After some googling, I actualy found an 18v PbAcid charger and got it yesterday. Spoke to the guy and gave him my specs (I'm a newbie at this, so please bare with me), and this is what I purchased... http://www.powerstream.com/ Go to Battery Chargers and find the only 18V PbAcid Charger there.
Here's where I'm stuck. I have 3 6 volt Pb Acid Batterys with about 5 amps in series (I put Red to a Black and that Red to another Black. The remainig 2 connections from 2 different battery's, one Red and One Black was set up to my scooter and it worked beautifully. I think it stopped working when I lost juice - got around a bit and then it just died.
SO...when I got the charger I thought I'd be able to just connect the Red clip on the charger to the Red wire on the series and same for black. The LED light stayed on green (as if it was charged) the entire time. I thought that was odd, so I tested the battery's separately, 2 of them had charging to go (LED light changed to red) and one of them stayed Green.
so Now I'm trying to charge each battery separately, but it's taking a while. How long should each battery charge for? Is there an easy way to wire these bad boys so that I don't have to do them separately? Red to Red to Red to Charger, Black to Black to Black to Charger.
Finally, the Grand Finale. Once I do get them wired correctly, I'm going to want to place them in my scooter and run the wires to the motor (so it runs) & to the adapter that I bought so that I can easily charge the battery http://www.batteryspace.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=306
Is what I'm trying to do possible? Run wires in series that will sit in my scooter and go directly to my source (Motor) and run wires that will run from my batteries to the charger using that connector.
I appreciate any help that can be offered....Once I get this solution fixd, I think I'll be all good.