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I am trying to charge a dead battery on my car, and I am using this battery charger for the first time. Black and Decker model number VEC1086BBD. I got a light that says "Fault". What does that mean? I ought to be able to switch the amp usage for charging but I cant do anything. Maybe I should let it charge for a while and see what it does?

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O.k. the fault light means that the battery is either 1. not connected right or 2. the battery is not chargeable.

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