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Offline amgsl55

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Tried starting up a couple of cars with batteries which are barely older than 6 months only to find that the batteries are totally flat and the charger does nothing.  verdict: sulfinated batteries

Got me thinking -  are those solar battery tenders any good?



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Tried starting up a couple of cars with batteries which are barely older than 6 months only to find that the batteries are totally flat and the charger does nothing.  verdict: sulfinated batteries

Got me thinking -  are those solar battery tenders any good?

only in sunshine!

just get a C-Tek mains tender.... they're around $120 for std automotive use, and superb.



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only in sunshine!

just get a C-Tek mains tender.... they're around $120 for std automotive use, and superb.


For once I agree with FF......      ;)



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For once I agree with FF......      ;)

You always do, except during sex, when I keep screaming NO, but you don't stop.



Offline amgsl55

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I've got a c-tek 3300 on one car but the other 3 have dead batteries so I thought perhaps to use a solar tender






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http://www.batterymart.com/p-battery-tender-12v-2a-battery-charger-5b.html

yeah, but you need all batteries to be within 6ft of the unit...

running longer wires will add resistance, and the 2A rating won't work so well/properly.



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There are better setups - just an example......



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Tried starting up a couple of cars with batteries which are barely older than 6 months only to find that the batteries are totally flat and the charger does nothing.  verdict: sulfinated batteries

Got me thinking -  are those solar battery tenders any good?
Well buddy I have been using these batteries for a while..Surely these batteries are effective but works only in sunshine so you need addition storage or battery backup system..



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Does anyone know what brand of battery tender the guy was using on the Merc and two Porsche's that caught fire? That would be interesting to know. I have used the C-teks and had no problem but they are a cheap unit. I wondered if it was one of them.



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