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Old 09-27-2015, 01:57 PM   #11
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X3 on battery tender Will not over charge.

http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender...battery+tender
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:30 PM   #12
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A good maintainer should hold the battery at 12.7-13 volts. Much over 13.5 will lose electrolyte and affect battery life.
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:59 PM   #13
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If you are using a maintainer / charger I would not put it on a timer. I know the one I have will go through a charge cycle when you first hook it up then it will go into a maintenance mode. If it is a good quality maintainer it should not boil your batteries.
Agreed if you are using a maintainer then do not use a timer.


I use a multiple output maintainer in the boat. It's mounted inside the boat and keep the batteries charger all winter long. I just plug in the boat and don't have to think about it all winter long. My batteries are lasting longer than ever and I don't have to pull then from the boat as part of my winterizing program.
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Old 09-27-2015, 03:17 PM   #14
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I guess this makes x4 for battery tender.
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Old 09-27-2015, 03:44 PM   #15
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I guess this makes x4 for battery tender.
x5 I have 2 6v batteries and 2 battery tenders
the ones I use are from Canadian tire (NOCO Genius G1100 Smart Battery Charger)
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:16 PM   #16
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Also, never set a battery on concrete, it will still discharge with the maintainer. keep it on a block of wood or a shelf.
Urban legend...
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:19 PM   #17
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X3 on battery tender Will not over charge.

http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender...battery+tender
IMO Best of all of them. We put them on anywhere from 4 to 8 race cars and a couple ATV's and Golf Carts (pit vehicles) all winter long. Never came back to a bad battery.... They make a unit that charges 4 batteries at a time. We use those and a couple of the Battery Tender Jr.s
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:22 PM   #18
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x5 I have 2 6v batteries and 2 battery tenders
the ones I use are from Canadian tire (NOCO Genius G1100 Smart Battery Charger)

Four six volt and two twelve volt here. Battery tenders are cheap insurance against expensive replacement.
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Also, never set a battery on concrete, it will still discharge with the maintainer. keep it on a block of wood or a shelf.
This used to be the case many many many years ago. Today's batteries being incased in a type of plastic has resolved this issue....as someone else mentioned...Urban Legend!
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:46 PM   #20
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I use a Battery Tendr, same type that I use to keep my motorcycle and golf cart batteries charged over the winter. BTW my motorcycle battery is going on 10 years old and I think this year I'm going to change it because I know it's gone above and beyond its rated life.


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