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Old 08-09-2018, 03:27 PM   #1
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i think i remember that i could use a 12 volt charger to charge a 6 volt battery if the lights weren't on, is this correct?
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:38 PM   #2
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Depends on the charger. Google your question, you will get technical answers to your question.
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:43 PM   #3
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No. Don’t charge a 6 volt battery with a 12 volt charger.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:06 PM   #4
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If it's like most chargers it will shut itself down if you try to charge a 6V batt with 12V. Otherwise it will burn up, maybe you with it.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:45 PM   #5
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Buy a maintainer 6-12. Buy a manual 6-12 charger.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:49 PM   #6
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:04 PM   #7
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Good afternoon...If you can drive your Model A as little as 10 miles a week, you will not need a charger and your fuel will stay fresh with just a bit of Marvel Mystery Oil added to your fuel...All a Model A asks is to be loved and used. Ernie in Arizona
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No. Donít charge a 6 volt battery with a 12 volt charger.

Start a 6 volt on a 12 volt battery but yea, don't charge it on 12 volts!
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:20 AM   #9
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Yes, you can charge a 6 volt battery safely on a 12 volt charger, but ONLY if you use correct resistance in series with the charger leads. Use a 12 volt light bulb in series, and it will safely charge the battery. Use a tail light bulb for low charge, or a headlight bulb for a higher charge rate.


I only use a 6/12 charger with a volt meter with numbers. I use my old Sears charger the most. It's rated 6 amps, has a volt meter with numbers, and a 6/12 switch.
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