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post #1 of 4 Old Jan 29th, 2009, 3:47 pm Thread Starter
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Oddysey PC-680 Problem and looking for source of Oddysey 6 AMP Charger

After leaving my IPOD on (I normally unplug) for couple of days, my year and a half old PC680 got completely drianed. I jump started the bike from my other LT. But if I do not ride the bike for two days, it wont start on the third day then I would have to jump start again. I was sick of this cycle so I called the Oddysey battery today. The Oddysey battery engineer Bruce told me that once you completely drain the battery there is no way of fully recharging the battery by alternator. He say even if you ride 500 hours it wont get fully charged because most of the alternator systems use 14.2 volts where as Oddysey PC680 needs 14.7 volts. Only way to fully charge PC680 is to use Oddysey 6 AMP Charger OMAX-6A-1B.

Seems like most discount online retailers are out of stock. The online discount prices are $62-75. But it is hard to find. I called 3 online retailers and they were all out of stock. Does anybody know any discount vendor for Oddysey 6 AMP Charger OMAX-6A-1B?

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post #2 of 4 Old Jan 30th, 2009, 6:23 am
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Re: Oddysey PC-680 Problem and looking for source of Oddysey 6 AMP Charger

When I bought my Odyssey from BatteryMart i bought the Odssey charger (yeah, I thought the price was high but bought it anyway) http://www.batterymart.com/p-odyssey...y-charger.html

When I replaced my sons battery I bought a Schumacher charger from our "Mills Fleet Farm" store - it looked almost identical to the Odyssey charger at half the price. Here is Schumachers web site: http://store.schumachermart.com/sc-600a.html If I remember I only paid about $30.00 for it.

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Re: Oddysey PC-680 Problem and looking for source of Oddysey 6 AMP Charger

AGM batteries require the highest voltages to gain or maintain a full charge. There are other battery chargers out there that can do the job so you don't need the specific Odysey model. When looking for a charger, you should be more concerned with the charging voltage curve than you are with the amperage, as long as you're in the general range. In other words, a 2 amp charger designed for AGM batteries would do the job (but slower), but an 8 amp would probably be too much for the Odysey.

I recently bit the bullet and bought a BatteryMinder 12248 after the better half stole my wall wart version for her bikes. It wasn't cheap but I'm sold on their technology with my OE battery on year six still showing 12.8V. I figured the price was worth it since it will work on any current technology lead-acid battery and my history with the previous version showed their desulfation actually works. With settings for AGM, Flooded, Gel, 2/4/8 amps, I hopefully won't need to buy another charger anytime soon.

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Re: Oddysey PC-680 Problem and looking for source of Oddysey 6 AMP Charger

Saw a Black and Decker charger in Lowes tonight for 45 bucks. It was a 4/6/10 amp charger automatic Hi voltage curve identical to the one on the oddysey web site. Check it out.

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