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#12013059 - 12/31/16 04:27 PM charger or battery
Court Offline
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Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 432
Loc: Royse City / Emory
New Skeeter ZX, 4 bank Minkota charger, 6 mo. old cranking battery. MinnKota charger shows error code of a solid yellow light at 25% and a blinking red on that bank, the book says that it is a damaged battery and will not charge. Yet the battery tests at 12.68 volts and starts the motor and runs all the electronic fine? Should I trust the charger and pull and replace the battery?

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#12013097 - 12/31/16 05:04 PM Re: charger or battery [Re: Court]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
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Loc: Austin, Tx
Charge the battery for 24 hours, let it rest for 24 hours and then load test it with a resistive tester. harbor Freight sells them cheap. If you have a bad/weak cell, it will show up under a load test, but yu have to let the battery sit for 24 hours so that you are not just measuring a surface charge.
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#12028051 - 01/08/17 04:13 PM Re: charger or battery [Re: Court]
Bulletman99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
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Loc: South Texas
Take the battery to Auto Zone, Wally World etc.. and have it tested with a load on it. Batteries can show a full charge but fail with a load on them!!!!
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#12029529 - 01/09/17 10:44 AM Re: charger or battery [Re: Court]
heybaylor Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 1779
Loc: Lake Fork
I would change the charger bank to one of the other batteries.
will tell you if its battery ,or the charger bank
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