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Old 02-28-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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just bought a new battery charger

This is my first time ever having to charge a battery so i have no clue if this should or should not happen, i hooked up the negative and posative and it flashed RED "charging" then it went green and said charged and it keeps flashing back and forth... and i know its not fully charged cuz my elec start just clicks
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This is my first time ever having to charge a battery so i have no clue if this should or should not happen, i hooked up the negative and positive and it flashed RED "charging" then it went green and said charged and it keeps flashing back and forth... and i know its not fully charged cuz my elec start just clicks
If it has a 6V option, make sure it is set to 12V. Try leaving it connected to the battery, unplug from wall for about 30 seconds and plug it back in.

If non of the above work check the instructions on the charger. some are able to determine if there is a shorted cell, that flashing may indicate that the battery is bad. or it just may indicate that it is charging and it's normal to flash that way
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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its a 12v only battery charger, i know i should have read the instructions first but u know us men dont want to read first.
the battery charger is Certified automatic battery charger if anyone has this charger let me know
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i just seen that it had FLOAT MODE and i found that online it said this...

automatically changes from full-charge to float-mode monitoring to prevent overcharging

i think that might just be it.
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i just seen that it had FLOAT MODE and i found that online it said this...

automatically changes from full-charge to float-mode monitoring to prevent overcharging

i think that might just be it.
If it is in float mode that means your battery is charged!
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... and i know its not fully charged cuz my elec start just clicks
This could be a bad battery (check with a volt meter), a bad connection, or a bad solenoid.
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so i read the manual today, all that was wrong is, it was severely discharged, and it had to charge up enough to take a charge :S
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so i read the manual today, all that was wrong is, it was severely discharged, and it had to charge up enough to take a charge :S
I know on my Battery tender you have to hook the tender up to the battery first and then add power to the tender or it will flash.
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