# Can a battery have enough volts but not enough amps?

## Can a battery have enough volts but not enough amps?

–no, not much likely is it the case. Cannot reach higher than 10.5 volts when being charged, then the battery has a dead cell. Fully charged (according to the battery charger) but the voltage is 12.4 or less, the battery is sulfated….Can a battery have voltage but no AMPs?

State of Charge Voltage
Discharged 0 – 11.9

## What’s the lowest voltage I should accept on a brand new motorcycle battery?

I recently purchased a brand new 12 volt AGM motorcycle battery. When I got it home I measured it with my volt meter and it read 11.81 volts. I took the battery back to the bike shop and tried to explain to them that this battery was in extremely poor state of charge for a brand new battery.

What does zero mean on an ammeter battery?

Once recharged from starting, it should read zero unless you run off the battery (alternator turned off). Typically, these are labeled “charge” and “discharge” with zero in the center. A loadmeter shows the total current coming through the power bus.

How long does a digital multimeter battery last?

The battery will last for two or three years with occasional use, but only for about two to three weeks if the meter is left turned on[1] – so it should be turned off when it is not in use by rotating the switch so that it points upwards.

### Why does 50V dissapear when the switch is turned off?

This puts a lower resistance across the live connection and allows a small current to flow (only about 3 thousandths of an amp) When pressing the test button, the 50V dissapears. That shows that this is a phantom voltage with no real power behind it.

I recently purchased a brand new 12 volt AGM motorcycle battery. When I got it home I measured it with my volt meter and it read 11.81 volts. I took the battery back to the bike shop and tried to explain to them that this battery was in extremely poor state of charge for a brand new battery.

### What happens when I change the battery in my multimeter?

When you change the old battery with a new one. It is good to check your multimeter before covering it. Power on your multimeter and wait for a minute if it does not shut down automatically. It means you did a great job.

What happens when a battery is only 12 volts?

When a battery reads only 12 volts under the above conditions, it’s almost fully depleted. Actually, if a battery’s resting voltage is only 12.0 to 12.1 it means only 20 to 25% of its useful energy remains. It’s either a goner or it has been deep cycled, and a battery can only be deep-cycled a limited number of times before it is indeed dead.

How much power does a negative battery draw?

Touch a lead to the negative battery cable terminal. Touch the other lead to the negative battery post, completing the circuit within the multimeter, which will display the amp draw. Power draw should be under 50 milliamps. This will display as 0.05 amps.

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