- Jan 6, 2002
A trickle charger I ordered arrived today but they sent the wrong one. What I got was the Noco Genius 1, I don't have time to return it and wait for the Genius 5 I ordered to come. Anyways my question, the box says it charges up to a 30ah battery. I understand a 1a trickle charger isn't what you're supposed to use on a completely dead car battery. But it's what I have at my disposal. I'm assuming the box saying it charges up to a 30ah battery is the max they recommend and charging higher ah batteries might kill the charger. I did Google trickle chargers and I see all sorts of stuff being said. If I leave it plugged in for 70 hours shouldn't it charge it to its max compacity? I've never used one on a battery that's been dead for months, or a 1ah on a car battery so maybe I don't know shit here. I switched the charger into force mode and it did detect the battery and is indicating it's charging. Is there any reason it won't be able to do a full charge? I know the battery will need to be replaced, but I'm just trying to get it to good enough where I can start it to back it out of the corner so I can work on it.