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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2010, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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6V 5Ah lead sealed battery charger

I have a spot light that uses a 6V 5Ah lead sealed battery. I have lost the charger. What power charger(volts and amps) should I get to charge my light?
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Get a charger for 6V-Lead-Batteries (actual voltage should be somewhere at 6.7 to 6.9 volts, roughly; the companies who make the chargers can usually be trusted to get it right ).

The current for your battery should be at 0.5 or 0.6 amps, resulting in a 8 - 10-hour charge cycle.

I would recommend a charger with automatic shutdown, so your battery won't get damaged. When the charger doesn't have that feature, make sure that the battery isn't hooked up too long; the duration of the charge cycle normally is the capacity (5Ah) divided by the current (p.e. 0.5A) -> 10 hours.

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You are the first one who has ever explained it. Thank you.
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No problem!

Just a few more pointers:

- don't use a higher current (unless you know exactly, what you're doing), the battery might overheat while charging and explode.

- while charging, check the battery's temperature. make sure it doesn't get too hot.

- The more expensive the charger, the more sophisticated it should be (some have features like battery regeneration, auto-shutdown, overheat shutdown,...). Just make sure you don't by the best, if you just use it twice a year

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if you happen to have a venom pro charger plus you can charge your lead acid battery with that, it is capable of charging:


1-27 cell Ni-Cd/Ni-Mh packs
1-8 series LiPo/LiIon packs
2 to 36V lead acid batteries

so it would be a good investment as it works for a variety of batteries
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if you happen to have a venom pro charger plus you can charge your lead acid battery with that, it is capable of charging:


1-27 cell Ni-Cd/Ni-Mh packs
1-8 series LiPo/LiIon packs
2 to 36V lead acid batteries

so it would be a good investment as it works for a variety of batteries
works great have used it many times
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