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Old 09-26-2014, 07:40 PM   #1
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Out of vehicle battery maintenance

Hi,
I need to get a new battery charger for when I take the batteries out for the winter. I want to be able to desulphate, then charge. I have been thinking about a Battery Minder. What thoughts are out there?
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:32 PM   #2
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Re: Out of vehicle battery maintenance

I have a battery minder 2/4/8 and like it. Use it on my bass boat and power supply batteries.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:34 PM   #3
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Re: Out of vehicle battery maintenance

Ditto on the battery minder 12248. Buy it directly from them and they will automatically register the warranty for you.
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:59 PM   #4
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Thanks to you both. That looks like what I need. I can put both my house batteries on and keep them fresh for the next year.
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:11 PM   #5
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Just monitor the charge. With a high amp charger you have the chance to boil the batteries if one goes bad destroying the other (in a multiple battery system) and possibly causing a fire. With a low amp charger a bad battery can kill the other because the charger can't keep up and in the end both batteries go dead. Catch-22
Sometimes a separator or smart charger can help but really neither are "smart". Watch the charge.
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:46 PM   #6
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http://smartercharger.com/

Jay Leno did a thing with this company. I would love to hear from someone who uses it.
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Looks fine for starter batteries. If you find any desulphating smart charger for a 250Ah house battery, please let me know.
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