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Thoughr I had a craked or leaking battery removed it and chacked bottom and sides and was in excellent condition battery is 2 years old. Now when iI put on charger it goes to 15 amps and clicks off once and back on again and in 2 minutes circuit braker on charger flips off. I was told the heavy morning dew could have ran down battery making small stain on driveway

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Since yesterday

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Took battery out myself and reinstalled all batteries reading 7.8 on multimeter

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Batteries 2 years old and have been charging fine till I removed one always charge to 8.4 on meter all about the same reading after charge

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: David Bowden, Electrician replied 8 months ago
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I​ tend to think you can determine which is faulty the battery or the charger simply by trying a different charger. If the breaker trips, bad battery, if not problem with the charger. You didn't mention the type of battery, so I am assuming it is a sealed type meaning you can't add water. If so sealed type when they go bad are not repairable and need to be replaced. It is also possible that the battery has developed a memory due to prolonged charging periods. You might consider talking to a local battery supplier and see if they have any spec sheets with do's and don'ts. Might save you from repeating the same thing if you have to replace the battery.

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