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Old 04-25-2010, 03:18 PM   #106
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It should have come fully charged from the distributor, so I wouldn't be very happy about a new "dead" battery. Since you got yours on e-bay, getting a "fresh" one might not be do-able.

In terms of charging, you're going backwards. You want to start with higher amps and work your way down. I would start at 40 amps for an hour, and check to see if you reached 14.75

After that, 4-6 hours at 10 amps, then a maintenance charge (Battery Tender) after that.

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Thanks for the advice Hunter, I will keep it at 40amps for a few hours and see what happen.

PS: I purchase two 680 battery's for my GS's and they came fully charge, But I also know this vendor sells a tons of this things to the Harley guys so i'm surprise this one did not have a charge.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:08 PM   #107
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Thanks for the advice Hunter, I will keep it at 40amps for a few hours and see what happen.
No problem, but be careful, too much time at 40 amps could cause some damage.

I would check it every hour or so, until it hit 14.75

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Old 04-25-2010, 07:15 PM   #108
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No problem, but be careful, too much time at 40 amps could cause some damage.

I would check it every hour or so, until it hit 14.75

Hunter
At 40 amps, even the big Optima in my jeep has never needed more than 15 to 20 minutes on an ice cold winter night.
I think if I needed to give a small bike battery that kind of boost, I'd just grab a beer & watch it for a few minutes. It should charge up rather quickly at that amperage.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:03 PM   #109
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Thanks for the advice Hunter, I will keep it at 40amps for a few hours and see what happen.

Whoa... You might want to read up the technical documentation @ the odyssey website.

http://www.odysseybatteries.com/files/techbook.pdf

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Old 04-25-2010, 10:18 PM   #110
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No problem, but be careful, too much time at 40 amps could cause some damage.

I would check it every hour or so, until it hit 14.75

Hunter

Thanks that was my Fear when using the 40amp mode.
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:20 PM   #111
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Whoa... You might want to read up the technical documentation @ the odyssey website.

http://www.odysseybatteries.com/files/techbook.pdf


Thanks a bunch..

I guess I have a defective battery since mine spend a few hours in the 2amp mode with out a sign of anything
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:42 AM   #112
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The Odyssey has specific charging requirements.


You need to read the provided link.


6amp is the mimimum charging current with a discharged battery. You can use a 2amp charger to keep a battery topped off, but only with a battery that's already close to 100% capacity.


Despite all the hoopla and long life claims it's important to use a battery tender or disconnect your battery during storage. My new (last summer) $100 PC310 didn't last through the winter. I was complacent and perhaps a bit ignorant and just left the battery in the bike as I'd done in previous years. As a result my battery voltage was down to 8.2 at the begining of spring.

A Ctek charger was able to get the battery charged up to 12.8, but the battery won't hold it. After sitting for a few hours, the battery reads 12.4 volts and the bike is slow to start. According to Odyssey 'state of charge' chart, my battery capacity is down to about 60% of what it was when new. An expensive mistake on my part.



Although the Odyssey has a number of benefits, the overall capacity is less than OEM in my particular use. OEM was a 12 amp hour, and the Odyssey is a 7 or 8 AH. I've since replaced the PC310 w/ a 14 AH capacity AGM battery.


Moral: take care of your battery.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:27 AM   #113
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Thanks a bunch..

I guess I have a defective battery since mine spend a few hours in the 2amp mode with out a sign of anything
Hey Ricky

Should have come charged; what was the date on the battery's cardboard box?

I was sold an ISA Charger (Canadian) by my vendor (who is a knowledgeable bloke), and it is only a 3A. But it says (and he said) it will charge a dead battery. It is also designed for gel, and AGM (absorbed glass mat - Odyssey) batteries. I think the Ody is 14.89v max, or you will damage it. Amps don't matter.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:59 PM   #114
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deka ext9 is also a sealed agm. it's a quality made in the us battery.
i've gotten atleast 4+ yrs on the ones i've used. maybe the ody will last a little longer but you could buy 2 deka for the 1 ody.
http://etx9.com/
http://www.batteryprice.com/deka-etx...gmbattery.aspx
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