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Old 10-15-2015, 09:03 PM   #1
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Battery Tender

OK I got a Battery Tender charger so I won't have to bother hooking the batteries up and charging them once a month. So how often should I check the water levels in the battery cells?

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Old 10-16-2015, 12:18 AM   #2
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We hook up both our deep cycles to two separate Battery Tender's. Last winter they were on the charger from late October to late March. I checked once a month and never had to add any water. This year I will check and fill when I pull them from the RV, hook up to the Battery Tender and leave them alone. Hoping for the same as last year. Your results may vary.

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Old 10-16-2015, 12:34 AM   #3
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I agree, I have them on my 2 Jetskis, Boat and RV, during Winter, From Oct. to March
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:14 AM   #4
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I don't use a battery tender, but I still check the water levels once a month as part of my routine. I have two golf carts that get the same monthly maintenance check.

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Old 10-16-2015, 01:39 AM   #5
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I started off using a Battery Tender on my 1991 Harley Fatboy. Two years in a row it "boiled" or evaporated all the water out of the battery.

Visited with a Battery Tender Rep in Sturgis and he recommended only hooking up the battery tender for one week a month. So that's what I've been doing for more than 10 years with no further issues.

This past year I changed out the battery in my hydraulic dump trailer to a new, big, Optima. I purchased a new Pro-Logix PL2320 chargers for the Optima. It has lots of options and seems to do a better job of disconnecting itself from the battery when it reaches 100% charge.

Thinking of trying the Pro-Logix on the Voltage batteries this Winter.


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