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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Battery tender questions

Ok, I think it's time to invest in something to maintain the batteries on the vechiles that are going to be sitting throughout the winter months.

I see battery tender as the brand name that jumps out, is it the product to get or has it become the defacto name for battery maintenance devices.

What do you guys use?


In case it matters, I need to put them on three cars, two bikes and a quad......
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 04:24 PM
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I use Battery Tender brand battery tenders. They're the best. I have a 4 station charger and a few singles. I tried another brand, (something I bought at the auto parts store), and it was a piece of crap.

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I use Battery Tender brand battery tenders. They're the best.
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I too listened to Randy last year and purchased 2. Will need to get one more soon.
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Have used them all, Battery Tender is the best...I have two 4-Station units in operation...very happy, period.
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I've had better results with the Battery Tender Plus than the Battery Tender Junior. I still don't like keeping the Battery Tender Plus running 24x7, so keep all 5 of mine plugged into a power strip and turn the power strip on 1 night per week, and then off the next day. For a winter-stored boat, I keep the Battery Tender Plus plugged into a grounded timer set to be on 5 hours per day, as it's not accessible to turn it on 1 night per week.

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Optimate 3+

The BEST charger you can buy. A bit more costly then a battery tender, but much "smarter" and a true charger, not just a "maintenance tender", with sulfated battery recovery capability.

If you only need one charger, buy the Optimate. If you need to maintain a fleet of bikes the Battery Tender is a good choice, but it is only a "maintainer".

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And the seas parted........make note friends, I'm in complete agreement with my friend Elton.
Randy, I don't know what is happening to you and Carl but since Carl meet Elton at the track the three of you seem to agree a lot often then ever before!
Maybe it is that Elton converted over to the dark side, I don't know.

Ohh yeah Battery Tender.
I simply use Battery Tender Junior on my Bikes and Car over the winter. At the same time I do Turn them On every Sunday so that they DON'T forget what day of the week it is!!!

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