First off, the battery on my 2005 Honda CHF50 has been dead for a while now, long enough the license plate expired. I never drove it on the road either, it was a gift. I was wondering if I could use a normal charger on it so it will charge up or something, but I don't want to drive to the dealer.
Then I have a old electric one that the charger broke, the part that hooks up to the scooter, I I'm pretty sure there is no replacement.
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:10 pm Posts: 164 Location: Southeast Arkansas Scooter: 2009 Kymco Grand Vista 250
The battery is probably not worth charging. But if you do ever charge a scooter battery, do not use a standard automobile charger.
A battery should be charged at 10% of it capacity. Most scooter and motorcycle batteries have about 10 Amp Hr capacity. That means they should be charged at about 1 amp/hour. Many car chargers are 6 or 10 amp/hr chargers which would overheat the scooter battery, thus destroying its usefullness.
Get a battery maintainer (Wal Mart sells a Schumacher unit in the battery dept for about $20). Maintainers charge at about 1 amp/hr and are smart enough to maintain a battery at full charge without damage to the battery. They come with a pig-tail connector that can be left attached to the battery to facilitate rapid connection and disconnection.
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