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Old 12 October 2008, 11:39   #1
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Battery problem

Need some confirmation from my peers!!?
I have just taken my 2 ( 2 year old)Energy Squadron marine SLF 120 's home for winter, they were both down as I had had a problem with engine. One of them has been recgharge ok but the other is not charging although the halfords charger I use says it is but it never finished and is becoming hot on the sdes and buzzing. If it wasn't SLF I would suggest the cells were dry and it was frying. There are no obviuos leaks and terimals are fine.
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Old 12 October 2008, 11:59   #2
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If your battery has been completely flat then you'll struggle to recharge it. What voltage were they when you removed them?
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Sounds like its cream crackered to me.

As I've said before I use a pair of Halfords 110AH car batteries, and despite long periods of non-use they are both fine after 3 years constantly connected to the system.

The one I had in my old Flatacraft would go unused from November through to April left in the boat and would remain almost fully charged.

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Old 12 October 2008, 13:39   #4
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I am afraid I could not tell you as I had other pressing issues to take care off at the time on the boat , buty I can tell you it was low not enought o operate t&t.
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I had a sfl 120ah that was a couple of years old and had sulphated plates due to being discharged for a long time. Squadron replaced it FOC which I would say was fantastic service seeing they only offer 1 year garrantees for that model.
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Old 12 October 2008, 13:57   #6
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Tx HT
I think I will contact the engineering firm that fitted them as part of a complete overhall of the electrics.
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Certainly the best place to start. If they do discover a prob with the battery and won't replace it themselves then ask em to send it back to Squadron.
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And make a point about the other battery holding its charge fine and that you have been very pleased with them until now.
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Cheers guys thanks for the support.
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