How to test a car battery charger if I don't have a bad battery

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Gdrumm, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Gdrumm

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    Aug 29, 2008
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    I have an old Schumacher 12v / 6v. 6/2 amp car battery charger.
    How can I test it's output if I don't have a battery to hook it up to?

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  2. GopherT

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    Without starting your car, Turn on you cars headlights for 10 minutes, then hook it up. Check if lights get brighter when you make the connection.
     
  3. Gdrumm

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    Makes sense,
    Thanks
     
  4. steveguy

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    Mar 15, 2013
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    Well i can recommend this site for you to check out about vehicle batteries, hope it will be helpful http://vehiclebattery.com/
     
  5. K3CFC

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    Remember to connect the charger first then plug it in so you don't blow it up in your face. been there done that.
     
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