Self Test

This brief self-test will help you measure your understanding of The Battery. The style is the same as that used for A.S.E. certification tests. The answers to this self test are shown on next page.

1. The amount of current a battery can produce is controlled by the:

A. plate thickness

B. plate surface area

C. strength of acid

D. discharge of load

2. How many volts are produced in each cell of a battery?

3. The plates of a discharged battery are:

A. two similar metals in the presence of an electrolyte

B. two similar metals in the presence of water

C. two dissimilar metals in the presence of an electrolyte

D. two dissimilar metals in the presence of water

4. A battery's reserve capacity is measured in:

A. amperes

B. wafts

C. amp-Hours

D. minutes

6. To check for battery drain, you would connect an ammeter between the:

A. battery and alternator

B. battery and (-) terminals

C. battery terminal and ground cable

D. battery terminal and ground cable

7. What is the state of charge of a battery that has a specific gravity of 1.190 at 80°F (26.7'C)?

A. Completely discharged

B. About 1/2 charged

C. About 3/4 charged

D. Fully charged

8. A battery heavy-load test discharges the battery for:

A. 5 seconds

B. 10 seconds

C. 15 seconds

D. 20 seconds

9. When performing a battery capacity test on a 12-volt battery, the voltage should not fall below:

10. The preferred method of recharging a "dead" battery is:

A. fast charging

B. slow charging

C. cycling the battery

5. Severe battery undercharging is indicated if:

A. active materials are washed off the plates

B. the terminals are corroded

C. the plates (+ and -) are both very light colored

D. the electrolyte is cloudy

DIY Battery Repair

DIY Battery Repair

You can now recondition your old batteries at home and bring them back to 100 percent of their working condition. This guide will enable you to revive All NiCd batteries regardless of brand and battery volt. It will give you the required information on how to re-energize and revive your NiCd batteries through the RVD process, charging method and charging guidelines.

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