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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Electricity.

In this Badge Bit, you will move a lead acid battery to the shop, charge it and return it to its home.

Chargers vary, if you have a manual one, you need to watch it during the charge cycle to make sure you don't over do it.  



To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - charge a lead acid battery

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a picture of the battery hooked up to the charger
   - a picture of the charged battery back in its home location/equipment
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Don't you hate it when you leave the headlights on the riding lawn mower for 6 months?
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Back together (pics out of order)
Back together (pics out of order)
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Charging (time to do the clean the shop BB again)
Charging (time to do the clean the shop BB again)
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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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I also left the lights on after I put the lawn mower away. I hope that's the last time I do that.
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battery hooked up to the charger
battery hooked up to the charger
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battery re-installed in the mower
battery re-installed in the mower
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I certify this BB complete!

 
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I ended up using my car battery. It was being used for winching my pigs for slaughter day. It was able to do 2 whole pigs and still function. It was reading low however. voltage 12.18v


I hooked it up to our house solar system


Showing it connected to the house system


after about 5 hours of charging. Voltage show 12.81v


Installed in the car again!
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I certify this BB is complete.

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