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All lead-acid batteries contain highly corrosive sulfuric acid, generate explosive gases and have warning labels which should be observed closely. For best results, charge the battery as soon as you know it is discharged. To charge your battery, follow these steps and important safety tips: Before Charging: 1) Read the charger manufacturer's instructions. 2) Put on protective eyewear, rubber gloves, work clothes and remove all jewelry. 3) Place the battery in a well ventilated area. 4) Don't charge a frozen battery. Allow the battery to warm to about 60?F before charging. 5) If applicable, remove the vent caps and check the battery's water level and, if low, add distilled water to cover the tops of the plates. Do not overfill. 6) To determine if the battery needs to be charged, test it with a hydrometer to determine its specific gravity and/or with a voltmeter to determine its state of charge. 7) If applicable, reinstall vent caps before charging. 8) While the charger is unplugged, connect the leads to the proper battery terminals. Note: For side-post and studded batteries, we recommend that you use adapters to insure adequate contact. For additional information regarding adapters, contact Interstate Batteries. 9) Set the charger to the proper settings for your battery, e.g. 6 volts vs. 12 volts, low-maintenance vs. sealed, standard automotive vs. deep cycle. 10) Plug in and turn on the charger. 11) Don't wiggle the connections to check contact while the charger is turned on or plugged in. 12) Choose the lowest amperage setting initially. Once the charger is on and the battery is charging, you may want to choose a higher amp setting to reduce charge time. During Charging: 1) Keep the vent caps on. 2) Don't allow smoking, open flames or sparks near the battery. 3) Don't allow the battery to become hot to the touch. After Charging: 1) Immediately after the battery is fully charged, turn off and unplug the charger. Continuing to charge a fully charged battery will severely damage the internal plates and shorten battery life. 2) Disconnect the leads from the battery.

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The voltmeter test provides general indicator of battery condition. Check the voltage of the battery to verify that it is in a 100 per cent fully charged condition. If the open circuit or disconnected voltage reading is below 12.6 V, charge the battery and then recheck the voltage after the battery has set for one to two hours. If the voltage reading is 12.8 V or above, perform the load test described below.



The load test measures battery performance under full current load and is the best indicator of battery condition. Load testing a battery tat is not FULLY CHARGED i.e. at 12.8 VDC can permanently damage it. Fully charge it first and then let it stand for at least an hour before the load test is done. You also need a load tester AND you should know how to perform a load test. Often the best way to load test a battery will be to take it to a battery shop and have it done there.



VOLTAGE and STATE OF CHARGE FOR AGM BATTERIES IS:

12.8 VDC is 100 per cent

12.6 VDC is 75 per cent

12.3 VDC is 50 per cent

12.0 VDC is 25 per cent

11.8 VDC is 0 per cent



COLD CRANKING AMPERAGE (CCA) for a DYNA battery is 270

Battery Charging Rates/Times (Approximate)



FOR A 19 AMP HOUR DYNA AGM BATTERY



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE is 12.8 VDC is 100 per cent Charge; Rate of Charge is N/A



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE is 12.6 VDC is 75 per cent Charge; Rate of Charge at 3 AMP is 1.75 hours at 6 AMP is 50 minutes at 10 AMP is 30 minutes at 20 AMP is 15 minutes



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE is 12.3 VDC is 50 per cent Charge; Rate of Charge at 3 AMP is 3.5 hours at 6 AMP is 1.75 hours at 10 AMP is 1 hour at 20 AMP is 30 minutes



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE is 12.0 VDC is 25 per cent Charge; Rate of Charge at 3 AMP is 5 hours at 6 AMP is 2.5 hours at 10 AMP is 1.5 hours at 20 AMP is 45 minutes



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE is 11.8 VDC is 0 per cent Charge; Rate of Charge at 3 AMP is 6 hours, 40 minutes at 6 AMP is 3 hours, 20 minutes at 10 AMP is 2 hours at 20 AMP is 1 hour



The figures listed above assume that the battery is charging at room temperature. If warmer than room temperature, use a slightly shorter charging time. If colder, use a slightly longer charging time.



The use of constant current chargers to charge maintenance free batteries is not recommended. Any overcharge will cause dry out and premature battery failure. If a constant current charger is the only type available, do not exceed the charge times listed above and do not continue charging the battery if it gets hot. When charging, never exceed 15 volts for more than 30 minutes.



If the battery gets hotter than 110 degrees F or 43 degrees C during charging, discontinue charger and allow the battery to cool. Overheating may result in plate distortion, internal shorting, dry out and/or other damage.

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The voltmeter test provides a general indicatorof battery condition. Check the voltage of the battery to verify that it is in a 100% fully charged condition. If the open circuit (disconnected) voltage reading is below 12.6V, charge the battery and then recheck the voltage after the battery has set for one to two hours. If the voltage reading is 12.8V or above, perform the load test described below.



The load test measures battery performance under full current load and is the best indicator of battery condition. Load testing a battery tat is not FULLY CHARGED i.e. at 12.8 VDC can permanently damage it. Fully charge it first and then let it stand for at least an hour before the load test is done. You also need a load tester. AND you should know how to perform a load test. Often the best way to load test a battery will be to take it to a battery shop and have it done there.



VOLTAGE (OCV) STATE OF CHARGE FOR AGM BATTERIES IS:

12.8 VDC = 100%

12.6 VDC = 75%

12.3 VDC = 50%

12.0 VDC = 25%

11.8 VDC = 0%



COLD CRANKING AMPERAGE (CCA) for a DYNA battery is 270













19 AMP HOUR BATTERY =



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE = 12.8 VDC = 100% Charge; Rate of Charge = N/A



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE = 12.6 VDC = 75% Charge; Rate of Charge @ 3 AMP = 1.75 hours @ 6 AMP = 50 minutes @ 10 AMP = 30 minutes @ 20 AMP = 15 minutes



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE = 12.3 VDC = 50% Charge; Rate of Charge @ 3 AMP = 3.5 hours @ 6 AMP = 1.75 hours @!10 AMP = 1 hour @ 20 AMP = 30 minutes



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE = 12.0 VDC = 25% Charge; Rate of Charge @ 3 AMP = 5 hours @ 6 AMP = 2.5 hours @ 10 AMP = 1.5 hours @ 20 AMP = 45 minutes



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE = 11.8 VDC = 0% Charge; Rate of Charge @ 3 AMP = 6 hours, 40 minutes @ 6 AMP = 3 hours, 20 minutes @ 10 AMP = 2 hours @ 20 AMP = 1 hour





The figures listed above assume that the battery is charging at room temperature. If warmer than room temperature, use a slightly shorter charging time. If colder, use a slightly longer charging time.



The use of constant current chargers to charge maintenance-free batteries is not recommended. Any overcharge

will cause dry-out and premature battery failure. If a constant current charger is the only type available, do not exceed the charge times listed above and do not continue charging the battery if it gets hot. When charging, never exceed 15 volts for more than 30 minutes.



If the battery gets hotter than 110 degrees F. (43 degrees C) during charging, discontinue charger and allow the battery to cool. Overheating may result in plate distortion, internal shorting, dry out and/or other damage.



COLD CRANKING AMPERAGE (CCA) for a DYNA battery is 270

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The voltmeter test provides a general indicatorof battery condition. Check the voltage of the battery to verify that it is in a 100% fully charged condition. If the open circuit (disconnected) voltage reading is below 12.6V, charge the battery and then recheck the voltage after the battery has set for one to two hours. If the voltage reading is 12.8V or above, perform the load test described below.



The load test measures battery performance under full current load and is the best indicator of battery condition. Load testing a battery tat is not FULLY CHARGED i.e. at 12.8 VDC can permanently damage it. Fully charge it first and then let it stand for at least an hour before the load test is done. You also need a load tester. AND you should know how to perform a load test. Often the best way to load test a battery will be to take it to a battery shop and have it done there.



VOLTAGE (OCV) STATE OF CHARGE FOR AGM BATTERIES IS:

12.8 VDC = 100%

12.6 VDC = 75%

12.3 VDC = 50%

12.0 VDC = 25%

11.8 VDC = 0%



COLD CRANKING AMPERAGE (CCA) for an XLH battery is 270













19 AMP HOUR BATTERY =



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE = 12.8 VDC = 100% Charge; Rate of Charge = N/A



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE = 12.6 VDC = 75% Charge; Rate of Charge @ 3 AMP = 1.75 hours @ 6 AMP = 50 minutes @ 10 AMP = 30 minutes @ 20 AMP = 15 minutes



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE = 12.3 VDC = 50% Charge; Rate of Charge @ 3 AMP = 3.5 hours @ 6 AMP = 1.75 hours @!10 AMP = 1 hour @ 20 AMP = 30 minutes



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE = 12.0 VDC = 25% Charge; Rate of Charge @ 3 AMP = 5 hours @ 6 AMP = 2.5 hours @ 10 AMP = 1.5 hours @ 20 AMP = 45 minutes



BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE = 11.8 VDC = 0% Charge; Rate of Charge @ 3 AMP = 6 hours, 40 minutes @ 6 AMP = 3 hours, 20 minutes @ 10 AMP = 2 hours @ 20 AMP = 1 hour





The figures listed above assume that the battery is charging at room temperature. If warmer than room temperature, use a slightly shorter charging time. If colder, use a slightly longer charging time.



The use of constant current chargers to charge maintenance-free batteries is not recommended. Any overcharge

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If the battery gets hotter than 110 degrees F. (43 degrees C) during charging, discontinue charger and allow the battery to cool. Overheating may result in plate distortion, internal shorting, dry out and/or other damage.



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