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« on: February 12, 2011, 10:22:56 am »

 Help  I'm thinking about buying a battery tender type unit for use on my house batteries two 12V/parallel.    I really don't know anything about these units.  While checking the internet one brand said it had something that would automatically desulfate the plates and I wasn't sure if that was true or just a gimmick  There was a large difference in prices and amps available.  Does anyone have a suggestion for what make / model that they might recommend for me to purchase?
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 04:10:35 pm »

Yes, desulfating the plates is a real thing, not a gimmick.

I used to have a battery tender until it died.  They do work well.  My replacement is a multi-stage 4 to 40 amp charger.  4 amps for monthy maintenance, and 40 amps for quick charges from the generator when on trips.  Regardless of what you get, if used outdoors, you really shouldn't leave it tending unless you are able to set it up safely from the elements and critters.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2011, 07:13:10 am »

Ron ... I think I might order the BatteyMinder that desulfates then.  It is suppose to help prolong the life of the batteries.  I would be using it inside the garage.  As always thanks for your expertise.
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