Sealed Lead-Acid SLA, charging regimen?

donelson

New Member
Is it okay to leave my bike on charge overnight or more? Is this safe for SLA batteries (Powerline PL12-12)
 

harryS

Well-Known Member
It depends on your battery charger and whether it was intended to be used with your battery. A regular car charger, for example, might keep pumping in excess current on a small SLA. I used to have a car that used small SLA's. They were touchy. Used to have a buy a new battery every Spring.

Why not just put a timer on the charger so that if you forget, it won't go all night.
 

donelson

New Member
Good idea. Thank you

How long will fully charged battery hold its charge?

My charger is original izip charger.
 

harryS

Well-Known Member
Battery University says an SLA battery loses 5% a month, if nothing is connected to it.