Use the following procedure to charge the battery:
Turn OFF the charger.
Ensure that all of the battery terminal connections are clean and tight.
Connect the charger positive lead to the battery positive terminal on the battery or the remote jumper stud underhood.
Notice: Do not connect the negative charger lead to the housings of other vehicle electrical accessories or equipment. The action of the battery charger may damage such equipment.
Connect the negative charger lead to a solid engine ground or to a ground stud in the engine compartment that is connected directly to the battery negative terminal, but away from the battery. If the negative battery cable is disconnected and a terminal adapter is being used, connect directly to the adapter.
Turn ON the charger and set to the highest setting for normal charging.
Inspect the battery every half hour after starting the battery charger.
- Charge the battery until the taper-rate charger indicates that the battery is fully charged.
- Estimate the battery temperature by feeling the side of the battery. If it feels hot to the touch or its temperature is over 45°C (125°F), discontinue charging and allow the battery to cool before resuming charging.
After charging, test the battery. Refer to Battery Inspection/Test .
Thanks for making me spit coffee all over my keyboard.:histeric::histeric::histeric::histeric::histeric::histeric:ewill3rd said:I didn't get my information from hot rod magazine or some newspaper article written by a 6th grader.
Believe me or don't. It's up to you.
I thought we were talking about AC Delco batteries?From the Interstate Battery FAQ section
Deep cycle batteries are batteries that are charged and then completely discharged in applications such as marine equipment. I mentioned above that Delco batteries perform very poorly when subjected to deep cycle conditions.What's the best way to charge deep cycle batteries
I'm sure you could contact the manufacturer to be sure but it sounds to me like they have a "Delco" setting for charging Delco batteries. My guess is because they're (to my knowledge) the only liquid lead-acid battery that's completely sealed. The point being that you can boil the liquid out of them and then won't be able to refill it. Also, the liquid levels of each cell cannot always (or easily) be verified in the Delco battery, so it can be dangerous to charge them.Pieter said: