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#12647124 - 02/26/18 05:53 AM Dead battery question
Quackhead HFD Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/07/11
Posts: 70
Loc: sittin on some water
Have a new opti blue top that is dead and won't charge. I left the power switch on after the last trip. Will most battery's not charge after being fully drained?

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#12647126 - 02/26/18 06:00 AM Re: Dead battery question [Re: Quackhead HFD]
Quackhead HFD Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/07/11
Posts: 70
Loc: sittin on some water
Also about to hit walmart for a new cranking battery. Any suggestions

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#12647127 - 02/26/18 06:01 AM Re: Dead battery question [Re: Quackhead HFD]
wetduck Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/31/08
Posts: 437
Loc: grandview
Sometimes they get so low that trickle chargers or maintainers can't charges them. You can move it to start and jumpstart the motor with it connected and let it idle for a bit(Didi this with mine once) or borrow a hot charger somewhere.

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#12647129 - 02/26/18 06:04 AM Re: Dead battery question [Re: wetduck]
T Bird Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 6020
Loc: Temple, Texas Rail Town USA
Originally Posted By: wetduck
Sometimes they get so low that trickle chargers or maintainers can't charges them. You can move it to start and jumpstart the motor with it connected and let it idle for a bit(Didi this with mine once) or borrow a hot charger somewhere.


This. ^

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#12647132 - 02/26/18 06:07 AM Re: Dead battery question [Re: Quackhead HFD]
Quackhead HFD Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/07/11
Posts: 70
Loc: sittin on some water
Great I'll try that
Thanks

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#12647179 - 02/26/18 06:56 AM Re: Dead battery question [Re: Quackhead HFD]
LakeForkBoatAccessories Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/15/16
Posts: 251
I always keep a manual charger in my arsenal just for that reason. Good luck.
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#12647190 - 02/26/18 07:12 AM Re: Dead battery question [Re: Quackhead HFD]
Couples Team Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/02/13
Posts: 291
Loc: Lindale
You need a battery charger that charges AGM batteries! If you discharge an AGM battery, a regular setting or battery charger will not work!

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#12647373 - 02/26/18 09:02 AM Re: Dead battery question [Re: Couples Team]
TinRangerJim Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 183
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Originally Posted By: Couples Team
You need a battery charger that charges AGM batteries! If you discharge an AGM battery, a regular setting or battery charger will not work!

I use one of these
https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/schumacher-automatic-speedcharge-ship-n-shore-12v-battery-charger
for my cranking battery, truck, lawn mower, wife's car...
Has settings for standard, AGM or gel batteries
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#12647378 - 02/26/18 09:05 AM Re: Dead battery question [Re: Quackhead HFD]
Jake Blood Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/06/08
Posts: 321
Loc: Fort Worth
As a maintenance note, I suggest a solar charger for the boat when it is sitting... Just hook it to the battery and put the panel where it can get sun... they are not too pricey and it works well.

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#12649098 - 02/27/18 08:37 AM Re: Dead battery question [Re: Quackhead HFD]
Rutster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/24/06
Posts: 1138
Loc: Springtown
whats a "hot charger" i have the exact thing going on right now....same blue top and it has zero volts.

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#12649156 - 02/27/18 09:09 AM Re: Dead battery question [Re: TinRangerJim]
moon75904 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/05/12
Posts: 10
I'm having battery issues with my yr. old series 34 agm interstate cranking battery going dead after 3-4 hrs on the water, just spoke with a dual pro ( chargers tech) and he told me that the charger I have ( quad 4) will charge a agm battery to full charge, so it's back to the interstate store for me

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#12649206 - 02/27/18 09:34 AM Re: Dead battery question [Re: Quackhead HFD]
Bulletman99 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 507
Loc: South Texas
I had a complete set of (3) Optima Blue Tops a few years ago. They charge faster and hold a charge a little longer but I learned they do not last any longer than cheap Walmart batteries. Once they started dying off I had them tested which showed they were still good but would not take or hold a full charge. Put them on a charger at my companies shop which would apply a much hotter charge but they still wouldn't hold it. I replaced them all with Everstarts from Wally World. Just replaced one of them which was 4 years old. The other 2 are still going strong. I have a Noco Gen 3 30 AMP charger that I would also recommend to anyone.
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#12649280 - 02/27/18 10:15 AM Re: Dead battery question [Re: Quackhead HFD]
the skipper Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 3731
Loc: nederland, TX
Just put a regular charger on it for an hour or two and the onboard will pick it up. We keep a small charger just for that.

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#12649295 - 02/27/18 10:21 AM Re: Dead battery question [Re: Quackhead HFD]
HARD WORKN HAROLD Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 1124
Loc: Williams Creek, Lake Fork
More times than not, a fully drained AGM will not charge back up.
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#12655309 - 03/02/18 12:47 PM Re: Dead battery question [Re: Quackhead HFD]
rowlettfisherman Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 805
If you hook it to another battery and hook the charger up you can trick the charger into thinking the battery can be charged. Some chargers have to see some charge to charge. Worth a shot before you buy a new battery

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