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Old 12-11-2017, 01:17 PM   #1
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Best Trickle Charger to use

Took the batteries out of our 2016 while in storage. Would like to keep them up to charge at home. I've read a lot of different opinions but just want a charger that'll charge them both at once. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:49 PM   #2
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I have always pulled my boat batteries out and just hooked my 2/6 amp charger up to them once or twice for a day during the off season. They have always lived long lives.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:18 PM   #3
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I have two of these
http://products.batterytender.com/Ch...emisphere.html
One of these
http://products.batterytender.com/Ch...electable.html
And one of these
http://products.batterytender.com/Ch...emisphere.html

They all work great for maintaining an already charged battery, and will top up a depleted battery given enough time.

The 800 mAh version is especially handy as it is weatherproof.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:33 PM   #4
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Check out the NOCO brand chargers they have a lot to offer .
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:56 PM   #5
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Hi

With no load, batteries don't die very fast. A "once a week" charge process is plenty ... Anything that is not designed as a trickle charger should be on some sort of timer. .

In terms of trickle chargers, Battery Tender makes affordable stuff. CTEK makes good stuff if price is not a concern.

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Old 12-11-2017, 08:15 PM   #6
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Check out chargers from Pulse Tech. Used by airports and the military.
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Old 12-12-2017, 03:51 AM   #7
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I use a battery tender 1.25 amp.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:58 AM   #8
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Can I use a battery tender while batteries hooked up?

A battery-tender question (and pardon me for introducing a new issue).

Can I use a battery tender on the batteries while they are in the battery box and wired up, or only when the batteries are disconnected?
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Check out the NOCO brand chargers they have a lot to offer .
I went with the Noco Genius 3500. Seemed to offer a lot of features for a reasonable price, was pretty water resistant, and could be left attached.
In the past, I've had three Battery Tenders (Deltran) and my friend also has three. I had them on motorcycles. Today, all six are dead. I think they are overly sensitive to lightning storms, I can't explain it otherwise.

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Would like to keep them up to charge at home. I've read a lot of different opinions but just want a charger that'll charge them both at once.
IF they are similar, you can use two jumpers and charge them together in parallel. However, if they're at home, it's easy to charge one, then switch to the other.
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I'm a Battery Tender guy. I find them useful for the Airstream batteries as well as the Honda 3000 and our autos. However, I'm sure there are other brands worth considering as others have posted here. -John
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A battery-tender question (and pardon me for introducing a new issue).

Can I use a battery tender on the batteries while they are in the battery box and wired up, or only when the batteries are disconnected?
The battery tender is designed to use on batteries which are connected or disconnected. You are good to go.
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I went with my father's recommendation. The company he worked for bought many different kinds for emergency generator backup systems but finally settled on one trickle charger that they had no trouble with- Promariner. He told me to just get the "ProSport 6" as it would be sitting for days at a time in storage and quick charging would not be a problem. It would depend on how quick you would want it charged up- if that matters. They are also waterproof and gooe with flooded/AGM and Gel.

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Another vote for the Noco. It’s the one I use. But I use the 7200 just because I’m impatient and wanted the batteries to charge faster...

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I use Battery Saver base unit for $69.95 because it can also charge my boat AGMs. It will try to recover and condition a battery that has dropped too low for a conventional trickle charger. https://www.batterysaver.com/store/p15/3015
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