Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cambridge IL - USA
Another tip I recommend prior to installing the new battery, I will charge it on the bench at the recommended rate until fully charged. Then I load test the battery with a handheld tester to verify that it will withstand a load; I do this two test cycles. After it cools and stabilizes, I charge it again until fully charged, then I install it.
The load test is optional, but the initial charging until fully charged is beneficial, not only to the new battery, but to the vehicle's charging system.
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