Leakage test

Refer to illustration 27.3

2 Turn the ignition switch off and disconnect the cable from the battery negative terminal.

AMMETER

3 Set the multimeter to the mA (milliamps) function and connect its negative probe to the battery negative terminal, and the positive probe to the disconnected negative cable (see illustration). Caution: Don't connect the ammeter between the battery terminals or the ammeter will be ruined. Compare the reading to the value listed in this Chapter's Specifications.

4 If the reading is too high there is probably a short circuit in the wiring. Thoroughly check ihe wiring between the various components (see the wiring diagrams at the end of the book).

5 If the reading is satisfactory, disconnect the motor and connect the negative cable to the battery, tightening it securely. Check the alternator output as described below.

DIY Battery Repair

DIY Battery Repair

You can now recondition your old batteries at home and bring them back to 100 percent of their working condition. This guide will enable you to revive All NiCd batteries regardless of brand and battery volt. It will give you the required information on how to re-energize and revive your NiCd batteries through the RVD process, charging method and charging guidelines.

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