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THE 5 FAQ

AND THE ANSWERS

– Before charging a wet battery, check the electrolyte level and top up if necessary with de-ionised or distilled water to the maximum acid level mark, or 15mm above the upper edge of the plates.

 

Should the battery be removed prior to recharging in order to prevent damage to the vehicle?
Please note the charger type. The operating instructions of the vehicle or the charger manufacturer frequently contain valuable tips regarding battery charging in the vehicle.
In general, a fully automatic charger (charging voltage limitation of 14.8V) is well suited to the charging of a battery installed in a vehicle.

Should your charger have an automatic mode with voltages  >15.9V, it is vital that the battery be separated from the in-board electronics and removed from the vehicle.
In a worst case scenario it is possible that the installed control devices can be destroyed due to overvoltage and the resulting damage would be enormous. Warning! Follow the vehicle manufacturer’s instructions when disconnecting the terminals.


– Batteries may only be charged with direct current. Connect the positive (+) battery terminal to the positive (+)   terminal of the charger, and the negative (-) battery terminal to the negative (-) terminal of the charger.
– Do not switch on the charger until the battery has been disconnected. When charging is completed, switch off the charger before disconnecting the battery.
– It is recommended that the charging current be equal to one tenth of the capacity (e.g. 44Ah divided by 10 = 4.4A charging current).
– The temperature of the acid may not exceed 55°C during charging. If the temperature rises above 55°C, the charging process must be discontinued.
– The fittings must not be opened.
-  Ensure that recharging amounts to 1.2 times the consumed capacity (e.g. consumed capacity 30Ah, recharge 36Ah)
– Charging must be performed in a well-ventilated room.
– Charging is finished when the current drops to 0 or stops falling, or if the automatic charger switches off.


For deep discharged flooded batteries we recommend a charging voltage of 16V (separate the battery from the onboard electronics)!

 

Warning! Oxyhydrogen gas is formed during charging! It is essential that fires, sparks, open flames and smoking be prevented!

 

Running Bull AGM/BackUp: only recharge with a voltage controlled charger (max. 14.8V)! The use of standard, non-voltage controlled chargers will dest­roy the battery through overloading and cause the electrolyte to escape!

In order to achieve full performance and service life, the battery must be fully charged prior to installation (1. + 2.).

 

1. Bike Bull
Preparation. The degassing vent is closed and must be opened before putting into operati­on. Remove the protective cap, or cut off the degassing hose at the end.
Filling. Remove all battery stoppers. Only use special acid (density 1.28 kg/l), which is supplied with the battery in a special plastic container. Fill to the maximum mark and then allow the battery to rest for 30 minutes.
Warning! The acid container with any residual acid should be brought to a hazardous was­te collection point. Acid residues may not enter the sewerage system. Empty acid containers should be disposed of as domestic plastic waste.
Commissioning. In order to reach full performance, once the battery has been filled with acid it must be fully charged prior to installation. In accordance with the instructions for use of the charger and the battery, charging can take place for approx. 5-10 hours at a maximum of one-tenth of battery capacity (Ah).
Battery capacity can be ascertained by means of the DIN number on the individual box. Num­bers 2 and 3, e.g. 509 14 have 9 Ah capacity and therefore require charging current of approx. 0.9 A. After charging, the acid level should be checked and if necessary topped up with demi­neralised water. The battery can then be closed with the stoppers.

Maintenance. Never allow the acid to fall below the minimum level. Only use demineralised water (desalinated or distilled water according to VDE 0510).

Please note! The Bike Bull cannot be installed in a lateral position!

 

2. Bike Bull AGM
Preparation. Remove the battery seal shortly before filling. A slight hissing sound can be heard.
Filling. Only use special acid (density 1.32 kg/l), which is supplied with the battery in a special plastic container. Then allow the battery to rest for 30 minutes. After filling, the battery is closed with the stopper strip and may not be reopened, as this would destroy the battery! Warning! The acid container with any residual acid should be brought to a hazardous was­te collection point. Acid residues may not enter the sewerage system. Empty acid containers should be disposed of as domestic plastic waste.
Commissioning. In order to reach full performance, once the battery has been filled with acid it must be fully charged prior to installation. In accordance with the instructions for use of the charger and the battery, charging can take place for approx. 5-10 hours at a maximum of one-tenth of battery capacity (Ah). Battery capacity can be ascertained by means of the DIN number on the individual box. Numbers 2 and 3, e.g. 518 21 have 18 Ah capacity and therefore require charging current of approx. 1.8 A.
Please note! The Bike Bull AGM cannot be installed in a lateral position!

 

3. Bike Bull GEL, AGM PROfessional
Putting into operation. The battery is fully charged and ready for install. 

Please note: The Bike Bull GEL / Bike Bull AGM PROfessional can be installed in a lateral position!


Use of a voltage controlled Banner Accucharger 6/12V 2A or  12V 3A is recommended.
Warning! Never install a maintenance-free battery (AGM, GEL, AGM PROfessional) in a motorcycle without a regulator, as the maximum voltage may not exceed 14.8 V.

Bike Bull Motorradbatterie Inbetriebnahme

Yes, essential.
A conventional starter battery is, as the name suggests, basically designed to provide a high short energy boost to start the vehicle.

As soon as the engine is running, the vehicle's charging system ensures that the energy taken from the battery is recharged and supplies all other electrical loads.

 

A start/stop battery is responsible for much more than just starting the engine.

Namely to supply the various electrical consumers with energy when the vehicle is stationary, the engine is not running (stops) and the complete on-board power supply including the next starting process must still be ensured!

This means that the technology and components of a start/stop battery differ significantly from those of a conventional starter battery.


Please note:
If a conventional wet battery is installed in a vehicle with start/stop technology, by mistake - due to an allocation error - or due to incorrect cost awareness, a battery breakdown or total failure is pre-programmed. Depending on the driving profile (short distance, stop-and-go,...) a conventional starter battery will be defective within a few months due to the extremely high cyclic load due to the engine start-stop function.


The battery breakdown also leads to the failure of various vehicle functions (including start-stop). Not to mention the customer's annoyance about the battery failure, possible loss of time, waiting for help, delays, scheduling problems and dissatisfaction with the installed spare battery.

 

Do not install a conventional wet battery in a vehicle with a start/stop function that is equipped with an AGM* or EFB** battery as standard. If necessary, an AGM or EFB battery must be used again! In identical housing and identical performance class.

These tips must be followed when changing the battery!

 

Banner Tip: The EFB battery can be upgraded to the even more powerful and more cyclical Running Bull AGM battery in H5/L2 (60Ah), H6/L3 (70Ah) and H7/L4 (80Ah) housings. Please contact your Banner Account Manager.

 

AGM = Absorbent Glass Mat, the acid is absorbed in the glass fleece and thus bound
EFF = Enhanced Flooded Battery, the cycle-proof starter battery

 

You can calculate the correct capacity for your Energy Bull as shown in the following example:
You need a battery for an electrically powered boat. A 600W e-motor is used with a 24V electrical system. In addition, a radio, various navigation lights and a depth sounder have to be supplied with power (total 50W). Five hours of autonomous operation are required.
 
These values are now used in the following equation:

Wattage: Volt = Ampere x Hours x Safety Factor = Battery Capacity in Ah i.e. 650 : 24 = 27 x 5 x 1.7 = 230Ah (k20)

 

A safety factor of 70% should be used for wet batteries (30% for AGM and gel recombination batteries). In the case above, two Energy Bull 968 01 batteries (230Ah each) used in sequence would be advisable.

The automatic start/stop automatically switches the engine off and on again when you walk off or step on the clutch or brake during a stop.

The savings potential:

Depending on the driving situation, especially in city traffic,

up to 0.8 l less fuel per 100 km!

 

The basic requirement:

An especially strong and cycle-proof start/stop battery that remains fully efficient even during frequent charging and discharging processes.

 

Banner start/stop car batteries are real CO2 and fuel savers.

With the highly specialized batteries of the Running Bull series, Banner completely covers the segment of power supply for start-stop vehicles. The particularly high cycle stability makes Running Bull the ideal on-board power plant that safely masters the extreme loads caused by the multiple starting processes of micro-hybrid vehicles.