THE 5 FAQ
AND THE ANSWERS
– In view of the sensitive electronic components in the vehicle, as a rule starting assistance should only be provided by means of a Banner Booster.
– Starting assistance from vehicle to vehicle can lead to voltage peaks during disconnection, which can damage or even destroy vehicle electronic systems.
– Therefore, it is essential that the following procedure be strictly observed when using starter cables!
– Standardised starter cables (e.g. in accordance with DIN 72 553) should always be used for giving starting assistance.
– Observe the instructions for use of the starter cables.
– Only connect batteries with the same nominal voltage.
– When connecting the terminals, both vehicle engines must be switched off!
First connect the two positive terminals 1 with 2. Then connect the negative terminal of the assisting vehicle 3 with 4, the blank metallic point on the vehicle needing assistance, away from the battery. (Observe the instructions of the vehicle manufacturer.)
– Now start the vehicle needing assistance for a maximum of 15 seconds. Do not start the assisting vehicle.
– When disconnecting the terminals, remove the cables in the reverse sequence to the above.
Should the bike not be used or be garaged for a lengthy period (standstills or winter mothballing), remove the battery and store it in a dry and cool place (frost-free). It is essential that the battery be fully charged and gets recharged when reaching 12.50V or connect it to a charge retention device (e.g. Banner Accucharger).
Ideally, you should use a voltage-regulated charger (Banner Accucharger). These devices carry out charging automatically and depending on the battery capacity, you can employ the following chargers:
3-20 Ah - Banner Accucharger 6/12V 2A - Art.No. 1240000020
> 20 Ah - Banner Accucharger 12V 3A - Art.No. 1240000030
- Remove the battery from the vehicle and under all circumstances unclamp the battery cables (minus terminal first). Warning! Without a power supply, in-board computer and radio data, etc. can be lost!
- First connect the charger to the battery and then switch on. Following charging, first switch off the charger and then disconnect it from the battery.
- Charging current: max. 1/10 Amp of the battery capacity.
- Stop charging at an acid temperature of more +55°C.
- After charging, check the electrolyte level and if necessary top up with distilled or de-ionised water (only applies to wet batteries, not to AGM, GEL or AGM PROfessional batteries!).
- Ensure good ventilation when charging. Highly explosive oxyhydrogen gas forms during charging. Therefore, it is vital that smoking, open flames and sparks be prevented.
The degassing elbow including the hose (part number: 10300017000) is available at every Banner sales partner.
The Retailer finder shows the nearest Banner sales partner.
Insert the degassing hose by using the elbow at the central degassing opening at the side of the battery cover.
No additional work is necessary.
What happens when a battery without a BEM (Battery Energy Management) code is installed in a vehicle? Banner has had to consider this question in the case of Audi.
BEM = Battery Energy Management. In view of the increasing use of electrical power in modern vehicles, the battery constitutes a vital component. Therefore, in order to guarantee its long service life in spite of higher loads, vehicles such as the Audi A6 employ intelligent energy management.
Function. The massive rise in on-board power requirements in the latest car generation places fresh demands on
batteries, especially in connection with micro-hybrid applications involving stop-start technology and brake energy recuperation. The BEM incorporates ongoing parameters such as the charging status and the age of the battery. This data is then reported to the vehicle computer, which decides upon the energy balance in the vehicle and if required, limits the use of comfort consumers such as seat heating or air conditioning and provides the driver with a warning.
Where possible, the aim is to constantly guarantee engine starts.
Differing systems. The majority of automotive manufacturers such as BMW operate with an open system, i.e. the
independent retrofitting market can install a suitable battery without the need to reprogram the vehicle electronics. However, producers like Audi employ a closed system and allocate so-called BEM codes for original retrofitting batteries. Unfortunately, such codes are unavailable for free spare part batteries.
Installation of batteries without a BEM code. Basically, the installation of a non-BEM free tested battery is possible as exemplified by Audi. However, a battery must be employed that possesses OEM quality (preferably Power Bull PROfessional and in the case of an original AGM battery, replacement with a Running Bull AGM), is of identical dimensions with the original battery and also has the same labelled performance as the original.
Self-teaching system. In the case of an elderly battery, the vehicle system stores the term “defect battery”. Accordingly, if a new battery is installed without the entry of a BEM code, initially the vehicle does not recognise the
presence of a replacement. Therefore, the energy management system must either be informed of the new battery status via a BEM code input, or learn the new battery status. The more trigger events (impulses, signals, e.g. starts, cold starts) experienced by the battery, the faster this process is completed. The vehicle computer then successively releases the previously limited systems, e.g. the full performance of the air conditioning system.
No safety risk. If a high-quality battery is installed without the input of a BEM code, this neither constitutes a safety risk, nor a possible danger of damage to the vehicle electronics or other components.
Enclosed, please find the instructions of the safe handling of lead-acid accumulatores, valid for all Banner starter batteries.
The REACH-regulation (1907/2006/EC) has replaced the directive on safety data sheets (91/155/EC). REACH describes the setting up and updating of safety data sheets for substances and preparations. For articles - like lead-acid batteries - safety data sheets are not required.
This leaflet addresses manufacturers of batteries and is meant to apply voluntarily. The notes are meant to help to comply with legal requirements but do not replace them