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Braille battery dead again

Discussion in 'QX70 Chat' started by fxlr8, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. fxlr8

    fxlr8 Staff Administrator

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    My new braille battery has died again, checked it with only 6 volts:eek:.

    I need to get a battery maintainer since I only drive the FX once a week. Plus the mac mini and the alarm probably drained it even more...
     

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  2. Krayzie

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    ahh that sucks man, i just realized one of my DTRL is dieing...flashing like crazy :(
     
  3. Dr.2K

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    Wow, already? I'm still on my original. Aren't those batteries supposed to last longer and be more durable also?
     
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    fxlr8

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    Not sure if they are suppose to last longer... If you drive your car everyday or every couple days I am sure they would be fine. If you let your car sit for a bit though you would probably need the maintainer.

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  5. Dr.2K

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    Oh, ok now I see your point.
     
  6. Deecarp

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    Hey Jeff, try the vector's smart jump and charger, to help maintain your battery. bought one for 81 buck and I have charged 3 batts, and jumped someone car with it already. so it's paid for it self already. Now I don't know much about the Braille battery other than the compact size. have you ever tried the Napa version of the gel cel. I just put in 2 I'm doing a stero install, putting one in the spare tire space. So I hope to have pictures next week. With the upgraded stero and battery version of the gel cel
     
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    fxlr8

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    I did just buy a charger and maintainer, Wal-Mart special :)

    Whenever I don't plan on driving the car that much I hook it up to the maintainer. I am not really sure if the braille battery is made to handle a cuv.
     
  8. crayonz

    crayonz Member

    battery

    new to the site. where's the best place to get a battery charger? i use my fx45 about 2-3 times a week, so just want to get one just in case. thanks, guys!
     
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  10. Ripjam

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    This might sound strange but go to a motorcycle dealer to get a battery maintainer they all sell them. Also you might have to check to see if you have a parasitic load causing the battery to drain.
     
  11. crayonz

    crayonz Member

    well, my battery is fine. but how would you go about in diagnosing a parasitic load?
     
  12. Ripjam

    Ripjam Member

    Use an amp meter in series after you remove the battery cable (neg) you should use a meter that at least support 10amps. The reading after everything powers back up and falls asleep should be a .5 amps or less. There's a stunt you can use in conjunction with the meter that makes it easier to do.
     
  13. turbocad6

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    yeah, it's much safer with a shunt... if you go with a 10 amp meter don't make the mistake of tuning the ign on or anything or you'll blow the fuse in the meter... a shunt can handle 50 amps continuous & can even handle a start as a temporary condition...
     
  14. Psiclne

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    +1 I have one on my bike now