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Author Topic: battery tender/trickle charger  (Read 1723 times)

johnpic

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battery tender/trickle charger
« on: November 05, 2021, 12:48:38 PM »

Hi again, I'll be covering up the Capri for the winter soon & was wondering if any of you know of a good trickle charger you can recommend. Thanks. John
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EShepherd

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Re: battery tender/trickle charger
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2021, 07:24:58 PM »

Don't remember the brand off-hand, but we use solar powered trickle chargers for the cars that will be sitting on the lot for a while at the dealership I work at. They work extremely well, never have issues starting up cars. Even if its old used inventory that hasn't been started or driven for months.

Now that I think about it, the automotive school I went to used similar setups for the cars they had for us to learn on.

Something to look into, I suppose. That is, if you'll be able to leave at least part of the windshield/back window exposed to the sun.
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chrispoe

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Re: battery tender/trickle charger
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2021, 08:16:30 PM »

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johnpic

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Re: battery tender/trickle charger
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2021, 01:16:34 PM »

Chrispoe, Do you leave the battery on that charger all winter? John
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chrispoe

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Re: battery tender/trickle charger
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2021, 05:46:34 PM »

I connect it in November and leave it on til May. I plan to find a waterproof one that I can permanently mount in the engine bay and then run a plug behind the fog light so I can plug it in without even opening the hood.
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JimmyGermany

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Re: battery tender/trickle charger
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2022, 05:23:23 PM »

I take out the battery in winter and use it with an inverter to charge stuff inside. Drain it right down and charge it back it up. Been working well the past 2 winters.

Cheers
James
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