Charging and maintaining your ATV battery properly is a very important thing you need to do because if you do it incorrectly, you can do a lot of damage to it.
It is important to know how to recharge it properly and to give it the time needed so as not to damage and shorten its life.
Today I will show you all the things you need to know about your ATV battery and how to recharge it properly.
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How long does it take to fully charge an ATV battery?
A full charge will take between 3.5 hours to 10 hours however, the charge time varies from battery to battery, and it all depends on the quality of your charger.
For example, a small ATV battery, using a charger that transmits a current of 5 amps, can fully charge in 10 hours.
If you use a 2-amp charger, your battery can be recharged fully within 3.5 hours.
If you use a charger that has a drip or float mode, your charger will roll upstream and it will take a little longer to fully charge your battery, so it may take 4.5 hours to charge. in addition, if you want to get a very fast charge for your ATV battery I highly recommend this amazing ATV charger that is the best you can find on Amazon that sold this week for sale in a very cheap price. Click here to view.
Also, your ATV battery should not be charged for too long because it can damage its life span. It is very important to read the manufacturer’s instructions and see the recommended recharge time for your battery.
How long do ATV batteries last?
The average life span of an ATV battery is between 3 to 4 years, maybe more in rare cases. It depends on a lot of different factors such as the quality of the battery, the quality of the charge, the level of use and many other factors, which I will introduce to you now.
Battery quality – The life of your ATV battery depends mainly on the type of battery you use. For example, if you use batteries from popular companies like Honda, the battery will be of a good quality and you can expect a long life span.
For example, my friend had the battery model King Quad 300 Yuasa that managed to survive for 9 years, even though it was used many times.
Battery usage – Another factor that greatly affects the battery’s life is how much you use it. In fact, if you use your battery daily or weekly its life will be significantly shortened. On the other hand, if you rarely use your battery, it can last for a very long time.
Temperature – Temperature is a super important factor that significantly affects batteries. If your battery is often used in very cold or very hot weather, it can decompose its acids and internal components, which damages the battery and shortens its life. Because of this, I recommend keeping your battery where the temperatures are not too hot or too cold, a closed room for example.
Also, if you live in a very cold place in the winter, I recommend that you cover your battery with a blanket or towel to help keep it warm. On the other hand, if you live in a place where it is very hot in the summer, I would recommend that you turn on the air conditioner at an average temperature to help keep the battery cool.
Charger quality – If you use a cheap and low-quality charger, you can definitely shorten your battery life very quickly. In fact, the best charger to use is the original one that came with your battery when you bought it because it is already compatible with its components.
It’s very important that you pay attention to each of these factors to help ensure your battery has a long life.
Tips to make your ATV battery last longer!
If you want to maintain and extend the life of your ATV battery, these are some of the things you can do.
Clean your battery
Cleaning your ATV battery can significantly help and impact its lifespan.
To clean your ATV battery, you need to make sure the terminals are clean. Dirty terminals could damage your battery and significantly shorten its life.
Keep it warm
As I said earlier in the post, temperature is one of the factors that most damages the life of your ATV battery.
Cold temperatures are significantly more damaging to battery life than hot temperatures. Also, a cold battery can deplete your engine’s energy and make it even worse for your ATV engine’s life.
To help keep your battery safe from the cold, I highly recommend you put it in a warm garage or even in a plastic or rubber protector to keep it warm.
Keep it fully charged
Keeping your battery fully charged can significantly extend its life expectancy.
Also, I recommend that you take a portable charger with you when you ride your ATV so that you can charge it while riding. That way you will be able to keep the battery charged.
In addition, it is very important to be careful not to overcharge it so that you don’t overheat the battery, which can damage it.
How to know if your ATV battery needs changing
If you do not know if you need to replace your ATV battery, this is your lucky day. I will give you a few examples to help you know if your battery needs replacing.
- The ATV does not start, and the lights do not work – the simplest way you can know if your battery needs replacing is if you start your ATV and you see that the lights do not work or if your ATV doesn’t even start. This means you have to replace the battery.
- Strange noises from the engine – another sign that can tell you if your battery needs replacing is when you hear strange noises from the engine. Also, if there are some strange noises from the engine while riding, it can indicate that there is a problem with the battery.
- The battery is not charging – this is one of the simplest ways you can know if your battery needs replacing. If you notice that your battery is not charging, it might mean that it needs replacing. However, it may just be that your battery is not charging because of a bad charger. Try recharging the battery with another charger to be sure if it really needs replacing.
To summarize today, I have shown you all the things you need to know about charging your ATV and UTV battery.
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Thanks for riding. Until next time.