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the label on a lead acid batt

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Paul T Wang, Jul 15, 2003.

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  1. Paul T Wang

    Paul T Wang Guest

    What do those mean?

    Cycle use: 14.5-14.9V
    Standby use: 13.6-13.8V
    Initial current: Less than 0.92A

    and how should I charge this lead-acid battery up?
  2. The battery should be charged with a current limited (at less than
    ..92A) constant voltage source at 14.5-14.9V (check out the temperature
    compensation requirements). The battery can be cycled with this charge
    rate, but cannot be left at this voltage when fully charged or it'll
    "cook" (likely outgas). When it's fully charged the battery state can
    be preserved by "float" charging at 13.6-13.8V basically forever.

    Do this kindness for the batteries and they will be very good to you in
    return. ;-)
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