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    Ducati charger left on my monster 1100 evo killed the battery. Hoping for more luck with the BC MV charger.

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    Default Re: Do you leave batteries charging in bikes unattended?

    Quote Originally Posted by chillitt View Post
    I've got worse chores..
    Maybe. But the Triumph won't be keeping you warm at night or scare ladies with infants away from the garden gate.

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    Default Re: Do you leave batteries charging in bikes unattended?

    Yes. Many times

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    Default Re: Do you leave batteries charging in bikes unattended?

    If you can find one that will fit the battery in question, charge it in one of these:



    But remove the rubber seal from the lid of the box before using like this. I use this for charging LiPo batteries in case they go whoosh, but don't see why should be any different for car/bike batteries. Chemists, tell me different if so.

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    Default Re: Do you leave batteries charging in bikes unattended?

    In bikes, van batteries on the bench, big chargers, little chargers, cordless battery chargers, all and any of them.

    Not the tumble drier though.

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    Default Re: Do you leave batteries charging in bikes unattended?

    Yes.

    If the bike was in a garage which was integrated to my house I probably wouldn't leave it charging overnight. IIRC they give off hydrogen. Although maybe modern sealed ones don't.

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    Default Re: Do you leave batteries charging in bikes unattended?

    Quote Originally Posted by MsignorMartinez View Post
    Yes.

    If the bike was in a garage which was integrated to my house I probably wouldn't leave it charging overnight. IIRC they give off hydrogen. Although maybe modern sealed ones don't.
    Sealed batteries don't but even a normal lead/acid with the cells you have to keep topped up with distilled water don't make enough hydrogen rapidly enough to present a hazard to the average drafty shed. I think the common wisdom is not to charge your batteries in a confined space. Keeping in mind we're talking about confining hydrogen, not a small dog or even a determined rodent.

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    Default Re: Do you leave batteries charging in bikes unattended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pax View Post
    If you can find one that will fit the battery in question, charge it in one of these:



    But remove the rubber seal from the lid of the box before using like this. I use this for charging LiPo batteries in case they go whoosh, but don't see why should be any different for car/bike batteries. Chemists, tell me different if so.
    Excellent, added shrapnel to the equation.
    It's not the worst idea for drone li-po's but for something bigger....

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    Default Re: Do you leave batteries charging in bikes unattended?

    I've never even considered it to be an issue? My old fazer has been plugged in almost permanently for the last 20 odd months.

    Wheeled it outside last weekend after not being moved and plugged in for 4 months, started great, plenty of power.

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