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Keeping a truck battery charged #7331165 10/30/18 01:19 AM
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What is the best way to keep a vehicle charged if it may only be started once a month?

Please link the exact model. It is a truck

Re: Keeping a truck battery charged [Re: Brother in-law] #7331196 10/30/18 01:32 AM
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Run a Battery Tender on it. Very low amp trickle. I run them on my riding mower and Mule. First riding mower battery lasted 8 years. Mule battery is on its third year and going strong.

http://products.batterytender.com/Chargers/Battery-Tender-Junior-12V-0-75A.html

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Battery tender if you have acces to power. My BIL sells golf carts and he sells a solar powered trickle charger for them if you want to go that route

Re: Keeping a truck battery charged [Re: Brother in-law] #7331290 10/30/18 02:29 AM
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Yup. 2A trickle charger, with auto shut-off. I keep one on my tractor, that has two 12V batteries. ~$25 from Tractor Supply Co.


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Re: Keeping a truck battery charged [Re: Brother in-law] #7331308 10/30/18 02:43 AM
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Battery tender..... EVERTHING else wishes it was...


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Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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Small solar with a voltage regulator.

Re: Keeping a truck battery charged [Re: Brother in-law] #7331496 10/30/18 12:32 PM
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What the others said and install a battery disconnect or undo the cables.


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Harbor Freight, was $25. Solar, plugs in the lighter socket, place it on the dashboard. Used one on my lease ride, works.

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Your battery dies in a month?


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Re: Keeping a truck battery charged [Re: Slow Drifter] #7333612 10/31/18 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted By: Slow Drifter
Your battery dies in a month?


Yes

This is a research project

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Your battery dies in a month?


Yes

This is a research project


Bad battery or you have a draw. The battery tender will fix it.... sorta


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
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Draw

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