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Old 01-08-2018, 05:19 PM   #1
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battery charger

I am looking to buy a battery charger. I have a car that I only use every couple of weeks and the battery is usually to low to start. I am looking for the best quality for my buck. Any recommendations?
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:46 PM   #2
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Re: battery charger

I have a couple of motorcycles and have an Opti Mate III. I would recommend it. Take a look here, http://optimate1.com/product-categor...ry-charger-en/
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:10 PM   #3
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I bought an cheap charger at Harbor Freight. I ended up tossing it and buying a Schumacher. I've been very happy with the way it's performed.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:08 PM   #4
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Re: battery charger

I also have been using Schumacher battery Tenders , I have 3 one is 10 years old and the other is 8 the 3d I bought about a year ago because of the same issue as you are having ,newer car and truck have constent current draw 24/7 some more then others , I also found out that some autos need to be locked this puts them in to what is called by the dealer I spoke to (SLEEP MODE) knocking out most of the current draw , My dealer told me after I lock my car it still take 16 minutes for it to go to sleep( minimal current draw) .
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:49 AM   #5
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Re: battery charger

I have one of the Schumacher fully automatic chargers w/100A engine start. it has a 3/5/30 amp charge with auto shut off and will do AGM/gel/regular batteries. It was more expensive than your regular run of the mill charger, but to me it was well worth the money and nearly 5 years, I've had no problems out of it.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:26 AM   #6
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Re: battery charger

i use battery tenders on all my stuff
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Re: battery charger

I'm very happy with this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I use Schumacher battery tenders on anything I'm storing as well.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:25 AM   #8
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x2 battery tenders,got 3 stay plugin all winter
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:51 AM   #9
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Re: battery charger

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I am looking to buy a battery charger. I have a car that I only use every couple of weeks and the battery is usually to low to start. I am looking for the best quality for my buck. Any recommendations?
Do you have a NAPA close by? they sell a great charger/maintainer for $25. you can use it on 6v or 12v, you switch it over to your choice. Great item for so little
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:38 PM   #10
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Re: battery charger

Thanks everyone for your suggestions
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