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    Icon9 Battery voltage

    Hi, I have a big Kinetik battery. Recently I took it out of the car to charge at home, I've charged it a few times doing trickle charge and all that, when the charger says it's completely charged I measure the voltage with the DMM and it reads high 13's v and after a while the voltage starts dropping fast and then stays at 10.64v .

    1- Why is this happening?

    2- Is there any way to fix this problem?

    3- If there's no solution, Can I get money for this battery as is?

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    Re: Battery voltage

    AGMs are very figity. If you have already ran it to low it wont recover.



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    Re: Battery voltage

    It has a bad cell and to my knowledge, there's nothing that can be done to help it. As for selling it... It'll bring six bucks as a core.



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    Re: Battery voltage

    Sounds like a bad cell to me. No warranty?



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    Re: Battery voltage

    i agree sounds like bad cell, have you tried those smart charger?




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    Re: Battery voltage

    I've charged it and trickle charged it more than 5 times with a smart charger and that happens. No warranty on this battery left.



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    Re: Battery voltage

    dead battery. might as well take it to a recycling yard. for the future, dont use a dmm right after taking it off the charger, you wanna let it rest and then check it after a few




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    Re: Battery voltage

    I waited a few days to measure the battery resting voltage and post it here.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bbeljefe View Post
    It has a bad cell and to my knowledge, there's nothing that can be done to help it. As for selling it... It'll bring six bucks as a core.
    So, there's no way to fix this battery and I will have to throw this battery and money away?



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    Re: Battery voltage

    Quote Originally Posted by argenis69 View Post
    So, there's no way to fix this battery and I will have to throw this battery and money away?
    How old is the battery? You might be able to get discounted for a core charge or something. Otherwise you're basically SOL.



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    Quote Originally Posted by argenis69 View Post
    So, there's no way to fix this battery and I will have to throw this battery and money away?
    That's it.



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    Re: Battery voltage

    I bought that battery used from a friend like 2 years ago.



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    Quote Originally Posted by argenis69 View Post
    I bought that battery used from a friend like 2 years ago.
    Yeah I'm not surprised then, who knows how old the battery actually is. Batteries typically only last a couple years, especially car audio batteries.



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    Re: Battery voltage

    Ok, Thanks guy.

    ---------- Post added at 10:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:54 PM ----------

    Ok, Thanks guys.



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    Re: Battery voltage

    Yes..Time for a replacement.Might take a look at an Orileys Super Start )Platinum Series AGM battery for the money,and Excellent warranty for the money..Just a recommendation,since Im running 3 in the truck, and 2 in the crv without any issues



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