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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:50 am    Post subject: Questions about trickle chargers Reply with quote

I have been pondering this for a while and have not come up with any solutions yet.

1: when the charger is plugged into the battery, the cord reaches to the passenger side window. I am thinking of "mounting" the charger there, but I am not sure how to... Any suggestions??

And also...

2: should I be worried about charging the battery while it is under the backseat?

If anybody is curious, this is the charger I have:

http://www.farmandfleet.com/products/439695-schuma...INA-0dOKrU
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not just pull the battery and charge it?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would want at least the charger to not be in the car or anywhere it could start a fire if it burned out or something! But that charger is not enough of a charger for a car battery! Yeah, it will keep a fully charged battery up but that's about it.
How long are you planning on going without driving the car?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im not trying to completely charge the battery... I have a big charger for that. I just want to keep it maintained throughout the winter so it isn't dead in the spring.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:38 pm    Post subject: battery charger Reply with quote

Since I converted my Beetle into a street-strip car with IDA's, DOT slicks,etc, I pretty much park it for 4 months during the winter. Winter road salt and sand can destroy the body work!

I charge the battery every 6 weeks (3-4 times) during the course of the winter. I leave the battery in the Beetle all year round, but disconnect both straps for the winter or when charging at any time (this also protects the MSD electronics).
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best battery charger/trickle charger/desulfater I found is the battery minder. You can hook upto 6 cars. Long extension cords make it a snap to disconnect and connect.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's what I used for winter storage.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
Here's what I used for winter storage.

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My daughter got me a similar one from Sears, I use that on my lawn tractor. So the connections are always on the lawn tractor battery, I just plug it in.
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