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How to Test the Battery in a DVX ATV

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How to Test the Battery in a DVX ATV
« on: October 21, 2016, 09:22:31 AM »
How to Test the Battery in a DVX ATV: Looking for some basic advice on this one. The ATV starts when I want it to but it seems as though sometimes it struggles and sometimes it turns over better. Not sure if I have a battery problem or something else in the starting system.

So I thought I'd start at the battery and test it first.

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Re: How to Test the Battery in a DVX ATV
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 08:28:47 AM »
If this were my ATV, I would also start with the battery and go forward from there. If your connections are good, tight, and clean, a load test on a battery is a good place to start.

You can use a voltmeter to test for 12V when the battery is at rest, you should see anywhere from 12.3VDC to 13.5VDC. This static test doesn't give you the whole story. When the battery is loaded down, voltage can drop substantially.

If you have alligator clips you can clip the test leads to the battery or have a helper hold the leads on the battery terminals while someone else tries to start the ATV.

A voltage drop of maybe 2V would be expected, but to see the battery voltage drop to 8 volts or less would indicate to me that it's time to go battery shopping.

Good luck