While trickle charging.

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by turnerbend, May 15, 2012.

  1. turnerbend

    turnerbend Active Member

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    can there be damage done if you do any of the following while on tricker charge?

    Start your bike?
    Turn on Access for radio/cd or mp3?
    Work on your bike?
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I'm assuming you mean a trickle charger.

    Just me but i wouldn't start the bike or work on anything electrical with the charger still connected. Running the radio or other accessories shouldn't be a problem.
     
  3. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    I don't know on trickle charger(I always unplug mine first) but I know for sure on battery charger it says not to start the bike. I also wouldn't work on bike while plugged into charger but I agree.. Having Aux draw on battery shouldn't be a big issue. Usually trickle has a float charge so will turn "off" when full charge is reached or turn on when battery is low.
     
  4. bcortani

    bcortani Active Member

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    Better safe than $90.00 sorry. I always unplug my battery tender before toying with it. Have forgotten a few times and flipped the accessory knob but have had no bad affects from it.
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Well, I am the minority. Again. I start mine while on my Battery Tender Jr. and never had a problem. Right or wrong, it works for me.
     
  6. ultradoc

    ultradoc Active Member

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    I agree with the first 4 posters to your question.
     
  7. Scrappy

    Scrappy Active Member

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    I also have a Battery Tender Jr. in the garage. I would swap between the bike and a riding mower. while the mower battery was on its last cranks, I would often start it with the tender still plugged in. It seemed wrong in the back of my mind, but never had a problem. I unplug the bike though before starting it. Good question. I have no good answer.
     
  8. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Oh, you rebel. you!!!

    :lolrolling
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    When you say working on your bike define working on your bike, That said step one in most cases is disconnect the battery, you can do this and still charge the battery
     
  10. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Life on the edge stuff. :D