I'll be the first to admit that I don't know much about electronics and batteries. I build and repair computers just fine, but the circuitry stuff is sort of a mystery. I know a bit about series and parallel circuits, transistors, capacitors, resistors, stuff like that. But measuring batteries and knowing what it means is something else--I've never had to do it before.
All this talk about a single bad battery in a series has got me wondering, how can I tell if I have a bad battery?
I don't ride my XM-2000 far enough to really tell if my range is being limited, and I imagine that even if things are fine right now, at some point in the future I'll have a bad battery (or two) and I'll need to do something about it.
So, what do I need to do to test my series of batteries? Measure each (in my case, 12V 38AH) battery with a multimeter? What would I be looking for? Order some PowerCheq's and attach them? Would that help anything? And finally, if I did happen to add a fresh new battery to a set of old ones, would anything be affected?
Any pointers would help. Thanks!
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