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Questions about the care and maintenance of batteries.

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  1. questionHow do I charge certain deep cycle 6-volt, 8-volt and 12-volt batteries?
    Charging Recommendation for all Deep Cycle Batteries whose part number start with the letter "U" (this includes the following battery part numbers: U1800, U2000; U2200, U2300, U2400, U2500, U3050, U3050HC, UL-16, UL-16HC, U1450, U1850, U1850HC; U8VGC, U8VGCHC, USRM8V19, USRM8V-21, USRM8V-24, USR ...
  2. questionCan I overcharge a battery?
    Yes. The most common effect is the battery rapidly dying, however, a battery that swells and becomes hot to the touch is also a direct result of overcharging and can be very dangerous and even explode. Always use the correct charger when charging a car battery, and have it checked periodically b ...
  3. questionFor the deep-cycle batteries with a part number that begins with the letter "U", what is the voltage and amp-hour rating?
    Below are listed some of the most common deep-cycle batteries along with their voltage and Ah capacity (@ 20 HR). Should you need information on one not listed, please contact us. Part # Volts Amp Hours U1800 6 208 U2000 6 216 U2200 6 232 U2300 6 242 U2400 6 251 ...
  4. questionHow do I stay safe when working on my battery?
    Whenever you're handling or working with a lead-acid battery, consult your vehicle and battery owners' manual for instructions and safety precautions. Lead-acid batteries contain hydrogen-oxygen gases than can be explosive and sulfuric acid that can cause severe burns. To help avoid risk of dan ...
  5. questionHow does a "trickle" charger differ from a regular battery charger?
    Typically “trickle chargers” are designed for maintaining the battery during storage periods to help prevent any sulfation that might build on the plates. Trickle charging a battery is just that “trickle charging” and can be used on almost any kind of battery. Larger bat ...
  6. questionHow long does it take to charge a battery?
    The more discharged that a battery is, then the longer it will take to recharge it. Usually it takes several hours to effectively recharge a battery. If a battery is very discharged then it can take up to 12 hours or more to recharge it. While recharging a battery, if the battery becomes ho ...