean my amps are only getting 12 volts?

    because i was seeing around 13.2 before I added the battery. now i have no way of seeing what my voltage is.

    ---------- Post added at 07:23 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:22 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    Wait, is this battery in your trunk not hooked up to the alt?
    yes, it is hooked to my alt....i think.....i know its wired from the front idk if from my battery in my hood or to alt (didnt hook it up myself)




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    Quote Originally Posted by princ3cmo View Post
    thanks bro, so since my trunk battery is only 12v does that mean my amps are only getting 12 volts?

    because i was seeing around 13.2 before I added the battery. now i have no way of seeing what my voltage is.

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    yes, it is hooked to my alt....i think.....i know its wired from the front idk if from my battery in my hood or to alt (didnt hook it up myself)
    yes its hooked up to your alt if its wire in parallel with your front battery. a common misconception is that a alt charges your battery which it doesnt.




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    Re: chaaaaaaaaarge!

    You might want to check that out man. Idk why anyone has not mentioned that yet but your alt should be connected to your battery.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    You might want to check that out man. Idk why anyone has not mentioned that yet but your alt should charge that battery while your vehicle is running.
    no it doesnt. older style generators did charge your alt a little while driving, but newer alts arent designed that way.




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    Re: chaaaaaaaaarge!

    Quote Originally Posted by sacsking916 View Post
    yes its hooked up to your alt if its wire in parallel with your front battery. a common misconception is that a alt charges your battery which it doesnt.
    Explain what you mean...



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