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Old 08-16-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Battery tender

If I want to put my tender on my battery while it's attached to camper do I need to put the ground plug on the frame or can I just attach to ground terminal?
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:36 PM   #2
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If I want to put my tender on my battery while it's attached to camper do I need to put the ground plug on the frame or can I just attach to ground terminal?
Ground terminal .


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Old 08-16-2013, 05:36 PM   #3
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Either one is fine. The only reason people tell you not to attach to the battery is because if there's a build-up of hydrogen gas, it will be close to the battery and there's no point in creating sparks there if its avoidable.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I'd rather put the tender on then pull the power cable out. I have to park in the street and the cable is an easy target.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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My battery tender came with a cable to permanently attach to the batteries.
Now I just plug the tender into the short pig tail cable hanging just below
my battery boxes.
I have another on my truck and a 3rd on my motorcycle.
No need to access the batteries I just plug in and f'gedaboudit!
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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My battery tender came with a cable to permanently attach to the batteries.
Now I just plug the tender into the short pig tail cable hanging just below
my battery boxes.
I have another on my truck and a 3rd on my motorcycle.
No need to access the batteries I just plug in and f'gedaboudit!
Nice! Wish mine had that.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:46 AM   #7
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I have this one:
Battery Tender Jr. - 469257, Charger Jumpstarter at Sportsman's Guide
on my ATV.

It has all the diff connections, and I leave one end perm. connected to battery.
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I have 3 of these--
Battery Tender SUPER SMART BATTERY TENDER JR. from Derby Cycles
Each one comes with 2 cables. One with alligator clips and one with rings to
permanently attach to a battery.

They have them in 6v and 12v. I think the price includes shipping. It used
to anyway. At that price you can afford one for each piece of equipment
that you want to keep charged.
I honestly believe they can as much as double the life of a battery, especially
one that is occasional use only like a boat, RV, motorcycle, ATV, tow vehicle.

My truck still has the original battery in it! I know I get double the life out
of my motorcycle battery. Sheesh how can a little bitty battery like that
cost so much?!?
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Anyone owning a battery tender should be able to get pigtails separately from the manufacturer. Check their website. Accessories - Products - Batterytender.com
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