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Old 11-07-2011, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Battery Tender

What kind are you guys using for your vehicles that sit a lot. I got a $20 Car Quest one about a year and a half ago and it is dead, don't know how long it has been dead as the indicator light still works but no charge output. So now I am looking at a genuine Battery Tender brand, this one:
Amazon.com: Battery Tender 022-0157-1 Waterproof 12 Volt Power Tender Plus Battery Charger: Automotive Amazon.com: Battery Tender 022-0157-1 Waterproof 12 Volt Power Tender Plus Battery Charger: Automotive
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That is the same unit I mounted under my hood. It works great.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Schumacher XC10 10/6/2-Amp Battery Charger

Walmart.com: Schumacher XC10 10/6/2-Amp Battery Charger: Automotive

I got mine at walmart for $40. It's not a tender though, only a charger.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Do you need 2 of these, one for each battery? Mine will be setting more now instead of being used as a daily driver.
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Mine charges both batteries at once just by connecting it to either one of the batteries, because the two batteries are connected to each other by wires.
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That is the same unit I mounted under my hood. It works great.
Were you able to get it to fit on the passenger fender next to the battery?
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What kind are you guys using for your vehicles that sit a lot. I got a $20 Car Quest one about a year and a half ago and it is dead, don't know how long it has been dead as the indicator light still works but no charge output. So now I am looking at a genuine Battery Tender brand, this one: Amazon.com: Battery Tender 022-0157-1 Waterproof 12 Volt Power Tender Plus Battery Charger: Automotive

Yea, that is the one you want, but it can be had for less than that, shop around.
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Yea, that is the one you want, but it can be had for less than that, shop around.
I'm drawing a blank. Can you give us a clue where you saw it for less than $77.59 with free shipping?
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I'm drawing a blank. Can you give us a clue where you saw it for less than $77.59 with free shipping?

Here.......Battery Tender Plus 12 Volt 1.25 Amp Battery Charger: BatteryMart.com
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022-0157-1

http://www.batterymart.com/p-del-021...FSYaQgodiDVhEg

Its the same brand but not the same model.
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2005 Nomad Rampage toyhauler made by Skyline. 11,500lb gvwr.

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Old 11-10-2011, 06:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The one posted for 45.00 looks like a much bigger profile, would be much harder to mount in the truck.

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And it is only 1.25 amps, the one I am looking at is 5 amps. I just ordered it.
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As a tender, for maintaining a battery. I would never charge more than 2 amps. After all it will be on there for 8-10 hours. Plenty for keeping a float charge.........To each their own.
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As a tender, for maintaining a battery. I would never charge more than 2 amps. After all it will be on there for 8-10 hours. Plenty for keeping a float charge.........To each their own.

The rating of the charger doesn't mean it charges at that rate all the time. If your battery is near fully charged the charging current will drop to a low rate. The Battery Tender specifically cannot overcharge the battery because it switches to a float charge once the battery is fully charged. I chose that model for 2 reasons, I can mount it on the fender and connect it to my bumper power inlet which means I don't have to be raising the hood all the time, and because with two batteries my amp hour rating is up there around 130 and I believe a smaller capacity charger will burn itself out like my original one from Carquest did. I was also looking at this one
http://www.amazon.com/CTEK-Multi-Smart-Battery-Charger/dp/B000FQBWCY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2RBVY6I6G5GL7&colid=6V7ZCCSNW5ED http://www.amazon.com/CTEK-Multi-Smart-Battery-Charger/dp/B000FQBWCY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2RBVY6I6G5GL7&colid=6V7ZCCSNW5ED

but if you notice it is rated 3.3 amps and says for batteries "up to 120 AH" so I chose the Battery Tender brand one instead.

Under maintainence operation it will never charge at the 5 amp rating, but I will have the 5 amps available if I ever need it, plus under normal maintainence charging it will be using only a fraction of it's rating which I believe will lead to a long life.
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I have this permanently mounted under my hood. It works really good.

BatteryMINDer® 12 Volt 1.5A OnBoard Battery Charger/Maintainer/Desulfator/Conditioner Model 12151 | Automotive Battery Chargers | Battery Chargers by BatteryMINDers.com

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