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#12479879 - 10/26/17 12:57 PM Trickle charger
KingFish1183 Offline

Registered: 07/05/17
Posts: 25
What brand and model do you use?

#12479916 - 10/26/17 01:19 PM Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183]
IslandJim Online   content

Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 366
Loc: Rockport, TX
I don't use one now, but if you use a 24-hour timer, and set it to charge ONE hour per day, it will keep your battery charged, without boiling the water out of your battery. The "automatic" ones will still fry your battery, if you charge it continuously. A Walmart cheapie timer will do fine.

I'm an Eighth Day Adventist. On the Eighth Day, God went fishing!

#12480222 - 10/26/17 04:48 PM Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183]
collincountytx Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 16446
Loc: Dallas, TX
Battery tender for Pb batteries

I use an iMAX B6 charger/discharger for lithium batteries

The Longhorns are back

#12481393 - 10/27/17 03:31 PM Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183]
RealBigReel Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/31/06
Posts: 1271
Loc: Stephenville, TX
I have a Humminbird charger for my FF batteries. Using Cabela's 8Ah batteries and have yet to have one quit on me.
My kayak STRIPER2. I don't go too fast but I go pretty far.

#12482768 - 10/28/17 08:36 PM Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183]
ben_beyer Offline
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Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 566
Loc: Bryan, TX
I second the Battery Tender. I just use a 12 AH lead acid battery. I looked at the lithium stuff and I just didn't want to pay the price for it but it is good stuff too.

#12484393 - 10/30/17 11:04 AM Re: Trickle charger [Re: ben_beyer]
Pop751 Offline

Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 132
Loc: Garland
At the suggestion of an electrical engineer (for whatever that's worth pollo ) I use a NOCO charger on a couple of my kayak batteries. For my big boat I have a Humminbird 3 bank charger. Batteries are always charged and I've had no problems.

#12484424 - 10/30/17 11:28 AM Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183]
lconn4 Online   content
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Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 10028
Loc: Cherokee County
+1 on Battery Tender, they make a waterproof model that I've used outside during a torrential downpour. Have had it 5 years and use it a lot.

A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.

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#12491427 - 11/03/17 10:22 PM Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183]
Bass Art Offline
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Registered: 03/16/03
Posts: 3899
Loc: Talty, TX
Battery Minder Plus. It won't boil your batteries, and it uses pulse technology (pioneered by PulseTech) to remove sulfate crystals from the plates to keep the battery strong and clean.
Speaking of PulseTech, I've used their equipment for more than a decade, and it delivers. My last set of TM batteries lasted almost 8 years, and I only replaced them because one of them developed a short in one cell. I still have the other one for starting/electronics in my boat, and it is now 12 years old. PulseTech's products do what they claim, and that 12 year old Optima blue top that starts my boat is a testimony to it.
Dad took me fishing when I was 10, and I've been pretty much hooked since. He went to be with God on August 14, 2012. I miss you, Dad.

#12491449 - 11/03/17 11:18 PM Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2167
Loc: Magnolia, TX
I have a Battery Minder Plus on the conventional battery in my Ford 4x4 truck that is parked 300+ days per year. I did just replace that battery, but it was SEVEN years old before it failed me.

The Battery Minder Plus never boiled the battery out in all those years, and the truck started readily every time until this Fall (at the 7 year point). There were numerous times it stayed connected for 6+ months without dropping the electrolyte level any appreciable amount. And yes, I am one of dem dar enjineres!


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