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Wil not charge up

Will work plugged into the cigarette lighter but will not charge up

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Id suggest going to a local battery store such as batterys plus as they can test any power-cell ever made about. to make sure that your battery was not defective. Also make sure that the car isnt off when trying to charge. Try it through AC power in your home first to charge it. You can also make sure the battery is properly seated.

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