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Posted: 08/07/19 03:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use the small 1 or 2 amp battery maintainers. I have about 3 different brands and all seem to work good. I have 6 of them running most of the time and have had very good luck with long battery life. I like the ones that go on "float mode" when the batteries are fully charged the best.


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I like my big Deltran Battery Tender P/N 022-0221-WH

Got it at Autozone. Deltran makes several not much different.

If the car needs it 75 amps to BOOST with
if the batteries are hungry 20 amps charge
And once full 2 or so for maintenance as needed.

WI-FI and a Smart phone app complete the package
about 100 bucks


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Virtually all of these smart chargers work well. If you need to actually recharge I would go 5 amp minimum, 10+ amps is better. For fast recharge on the road camping 40 to 60 amps will serve you well. For float service of a fully charged battery you can go a little less like 1.5 to 5 amps.
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Golferdude21 wrote:

Smart battery tender maintainers is what i was getting at. For long winter storage to keep on 24/7 and in between camping trips to keep batteries topped off


Like I said go with the big Deltran..

It will maintain the six volt pair (NOTE it is a 12 volt charger so keep the batteries connected in series so they present as a single 12) and if your car is sluggish in the AM.. Jump start it too.

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Posted: 08/11/19 09:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used this one to keep all 4 house batteries charged and it also is a Desulfator:

BatteryMinder 128CEC1: 12V 2/4/8 AMP

I also use one to keep the 2 engine batteries maintained:

BatteryMINDer Model 2012: 12Volt-2 Amp Battery Charger

When I get home, I just clip them on and forget it. They work well.


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