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Old 12-02-2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Over-Winter batteries

What are the recommendations for a charger/ conditioner for my battery's?
I have two interstate 6-volt x 232aH battery's. I have them in the shop, and want to keep them healthy.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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IMO your cheapest route is a battery tender or battery tender JR.
You can get them in 6 or 12v. Hook them up and forget about them till
Spring.
I use one on my trailer ( I leave my 2 12v on there all year) another on
my truck, another on my motorcycle and occasionally put one on my lawn tractor.
BTW my truck has the original battery and it's going on 10 years old.
I credit that to the battery tender which keeps them 100% charged and
that's the best way to extend the life of lead/acid batteries.

I use the Jr model and they've worked well for me for years.
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IMO your cheapest route is a battery tender or battery tender JR.I use the Jr model and they've worked well for me for years.
2X - this is THE best solution
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IMO your cheapest route is a battery tender or battery tender JR.
You can get them in 6 or 12v. Hook them up and forget about them till
Spring.
I use one on my trailer ( I leave my 2 12v on there all year) another on
my truck, another on my motorcycle and occasionally put one on my lawn tractor.
BTW my truck has the original battery and it's going on 10 years old.
I credit that to the battery tender which keeps them 100% charged and
that's the best way to extend the life of lead/acid batteries.

I use the Jr model and they've worked well for me for years.
3X Use the Battery Tender Jr on all my batteries when in storage.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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So, rig the batteries as a 12-volt bank and place tender on the bank?
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:04 PM   #6
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Double edit! Some guy on Ebay has them new in multiple amounts with free shipping.
All slightly less than $24 and no tax

Edit. WallyWorld has them for $23 with free ship to store.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Battery-Te...unior/15779492

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So, rig the batteries as a 12-volt bank and place tender on the bank?
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Either that or buy 2 6v tender jrs.

Just google battery tender Jr.
About $25 each and some places offer free shipping.
WalMart used to carry them but I haven't seen them lately.
I -think- DerbyCycles.net has free shipping. A local company to me!
They used to anyway. I've bought my last 3 from them.
Anyone with a motorcycle, boat, rv, lawn tractor etc that sits more
than is used needs one. They make great Christmas gifts in the "under $30" range!
No I don't work for them but maybe should sell them on Ebay......
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don't mess around just get ... BatteryMINDer 1500 | 12 Volt Maintenance Charger Desulfator ... I have several of them and leave batteries on them all year around without any issues.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:31 PM   #8
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don't mess around just get ... BatteryMINDer 1500 | 12 Volt Maintenance Charger Desulfator ... I have several of them and leave batteries on them all year around without any issues.
OK but MY money's going for the half price tender Jrs.
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I just got back from Wally World with a Jr. $34.97 + tax.
Done deal. Onto the next project...lol. DW wants the oak tree trimmed up a bit.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:50 PM   #10
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don't mess around just get ... BatteryMINDer 1500 | 12 Volt Maintenance Charger Desulfator ... I have several of them and leave batteries on them all year around without any issues.
My batteries are 6- volt@ 232ah. Does that matter when picking a charger/maintainer?
I was wondering if I would charge as one big 12-volt battery. Just as if it were in the trailer?
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