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RE: (ET) winter boost charges
Answer to Jim's question about using the ET factory charger for
winter/long-time storage is in my service manual - "if stored in a warm
above 40F, specific gravity and water level should be checked once a month.
If spg falls to 1.220 the batteries should be recharged. After storage of
more than a few weeks, it is advisable to charge overnight before using.
There is little danger of overcharging batteries when they are cold...." I
move snow with my ET and still make sure no more than 4-5 weeks go by
between full charges, Bill gave me this advice years ago. My pack is 3 yrs
old, the GE charger takes it to 45v (to equalize all cells) the last few
hours in the cycle. JJC
From: Jim Coate [mailto:jbc coate org]
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 6:13 PM
Subject: (ET) winter boost charges
For those of us who don't use the ET for snow moving, but leave it
stored through the (sometimes) cold winter, the battery pack should be
topped off once in a while, right?
Using the factory charger, should it be run for a full cycle or is just
1-2 hours enough?
1992 Chevy S10
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