# Can A Bad Battery Still Have 12 Volts?

## Is 11.9 volts enough to start a car?

However, in practice, the normal voltage for most of the passenger cars can be in the range of 12.2-12.49V, which indicates an incomplete charge.

A decrease in performance and the quality of the device begins in the case of reduction to 11.9V or less..

## At what voltage will a car not start?

The maximum range would be around 12.9-Volts, which only seem a concern when they get to about 13-Volts. The voltage range of 13-Volts battery and above is usually the typical range once the battery gives current over to the alternator of the vehicle – acceptable under these conditions.

## How much voltage does a car battery lose overnight?

Thanks for the question. The battery should maintain between 10 and 12.5 volts after a night of not being used. It should have about 10 volts to start the vehicle. Less than that it’s likely the engine will not start.

## What is the voltage of a dead 12 volt battery?

Resting fully charged 12-volt batteries are around 12.8-12.9 volts, and flat dead ones are at 12.0 volts, so 12.4 volts on a resting battery means it’s about 50% charged.

## Why does a dead battery still have voltage?

In general, the more surface area the chemicals have to deposit charge onto, and take charge away from, the higher the current the battery can produce. … A nearly dead battery still provides 1.5 volts, but has a very high internal resistance so that drawing even a trickle of current zeros out the voltage gain.

## Is 12.2 volts enough to start a car?

12.2v is enough to start the car. It’s a 12v battery after all, it’s just voltage settling after being at ~14v when driving.

## Is 12.5 volts OK for a car battery?

12.6V volts or above – Your battery is healthy and fully charged. No further action is required. 12.5 volts – Your battery is at a healthy state of charge, but we’d recommend re-checking it within a few days to ensure the voltage hasn’t dropped any further.

## How do I know if my Optima battery is bad?

Once started, the alternator will start push the voltage up – we aren’t interested in alternator voltage since that tells you about charging, not the condition of your Optima. If the voltage doesn’t hold at 9.5-10.5 volts for 30 seconds, it means your battery is toast.

## Can a car battery have voltage but no amps?

A old battery can stratify the electrolyte, showing a good terminal voltage at no load, but still have absolutely no ampacity under load. Check the terminal voltage as you try to crank the bike. It should drop some, but if it goes an it’s ear then I would suspect the battery.

## Is 12.4 volts OK car battery?

Car Battery Voltage When the engine is running, that number should be between 13.7 and 14.7 volts. If the battery is reading at 12.4 volts, then it’s 75% charged. At 12 volts, it drops to 25%. Once the battery reads at 11.8 volts, it’s considered to be completely discharged.

## How many volts does a dead AA battery have?

1.35 voltsAA batteries start off with 1.5 volts of energy, but the voltage goes down as the batteries are used up. Once the batteries dip below 1.35 volts, they appear to be dead, even though they still have a lot of juice left.

## At what voltage should a car battery be replaced?

9.6 VoltsThe battery must maintain a minimum post voltage of 9.6 Volts at 70 degrees F during the test to pass. If the voltage drops below 9.6 volts, the battery is “bad” and needs to be replaced. A faster and easier method to check the condition of a battery is to use an electronic battery conductance tester.

## How do you know if a 12 volt battery is good?

If your battery is reading 0 volts, chances are the battery experienced a short circuit. If the battery cannot reach higher than 10.5 volts when being charged, then the battery has a dead cell. If the battery is fully charged (according to the battery charger) but the voltage is 12.5 or less, the battery is sulfated.

## How can you tell if a AA battery is bad?

Drop each battery (with the flat, negative end down) from a couple of inches up. If the battery is charged, it should make a solid thud and most likely stay standing. If, however, the battery is dead, it will bounce and fall over immediately.

## At what voltage should a 1.5 V battery be replaced?

A reading of 1.3 to 1.5 volts means the battery is good. A brand new battery might show a higher voltage level. Reading at 1.6 or slightly higher is not uncommon, and this is the reason for setting the DCV to a level of 20 volts as the maximum threshold.