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Charging a dead battery using the alternator is hard on the alternator, it is best to use a Battery charger. Alternator manufacturers know the same things about alternators that we do- they are designed to maintain batteries that are near a full state of charge, not recharge deeply-discharged batteries. We post this on message boards all the time, but ...


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Connect it to the engine block: A bolt on the engine end of one of the engine mounts, or one of the bolts that hold the starter, but not a hot spot like one of the exhaust manifold bolts. Anywhere on the engine block is pretty-much equivalent so connect it to the most convenient place.


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Yes, they can be. You'll probably need to find a company that refurbishes batteries, there's one that I know of in Australia so I'd say (i.e. assume) that there would be services in your area. If you're a bit handy with electrical work, I've seen some people set up arrays of smaller lithiums to achieve the desired outputs for EV applications. It's not ...


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Absolutely! In fact, you don't even need the amount of power which would come out of a standard battery to accomplish your needs. You just need enough power to get the hood to pop! Really, all you need is a 12vdc power source. A truly easy source of this would be to get one out of a battery backup system from a garage door opener. Another way to do it is to ...


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As Moab's answer said, the best option is to use a battery charger. However, if you don't have time to wait for the battery to recharge: You could leave your engine running stationary to charge your battery, but that's really inefficient and takes forever (see below). You're better off taking a long drive. It will take a while to recharge the battery; I ...


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Have you checked the battery condition? Your local motor parts supplier should be able to test it for you, and replace it if it's failed. As a guide, batteries usually last 5-8 years, so if it's in that range or older, you'll probably need to replace it. Also check the condition of the connections to the battery terminals, and the condition of the ...


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It really depends how much power the "popper" needs to pop: 8AAs might be enough, 9 or 10 might work better (15V isn't going to damage anything) or you might need fatter batteries, C or D on the other hand it may be that your charger can be connected to the fuse and have enough power to work the latch.


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You can do it, as long as it does not take huge amounts of current. Make sure you ground the batteries' ground to an UNPAINTED screw.


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Depends on what country you buy it in what type of date code they use. Date code is engraved or hot stamped into the battery case somewhere This chart is for Automotive, Marine and Motorcycle batteries, but may apply to other types. Yes they made a mistake on the chart, "explanation" section for Philippines and Korea are swapped source: ...



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