# Your question: How many amps should I charge my motorcycle battery?

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## Should I charge my motorcycle battery at 2 amps or 10 amps?

The rule of thumb is that you should never charge a battery at more than one-tenth its rating in amp hours. Meaning that a 20-amp battery should be charged at no more than 2 amps over a 10-hour period.

## Should I charge my battery at 2 or 6 amps?

For faster charging, get a higher amperage charger.

If you need a charge in a hurry, it makes sense to increase the amperage. Going above 12 amps can be risky if done for an extended time. Charging for too long puts the battery at risk of exploding. To avoid this, only use chargers above 12 amps for an hour at a time.

## How many amps does a motorcycle need?

Q: How many amps are needed to start a motorcycle? That depends on the engine’s condition, its size, and the starting components. If you have a 12-volt battery, it takes about 200 amps to start the bike.

## How many amps is a 12 volt motorcycle battery?

While both are typically 12 volt batteries, a motorcycle battery has less Amperage and requires less amp charge rate. Most automotive chargers pump out 13 amps, 30 amps or even 50 amps.

How To Maintain And Properly Charge Your Motorcycle Battery.

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Initialization Surveying/testing the status of the battery and make sure its functioning properly
Bulk Charge Charging to Full

## Does a motorcycle battery charge while idling?

Technically, a motorcycle battery does charge while the motorcycle is idling though it does not provide as much amperage as when the motorcycle is at higher speeds. During a normal ride, a motorcycle provides about 13, 14, or 15 amps while idling only provides less than 1 amp.

## How does a charger know when a battery is full?

There are two criteria for determining when a battery is fully charged: (1) the final current level and (2) the peak charging voltage while this current flows. Typical sealed lead acid battery charge characteristics for cycle service where charging is non-continuous and peak voltage can be higher.

## Does amperage matter when charging a battery?

We recommend higher amperage to ensure cooler power supply and optimal charge time. If you get a charger with amperage less than your original power supply, you risk overheating your charger, burning it and in many case your device will stop functioning and/or charging.

## Can you overcharge a battery at 2 amps?

A: If you leave the charger connected continuously, even at a mere 2 amps, the battery eventually will die. Overcharging a battery causes excessive gassing — the electrolyte gets hot and both hydrogen and oxygen gas are generated. … On sealed batteries, the buildup of gases could cause the battery to burst.

## What voltage and amp should I charge my motorcycle battery?

ALWAYS use a Motorcycle/Trickle Charger when charging Motorcycle Batteries. A Motorcycle charger supplies NO MORE than 7.5 Amps during the charging process. Make sure your charger is the same voltage (6 Volt or 12 Volt) as the battery you are charging. Charge for a full 8-12 hours.

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