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Old 02-03-2014, 11:08 AM   #1
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Battery Storage

Now I need some advice from you all. I have put my ST32FR in storage until May. Removed the battery and got a Trickle Charger on it now. My question is do I leave it on the Trickle Charger or disconnect it for a period of time and then put it back on the charger.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:20 AM   #2
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A "Battery Tender" has a chip to determine when the battery is fully charged; then it turns itself off until the battery needs to charged again. If you have only a "Trickle Charger", I believe that it continually charges the battery at a slow rate. Check the book for the charger to see if it monitors the battery and turns itself off. If not I would disconnect every few weeks.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:33 AM   #3
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This is what I use.

I'm sure you can find it in places other than northern tool.
I never take the batteries out of the camper any more. Just disconnect them and hook this on. It also keeps the batteries desulfated.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:46 PM   #4
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Thank you all again for helping me. This is what I am using and the paper work does say that when the chip senses full charge it shuts down.
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:23 PM   #5
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I don't disconnect the battery nor put it on a charger. I leave the RV hooked up. The converter in the RV has a built in float charger that works just fine. You might check yours. My last RV (2011 CF285RL) was 2 years old and with the original battery when traded in. No problems with it. I added water to it twice in 2 years so I know it wasn't overcharged.

I use the Battery Tender's on everything else. Welder, generator, etc..
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:32 AM   #6
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Another vote for the Battery Tender I have 4 of them working away on our cars in storage. They fire back up first try every time.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:13 AM   #7
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x3 for Battery Tender. Use it for summer toys in winter, however the fiver is in heated storage and plugged in so I don't use a battery tender on it.
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