Question by Joe v: Is my battery due for replacement & can you explain my 12 volt (2-10-50 amp) charger’s actions?
the John Deere brand 42″ lawn tractor is two years old, original battery. just got through a mild winter with no tractor activity since October. The battery is dead. Hooked it to a Sears 2-10-50 amp charger set at 10 for the last four hours. the needle started at about 11:45 if it were a clock face. Now it’s at about 10:00.
Is dead after this winter normal? It didn’t happen last year.
What should I expect the life of the battery to be?
How should the needle behave if it was charging normally?
Would I damage the charger or the battery if I move it to 50 amp setting and leavet their. That setting seems to be for Starting not charging and when I put the button on 50 the needle jumps over to about 2:00 (on a clock face).
Thanksfor any info/advise that makes sense.
Answer by gands4ever
2 years is pretty good for a battery. as far as the charger 2 is for slow charging my marine battery it sits on the charger for 24 hours 10 was perfect for what you did with your lawn mower. slowly trying to recharge battery. the 50 is for jump starting your mower or any other vehicle. hope thats helps get you mowing again.
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