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Deep Cycle Battery Charge???

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05-28-02, 07:31 PM   #1  
Deep Cycle Battery Charge???

I wrote earlier about my 12 volt Deep cycle battery for my travel trailer.I took it out of my trailer,as it was acting weak,just running small dome lights...
I put it on a 2amp charge for about 6 hrs a day for 3 days total.
I checked it berfore putting it back in with a hydrometer.
It reads re-charge! in the red zone (1100-1150) in all cells.
The water level is good?
The battery is about 4 yrs old,but only really used 1-2 yrs,but pulled for charging during the winter months?This is a Wal-Mart battery (deep-Cycle).Am I charging this correctly?Should I use the 10Amp charge?I own a 2/10/50 amp charger wich also does a .3 amp trickle charge.Or is this battery telling me it all done????????
Thanks, Charlie

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05-28-02, 08:53 PM   #2  
Make sure your charger is working properly. If it is, you probably need a new battery. You may be able to bring it back to life by putting it on a high-amp charge that will burn off the corrosion on the cell plates, but you will be better off with a new one. Here's a dumb question, but it has to be asked: did the charger happen to get switched to 6v by accident?

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05-28-02, 09:33 PM   #3  
Assuming the charger is OK, if ALL cells read around 1100 after 18 hours of charging, then it is an ex-battery. Buy a new one.

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