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Charging Battery?

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Will it hurt anything if I charge the battery on my EFI sled while it's all hooked up, or should I remove it to charge it? I just put it on the other night, but with this cold it might be done for. Thanks!

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My manual (93 EXT 550 EFI) says to disconnect the battery or it may hurt the EFI.

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I don't think you'd ever see any vehicle manufacturer or battery charger manufacturer ever tell you its OK to charge a battery while its connected to any type vehicle.

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If it is on an Arctic Cat you can charge the battery as long as the key and kill switch are shut off. I do it all the time. Just be sure not to let the positive side of the battery make contact with any ground.

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Thanks for the replies! It is an Arctic Cat Mountaincat Wildcat 700 EFI, lots of "cats" in there! I was thinking about that. As long as everthing is shut off, I don't know what it would hurt by charging it while it's hooked up. I did disconnect it last night to charge it, but it would be nice to just leave it in place.

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