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Old 03-08-2011, 10:34 AM   #11
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I went out today and unhooked the battery minder--checked the voltage, and they read-- 13.53v. That pretty much says it all for the battery minder as far as I'm concerned. It's been hooked on the two 6vs since late Oct.
Got juice in the coach now so time to get her ready.

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Old 03-11-2011, 10:31 AM   #12
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I agree with "dcutter." I have two huge batteries on my boat here in Michigan. They are too big to take out every fall and take home and I can't leave them on a battery minder/charger. All I do is make sure that they are fully charged and disconnect one side so that they can't possibly discharge through any 12V item on the boat. In the spring, after 6 months, I reconnect them and they are just like I left them in the fall. It is an old wives tale that cold discharges batteries. Actually cold helps a battery maintain a charge. The problem comes if you try to use the battery when it is extremely cold, but that is a characteristic of cold batteries, not an indication of lost charge. When the battery warms up it will have more charge in it than if it had spent the same amount of time in a warm environment.

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Old 03-11-2011, 10:53 AM   #13
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It might be an old wives tale---I don't know, but I do know I have lost batteries left out in the cold. They were new ones too. So whether it's a tale or not, I sure feel better knowing my $200 apiece Trojans are being look after by my battery minder.

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