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I have had this battery for almost a year. I bought it used for 200 bucks was resting at 12.6v 12.7v.  I used it just for my subs since it does not fit under my hood In a 2002 Honda civic lx. 2 months ago it stayed at 12.4 and i bought a 12v xs power charger. Rright now i checked with a multi meter n it was at 11.8v I didn't turn my sub on for 2 months because I wasn't sure if my battery is bad. It will sound weird when I turned my sub on like it would bass once I turn it on then tune down not sure if my battery is bad or I just wired something wrong I have a d3100. 

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Seeing as you just bought a charger Im sure you never hooked up a charger to it in the past. One of the first things you should do is charge the battery before use.

Next: An alternator is never meant to charge a battery but rather keep them maintained, especially if you have a stock alternator that is typically just large enough to keep the stock battery decent.
Continuing on, batteries that go left with a lower charge can have lead sulfate buildup on the plates inside the battery which causes the battery to become weaker.
If your battery charger has a recondition mode on it I would use that and try to get your battery in good shape again. It would probably be best to remove the battery from the vehicle when doing this so that A: nothing is connected to it, and B: the recovery mode can take a REALLY long time (sometimes even days).
So you dont want to be unplugging the charger to drive your vehicle in the middle of a recovery just to have to go and start that process over again.


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I have a xs power hf1215 charger am I able to do it with that? I haven't charged it since I posted this just been sittin in my appartment so it can have a rest voltage and reads between 12.4 n 12.5. By the way I wanted to buy a xs power d1200 for under the hood since the d3100 didnt fit in there, also a xp3000 battery and parallel them is it possible. 

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You should read the manual that came with your charger sir.  Also, if the batteries have the same voltage then yes you can use them together. 


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