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Trickle charger #12479879
10/26/17 05:57 PM
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KingFish1183 Offline OP
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What brand and model do you use?

Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183] #12479916
10/26/17 06:19 PM
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Rockport, TX
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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.

IslandJim


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Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183] #12480222
10/26/17 09:48 PM
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Battery tender for Pb batteries

I use an iMAX B6 charger/discharger for lithium batteries


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Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183] #12481393
10/27/17 08:31 PM
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I have a Humminbird charger for my FF batteries. Using Cabela's 8Ah batteries and have yet to have one quit on me.


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Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183] #12482768
10/29/17 01:36 AM
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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.

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-02...=battery+tender

Re: Trickle charger [Re: ben_beyer] #12484393
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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.

Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183] #12484424
10/30/17 04:28 PM
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+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.



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Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183] #12491427
11/04/17 03:22 AM
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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.


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Re: Trickle charger [Re: KingFish1183] #12491449
11/04/17 04:18 AM
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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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