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Old 10-04-2013, 10:33 PM
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Trickle charge, tender or nothing to batterys

What do you guys do. Amazing how much difference of opinions there is on this stuff
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:36 PM
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$99 optima charger.

http://www.optimabatteries.com/us/en/products/charger/
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:38 PM
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I have a guest 2611a charger installed on the boat. I just leave it plugged in when I'm not using the boat. It was about $100.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:49 PM
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Battery tender jr. just plug in the quick disconnect when your done, $40
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:56 AM
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Battery tender jr. just plug in the quick disconnect when your done, $40
+1 on the battery tender.

Don't use a trickle charger unless you plan on monitoring it daily. Trickle chargers don't ever turn off. Get a charger that goes into float mode (stops charging and monitors voltage).

Battery tender = connect it and forget it... until spring.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:51 PM
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+1 on the battery tender.

I have seven of the BTs in my garage. Over the years, one or another would go dead, typically from a surge when the power flicks off and back on. The first time, BT warranted their product. The last two times, they would not warranty saying that I had mine too long (I owned less than 10 years VS their 10 year warranty), so my song and dance to Battery Tender folks includes a middle hand digit aimed in that direction...

Don't use a trickle charger unless you plan on monitoring it daily. Trickle chargers don't ever turn off. Get a charger that goes into float mode (stops charging and monitors voltage).

I keep my batteries plugged in year-round. No need to take them anywhere other than their designated placement. The beauty of plug-and-play-and-forget.

Battery tender = connect it and forget it... until spring.
Done with Battery Tender due to their warranty service. After being a loyal customer for eight years, they won't honor my older warranties.. . Going to another brand...

+1 on a trickle charge. Ever leave a pan of boiling water on the stove forever? Same principle...

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Old 10-05-2013, 06:24 PM
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I have seven of the BTs in my garage. Over the years, one or another would go dead, typically from a surge when the power flicks off and back on. The first time, BT warranted their product. The last two times, they would not warranty saying that I had mine too long (I owned less than 10 years VS their 10 year warranty), so my song and dance to Battery Tender folks includes a middle hand digit aimed in that direction...

I keep my batteries plugged in year-round. No need to take them anywhere other than their designated placement. The beauty of plug-and-play-and-forget.

Done with Battery Tender due to their warranty service. After being a loyal customer for eight years, they won't honor my older warranties.. . Going to another brand...


+1 on a trickle charge. Ever leave a pan of boiling water on the stove forever? Same principle...
Sorry to hear about your bad luck with Deltran.
I have 5 Battery Tenders. Two of them are the older original Battery Tenders and never had a problem with any of them. My most recent is a Jr. I bought last year.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:38 PM
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Done with Battery Tender due to their warranty service. After being a loyal customer for eight years, they won't honor my older warranties.. . Going to another brand...

+1 on a trickle charge. Ever leave a pan of boiling water on the stove forever? Same principle...

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Sorry you had trouble with Deltran. I bought my first one in 2000 for my ducati and its still going strong!
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:46 PM
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Sorry you had trouble with Deltran. I bought my first one in 2000 for my ducati and its still going strong!
No big deal... Life rolls on. Thanks for the thought. Just sharing my experience with a supplier....

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Old 10-05-2013, 12:28 PM
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Battery tender jr. just plug in the quick disconnect when your done, $40
This is what I use also, the Tender Jr is cheap and works great. Mine is always pluged in.
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