Didn't use car battery for a month

It didn't start so I have an Everstart Maxx charger hooked up to it. The lights turn on only when I try jumpstart it. It failed the pretest and went into conditioning mode for 12 hours and it still didn't charge
What do I do?
Pretty sure I still have a warranty on it

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  1. 2 months ago
    Bepis

    If it’s under warranty, go exchange it for a new one. Lead acid batteries don’t like sitting flat for that long and you can’t just recharge them like a cell phone that you put away with 50% battery for a couple months. Let it go low for a week and it will never come back to 100%

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Frick's sake
      Thanks for the advice.
      Time to bike with it 3 miles to shartmart
      Oy vey

      • 2 months ago
        Bepis

        Look at the sticker. Can’t remember if the Maxx is 2 years or 3 years. If it’s 3 years and you did the little warranty thing where they scanned the 2nd barcode, you should get 3 years from date of purchase (which is probably a month or three after the MFR date sticker), and if it never got registered, they should give you 3 years from the date on the sticker. Even if it was your fault for letting it go flat, it’s still under warranty.

        Worst case they may want to charge it for an hour or so, they will probably want to test it and you can’t test a flat battery. But if it’s a damaged battery with a low state of charge, their little charging machine will probably attempt to charge it for 5 minutes and then they can test it again so they have proof it’s dead.

        I hate Walmart, but they have some of the best prices and warranties on batteries, especially compared to the auto parts stores. Their warranty process is fairly easy assuming you can find an employee to help you.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >jump start the car
        >drive to wally world
        >???
        >profit you dumb gorrila Black person

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          My Everstart Maxx starter isn't working
          It's Over

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            jump
            start
            the
            car
            >JUMP START
            >JUMP
            jump start the car you afrikkans

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's in the garage
            It's over

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            push it out you soi noodle, I mean ffs how have you survived this long?

            and by PUSH I mean
            1. you have someone sit in the car ready to hit the brake so you don't wind up as a youtube short
            2. you have them put the car in NEUTRAL. this is possible with the key
            3. ensure they are not hitting the brake
            now the important boomer advice
            4. you don't push the car you pick a tire an ROLL it with your hands to make the car move. keep going momentum is your fren, even your little soi noodle arms can move a car this way

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm a NEET incel hermit loner

    • 2 months ago
      Bepis

      Also they will probably test it at the store before exchanging it. Walmart is one of the easiest for returns. If they charge it and it tests good, then at least you have a charged battery to bring back home and maybe your charger is shitty. But 90% chance the battery is toast… don’t let them sit for a month without a tender on them or fire it up a couple times.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This. I run a battery charger at super low power whenever I know my shitty Ford is going to sit for a week, since it will inevitably die. I use an RV grade new agw or wtv battery and it still dies in a week or two. Parasitic draw on 2015 Ford transit sucks.

        • 2 months ago
          Bepis

          It’s not even 100% parasitic draw. Lead acid batteries self discharge pretty fast, and when they get low, they get damaged internally, and pretty sure that snowballs as the batteries go flat faster as they’re damaged and get even more damaged.

          Also if OP’s is still under warranty, he should be happy he’s getting a brand new battery that should have another 3 year warranty

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The screw and the bolt is rusted on one of the connections
            What should I do?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Pry it off. It's lead, a very malleable metal. Then you can chop off the terminal and replace with pic related. You can also get a battery lug with additional terminals (more screws) if you want to run more circuits like an amp or an inverter.

          • 2 months ago
            Bepis

            This pretty much

            Pry it off. It's lead, a very malleable metal. Then you can chop off the terminal and replace with pic related. You can also get a battery lug with additional terminals (more screws) if you want to run more circuits like an amp or an inverter.

            If the terminal is all fricked up, that’s no good for the car and battery anyway. Walmart probably sells replacements, make sure your battery cable is long enough if you chop the old one off and get the right one for your battery type.

            Dielectric grease or whatever battery spray or goop will help with that in the future.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Cool

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I replaced 3 batteries in my family fleet several years back with bosch 5 year warranty ones. All three failed just within warranty period. I had receipts for all of them and over the six month period i returned them, the supplier ( eurocarparts uk) tested them and then gave me a replacement. However they gave me my original receipt back and told me that the replacement had the remaining time of warranty left that my faulty one had giving me a few months. I thought it might have been a staff error but this happened when i returned the other two with different staff members. Never buying bosch again, Yuasa all the way. Damn battery israelites.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lead acid batteries are probably the easiest batteries to re-charge. I agree it is not good for them to go flat, but they can and do come back from that. Now AGM batteries are damn near impossible to bring back. They are finicky bullshit once they go flat.

      • 2 months ago
        Bepis

        The point was more that they won’t be like a cell phone where you can put it away at 52% battery and fire it back up with 20%-40% battery weeks later. Once they go flat, they start losing their balls pretty quickly and will never recharge with their full charge. You can bring the voltage back up, but it won’t last long.

        Do you not have free home delivery on batteries?

        If Walmart does have free home delivery, I’m sure it would be near impossible to get a battery warrantied that way, let alone getting the core charge for returning the old battery.

        Might be able to deliver the new one and return the old one the next day for the core charge, but if you wanted to go back the next day and get a full refund on the battery still under warranty after you installed the new one, they probably won’t do it. Based on my last battery exchange at Walmart, it was a 51R Maxx and I went to 4 different stores that didn’t have it in stock. One of them charged and tested it and confirmed it was bad but wouldn’t give me store credit to go search at other stores without dragging the battery around. Another store had the Silver 51R, and I said I didn’t even care if I lost the $40-$50 on the exchange, but they wouldn’t do it. So I had to go to store #5 to find the same 51R Maxx to finally get it warrantied.

        Also all 4 of the prior stores said they had multiple 51R Maxx batteries in stock and none of them had it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Now AGM batteries are damn near impossible to bring back.
        depends on why they went flat. they can be bad and it's hard to tell, my old ones were shit but I've had my AGM batteries at 3v twice and they still last for days once back.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Mine had to be replaced.
          Wonder what they do it with though it's not my problem anymore

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    FYI if the battery were no longer under warranty, you could try restoring it using e.g. the Epsom salt method. When batteries are deeply discharged, sulfate builds up on the plate. It adds too much resistance to allow charging. You drill a small hole in the multiple compartments of the battery and you pour some amount of Epsom salt to help get the sulfate off. You can repeat the process maybe two or three times over the life of the battery before you have to flush the sulfuric acid (a b***h) or replace the lead plates altogether.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There is no lead “plates” in lead acid car batteries. It uses a lead paste to increase the surface area.
      Lead plates would make a very good battery, they exist, but it would have to be very large to get the amount of CCA you need to start a car. It would also last a long time and be able to sustain deep cycles.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ok but still sulfate will build up on whatever shape of lead there is, of which they are layered like plates (even if they aren't plates as such) and the Epsom salt method will help "revive" old batteries.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you can just charge them verry verry long ant they tbhlphate from alone,

          i had a completly dead AGM battery hooked up to a old anemic solar pannel for like a year and it worked good enought to crank the car after siting a week or so,
          Problem with regular batterys is the lead paste will often fall down into the bottom (especially if you charge it with lots of current and bubbling) and modern batterys have no room for that in the bottom anymore so it shorts out the cells.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Pretty sure I still have a warranty on it
      replace

      this rarely works and require more effort than just replacing it. if it does work it only extends the life of the battery a few months.

      Ok but still sulfate will build up on whatever shape of lead there is, of which they are layered like plates (even if they aren't plates as such) and the Epsom salt method will help "revive" old batteries.

      "revive" so called.

      I have tried several tbhlphation methods and none of them have worked.

      I have a charger that has a sulphation mode and have tested it on many batteries it has never worked.

      modern car batteries have such small spaces between the plates that when even a tiny amount of sulphation builds up it shorts the plates and cannot be removed.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The battery I'm using right now was run flat for years in the car I'm driving after it was abandoned.
        I just hooked a bunch of batteries and chargers up to it and cooked it with 48 volts 50 amps for half an hour because I wanted it to explode.
        Went from not even registering as a battery on the tester to testing perfectly good.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Things that never happened for 100 alex

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Cool story bruh

            This is the first attempt trying to just force charge it with 12v. Linked them all in series afterward with several chargers because I was irritated and wanted it to explode.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous
          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thats methd up

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Cool story bruh

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Throw it straight into the ocean

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      picrel

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's shot.
    If your car is a shitbox, and you don't have triple A, jump start it with another car, and rag on the accelerator until you get to autozone. If manual, you already know how to keep it idling. If it's automatic, press the gas and brake together at every traffic light.
    Buy a new battery.
    Swap the battery in parking lot, quickly, so they don't have time to call the cops to make you leave the lot.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do you not have free home delivery on batteries?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you have a vehicle that is regularly going to be unused for long periods of time you should look into a lithium car battery.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    GUHBLOOSH…..in the ocean she goes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Splush

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Road 2.5 miles on my rickety bike, had them test it for 90 minutes while I crossed the creek to the trail behind Walmart, road 2.5 miles back and stopped by scooters for a free coffee and mcdonnels for 2 cheeseburger
    Plugged in the battery and got 2 1/4 lbers
    Put a 15lb turkey in the smoker with hickory
    Now I'm breaking my 18 hour fast with a feast and vodka/black cherry juice and V8 watching Crocodile Dundee
    Based and NEETpilled

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      DID THE CAR STATR%

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        There was even a spark after the last crank of the wrench on the bolt

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol could you not have called an Uber and had him ferry you to walshart?
      Heck even a neighbor you could ply with gas money?

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My neighbor gets me a deal on interstate batteries. $50 a battery. Brand new Group 31's Group 65's and red top Optimas are what I usually get from him. He'll even warranty them for me... Not sure how legal it is, but I'm not gonna question it, just tickled pink I can get them for that price!

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do your part and chuck it into the ocean.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >dident use car battery for a month.

    Should be safe to drink now anon

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you bring additional cores to the automotive chain, they give you additional money off.

    1 for the core charge (exchange)
    + 5 = $50 off. 5 max (in this case, call ahead).

    Every core you see is $10 plus a bad ass weight to stop stuff blowing away (like tarps).

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >If you bring additional cores to the automotive chain, they give you additional money off.

      What stores do this? Every place I have ever bought batteries had a strict one core per battery purchased policy. I take my extras to the scrap yard where they pay me by weight.

      I'm the guy above that gets $50 batteries off my neighbor and he doesn't collect cores when I purchase them so I end up with a surplus of cores.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Advanced Auto.

        Call Oreillys and Autozone. Because I definitely remember one of them, probably OReilly's, also offers cash per core; it's not strictly for the purchase of a new battery.

        Maybe the scrap yard will give you a better price. Me, I had to go to one place, 30 miles away in either direction, to get a single battery. Using a little car, and with 600lbs of returning batteries in it; it's not meant for larditarian modern ameripersons. Wanted to dump them at once, at the same place I was picking up the new one.

    • 2 months ago
      Bepis

      Advanced Auto.

      Call Oreillys and Autozone. Because I definitely remember one of them, probably OReilly's, also offers cash per core; it's not strictly for the purchase of a new battery.

      Maybe the scrap yard will give you a better price. Me, I had to go to one place, 30 miles away in either direction, to get a single battery. Using a little car, and with 600lbs of returning batteries in it; it's not meant for larditarian modern ameripersons. Wanted to dump them at once, at the same place I was picking up the new one.

      Have you ever gotten cash or store credit back for a core without putting the money towards another purchase?

      i’ve gone back later with the receipt to get my core charge back after I replace it with a new part, but I bet most managers wouldn’t want to do that shit. The exception might be the battery core charge because most places that’s actually a state rule to keep people from tossing lead acid batteries in the trash can, so there’s a chance you could get $15 back at Walmart for a dead battery you found on the street.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes.

        • 2 months ago
          Bepis

          How many times? Did they ever refuse the shit?

          I had a couple batteries and thought about going back for the core charge, but I said fugidaboudit because I figured they would turn me away so I went to the fishin pier with them instead.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            brother bepis, ask the abbot.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just throw it in the ocean and move on with your life

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do this outside. There is a chance you can cause a fire.

    Get a good battery, connect it in parallel to the dead one. Connect your charger and let it do it's stupid check. Disconnect the good battery and leave it charge. If you charger has a speed setting charge it as slow as possible.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also keep checking it like every 15 minutes for the first 2 hours to make sure it isn't getting super hot. If it hasn't caught on fire by then it will probably be fine albeit with diminished capacity, but leave it to finish charging outside.

    • 2 months ago
      Bepis

      Also keep checking it like every 15 minutes for the first 2 hours to make sure it isn't getting super hot. If it hasn't caught on fire by then it will probably be fine albeit with diminished capacity, but leave it to finish charging outside.

      Lucky for people like OP, most newer chargers go into the failsafe mode pretty easily. I have one of those gay Viking chargers from Harbor Freight, works ok but doesn’t like to charge anything under 12.0 or 11.0, I forget. But it won’t even attempt to charge a battery with a dead cell or one that’s damaged or has been sitting for a year… unless you’re me and you jump it off a good battery to give it some artificial high voltage closer to 12V so it starts the cycle.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The way i get dead battery going is using an old charger from the 70's that i got from my father that puts enough voltage into dead batteries to lift the voltage to a level where i can then put my Ctek charger on without it tapping out with an error. I think all these so called smart chargers wont attempt to charge anything less than 3 or 4 volts. However im having thoughts about my Ctek charger not being all i thought it was when i bought it several years ago as a maintenance charger on whichever vehicle i wasn't using and wonder if it might even be responsible for killing the three bosch batteries which i mentioned on earlier post. Some people might say getting 4.5 years from a battery is good however i got 14 years from the original factory fitted battery in my 2002 bmw which im 2nd owner and bought from a family friend who confirmed he'd never put a new battery in the 7 years he owned it before me. Maybe they are using different materials in batteries now because of some green agenda or BlackRock battery company are all israeliteing us more now

        • 2 months ago
          Bepis

          >3 or 4 volts
          Wew lad, the Viking won’t go anywhere near that. It doesn’t like <11V because it could potentially be a dead cell.

          wow look how clean those meters are!
          nice photoshoot

          4u bby!

          That being said, those Klein meters do not like the usual automotive fluids. Not like I was dumping the thing in ATF either, I think some PB got on it and the orange outer soft case started crumbling.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Wew lad

            >4u bby!

            The sad thing about this guy is I think he's trying to fit in, and is just inept at everything.

          • 2 months ago
            Bepis

            >trying to fit in on DA
            Pleaaasssseeee be my friend! I promise I’m cool!

            Which reminds me, I had to go to this goofy ass D&D or Magic whatever place for work back in the day like once a month, it was filled with nerds who definitely post here, and I would be cool with them just like any other account I had. I’ll never forget it because they would all look at me like a girl whose super into you, maybe you’ve never had that experience, but think about how you tried to act cool in front of the hot girl in school or the captain of the football team. They were all ‘mirin so hard, kinda like when I walk into a room of Colombian girls, except I think the nerds at the card game place had more envy and less lust.

            having a charger that puts out 150 amps won't do any good on a battery that isn't drawing that much.

            to tbhlfate a battery you just need an old school charger that puts out 15vdc at no more than .1c amps for the battery in question.

            this is called a maintenance charge and in ye olde days was a common thing to do with the older batteries that had pure lead plates.

            modern plates are not pure lead and are so close together that they often short out.

            the results are that a maintenance charge will tbhlfate all the cells except the shorted one which will get hot. if one or more cells is getting hot but the rest are just warm then the battery is toast.

            I have heard of people blasting batteries with as much as 32vdc and I have tried this. the results were the shorted cell got very hot and the battery never could recover.

            the best thing for lead acid batteries is to keep them constantly fully charged. I have a truck that I only drive 2 or 3 times a year. I keep a small battery maintainer in it and because of that the battery in it is almost 4 years old. that may not sound like much for some climates but for where I live it's last 2 years longer than other batteries where I did not do this. I also check the water in it every 2 months.

            So it’s high voltage? Just 15V? I may dick around with the variable power supply. Although seems like more than half the batteries I run through will drop a cell and end up at ~10.5V before they get weak from sulfating or whatever.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The 'old charger' - and you can still find these more manual shop chargers - have a 150amp option. You boil the battery for about 15 min, caps off, checking water levels, then let it cool for an hour. Repeat 5x and it refreshes them. Same idea if you're using a stick welder.

          What happens is, as soon as a lead-acid sits, it starts sulfating. That high-charge reverses it. A regular charger isn't going to do it.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            having a charger that puts out 150 amps won't do any good on a battery that isn't drawing that much.

            to tbhlfate a battery you just need an old school charger that puts out 15vdc at no more than .1c amps for the battery in question.

            this is called a maintenance charge and in ye olde days was a common thing to do with the older batteries that had pure lead plates.

            modern plates are not pure lead and are so close together that they often short out.

            the results are that a maintenance charge will tbhlfate all the cells except the shorted one which will get hot. if one or more cells is getting hot but the rest are just warm then the battery is toast.

            I have heard of people blasting batteries with as much as 32vdc and I have tried this. the results were the shorted cell got very hot and the battery never could recover.

            the best thing for lead acid batteries is to keep them constantly fully charged. I have a truck that I only drive 2 or 3 times a year. I keep a small battery maintainer in it and because of that the battery in it is almost 4 years old. that may not sound like much for some climates but for where I live it's last 2 years longer than other batteries where I did not do this. I also check the water in it every 2 months.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            > 150 amps
            That setting also increases the voltage. The digital ones probably won't work for this. Too many safety latches.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        wow look how clean those meters are!
        nice photoshoot

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