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|09-08-2009 11:16 PM|
We're glad you got a new free battery, but it's not a recommendation for Wally World exactly.
|09-08-2009 02:37 PM|
|SpcAlan1||Either way I got a brand new battery.|
|09-08-2009 02:25 PM|
Originally Posted by SpcAlan1 View Post
|09-08-2009 09:15 AM|
I can only go by what Walmart told me.
Either way, i got a replacement battery.
Saved $ 75 bucks.
|09-07-2009 09:30 PM|
If it was showing 0 volts, how could they measure 12 amps? You can test a battery to see if it's good, but you can't measure capacity easily - hence Link type products. And I know of no test for cold cranking amps other than a lab at say, Trojan Batteries.
|09-07-2009 09:05 PM|
|AdamLein||The suggestion battery at 0 volts is pretty astonishing. I've also never heard of anybody doing a test to measure cold cranking amps but I guess it's possible... did they put the batter in a freezer overnight and then bridge the terminals with an ammeter?|
|09-07-2009 08:41 PM|
|SpcAlan1||it was a Marine Max from Walmart - 600 coldcranking amps|
|09-07-2009 06:32 PM|
Glad you got it sorted out. No wires on a boat should ever be taped. A good crimp connector (or a soldered connection) is all that should be used. A good purchase is a cheap digital multimeter - about 12-15 bucks. It will be a big help if there is ever an issue with connections. 600 amp battery? don't think that's right.
|09-07-2009 04:22 PM|
I took my battery back to Walmart. They checked it and it was reading 0 volts, and only 12 amps ( on a 600 amp battery ). So they said it was dead.
I exchanged it and went back to boat, where I found out that the previous owner did a shoddy wiring job of the soar charger, and the wires were completely dissconnected under the floor betwwen the hull and the wood floor.
That leads me to believe that the reason my lights were getting dimmer by the day ( when I used them ). was because I was using the battery with no charging going on.
So I fixed the wiring, taped up everything very nicely and checked the solar charger, and now evertything is on working order. Woohhooo.
We went sailing today in light winds and had a great time.
|09-07-2009 02:31 PM|
Originally Posted by floatsome View Post
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