Optima Charging problems

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by GAfly01, May 19, 2010.

  1. GAfly01

    GAfly01 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had trouble charging an optima blue top? I went to the website and it basically said that if the battery has been deeply discharged...you need to wire an automotive battery parallel and charge it this way until it is above 10 amps. Has anyone tried this? I just bought a new battery charger...pro marine 20...and hooked it up and left it on the charger for about 6 hours and it is not fully charged...considering the auto battery thing...any advice is appreciated. :'(
     
  2. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    Typical deep cycle batteries will need 24 hours to be fully charged.
     

  3. aflatsnut

    aflatsnut I Love microskiff.com!

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    here's what Optima sez

    http://www.optimabatteries.com/product_support/resuscitating_agmbattery.php
     
  4. GAfly01

    GAfly01 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks...that helps.