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Trick dead batteries back to life.

YOU GOTTA DO SOMETHIN', DOC! MY CHARGE IS ALMOST GONE!

HANG IN THERE, SON. I'VE GOT ONE MORE TRICK UP MY SLEEVE THAT MIGHT JUST WORK.

TELL MY WIFE SHE ELECTRIFIED ME!

DEAR HALF-MAST,

I HEARD THERE'S A WAY TO KEEP MY UNIT'S HAWKER BATTERIES IN THE FIGHT A LITTLE LONGER, EVEN IF IT SEEMS LIKE THE BATTERIES ARE DEAD. IS THAT TRUE?

1LT T.C.

YOU HEARD RIGHT, SIR.

SOMETIMES THE CHARGER THINKS A BATTERY IS DEAD BECAUSE THE BATTERY'S VOLTAGE IS TOO LOW.

AAAUGHH!! NOT YET! I'M TOO YOUNG!

TARDEC RELEASED A VIDEO WITH A TRICK YOU CAN USE THAT BUMPS UP THE BATTERY'S VOLTAGE ENOUGH THAT THE CHARGER CAN DO ITS JOB.

FOR MORE DETAILS, HAVE YOUR MECHANICS WATCH THE BATTERY VIDEO ON MILTUBE:

HTTPS://WWW.MILSUITE.MIL/VIDEO/WATCH/NEWVIDEO/5996

THE TRICK STARTS AT ABOUT THE 2:46 MARK.

OR THEY CAN SIMPLY FOLLOW THESE STEPS ...

1. PLACE A SOOP battery IN PARALLEL TO THE PEAP battery, POSITIVE TO POSITIVE ANP NESATIVE TO NESATIVE.

2. ATTACH THE CHARSER'S JUMPER CABLES TO THE SOOP OR THE BAP BATTERY, POSITIVE TO POSITIVE ANP NESATIVE TO NESATIVE. YOU CAN AVOIP SOME MINOR RESISTANCE LOSSES BY CONNECTINS TO THE PEAP BATTERY.

Attach Jumper Cables in Parallel, Positive to Positive and Negative to Negative

3. CHARSE FOR ABOUT 15-20 MINUTES. THAT PUSHES AMPERASE INTO THE PEAP BATTERY, RAISINS THE VOLTASE HISH ENOUSH TO BE SENSEP BY THE CHARSER.

4. REMOVE THE SOOP BATTERY.

5. NOW CHARSE THE BAP BATTERY AS YOU WOULP NORMALLY.

YOU DID IT, DOC! I HAVEN'T FELT THIS FULLY CHARGED SINCE I LEFT THE FACTORY!

MY PLEASURE. AND MY BILL!

YEOW ... TALK ABOUT BEING FULLY CHARGED!

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Title Annotation:Hawker Batteries
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Date:Sep 1, 2014
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