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You got 10 years out of it-assuming no other issue. Good enough for me.
But I need to replace the battery in my California. I had an Odyssey PC545 in there. It's been over 10 years since I've bought a battery. Is Odyssey still the way to go? Has much changed in the last 10 years? Are there better options?Thanks,-AJ
I've had my Battery Tender charger for over 20 years and use it on my AGM batteries and haven't noticed any problems.
Interesting..I remember when I first bought the Odyssey I thought it failed in the first month under warranty. Took it to the nearest authorized battery shop, which was an hour away, and he said I was charging it wrong. He said I need to connect another car battery to it while charging it. Told me to take jumper cables and connect the batteries. It was soooo long ago in don't remember how, I'm assuming I did positive to positive, negative to negative. And then hook the charger to Odyssey. Sure enough it worked! And any time after that if I forgot my lights on or something and found a dead battery, that method always worked. I'd hook the bike battery to my truck battery and then the charger to the bike battery.-AJ
I had a nice long phone chat with a tech guy over at Odyssey last year. He was very firm about following the info on the tech site and using the correct charger/maintainers for max battery life and reliability. The impression I got was that a lot of field failures were due to usage outside of the stated parameters. As an example, I was informed that the motorcycle should show between 14.4 and 14.8 to the battery while in use. I know my Jackal did not put out that much. He suggested a change in output would be very helpful for best service and reliability, field report evidence to the contrary.Hey, it's what I was told.
Spoke to soon, Odyssey battery can't turn over the V11, 11.1 volts, i guess I need one of those expensive chargers or go back to the ways i am accustomed to.....
I just bought a manual battery charger off ebay for like $35AU exactly for times like this. The latest "Nanny chargers" piss me off. Just when you need them they decide you can't charge a really flat battery. All to protect morons.Ciao
I just bought a manual battery charger off ebay for like $35AU exactly for times like this. The latest "Nanny chargers" piss me off. Just when you need them they decide you can't charge a really flat battery. All to protect morons.
I used to have this HUGE transformer from I don't know what old scrap mystery machine. It was not labeled at all, but was about a 15 volt AC out. I put a 50 amp bridge rectifier on the output. When a battery would act up, I would connect that thing for a couple of minutes and it would bring it to life no matter what. It would involves arcs and sparks and all kinds of good stuff. If the car battery was dead, it would crank the car. But now I just use one of that lithium jumper packs. Not as much fun, but it works.
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