Originally Posted by mtrevelino
Mine is completely different than everyone else that replied. My BT will turn solid green in under two minutes. This happened with the PC680 and is now doing the same thing with the Westco battery. I can let my bike sit for over a week, and when I plug in the BT, it will turn solid green in under ten minutes.
I do not know why Dick is getting a red indicator when he first plugs the BT in, something is not right with that.
Hi, Mike - I have the Battery Tender Plus, and I see where Jerry has the Battery Tender for the gel batteries. I suspect that may be why there is a difference in operation and light menus.
On the BT Plus instruction sheet, it sez:
Red Light Flashing: the red light flashing indicates that the BT Plus has A.C. power available and battery charger's microprocessor is functioning properly.
Red Light Steady: when connected properly, red light will stop flashing and burn steady; will remain on until the BT Plus completes the charging stage. When red light is steady, the charger is charging the battery.
Green Light Flashing: when green light is flashing (red light will be on), charger has determined the battery has greater than 80% capacity available.
Green Light Steady: when green light stops flashing and burns steady, charging is complete and battery can be returned to service.
Again, due to difference in chargers, this may not apply, Jerry. My manual sez, under troubleshooting: Charger is charging, but the green light does not go on - the battery has an excessive current draw, remove battery from equipment. (Sounds like they're saying the battery should be disconnected from the bike's system while being charged).