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BirdofPrey97
03-11-2011, 01:13 PM
What brand and where are you getting yours from? Need to get a couple of them, so any useful information would be appreciated.

ThunderChecken
03-11-2011, 01:20 PM
I have a Battery Tender Plus going on 4 years old still going strong :)

PDQ SC
03-11-2011, 01:39 PM
Someone posted some gut wrenching photos of an SC "torched" in a garage by a battery tender malfunction a few months back. Can't find the post, but if I could i'd sure pass on that model, whatever it was.

Kurt K
03-11-2011, 01:57 PM
I have a Battery Tender Plus going on 4 years old still going strong :)I have both a double and a single and I haven't had any problems with either. I bought both of mine on Amazon, but here is a link to their site.
http://batterytender.com/automotive.html

Ira R.
03-11-2011, 02:08 PM
I have both a double and a single and I haven't had any problems with either. I bought both of mine on Amazon, but here is a link to their site.
http://batterytender.com/automotive.html

+1

Battery Tender Plus 12v. Never had a problem with it and I use it for months at a time.

Ira

SCme94
03-11-2011, 04:37 PM
I have 3 or 4 Battery Tender Jr's. I get them off eBay for $25 or so shipped.

Ken Seegers
03-11-2011, 04:50 PM
I have a Battery Tender for 2 batteries. I have had it for two years and can't complain. I got 2 years ago from Amazon for $70 shipped.

JJP90SC
03-11-2011, 06:36 PM
Someone posted some gut wrenching photos of an SC "torched" in a garage by a battery tender malfunction a few months back. Can't find the post, but if I could i'd sure pass on that model, whatever it was.

That was caused by an old-fashioned trickle battery charger, not the
new-technology Battery Tender Plus!

talonhead
03-11-2011, 10:08 PM
I have a jr. on my atv and I have a tender (+?) on my batteries on the bench.
The bench batteries are out of my birds, they are hooked in parallel and on 1 tender unit for going on 8 mo.s. I use them every now and again to run a 12v dvd unit when I'm in the garage doing some sit-down work or tossing back a brew or three...
I got the tender + for my wifes H2 cuz it used to sit alot and after a mo. the battery wouldn't turn it over.
MikeH

Mike8675309
03-11-2011, 11:23 PM
picked up a battery tender jr 12v at the local auto parts store this past summer for around $18.00 on clearance. It's been keeping my race car's battery charged up all winter.

SuperChicken89
03-11-2011, 11:43 PM
I use several Ctek 3300 Smart Battery Charger on my cars. The 2003 Cobra's battery is 8 plus years old and still going. I attribute the battery's extended life to the utilization on the Ctek 3300 charger.

http://www.amazon.com/CTEK-Multi-Smart-Battery-Charger/dp/B000FQBWCY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299901107&sr=8-1

Bryan

SCvidar
03-13-2011, 07:11 PM
I'll second Ctek, it'll go over to pulse charging
when it hits max Volt. If you buy an other brand,
make sure its Volt-regulated or it'll boil the battery.
Vidar

David Neibert
03-13-2011, 10:22 PM
I use battery tenders on both my SCs...bought the last one at Sears.

David

90blkbrd
03-14-2011, 10:56 AM
What brand and where are you getting yours from? Need to get a couple of them, so any useful information would be appreciated.

I got mine on sale at Northern tool on Merle Hay.

BirdofPrey97
03-14-2011, 11:48 AM
I got mine on sale at Northern tool on Merle Hay.

Have to remember I live in a town large enough for those stores once again. :D

Head over there after work tonight and see what they have.

Thanks for the help everyone.

90blkbrd
03-14-2011, 12:02 PM
Have to remember I live in a town large enough for those stores once again. :D

Head over there after work tonight and see what they have.

Thanks for the help everyone.

:eek: They are $50 when not on sale.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200332201_200332201

If I remember correctly I think I got it on sale for $30 and had a $10 off coupon. They also have kits so you can maintain multiple batteries.

This might work and it's only $20:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_12128_12128

BirdofPrey97
03-14-2011, 02:04 PM
:eek: They are $50 when not on sale.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200332201_200332201

If I remember correctly I think I got it on sale for $30 and had a $10 off coupon. They also have kits so you can maintain multiple batteries.

This might work and it's only $20:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_12128_12128

VDC Electronics makes both of those units. Looks like I need to get 2 units since I dont care to hook them up together.