12v and charger will these work

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by oldpot, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. oldpot

    oldpot Member

    looking for a better battery (instead of using 8 AA battery's to make 12v ) will this work


    and will this charger charge it up


    i will be using this just to run ,turn signals and brake.running light ,
    the 12v 8aa battery set up i use now works good , but needed bigger turn signals and the ones i bought would not work with 8aa set up , not enough juice going to them (but the little ones did work) check the bigger turn signals on the car battery and they worked , so i need a better battery ,.

    how long do you recommend that i charge this battery if it suitable for what i need it for , and how long will it last between chargers ??.

  2. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    I use a much smaller 1.3Ah version of this battery for my 12 volt requirements.
  3. Stoltzee

    Stoltzee Member

    You can get a 12 volt SLA battery with a higher Ah. I think I'm using a 1.3 also, or a 1.7

    I am glad you found the charger though. Think I'll get one. I do plan to switch out some lights to LED's eventually, but have to wait and see if the turn signals work. Replacing those with LED's could be costly.


    Opps! I didn't notice the 7 Ah, maybe I should get one of those myself.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2013
  4. tom-fishing

    tom-fishing Member

    Looks like you've solved the problem nicely. To keep the battery in good condition you should limit use to 20% of capacity or about 1 1/2 hours between recharge, that will keep it good for years.
  5. oldpot

    oldpot Member

    ty all , whats difference with a 1.3 ah, and a 5 or 7ah ,i was this one for a few dollars less a 5ah and littler looks like that will fit nice in my backrack bag


    tom you mean if i left lights/turn signals on for 1 1/2 hours all the time then it would need charging then (i know i not do that hehe)so if i charged it once every few weeks should be ok ,and i only use the brake light and turnlights at the moment as dont ride at night for the running light to be on .
  6. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

  7. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    I'm using this battery: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181158311839?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 its much smaller in size than what you can tell from the picture. I'd say about 1/4 the size of a car battery, maybe smaller. Its 1.2Ah, and will run my lights for a good 3 hours on a single charge. Its ok to use a low capacity battery if you're using efficient bulbs. I'm using a generator and charging circuit to charge mine, but I also have a wall charger if I should happen to need it.
  8. oldpot

    oldpot Member