How do I know if my automatic battery charger is working?

How do I know if my automatic battery charger is working?

Touch the ground lead (the black lead) on the voltmeter to the negative (or ground) lead on the charger. The voltage output on the voltmeter should be the same as the voltage setting on the charger. If it is not, the charger is malfunctioning and must be replaced.

What setting should my motorcycle battery charger be on?

A Motorcycle charger supplies NO MORE than 7.5 Amps during the charging process. Make sure your charger is the same voltage (6 Volt or 12 Volt) as the battery you are charging. Charge for a full 8-12 hours. NOTE: If your battery is HOT – STOP.

Does Harley battery charge while riding?

In most cases, a ride on the road is enough of a recharge for normal use. However, if the battery is deeply depleted or dead, it may not start up again after being shut off. If this happens, we recommend using a charger/maintainer to bring the battery up to a fully charged state.

What do the numbers mean on a battery charger?

Above the amp scale is the percent charged scale, showing how well charged your battery is. As the battery becomes charged, the needle moves from right to left. This shows a reduction in the number of amps flowing, and an increase in percent charged.

How do you know when a battery is charged on a battery charger?

Plug the charger into the mains and switch on. The indicator light or gauge ( ammeter ) will show that the battery is being charged. The gauge may show a high charging rate at first, but this drops gradually as the battery becomes charged.

How long does it take to charge a Harley battery?

Conclusion. As can be seen, the battery charging time varies depending on the battery type, charger type, capacity, charging current, and the battery age and condition. On an average, a motorcycle battery should take anywhere between 4 to 24 hours to charge completely.

What should a 12v motorcycle battery read when fully charged?

Always verify battery state of-charge before charging, and 30 minutes after charging. When a battery charger has been disconnected from the battery for one to two hours, a fully charged Conventional battery should read 12.6 volts (12.8 volts with Sulphate Stop) or higher.

Does idling my bike charge the battery?

Technically, a motorcycle battery does charge while the motorcycle is idling though it does not provide as much amperage as when the motorcycle is at higher speeds. During a normal ride, a motorcycle provides about 13, 14, or 15 amps while idling only provides less than 1 amp.

What kind of battery charger does Harley Davidson use?

Avoid the dead battery blues with a new Harley-Davidson® Dual-Mode Battery Charger. Ideal for today’s popular motorcycle battery technologies, these chargers can automatically charge and maintain Harley-Davidson® Lithium LiFe or AGM Lead-Acid batteries, and just about any other battery in your home shop.

How do you charge a 12 volt battery in a Harley?

This Three-Pin Battery Charging Harness fits all Harley-Davidson ® motorcycles equipped with a 12 volt battery, and allows an easy connection to any Harley-Davidson battery charger equipped with a black quick disconnect connector to properly charge and maintain the battery. The LED indicator light will flash red when the battery needs charging.

How do you lubricate a Harley Davidson battery cable?

5. Apply a light coating of Harley-Davidson electrical contact lubricant (Part Number 99861-02), petroleum jelly or other corrosion retardant material to the battery terminals, cable connectors, Battery Charging Harness ring terminals and connector located under the weathershield cap. Connect positive (+) battery cable first.

How do you turn off the low battery light on a Harley?

Connecting the harness to a Harley-Davidson ® charger will turn off the low battery indicator light. If the motorcycle’s ignition switch is turned on and the vehicle is not started within 60 seconds, the electrical draw from the headlight or radio may also activate the indicator light.