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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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steward
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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 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.

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Battery reinstalled below and certified complete.  This was converted from not complete to an ordinary post.

 
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Back installed!
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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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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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This is my BB submission for Sand charging a battery. The battery is in the front of the mower and there is not enough space to get the charger leads attached.  So that sucker just had to come out to be charged.  I always complete a learning journal so as my knowledge improves, I can add information.  As I discovered, they write books on batteries and more books of charging and maintenance.
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Learning Journal Battery Charging
Learning Journal Battery Charging
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Removed battery - Charging - Replacing - Mower goes
Removed battery - Charging - Replacing - Mower goes
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Here's my submission. Tender is probably more convenient, but if it dies away from an outlet, makes sense.


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Log book
Log book
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My truck’s charging system was acting up, so I had to sort it out. It ended up being loose battery terminals ( needed new bolts) and the wire from the alternator to the battery was bad. This is one of two batteries in my diesel truck that I charged back up so as to not put too much strain on the alternator.
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Charging in shop
Charging in shop
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Reinstalled in the truck
Reinstalled in the truck
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Close up of charger in shop
Close up of charger in shop
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