BATTERY CHARGING CONFUSION!
Apr 01 2010
Anyone had a simular experience to me? Took my MK2 for a battery check at Halfords as I felt is wasnt operating at full pelt when starting the car and the guy at Halfords measured an output of 56%!
"Definately on the way out" he said; probably wanting a sale!! I went home and used a brand new charger which I have never used before and set it on Fast charge -within a very short space of time it showed a full charge!
Is this right? Replaced battery on car and it starts up o.k. but doesnt really sound too much better! Having never charged a battery before and I also have no idea of the batterys age but think as its a Panasonic Mazda battery that it could be the original (2000) well if it is it surely needs replacing after ten years!!!!!