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03-08-2008 07:33 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Shredder777

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Ok, when I use the hanger9 charger on my motorcycle battery. The charger gets really hot. Is there something I need to do so the charger dosn't get too hot? Is this normal?

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03-12-2008 05:43 PM  10 years agoPost 2
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If it's getting too hot, no that's not normal. If the battery just needs trickle charging, the charger should be able to do it without a strain. If the battery is dead or near dead, you are over straining the charger and should be using an automotive charger instead. Compare the AmpHour rating of the battery and the charger. I bet you the charger doesn't have enough capacity. Also, I don't know anything about that charger, but make sure it has a "Lead" program, and is set properly. You really should use an automotive charger anyway. Hobby level chargers are not meant to charge that size of battery.

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03-12-2008 06:23 PM  10 years agoPost 3
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dont use any more then 2amp into a motor cycle battery. Any more will kill them. I fried mine last yr and only used a 6amp for 2hrs 150$ later wont ever do that again.

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03-12-2008 09:22 PM  10 years agoPost 4
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Depends on the situation, and the way you use it. I've used 8 amps to charge my MC battery with no probs.

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03-12-2008 09:30 PM  10 years agoPost 5
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mine was about 11. volts but cranking slow for the first time of the yr. so 6 month no start but did fog the motor. so hooked the car charger for 2hr and a hot battery later. test nothing less the 50 ca but batt was also 3yrs old to so got new one and they said nothing over 2 amps and always use a trickler to keep it up they dont like sitting at less then 12 but my alarm sucks it down, but rather have the alarm and beeper to tell me some one is near it so I can get my trigger time in. the alarm stated 4 milliamp draw and the batt is rated for a 8 amp/hr and it kills it in hrs but the paging feature is worth the cost and if all else fails can always pop start it

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03-12-2008 09:35 PM  10 years agoPost 6
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Trigger time. I like your thinking. Anyway I agree, don't charge for too long at higher amp ratings. Auto chargers are crude by hobby charger standards. You have to be careful with small batteries, but they are still useful.

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03-12-2008 10:28 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Shredder777

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Cool!! Thank you for the info guys. I am going to invest in a automotive charger asap.

Happy flying!

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03-13-2008 12:04 AM  10 years agoPost 8
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Yea, just make sure it can go down to 2 or even 4 amps at the very least. You need options. Say between 2 and 10 amps. Or just get a Motorcylce battery charger.

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