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Old 08 March 2019, 13:47   #11
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Chargers Smargers...most any 12v ( I prefer slow trickle) charger will do a job.

I DO recommend a remote connected (waterproof) charging port on the Consol though ....makes topping/maintenance up a doddle ....and is an easy and cheap mod
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( I prefer slow trickle)

Apparently thatís an age thing
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I do believe you can get pills for that!!
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I have absolutely NO idea what you're on about!???
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Short charge before use - anything
Maintaining a charge over a long period - Smartcharger (eg Ctek)

I've watched a pair of Ctek chargers keeping my AMGs in shape over the winters - they swing into action every now and then, applying a full charging current and then drop back to a very low trickle, or almost nothing at times. Batteries are raring to go in the Spring.

In contrast, my genny has a 24/7 trickle charger and dries out batteries unless I keep a close eye on them. Killed a few over the years.
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Do you think he means with a feather? I believe that's called "erotic". If the whole chicken is used it's called "perverted". HTH.

Soz, TRICKLE, my bad. Trickle, it's like drivel dribble. No worries there, men with oval balls are allowed to hold them while running...
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Well, that ended that thread.

CTEK FWIW although the OP is long forgotten.
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Well, that ended that thread.

CTEK FWIW although the OP is long forgotten.


Nah! Just a slight diversion .
On the subject of smart chargers, some are smarter than others. I paid nigh on a £100 for my Ctek, which I use for the boat. I also bought a £15 Lidl special that claimed to do exactly same as the Ctek, it killed my mower battery. The power tripped off in the garage over the winter & the back drain through the charger completely discharged & killed the battery. The back drain through the Ctek is negligible. Caveat Emptor.
If you have a twin battery setup on your boat, make sure to close the interconnecting switch/ACR/isolator when leaving on charge, otherwise youíll only charge one battery.
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Well, that ended that thread.

CTEK FWIW although the OP is long forgotten.


PD brought it back on topic!

This is all very interesting stuff and giving me some google research - potentially a visit to Halfords
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