Antigravity ATX 20-HD USERS GUIDE AND SAFETY INFORMATION AND MANUAL
DANGER! IMPORTANT ANTIGRAVITY ATX 20-HD SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. COMPLETELY READ THIS MANUAL FIRST!
NOTE: Lithium-lon has different maintenance procedures than Lead/Acid batteries! READ THIS MANUAL!
PRIOR TO USE, READ AND UNDERSTAND PRODUCT SAFETY INFORMATION.
Failure to follow the instructions may result in electrical shock, EXPLOSION, or FIRE, which may result in SERIOUS INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGE TO VEHICLE or PROPERTY. DO NOT DISCARD THIS INFORMATION.
Introduction to Antigravity ATX 20-HD
Thank you for purchasing Antigravity Batteries high performance “Heavy Duty” version of the ATX20/30 Starter Battery. This battery represents the latest in Lithium-lon Technology and offers better-starting performance, longer service life as well as incredible weight reduction over comparable Lead/Acid Batteries.
This battery was intended for use in Motorcycles requiring or desiring a larger more powerful battery, for Race Cars seeking the lightest most compact, and Powerful Battery, and for other Vehicles such as experimental Aircraft. If your intended use is outside these applications please consult with us on the best product for your specific application.
Our “HEAVY DUTY” version offers the following features:
- In the event your battery is over-discharged (for example you left your lights on) our battery will put itself into “sleep mode” and save the battery from over-discharge which could damage the battery. After the battery goes into sleep mode it much be recharged.
- This battery is equipped with full Battery management features including over-discharge, and over-charge protection, balancing of all the cells and temperature protection. This makes for a safer, longer lasting battery.
About LITHIUM-ION Batteries
The Antigravity ATX 20-HD Battery offers many benefits over Lead/Acid Batteries, but there are some differences from Lead/Acid batteries that require some education/knowledge before installing a lithium battery in your application.
- You should only use a Lifepo4 Lithium Battery Charger rated at 12.8v to charge this Lithium battery when using a stand-alone charger. In the vehicle, Lithium will charge perfectly fine (provided your system is in good working order, but do not use a stand-alone Lead/Acid Charger for this battery, it will damage it. Make sure it is specifically for our Lithium Battery.
- Check for the level of Parasitic Drain on your vehicle. For example, adding extra accessories to your Vehicle such as lighting, theft alarms and other electronic accessories can create significant drains on your battery. You must watch for this if you are adding these items to your vehicle, they can cause the battery to drain faster than normal. This is not a battery issue but rather a vehicle system issue.
- Make sure your charging system is not charging over 14.6v. This can damage Lithium and Lead batteries. The battery was designed to work with stock systems that are in good condition. If you have a Pre-1995 Motorcycle it is recommended to replace the Voltage regulator, it is most likely bad since 1995 was 25 years ago. A bad voltage regulator can cause severe “over-charge” conditions, and thermal runaway (overheating) which may create fire risk, and potential property damage.
READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL SAFETY INFORMATION BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT! Failure to follow these safety instructions may result in ELECTRICAL SHOCK, EXPLOSION, FIRE, which may result in SERIOUS INJURY, DEATH, or PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Shock-Product is an Electrical Device that may shock, or may cause serious injury if not handled correctly. Do not wear jewelry or other metallic objects when working with batteries.
Explosion– Batteries can spark! The potential of Explosion exists if batteries are used around areas where flammable fumes or high dust content are present. Do not attempt to jump-start a damaged or frozen battery.
Do not mix battery chemistries such as lead acid and lithium batteries. Do NOT charge this battery with a LEAD/ACID Battery Charger. Use only approved Lithium-lon Chargers.
Fire -Use Battery only as intended Do not leave any battery unattended while charging. Do not mix battery chemistries such as lead/acid and lithium batteries. Do NOT charge this battery with a LEAD/ACID Battery Charger. Use only approved Lithium Chargers. Do not attempt to jump-start a damaged or frozen battery. Do not jump-start batteries below 10-volts.
Eye Injury -Wear eye protection when working with battéry products. Batteries can explode and cause flying debris.
Proposition 65. Related accessories may contain materials that are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm.
Personal Precaution. Only use this battery as intended. When working with this battery, use caution. It can produce extremely high discharge currents when short-circuited. Someone should be within range of your voice or close enough to come to your aid in case of emergency. Wear complete eye protection and protective clothing while working near a battery. Do not handle or wear any metal objects when working with batteries including tools, watches or jewelry. If metal is dropped onto battery, it may spark or create a short-circuit resulting in electrical shock, fire, explosion which may result in injury, death or property damage.
HANDLING. Handle product with care. The product can become damaged if impacted. Do not use a damaged product, including, but not limited to, cracks to the casing or other physical damage. Do not handle product or any electrical components near any liquid. Store and operate product in dry locations.
MODIFICATIONS. Do not attempt to alter, modify or repair any part of the product. Disassembling product may cause injury, death or damage to property, If product becomes damaged, malfunctions or is submerged, discontinue use, and contact Antigravity Batteries. Any modifications to the product will void your warranty. For use in STOCK systems ONLY!
ACCESSORIES. This product is only approved for use with Antigravity Batteries accessories. Antigravity Batteries is not responsible for user safety or damage when using accessories not approved by Antigravity Batteries.
LOCATION. Make sure product is installed correctly. Position cable leads to avoid accidental damage by moving vehicles parts (including hoods and metal parts), moving engine parts (including fan blades, belts, and pulleys), or what could become a hazard. Do not install next to metal objects that could cause a short-circuit. Failure to follow guideline could result in fire, death, personal injury, or property damage.
HIGH-CONSEQUENCE ACTIVITIES. This product is not intended for use where the failure of the product could lead to injury, death or severe environmental damage.
CLEANING. Use a soft, lint-free (micro fiber) cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Use only mild cleaners on product and no solvents or harsh chemicals. Do not use Pressure Washers near or on product.
OPERATING TEMPERATURE. This product is designed to work in ambient temperatures between -10°C to 48°C (-4F to 120°F). Do not operate outside of temperature ranges. Do not jump start a frozen battery or battery with voltage below 10v. Do not charge a Frozen Battery. Only charge within the range of 0°C to 45*C (32″F to 113) Discontinue use of product immediately if the battery becomes excessively warm or swells. DO NOT PLACE IN CUSTOM OL BAGS IN HARLEY-DAVIDSONS, The temperature range is too hot! FIRE RISK and Thermal Runaway issues maybe occur.
STORAGE. Store your product on a flat, secure surface so it’s not prone to falling. Store your product in a dry location. The storage temperature is -20°C to 25°C (4°F to 77°F) (average temperature). Never exceed 80 degrees C under any condition.
COMPATIBILITY. This product is only compatible with 12-volt stock OEM systems in vehicles, no other uses are advised. Do not attempt to use product with any other types of batteries, or in series or parallel with each other, damage may occur. Unintended uses may result in fire, explosion, injury, death or property damage. Contact Antigravity Batteries prior to attempting to jump start the battery. Do not jump start a battery if you are unsure of the battery’s specific chemistry or voltage, or if the battery is severely over-discharged below 10.5.
The Antigravity ATX 20-HD Battery. The lithium-ion battery inside this product should be replaced or serviced only by Antigravity Batteries. Do not attempt to service or replace the battery yourself. Do not use a damaged or swelled lithium-ion battery. This battery must be recycled or disposed of separately from household waste. Never dispose of battery in household trash. Disposal of batteries in household trash is unlawful under state and federal environmental laws and regulations. Always take used batteries to your local battery recycling center. If the battery is excessively hot, emitting odor, deformed, cut, broken or is demonstrating any abnormal occurrence, immediately stop all use and contact Antigravity Batteries.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ON CHARGING. The charging system in your vehicles may go bad or be charging at excessively high voltages if not operating correctly. This occurs most often in older vehicles, or vehicles with modified or aftermarket charging systems.This could result in damage to battery, fire, or explosion which may result in injury, death. THIS BATTERY IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN NON-STOCK CHARGING SYSTEMS.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS for Antigravity ATX 20-HD
Please see Antigravity website for details for specific details.
BATTERY TYPE: Lithium Iron-Phosphate (LifePo4)
VOLTAGE: 12.8 Volt (nominal)
AMP HOUR CAPACITY: Check Label on Battery
CRANKING AMPS: Check Label on Battery
MAX CHARGING RATE-Check Label on Battery
MAX CHARGING VOLTAGE-14.6 Volts for all Models
CHARGER TYPE– Lithium-ion Phosphate Chargers specifically for 12.8v Motorsports batteries.
USER SAFETY! INSTALLATION PRECAUTIONS!
-BATTERY MUST BE SECURELY MOUNTED INTO VEHICLE TO PREVENT MOVEMENT
-BE CAREFUL NOT TO SHORT-CIRCUIT THE BATTERY CONNECTIONS ON THE FRAME, OR OTHER METAL PARTS
-BATTERY AND CABLES SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED NEAR HOT PIPES, IN HIGH-HEAT AREAS, NEAR SHARP OBJECTS OR METAL PARTS
-BATTERY CABLES SHOULD HAVE SOME SLACK AND NOT BE TIGHTLY STRETCHED
-TEST FOR PARASITIC DRAINS ON YOUR VEHICLE AFTER BATTERY INSTALLATION (VERY IMPORTANT SEE BELOW)
-OLDER BIKE (1995 AND EARLIER) SHOULD UPDATE TO A MODERN SOLID-STATE VOLTAGE REGULATOR. YOUR VOLTAGE-REG IS LIKELY BAD BY NOW.
-TEST FOR PROPERLY OPERATING CHARGING SYSTEM IN YOUR VEHICLE BY A PROFESSIONAL VEHICLES SHOULD NEVER CHARGE ABOVE 14.6V
- Remove the Negative Cable, then the Positive Cable from your old battery. Test fit your Antigravity ATX 20-HD Battery into place.
Note: Our batteries have a 4-Terminal design so you can turn the battery one-half turn to switch the Terminals locations.
- Check for proper fitment, and make sure wires are free from hazards. Please note that the all models of Antigravity Batteries are designed to replace a few different sizes of Lead/Acid Batteries, so there may be some minor variations in height or fitment. Use the provided plastic blocks (slide into holes on the bottom of the battery’s case) to raise the battery if necessary.
- After verifying the fitment of the battery, secure the battery. Replace Positive and Negative cables and tighten the nuts. A firm tightness is all that is needed (4.0 N-m or 3.5 Ib-f). Do not over torque the battery terminals, damage could result.
“DO NOT USE LEAD/ACID CHARGERS/MAINTAINERS ON THIS ANTIGRAVITY BATTERY OR LITHIUM BATTERIES
*DO NOT USE A 16-VOLT CHARGER ON A 12-VOLT BATTERY
“USE ONLY APPROVED LIFEPO4 CHARGERS FOR YOUR BATTERIES SPECIFIC VOLTAGE, CHEMISTRY AND MAXIMUM CHARGE RATE
*CHECK VEHICLE FOR PROPER CHARGING SYSTEM OPERATION (ESPECIALLY PRE 1995 VEHICLES, SEE BELOW) YOU MAY HAVE A BAD VOLTAGE REGULATOR
Antigravity Batteries operate and are recharged correctly with any STOCK/OEM STANDARD CHARGING SYSTEM found in modern 12-volt vehicles. Under normal operating conditions, and if you are riding/driving enough to keep the battery charged, the Antigravity ATX 20-HD Battery should rarely need to be charged. In some circumstances your battery may become over-discharged due to not riding/driving enough, it was in storage, or you have extra accessories that drain the battery when the vehicle is not running. In these cases charging may be needed.
To Charge or Maintain your Antigravity ATX 20-HD Battery with”RE-START”.
- Only use a Lithium-lon Charger designed specifically for 12.8 volt LifePo4 Lithium-Iron Phosphate Starter Batteries.
- Follow all Manufacturers Instructions on Charger use.
- Makes sure that your RE-START battery has voltage at the Terminals and is not in “Sleep Mode”. Sleep mode may prevent
the Charger from “seeing” the battery. If no voltage is present, press RE-START button to “awaken” the battery.
- Connect the Charger to the Antigravity ATX 20-HD Battery to begin Charging. Remove when fully charged.
Charging Systems Warning- OLDER BIKES (owners of Pre-1995 Bikes and Custom Bikes)
Defective old Voltage Regulators found in 19905 and earlier bikes can over-charge and damage Lithium Batteries! If the vehicle’s charging system is defective or is a (custom Charging system it might cause severe, dangerous overcharging of the Lithium-on battery. For example, most older bikes from pre-1995 have Voltage Regulators that can fail mechanically (modern vehicles use Solid-State Voltage Regulators and do not have this problem). If the voltage regulator is defective the Lithium battery can be dangerously ‘over-charged’ by spiking voltages not being controlled by the voltage regulator. It is imperative to check for proper operation of your vehicles charging system on older and/or Custom bikes! We recommend a Professional check your vehicle system if your bike falls into this category. Failure to check the system could result in fire, explosion and damage to personal property. The most popular bikes that usually have older defective Voltage Regulators are in Harley-Davidsons, and Japanese bikes from the 1960s-1990s. You may not realize the Voltage regulator has become defective so please be alerted to this potential Hazard. You can find modern solid-state plug and play systems for these vehicles. Defective Charging System components are not covered by our Warranty and are not a battery issue. We only approve modern OEM Solid-State Voltage Regulators for any Pre 1995 Motorcycles or Vehicles.
Antigravity ATX 20-HD Battery Care and Maintenance
Antigravity Batteries do not require maintenance if they are kept in a good state of charge, but as with any battery, it should be checked every few months as a precaution. Visually inspect the battery for cracks, check the mounting and cables are secure and check the voltage. The key to long life for any battery is to not allow the battery to get below i1v. Below 10.5v damage to the battery cells may occur. The lower the voltage and longer the time in an over-discharged state the more potential for damage your battery.
TO CLEAN. Use a clean dry cloth. Do not use harsh chemicals or solvents, Do not directly spray the battery with a Pressure Washer or Hose.
TO STORE. The Antigravity Battery can hold a charge for close to a year provided there are no parasitic drains taking the battery’s energy. If you are going to be storing your vehicle, it is best to disconnect the battery completely and it will maintain its charge for several months. In cases where you leave the battery in the vehicle, you can use a Lithium specific Maintainer/Charger during times of storage. If you will be storing the battery out of the bike, place the battery in a cool dark place. During storage make sure you check the voltage each 4 months to verify the voltage has not gone too low.
GENERAL CARE. The best thing you can do for your battery is to maintain it in a good state of charge. This goes for any battery. 13.2v is considered a full charge. With Antigravity Batteries Battery Management feature, your battery is protected from getting over-discharged which will dramatically increase the life-cycle of the battery. But you should still maintain the battery in the event you will be storing it in the winter or if you have active accessories that continually drain the battery, such as Theft alarms. In cases where you have these large Parasitic drains, you can use a Lithium specific Maintainer Charger.
Sluggish performance on initial start in very cold weather. (This condition may occur if you are not using the proper size battery for your conditions) This is a normal effect of Lithium-lon due to “Resistance” caused by the cold. If you do a few quick presses of the starter button, not a full start attempt, but a quick press to “bump” the starter, the battery current will flow and start to “self warm” the battery. You may also leave the lights on for a few minutes prior to a start attempt to get the the battery current flowing and self-warming. Once warmed, the batteries full power is available. For hard freezing weather, we recommend a battery warmer. Do not try to charge, or jump-start any frozen battery!
Battery is losing voltage while in the bike, wont stay charged (Parasitic Drain).
TheAntigravity ATX 20-HD Lithium Battery cannot drain itself. It has a very low self-discharge rate and can hold a charge for OVER a year if not connected to items that draw energy from it. If you notice the battery’s voltage is going down quickly over a few days or weeks this is due to the current draw from your vehicles accessories/system taking the batteries energy, this is not from the battery just “self-discharging”. There are items such as the ECU, Accessories, or Instrument cluster continually drawing the energy from the battery, this is called a “Parasitic Drain”. A Parasitic Drain is a condition where the batteries energy is used up by the electronics on the vehicle. For example, when the vehicle is not being driven items like accessories, alarms, instrument panels and ignition modules will continue to draw the energy from the battery even with the key off. This is why it is important to check your voltage when not driving often or when the vehicle is in storage. If not riding often we suggest a Lithium-Battery Maintainer, or disconnect the Antigravity ATX 20-HD Battery from the vehicle and it will hold a charge for several months.
Some of the causes of excessive Parasitic Drains are incorrectly connected accessories such as Heated Grips, Power Commanders, or other accessories wired directly to the battery. Alarms, and Stereos can also create significant drains on the battery when the bike is not running. Improper grounding, or a short-circuit in the electrical system can also cause Parasitic Drains. A mistake such as leaving the ignition on can drain your battery quickly also. Most modern vehicles do have a mild parasitic drains that will not pose a problem in the short term, but adding accessories is usually where excessive parasitic drains occur. Be sure to keep the battery charged or ride enough to keep the battery in a fully charged state to get the longest life from your battery. Your battery has a limited supply of energy to give before being over-discharged. Over-Discharge is NOT the fault of the battery!
This Antigravity ATX 20-HD Battery does have circuitry that will prevent over-discharge and damage to the battery, but you should not forget to maintain your battery in a good state of charge rather than rely solely on the low-voltage protection feature.
Can’t get the Antigravity ATX 20-HD Battery to Charge.
If your Battery has gone into “Sleep Mode” because the “RE-START” function has triggered, then your charger may not “see” the battery since there will be no voltage, or very low voltage at the terminals. In this case get the battery out of SLEEP MODE by a 12v pulse. Usually by un-plugging then plugging in the charger again while connected to the battery.
Battery has “Puffed” or”Swelled”.
- This is the typical sign that a Lithium Battery has been “over-charged” and damaged. it can be from using a Lead/Acid “Tender” type charger. Do not use a Lead/Acid Charger on this battery. See “Battery Specifications.
- The other reason for over-charge can be from the vehicles Voltage Regulator being defective, which would allow for high spiking voltages back to the battery while it is charging. This is not an issue due to the Battery, it is due to the defective/damaged voltage regulator. This usually only occurs in Pre 1995s bikes such as Harleys, Japanese Bikes of 1960s -1990s, and other vehicle in these date ranges with old, worn out voltage regulators. Please make sure you update to a Solid-State Voltage Regulator in these bikes. This is not covered by warranty. The vehicles system must work correctly. THIS CAN POSE A DANGEROUS SITUATION AND CAUSE THE BATTERY TO MELT OR EXPLODE! PLEASE CHECK YOUR SYSTEM! READ OUR SAFETY WARNING INCLUDED IN THIS USER’S GUIDE!
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All warranty claims are handled by Antigravity Batteries directly. All warranty claims must be accompanied by a copy of the original receipt from your retailer or your Antigravity Batteries Invoice. Antigravity Batteries LLC offers a 3-year Limited Warranty. It warrants to the original purchaser that our batteries are free of defects in material and workmanship for the pro-rated term of 3 years in stock vehicles using OEM standard charging systems. Race use and Total-Lo Systems are not covered. All batteries must be registered within the first 30 days from the original purchase date.
WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PHYSICAL ISSUES
-Any physical damage caused by abuse, negligence, improper installations, or lack of general maintenance.
-Any modification to any part of the battery or its parts, any disassembly of the battery.
WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER THE FOLLOWING ELECTRICAL ISSUES
-Damage from direct “short-circuiting” of the battery caused by improper use or installations, grounding problems or accidents.
-Use of any Chargers intended for Lead/Acid batteries- Trickle chargers, Battery Tenders, improper Lithium Chemistry chargers, etc. DO NOT USE LEAD ACID CHARGERS.
-Use of Chargers NOT intended specifically for Lifepo4 Lithium Motorsport Batteries, or with a maximum charge voltage over 14.6 volts or surpassing the maximum Amp charge rate.
-Overcharging due to a defect with vehicle’s voltage regulator or defective charging system, or performance charging systems.
-Overcharging Battery above 14.6 volts OR Over-Discharge of the battery below 10.5 volts.
-Excessive over ranking, or using the incorrect size battery for the application (ie: too small a battery where a larger battery is needed).
-Any non-standard electrical systems such as total-Hoss systems, 24v or low systems, Race Systems etc. Only standard, stock 0EM 12-volt systems are warranted)
-Parasitic drains that discharge the battery to below 10.5v (please check your electrical system and accessories for parasitic drains).
Antigravity Batteries are only eligible for one warranty replacement of a battery, Once a battery has been repaired or replaced under warranty, the replacement item only holds the remainder of the warranty period from the date of the original purchase of the battery, and covers only physical defects. The pro-rated discount toward the purchase of a new battery will be applied. ANTIGRAVITY Batteries LLC reserves the right to deny any and all claims if all conditions and terms are not met.
ANTIGRAVITY BATTERIES LLC LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO REPLACEMENT OF THE BATTERY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS STATED ABOVE. ANTIGRAVITY BATTERIES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR EXPENSES FOR INSTALLATION, TOWING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TESTS, CHARGING A BATTERY, LOSS OF TIME, OR OTHER EXPENSES WHICH WOULD BE CONSIDERED AS INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL EXPENSES.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER DAMAGE TO THE BATTERY CAUSED BY ABUSE OR NEGLECT, A FAILURE TO KEEP THE BATTERY PROPERLY CHARGED OR MAINTAINED, FREEZING, THEFT, OVERCHARGING, OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY MODIFICATIONS.
This warranty shall be IN LIEU OF any other warranty, express or implied, including but not limited to, any implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY.
NOTE: SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL.
LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY VARY BY STATE.
Antigravity Batteries LLC Gardena, CA 90248, Phone: Ph. 310 527 2330