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Old 05-13-2011, 08:29 AM   #11
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I don't know if the Stanley charger can charge 6-volt batteries. This charger has about the same features as the chargers you are considering and will charge 6-volt batteries.

Schumacher DSR 6/12 volt charger with Boost mode

Just for info.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:56 AM   #12
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Thanks Glenn. I ran across that charger yesterday and am interested because it also chargers 6v batteries. That would be useful for a motorcycle I own.

The only downside I see with this one is that the lowest it will charge is 15amps in the regular battery mode (2amps is only available for small batteries). I was taught to charge at a lower rate when time is not of the essence. Maybe that's old school thinking on my part, though.

I guess I am looking for the best of all worlds: High Amps (25-40) when I need to charge faster and low amps (<10) when I want to charge slower.

I do like the 6v feature of this one, though.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:04 AM   #13
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There are real cheap manual chargers that do 6 volt and 2 amp. If you are willing to monitor, it might be best just to have 2 different chargers.
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Bob, I think you might be on to something. Its just the one smaller battery that would need a dedicated 6v charge. The trailer's 6v would be wired in series of course so the 12v mode works well.

I'm probably over thinking this one - as I have a tendency to do sometimes - its just the way I am
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