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hap2
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Battery Amps

Post by hap2 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:48 pm



How many amps for a battery for my 1500 SE?

I'd just like to know how many amps it is so I can figure out about how long to charge with a Genius 3500 charger? The battery's at about 25% right now.

How many amps wud the battery be? 21 or what?

I'm no mechanic



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Re: Battery Amps

Post by raven41951 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:02 pm

I think you mean what setting should you use on a charger to charge a motorcycle battery from 25%. Bike batteries are relatively small so high ampere outputs from a charger can damage the battery. The best I can tell you is to use a 1 amp trickle charge overnight to bring the battery up to full charge. Better yet, get yourself a Battery Tender Jr and keep it connected to the battery whenever not in use to keep the battery topped off. It comes with a set of clamps and a set of ringed terminals to permanently connect to the battery. They ends are connected to the tender via a SAE connector for ease of use.

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Re: Battery Amps

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:44 pm

raven41951 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:02 pm
Better yet, get yourself a Battery Tender Jr and keep it connected to the battery whenever not in use to keep the battery topped off.
Plus 2 on this...

My Battery Tender once brought my gl1800's battery up from 9.5 vdc to full charge, and it did it overnight... that one is a 1.25 Amp charger.

I have several 750 mA chargers, because batteries don't need much to keep them floated off at full, and the 750 mA charger once brought my Suburban truck battery back to full charge in about 2 days from 11.0 ish.... I was in no hurry, the weather was cold, I just wanted to keep the battery at full charge until spring.

about 2 or 3 days later, I measured 13.3 volts on that truck battery.
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Re: Battery Amps

Post by hap2 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:05 pm

Thanks for all the replies. I DO hava Battery Tender, but I also have (& used) a Genius GL 3500 charger. It's really good. It initially analyses & indicates the battery level (25, 50, 75, %,etc) & maintains it at 100%. I was just wondring how many amp my battery has & it's 21..ideal

Now just need some warmer weather to ride it & / or sell it

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Re: Battery Amps

Post by RoadRogue » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:29 pm

It is safe to charge your battery at 2 amps, the rule of thumb says 10% of battery capacity is safe for wet cell and AGM batteries. 8-)
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Re: Battery Amps

Post by landisr » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:51 pm

The standard battery for most Gold Wings should be 18-20 amp rating.


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