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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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Mike Haasl
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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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Kevin Harbin
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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 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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Topped off the charge on the hay wagon battery.
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Charging.
Charging.
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Installed.
Installed.
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Maintenance charge for the motorbike.
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On charge
On charge
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Fully charged
Fully charged
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Back on the bike
Back on the bike
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This is my first BB for the electricity sand badge!

The battery I charged was the 12-volt lead acid battery that charges our electric fence. Our recharging station includes a 50-watt solar panel and MPPT charge controller on a cart.

Battery hooked up to charging station at Dan's workshop

Battery charged and hooked back up to the fence charger.
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Here is my submission for the Electricity - Sand - Move, Charge, and Reinstall a Lead Acid Battery BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided:
   - 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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The tractor with a dead battery
The tractor with a dead battery
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moved to shop - before charging - had 4.4 volts
moved to shop - before charging - had 4.4 volts
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trickle charger
trickle charger
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charging and now holding 12.75 volts
charging and now holding 12.75 volts
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Battery Reinstalled in Tractor
Battery Reinstalled in Tractor
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This happened while I’m at the 2021 PDC! Juice on my marine Rv battery ran out. Thanks to Josiah for helping me out!

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Note: Please show battery reinstalled.

 
Austin Durant
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Back installed!
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Bill Bacon
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Truck wouldn't start the other day and it turns out the battery is 6 years old!  (Just got it a couple of months ago)

I took it out, charged it, put it back in, and drove to the auto shop to get a new one.
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8v won't get it done!
8v won't get it done!
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Charged it up
Charged it up
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12v will do
12v will do
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Here's the new battery installed, auto shop parking lot style!
Here's the new battery installed, auto shop parking lot style!
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J Crozier
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The battery in the tractor died and needed a charging. It was removed, hooked up to the charger, and then replaced.
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Hooked up to the charger.
Hooked up to the charger.
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Back in the tractor.
Back in the tractor.
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