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In the Briggs repair manual it says that fo winter use or for short running times you can run direct voltage to the battery. Has anyone done this before? I had trouble keeping A charge due to not running the motor long enough so I tried this,three years later I have not had any problems, it runs at around 15 volts.
On one note, I seldom run this tractor for more than 20 minutes at A time. Any input? Rich.

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Les
7-13-99 @ 22:36

Rich,

You are getting away with it due to your short run times.
B & S is right. For short run times and/or very cold
weather it works. Try running your tractor for several
hours in 90+°F weather and you will cook either the
battery and/or the generator.

My 2 cents worth and its free!

Roy

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StanS
Rich,
Most 12.6v wet cell charging goes on at about 14.2v and I've seen a few specs very close to 15v. You've been 3 years on the same battery while charging at 15v and seldom running more than 20 minutes? If so, keep on keeping on. Charge, damn the torpedos, etc.

Stan

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