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    Hey guys,

    I have a Suzuki GS500 and it's often hard to start up in winters as the battery usually dies out. I've read that it's normal for batteries to give these problems in winter. It's a new battery but i don't ride for such long distances to give it a good charge.

    I was wondering if it's possible to charge the bike's battery using my Homage UPS?


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    yes u may charge bikes battery with home ups. i did it many times. its ok.

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    Good to know, thanks!

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    i have charged my gs-150 battery and gs-500 poloce auctioned bikes batteries.

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    Any idea how long you need to leave them charging? Does the charging indicator on the UPS work with these small batteries?

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    till the voltages are established well ...depends how much amp battery you have along with charging amp of UPS
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    u have to reduce the charging current,as a rule of thumb , charging current is 1/10 of the total ampere-hour capacity of the battery ,for example 20amphour batter need 2amp hour charging current
    indicator will work just fine for any battery, when ur battery will reach specific volatge , ups will cut off charging

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    charger in the bike is better than a ups charger and in the bike battery charges in a few mins like 10 min max and using a ups you have to calibrate the ups charging with the small battery bcoz bigg batteries has diff flaot voltage min and max and the small has diff and ampere also and the cut off point too. i will advice to you charge your battery in the bike it is better for your battery life.

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    Guys does anyone know if it's possible to get something like this in pakistan:
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    han bhai hall road jao is se bhi acha mil jaye ga agar ziada paise hain to APC ka buy karo U.S.A made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getafix View Post
    Guys does anyone know if it's possible to get something like this in pakistan:
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    You can find similar Pakistan made items at College Road, Rawalpindi, from local UPS manufacturers. The looks are not so good, but work fine. Ask them to make one according to your requirements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YamahaYB100 View Post
    han bhai hall road jao is se bhi acha mil jaye ga agar ziada paise hain to APC ka buy karo U.S.A made.
    And how much does this battery tender thing cost? How does it work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getafix View Post
    Hey guys,

    I have a Suzuki GS500 and it's often hard to start up in winters as the battery usually dies out. I've read that it's normal for batteries to give these problems in winter. It's a new battery but i don't ride for such long distances to give it a good charge.

    I was wondering if it's possible to charge the bike's battery using my Homage UPS?
    Have you tried jump starting the bike using car's battery? All you need is a jumper cable.
    Web: http://www.bikepics.com/members/sniperr and http://wanderersbook.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getafix View Post
    Any idea how long you need to leave them charging? Does the charging indicator on the UPS work with these small batteries?
    Normal charging current of such UPS(s) is 6 amp so depending on ur battrey AH, the time can be calculated. One more thing is that the cooling fan of most of the UPS runs when it is charging and stops after charging the battery.

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    very much possible. can be easily charged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7thgear View Post
    And how much does this battery tender thing cost? How does it work?
    You just hook up your battery to it and plug it in to a wall socket in your house. Once the battery is charged it will stop charging and maintain the charge until the next time you ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7thgear View Post
    Have you tried jump starting the bike using car's battery? All you need is a jumper cable.
    It's pretty easy to jump start it even without a jumper cable. I just wanted to know why the battery was not maintaining it's charge. I took it for a longer spin today, let's see if it still starts up tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getafix View Post
    It's pretty easy to jump start it even without a jumper cable.
    Jump start without jumper cable? How?
    Web: http://www.bikepics.com/members/sniperr and http://wanderersbook.blogspot.com

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    How much does the battery tender cost?
    Web: http://www.bikepics.com/members/sniperr and http://wanderersbook.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7thgear View Post
    Jump start without jumper cable? How?
    Sorry i meant to say a rolling start. My driveway has a slope so i just roll down it and start it that way.

    Battery tender should be around 1500-2000rs i think. I saw one at a workshop today that was being used to charge big batteries and the guy said it was for 4k.

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