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6V Battery

Postby sdurnal » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:55 pm

I didn't know where to put this, so feel free to move. Rural King has 6V Cub batteries for $39.95. Mine was really bad.. the old one had let the smoke escape from my charger. (Chargers capable of 6V are not that plentiful, I might add)
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Re: CV Battery

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:22 pm

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Re: CV Battery

Postby Eugene » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:32 pm

WalMart has digital, computer chip controlled, battery chargers. At least one charger automatically determines if the battery is 6 volt or 12 volt, charges up the battery, then goes into maintenance mode.
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Re: CV Battery

Postby sdurnal » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:41 pm

Locally, all I could find was a 2 amp in the 6V mode. Not a lot of help when you need more than a trickle. Sears stores around here are just about as rare as 6V. Thanks for the help anyhow! (I've never heard my Cub spin that fast..) I'm in tall cotton now! Expecting more snow, but haven't had enough to plow yet...

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Re: 6V Battery

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Re: 6V Battery

Postby Eugene » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:50 pm

The big box stores carry quite a selection of battery chargers. Check on the internet to see what's available at your nearest store.

For me, big city, big box stores are any where from 1/2 hour to 1 hour drive. I have a big city shopping list and visit the stores when I have medical appointments.
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Re: CV Battery

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:13 pm

Eugene wrote:WalMart has digital, computer chip controlled, battery chargers. At least one charger automatically determines if the battery is 6 volt or 12 volt, charges up the battery, then goes into maintenance mode.
One short coming of the chargers that automatically switch between 6v and 12v is that if you run a 12v battery below 6v, such as leaving lights on, running on an electric fencer, etc. The automatic charger will only charge it to 6 volts and stop. Learned that one the hard way too.
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Re: 6V Battery

Postby Crimson Tim » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:20 pm

Maybe once it's charged to 6v, click the charger off and back on? Maybe it will recognize it as a 12v the second time?

In any case, you can get around that by charging the discharged battery off of another 12v battery, at least enough to get it over the hump, so the charger will decide it's a 12v and not a 6v. Or hook the good and discharged batteries up in parallel and put the charger on both of them.


But really, would it be so hard to put a 6v/12v switch on there, let ME make the decision, and avoid all this messing around?
I am really tired of devices that try to do too much thinking for me and try to protect me from myself. Once you get the slightest bit outside the narrow design parameters, the device decides to fight you instead of work with you. Give me a good honest tool from when the engineers were designing them, not the lawyers!

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Re: 6V Battery

Postby Eugene » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:39 am

Yes there are short comings for the digital battery chargers as well as the older style chargers.

I have a digital battery charger and last week purchased one for my son. I also have 2 or 3 of the older style chargers.

What I like about the digital chargers is the amount of information the charger provides.
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Re: 6V Battery

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:03 am

Crimson Tim wrote:Maybe once it's charged to 6v, click the charger off and back on? Maybe it will recognize it as a 12v the second time?......
That didn't work on the one I had, but I also have a couple of the old manual chargers that I put one on it for about 15 minutes then changed back to the automatic, and it went ahead and charged. It could also be done with a set of jumper cables, or as you mentioned, a second 12 volt battery. I suspect you may even be able to do it by connecting a second 12v battery and restarting the charger then removing the extra battery. Of course, be sure to keep matching polarity doing this.
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