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For those that use a battery tender- what do you find the water consumption to be?

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I have a Battery Tender Jr. on my John Deere tractor that is left on all winter. I haven't had any noticeable drop in acid level.


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None with mine.


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I use two for the MH and one for the ATV. Water use is virtually non-existent.


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I got 4 running in the barn.

Zero water addition needed

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Deltran Battery Tender is a brand of charger/maintainers. Not knowing which model you have the most common is probably the Plus which is a maximum of 1.5 amp output. At 1.5 amp you should have no discernible water loss.

I have the Plus and the Jr. and have no noticeable water loss.


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They cause NONE. Even the high voltage float on our 20 year old Magnetek converter does not cause water loss UNLESS the batteries are starting to die.

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Our motorcycle is on a battery tender year 'round whenever it's not being ridden and our other vehicle is on one while we're in Texas for the winter. We've never seen any water depletion on either one of them.


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