Question about 2010 kawasaki KX 450F

# HOW DO I FIND OUT IF MY BATTERY IS GETTING A CHARGE

Posted by on

• Level 3:

An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

All-Star:

An expert that got 10 achievements.

MVP:

An expert that got 5 achievements.

Dedicated:

Visited the website for 20 consecutive days.

• Master

Whilst all of the original answer is correct (and also very well explained) it doesn't explain how to check your charging system output. If your battery is always losing it's charge it could be either a faulty or dying battery that needs changing for a new one or it is not receiving a charge. To check this you will need a digital meter set to less than 20volts DC. Check the charge across the terminals and as previously described you hopefully have 12.5 volts or slightly higher as this means the battery is charged. Start the bike up and get it idling/ticking over. Recheck the voltage across the terminals and hopefully you will have around 13.5 volts. If you do, then your charging system is working and if not it is at fault and needs investigating. If the battery is being charged but still loses voltage over time whilst standing then as I said the battery may be past its best and want replacing. There is sometimes another reason for voltage drop and that is called a "parasitic draw" which basically means that something is causing power to be lost. A good example is an alarm system that uses low power to run it but can cause a total power loss over time if not charged. Another might be caused by something just shorting to earth/grounding out.

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

×

• Level 1:

An expert who has achieved level 1.

Corporal:

An expert that has over 10 points.

Problem Solver:

An expert who has answered 5 questions.

• Contributor

Are talking about a 12v vehicle battery?

If so, and if your charger is working properly, use a voltmeter to check the voltage of a battery to determine the state of charge. Use this chart to determine if your battery charged or not.

State of Charge Voltage
100% 12.7 - 13.2
75% 12.4
50% 12.2
25% 12.0
Discharged 0 - 11.9

If your battery is reading 0 volts, chances are the battery experienced a short circuit. If the battery cannot reach higher than 10.5 volts when being charged, then the battery has a dead cell. If the battery is fully charged (according to the battery charger) but the voltage is 12.4 or less, the battery is sulfated. Sulfation occurs naturally when the battery discharges.. Re-charging the battery will reverse the sulfation crystals and turn it back into electrolyte, ready to produce power again. But if a battery sat, uncharged, severely discharged, and/or drained for extended periods of time, the sulfation will increase in size and harden onto the plates. This covers the surface area of the plates, removing the chemicals the battery uses to produce power. Sulfation decreases the battery's capacity to reach it's full charge, and the battery will also rapidly lose it's charge.. At this point, charging alone will not restore the battery to a healthy condition, and you should buy a new battery.

I hope that helps!

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs \$6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

×

my-video-file.mp4

×

## Related Questions:

### 15HP KAWASAKI ENGINE PUT NEW STATOR AND REGULATOR STILL NOT GETTING ANYTHING FROM THE STATOR AND GETTING A NEGATIVE CHARGE AT THE BATTERY...PLEASE HELP

If you are getting a negative charge at the battery, you must be getting something from the stator. Check that the connections are correctly orientated.

Jul 21, 2012 | Motorcycles

### Battery problem

If thelaptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out.Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles andwill lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% andgradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR Thebattery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the batterydrops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to anunacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced.

Apr 10, 2012 | Panasonic Toughbook CF-27 Notebook

### Isn't starting. battery isn't getting a charge. bike starts once the battery is charged

Your battery MOST LIKELY has lost some of the battery cells, which will cause it to get a partial charge which will show it as a FULL charge when in fact it isn't getting a full charge. You should try taking it to get the battery tested and they can tell you if it needs to be replaced. I would guess they are going to replace it for you. A new battery should run around \$90 for a motorcycle. Let me know if this helps you out. Jeff from fixya

Jun 11, 2011 | 2007 Hyosung GT650R TTC

### I keep getting "charging paused. a battery to hot

You might need a new battery. I have a new phone with my old phone's battery and I'm still having that problem. To get it to charge, I usually take the battery out and put in back in. It usually only charges normally for a few days before happening again though.

Mar 29, 2011 | Samsung Cell Phones

### I have a 2008 MS3 250 that will not charge

The battery may be dead and won't receive a charge. If you haven't already, try changing the battery, but charge the new battery on a battery charger before you put it in. You don't want the charging system to have to start off trying to charge another partially charged battery.

Feb 22, 2011 | 2005 Hyosung GT 650 R

### Battery won't hold a charge. I have to jump it with my car.

There are lots of things to check here. 1st is the battery getting a charge after the engine is running. If it is getting a charge then I would recommend putting the battery on a charger to bring it up to a full charge. Then if it loses the charge again the battery will need to be replaced.

Nov 10, 2010 | Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

### The phone is getting hot and the battery is not

The battery might be damaged. Try to change the battery and see if it charge properly.

Jan 20, 2010 | Samsung Omnia Cell Phone

### Thanks

Do you charge it from an outlet of via usb cord? If from an outlet, the charger just might not work anymore, but the usb cord that you use to put media on the mp3 player will charge it also.

Sep 06, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

### Battery will not charge

You can purchase a battery charget for your specific battery from wal-mart for about 49.00. If you charge you battery and it still does not work, and another battery of the same type doesnot work, then your problem might lie in the camera itself. unfortunately I am having problems getting mine to charge as well.

Dec 26, 2007 | JVC GR D370US camcorder Mini DV

#### Related Topics:

170 people viewed this question

Level 3 Expert

Level 3 Expert