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Online RoyC

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Re: Battery charging advice
« Reply #15 on: 04.01. 2018 16:58 »
I like the way that you have done it.
What I want to know is, is it really necessary to disconnect the battery with modern smart battery conditioner / chargers ?
I am using a modern 55AH car battery,
My bike is a 1958 A7SS
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Re: Battery charging advice
« Reply #16 on: 04.01. 2018 18:21 »
I like the way that you have done it.
What I want to know is, is it really necessary to disconnect the battery with modern smart battery conditioner / chargers ?
The reason I did this was because the battery I bought has rather small push-on tags for connection with very little room between them and the rubber top of the fake battery. I decided I would need to solder leads to the tags; hence the inline connector.

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Re: Battery charging advice
« Reply #17 on: 05.01. 2018 08:28 »
I have a little plug connector just under the saddle. I've modified my charger lead so I can just unplug the bike and connect the charger. Also makes removing the battery very simple.
Here's one of the same type of connectors.

When rewiring BSA's ( and any other old Brit ) we connect the battery to a T shaped blade plug,
Thus like Greybeard we just unplug the bike and plug in the charger.
Apart from eliminating the possibility of cross wiring, it allows the battery terminals to be painted over with
Liquid Electrical tape" so no more corrosion at the battery terminals.
Contry to popular belief there is no necessity to fit the waterproof type that Greybeard is using, just put a dab of di-elctric grease on the plug before connecting them.
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