Originally Posted by soldiermedic
...I am certain that the battery (Optima Gel Cell) was completely drained from the short created, but will it still be able to hold a charge? I just want to get a new battery if charging efforts are futile...
check the battery with a mulitmeter.
IF it's "completely drained" this will be a problem.
my understanding is that the p-lax will NOT charge a fully depleted battery...
there needs to be 9 or 10 volts already, or something in that range.
so the battery needs to be charged by some other method UPTO some base level...
b4 the converter will operate in charge mode.
the p-lax manuals are online for the 73xx and 74xx series.