ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool > Airheads
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-25-2013, 08:08 PM   #16
bpeckm
Grin!
 
bpeckm's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Road Island
Oddometer: 5,743
Where's the icon that shows a forehead-slap saying.... duh!!

Of course, 4.5 volts will not charge a 12v... it takes a higher-than-nominal voltage to charge anything! You may be on to something!

Will look for the manyana post.....




__________________
XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
__________________
bpeckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 08:31 PM   #17
ritetwist OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
ritetwist's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: North AB, CDA
Oddometer: 175
Update,the newer auto charger was set to 6 volts, gave a 12.5 volt out put reading.
Set on 12 volts, shows about 22 volts output.
The battery is already showing 13.5 vots and still charging.
Old charger is in the dumpster.
My forehead is sore.

Where are those old batteries?
I don't often throw things away.
__________________
Afraid to sleep for fear of missing something.
ritetwist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 10:29 PM   #18
Warin
Retired
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Oddometer: 1,939
Quote:
Originally Posted by ritetwist View Post
1) Old charger is in the dumpster.
2) My forehead is sore.

3) Where are those old batteries?
4) I don't often throw things away.
Take old charger out of dumpster. Solves 4 and 1.
Drink beer. Solves 2.

The old charger may just have a faulty diode or two. Can you open it and look inside? If you cannot do it .. take it to your next swap meet or bmw club meeting .. give it away. This helps with 3 as you now have given penance for that.
Warin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 12:04 AM   #19
ritetwist OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
ritetwist's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: North AB, CDA
Oddometer: 175
Thanks W.
Before I threw the old charger out, I cut the AC cord off. Future use as a pig-tail for checking motors / pumps / lights,etc.I also cut the DC cord with the alligator clips on it, helps for testing DC hookups.
I found 4 batteries that I can charge and load test, there may be some salvation there.
Thanks for the help.
A lesson well learned. Painful to admit.
__________________
Afraid to sleep for fear of missing something.
ritetwist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 05:28 AM   #20
bpeckm
Grin!
 
bpeckm's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Road Island
Oddometer: 5,743
All is well in the world.





Have another beer.




__________________
XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
__________________
bpeckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014