Quantcast
Jump to content

Recommended Posts

First, understand that my T-boss 410 doesn't move very often, since I don't yet have a trailer and no trails nearby. So I occasionally go out and start it, let it idle, and take a ride around my property. This time, the battery was all but dead, so I put it on a charger. It showed a full charge after a few hours, so I reinstalled it in the UTV, and attempted to start it again. It acted as though it was almost dead, as before. I hooked up the charger and jump started it, which took several tries. It's the stock battery, but the unit only has 14.5 hours on it. I purchased it in an auction on Ebay back in December of last year. It was a floor model. Everything seems in good working order. Could I have a bad cell in the battery? How can I test for that?

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Do you have a multimeter? if so

Set it DC 20 volts, attach the leads to  + and -, take note of the voltage, turn the key to START, take note of the voltage, if it drops below about 10.5 volts, 99% of the time bad battery. Auto parts stores like O'rielly's will load test batteries for FREE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, I will try that. I am aware of the auto parts stores testing a battery for free, I am just trying to avoid going out as much as possible. The COVID 19 infection here is really high currently. I also feel sort of beholding to the parts store to purchase a new battery there. 

This battery is a 335CCA unit. I would think it would spin the motor easily. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

25.5 hp. I would think that if the battery was in good condition, it would have no problem spinning the engine over, especially since it's a higher rated CCA than the OEM battery. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


That ought to be more than enough battery for that engine.

I'm leaning towards a bad cell, since you said it showed full charge then nothing when you went start it.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was thinking the same thing. I'm trying to research a way to rejuvenate the cell, or if I can't do that, then renew the battery. I see plenty of ways on the internet, but some seem so outrageous that I just stopped searching, at least for the time being. 

Would a battery for a lawn tractor work? They seem to be much more affordable than one specific to powersports. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, T-boss 410 said:

I was thinking the same thing. I'm trying to research a way to rejuvenate the cell, or if I can't do that, then renew the battery. I see plenty of ways on the internet, but some seem so outrageous that I just stopped searching, at least for the time being. 

Would a battery for a lawn tractor work? They seem to be much more affordable than one specific to powersports. 

as long as you get the correct CCA i don't see why not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, KentC said:

I would first check the water in the cells. 
 

Oooh, do that first  T-boss, that completely slipped my mind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


On 11/11/2020 at 5:46 PM, T-boss 410 said:

Thanks, I will try that. I am aware of the auto parts stores testing a battery for free, I am just trying to avoid going out as much as possible. The COVID 19 infection here is really high currently. I also feel sort of beholding to the parts store to purchase a new battery there. 

This battery is a 335CCA unit. I would think it would spin the motor easily. 

I ordered a battery of the right size and amps from Amazon. It is more likely you have a battery with a bad cell, one of these gave me a problem for two days, it caused me to tear down the body to get to the starter because my new tech battery charger gave a full battery reading but the starter acted like it was dragging. I had checked the battery for voltage with a multimeter, but finally hooked it up to a battery tester (One that can add a heavy load).  It showed under load only 6 volts. A new battery fixed the problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A Harbor Freight battery tester probably costs less than a 40 mile trip to WallyWorld (that is how far I am from a big town with a wallyWorld or a McDonalds.  Out here in the Boonies the RFD mail carrier delivers what Fedex or UPS don't. Then you don't have to wonder about that battery.

I have this one from Amazon

61feCaOWBfL._AC_SL1100_.jpg
Schumacher BT-100 100A Battery Load Tester and Voltmeter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Well, hooked up a load tester. It showed 12 volts before the load was applied. Once I applied the load, the needle fell almost as fast as it would if I was disconnecting the tester. Fell like a rock! Guess I'm in need of a new battery!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Topics

    • By Hisunsadman
      Last October we were sitting at an idle on a Sunday morning and it died for the first time since we time since we bought it new I've already sent it to the shop because it's under warranty after trying to fix it. New fuel injector new spark plug couldn't do a compression check because I couldn't find anything to fit it but now that it's at the shop I have a feeling that the exhaust valves tighten themselves up and they are not closing anybody ever have this problem?
    • By ANIL SEDALI
      Hi friends, I have a new utv Hisun 700. My problem is idle adjustment.  How is idle adjustment done? While my engine is idling 2500- 2700 rpm. I need idling adjustment 1500 rpm. Where I am, there is no master who understands this tool. How do you do the idle setting? Can you help me? Hello everyone. Thank you.
    • By boubouthebear
      Morning, I just purchased a 2011 rhino and I got a massive battery drain coming from the backup fuse. 200Ma!
      I have a "juice box" ecu and I tried to find reviews on it as I also have a stalling issue when I get to a sudden stop and other forums seems to say it would be a crappy ECU.
      Not sure if I have a bad ecu that does both issues or if they are unrelated problems.
      Wondering if anyone here had an idea where I should poke at first. If someone could point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it
      Thanks!
    • By soonerjeeper
      We had our second gathering for the Oklahoma RZR Riders and this time it was thousands of people that joined us for Doin the Dunes at Little Sahara in Waynoka, Ok. I had the privilege of being the event organizer/coordinator and running film. Quite the task. Below is a great depiction of the weekend. Including a big air completion and giant train ride through the dunes.

    • By Cougsfan
      I was going to buy a trailer hitch set up to go into my Hisun E1's receiver.  All I can find for sale are hitches with 1-1/4" and/or  2" square shafts.   The hole on the receiver on my E1 measures roughly 1-5/8" square.   I'm guessing it takes a 1-1/2" hitch.  Where on earth do you get a hitch that size?


×
×
  • Create New...