Bought a battery tender, When I hook up my battery tender it started on red meaning it's charging. , Then The Red & Green lights alternate & flash off/on,
Is it defective? I have it hooked up correctly
Thank you, cause you just answered a question that I had..(also)...It can also stay connected to maintain the battery for an indefinite period of time.. (I wondered about that/I didn't want to OVER charge my battery) so I have been disconnecting charger from power sorce...This is from the Battery Tender manual:
STATUS INDICATING LIGHT: If the light is not lit, then the battery is not properly connected and/or the charger is not plugged into AC power. The following describes light operation:
- RED LIGHT FLASHING – The red light flashing indicates that the battery charger has AC power available and that the microprocessor is functioning properly. If the red light continues to flash, then either the battery voltage is too low (less than 3 volts) or the output alligator clips or ring terminals are not connected correctly.
- RED LIGHT ON STEADY – Whenever the red light is on steady, a battery is connected properly and the charger is charging the battery. The red light will remain on until the charger completes the charging stage.
And here is the manual:
- GREEN LIGHT FLASHING –When the green light is flashing, the battery is greater than 80% charged and may be removed from the charger and used if necessary. Whenever possible, leave the battery on charge until the green light is solid.
- GREEN LIGHT ON STEADY –When the green light burns steady, the charge is complete and the battery can be returned to service if necessary. It can also stay connected to maintain the battery for an indefinite period of time.