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Old 01-25-2014, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bsloop View Post
Sorry I cant say specifically if it is a good fit since I don't know/remember your battery bank size. The 7002 outputs 7amp and is spec'ed to charge banks between 14-150 amp hour. Generally, if you have more than two batteries, I would charge them independently with a 7002. They make more powerful units however.

Regardless if it is your primary charger, I do like it for doing a maintenance charge over all my batteries independently, twice a year. No scientific proof it helps.

$140 sounds high compared to the $105 I paid off Amazon in May 2012 but I see Amazon is now at $135 so maybe Ctek has raised prices substantially. You also have that Canadian factor

i ended up paying 129.99 on sale. haha ya the Canadian factor definitely plays a role in the price.

just have it on one of my battery's charging now hopefully it is as good as the reviews
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:12 AM
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Originally Posted by chevyluv View Post
i ended up paying 129.99 on sale. haha ya the Canadian factor definitely plays a role in the price.

just have it on one of my battery's charging now hopefully it is as good as the reviews
You should be very happy.
Most important is recharge daily and and the less you can discharge the longer the life.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:21 AM
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Battery tender jr for all my toys.
Usually can find for $25 online
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by fskof View Post
If you live in a cold climate I would remove the battery from the boat after you winterize the boat and keep the battery in your basement with a Battery Tender Plus on it. I did this since the boat was bought new and my factory battery lasted 9 years

This is the one that I have used on my Boat, Jet Ski's, Motorcycle, and cars : http://batterytender.com/battery-ten...-at-1-25a.html
Unnecessary. The only reason to take a battery inside is to keep a discharged battery from freezing. A charged battery won't freeze until about -60. Keep it on a float charger like Battery Tender and there's no need to do anything else. Likewise, disconnecting the battery is unnecessary since the only reason to do so us to stop parasitic drain, which is irrelevant if it's on a float charger. It's worked for me for much longer than 9 years.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:39 PM
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^^^What BigMac said. +1
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:15 AM
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I've used one of these B&D battery maintainers on the MC for about 8 or 9 years now, with great results. I recently bought several more for other toys, farm and lawn equipment.

Being on the water is best, but when I'm not on the water I'm on TT.

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Old 02-03-2014, 08:42 PM
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Costco in bellingham had a few pallets of the Deltran battery tender plus for $39.99 on the floor

i grabbed two units ..


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Old 02-05-2014, 10:29 PM
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Bought a two bank Battery Tender Plus and one of their 12.5' quick connect extension cables. Mounted the charger on the rear wall of the garage, one connected to the boat and one connected to the riding mower. Works perfectly. Really like that they furnish both the cables that hard wire to the battery posts and the alligator clip type for those odd jobs.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:27 PM
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What bigmac said.
Hadn't pulled the batteries out of my X2 installed in 2009 until last year, to put them in the truck before heading to AK and leaving the boat pickled for 2 years, gonna be more like 3 now.
They've started the wife's Cummins faithfully now all winter this winter.
Battery tenders are right up there with canned beer on the list of inventions.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by bsloop View Post
Batteries are a big investment
Batteries cost about $125, they last 4-5 yrs on avg in a boat. That's nothing. I have a battery tender and it works great. A $40 investment on a $125 battery almost doesn''t make sense, but a $100 investment on a $125 definitely doesn't make sense.
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