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#11861967 - 10/03/16 11:12 AM Another battery Question...
lcbl75771 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/20/03
Posts: 1311
Loc: Lindale, TX
I am about to replace my charger and batteries and had a question about how you guys charge them. My charger lasted for well over 10 years and the batteries I am replacing are over 7 years old, but I assume that's because I am lucky to go fishing about once a month, maybe twice. My question is, do you immediately put them back on the charger when you return home? If so do you remove from charger after charged or leave on the charger all the time? I have a habit of just parking the boat when I get home and waiting to charge the night before I go again. Is that bad or good for the batteries? Thanks

#11862303 - 10/03/16 01:56 PM Re: Another battery Question... [Re: lcbl75771]
Cast Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 8343
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Put a Battery Tender on them when not in use. The batteries will thank you.

#11862351 - 10/03/16 02:27 PM Re: Another battery Question... [Re: lcbl75771]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 6001
Loc: The Colony, TX
I charge them as soon as I get home and with the chargers I use they shut off once the batteries are fully charged and goes into float function after that but I usually take them off the next morning. I wouldn't recommend leaving them on a charger for extended periods of time it may affect the batteries.
Pat Leach

USAF MSgt Retired

#11862437 - 10/03/16 03:01 PM Re: Another battery Question... [Re: lcbl75771]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 8343
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Battery Tenders are made to keep your battery in top form in storage. I use them on all parked stuff. Years and years now. Don't be afraid of them. Cheap too.

#11862765 - 10/03/16 06:35 PM Re: Another battery Question... [Re: lcbl75771]
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3382
Loc: Arlington
Yes, charge them as soon as possible to help them last longer. If you get an onboard charger, it's just walk to the back and plug it in. So easy you won't need to put it off

#11868683 - 10/06/16 10:41 PM Re: Another battery Question... [Re: lcbl75771]
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Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 1539
It's bad for batteries to sit in a discharged state. All battery maintenance instructions say this. No matter the brand or type.I plug mine in as soon as I get home.
92' ChampioN 201DCR Elite
13' Yamaha250SHO

#11870629 - 10/08/16 10:23 AM Re: Another battery Question... [Re: lcbl75771]
Lowly Net Boy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 2923
Loc: Between here and there
Ok 2 things her, Noco Chargers IMO the best there is
As far as batteries, look into Deka Batteries, they aren't cheap but they do last. I am like you I am the worlds worst
when it comes to treating batteries the correct way. My Champ is 11 years old, it came with Deka's and I have replaced them
once, got almost 6 years out of the first set and I'm still running the second set
I run 24m7 on big motor/electronics and DP 27 on TM
Formerly known as yeaitsme


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