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Old 01-28-2010, 03:02 PM
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Battery question

Wife left my Die Hard Platinum Marine battery on the charger (2 amp) a week after I told her to unplug it (girls suck at boats!- generally speaking). I've been out of town.

Meter on the charger has a special area for the "2 amp rate". It is now showing 0.

Would you recon it is gone??
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:06 PM
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Wife left my Die Hard Platinum Marine battery on the charger (2 amp) a week after I told her to unplug it (girls suck at boats!- generally speaking). I've been out of town.
Meter on the charger has a special area for the "2 amp rate". It is now showing 0.

Would you recon it is gone??
Sure sure, it was the wife.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:56 PM
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do you mean the charge rate is 0 amps?

2 amps is a trickle charge, the battery should be ok.

To be sure just take the battery to an auto parts store and have them test it. The tester at the auto parts store should be able to test no load/loaded voltage levels and impedance of the battery.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:57 PM
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I thought my Die hard platinum had bit the dust as well. I couldn't get a full charge with my regular charger. I bought one of those battery tender plus units many TT members like and now the battery is back in business.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:45 PM
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Wife left my Die Hard Platinum Marine battery on the charger (2 amp) a week after I told her to unplug it (girls suck at boats!- generally speaking). I've been out of town.

Meter on the charger has a special area for the "2 amp rate". It is now showing 0.

Would you recon it is gone??
Tsk, tsk, tsk, it's not nice to refer to your wife as "it". But anyway, there's no reason to wish that she get gone merely for forgetting to unplug the battery. Check the voltage and as has been suggested, perhaps take it somewhere with a battery tester.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:47 PM
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Can you pop the covers off the cells and check the level. Could have cooked a little too long and may need to add some distilled water.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:15 PM
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it's sealed. I love my wife, she just can't back up a trailer if her life depended on it. I know I am not the only person here who was sitting in a boat, wife backing up, saying something like "No, HONEY, your other left!!".
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:20 PM
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Is that an old charger? I did not know that they made a charger these days that won't sense when the battery has reached a full load and shut off. Overcharging batteries should be a thing of the past. I looked at chargers recently and don't recall one that said that they won't shut off automatically when the battery is fully charged.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:05 PM
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I agree with RED. If you are not using a ancient charger, it should turn off when it gets fully charged and then go to some sort of safe mode. I leave mine on for days, when it gets charged it cutts off and if the battery falls down the charger will turn back on and recharge.
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