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Old 05-06-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
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Battery Tender? Pros & Cons?

Hey Guys,

Any input on battery tenders/chargers. I need a way to keep my the batttery in my vert charged over the winter.

Any input on something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...8&s=automotive


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Old 05-06-2010, 10:39 PM   #2
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Just a thought.

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Old 05-07-2010, 12:25 AM   #3
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I think the best Battery tender is the Yuasa Hot Shot. I have had three for many years and my Batteries just keep on going.
Seems well made and priced well. Check Ebay.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:10 AM   #4
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we have a crap load of those in school and we've had em for like 3 years now and they still running pretty good, but you might be better off with what Nicad said, that one might work better over a load period of time
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:32 AM   #5
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I have one and like it. I drive mostly short trips and plug in the Battery Tender every other week just to keep the battery fully charged.
If I stored my BMW all winter, I would just connect it and forget it till spring.
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:08 AM   #6
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Look at the CTEK 3300, best small charger maintainer money can buy. 59.99
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:14 AM   #7
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Really no cons to these type chargers. I use 2 Schummacher chargers in my garage, a 2-8-12 amp with built in alternator output check function and a 1.5 amp mini maintainer. My E46 battery is 1 year old yet I still plug it in at least twice a week.

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Old 05-07-2010, 09:07 AM   #8
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ive been useing battery tenders on my atvs, bikes, mopeds, and my boat. ive never had a problem. Now i would assum the same for the car.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:16 PM   #9
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Only pros, no cons. I've used one like the one you are considering for years without any problems.
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