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Old 13 June 2011, 15:00   #11
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any thoughts on battery conditioners?

for example:

CTEK MXS 5.0 Car Battery Charger - the smartest battery chargers in the world!

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Brilliant piece of kit, used on car, van and boat batteries and yes they bring them back from what thought was dead
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Old 13 June 2011, 15:04   #12
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Brilliant piece of kit, used on car, van and boat batteries and yes they bring them back from what thought was dead
ok, now wonders new battery or new charger or both!

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Old 13 June 2011, 15:23   #13
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A simular thing
Tech-7 Battery Charger

I have used these on all types of batteries, Including lesuire, Marine and the trusty old Ford Transit battery.
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Old 13 June 2011, 17:44   #14
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Optima bluetops + Ctek 7000 left on all winter. Never had a problem, the batteries have always lasted as long as I've owned the boats. The previous boat had the original batteries in it after 6 years. Fit & forget.
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Old 13 June 2011, 17:47   #15
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I have used Squadron marine batteries 2 x 120 for the last 6 years no hassle. Take them out in winter and keep them topped up with a thre phase charger and charge from the ob during the season I never need to top up with a mains charge.
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Old 14 June 2011, 03:35   #17
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What is a marine battery. Probably one that costs more and that's about it. Conditioners work well and use works better. But as regards marine batteries just get a good quality battery

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Old 14 June 2011, 06:53   #18
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What is a marine battery. Probably one that costs more and that's about it. Conditioners work well and use works better. But as regards marine batteries just get a good quality battery
I agree. If you think marine batteries are bad, try aeroplane batteries. My father used to own a Cessna 172, which had what was basically a bog standard lead-acid 072 battery in it ... except that because it had "aircraft" written on it, it cost 10 times as much as anything you've ever seen for a car, and lasted no longer

I just used normal car batteries in my old boat because that's all you can buy around here and the logistics of getting a proper marine one are ridiculously expensive. I got at least a couple of years out of mine on the old boat (it may still be in there now) and I just used to leave it on the boat, isolator off.

I wired in a set of terminals (bit like Anderson connectors, but they weren't - I think it was actually something intended for an electric lawnmower) and I had a 30ft lead that would reach out to the boat from a charger in my garage, used to top it up once in a while and always used the boat about once a month in the winter anyway, and no problems. I took out the connector and refitted it in Seawolf but the electrical output from the E-TEC is so good it seems to be keeping it right up to scratch anyway with it's monthly winter run.

Delphi batteries get my vote, my V8 Discovery is 9 and a bit years old and still on its original battery. It's getting tired now and needs the odd charge (not an everyday vehicle), but I'm trying to make 10 years just to impress myself
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Old 14 June 2011, 13:09   #19
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A simular thing
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And another one


No idea if these things work or not. I was going to buy one (or one similar) but have yet to get around to it.

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And another one


No idea if these things work or not. I was going to buy one (or one similar) but have yet to get around to it.

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should be less than half that money
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