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Colorado B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Kappes03, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:30 PM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    I tested my 1st gen alternator output and it was high enough to be in the proper range that Northstar requires. I did put it on trickle once to see if it got any higher, but it's been sitting at the right voltage.

    In my 2nd-best gen, I have the 0.5V booster from HKB. I'll probably throw the trickle charger on it once a month and see if it bring it up any higher or if the booster is working as intended.
    https://www.hkbelect.com/product/24...nic-fuse-version-micro-blade-compatible-2015/
     
  2. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:33 PM
    odomandr

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    I may have a spare battery, not concerned with the one in the truck any longer
     
  3. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:45 PM
    Littles

    Littles Stupid is as stupid does.

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    I could be wrong, but I recall reading somewhere awhile back that you can't use a trickle charger on an AGM battery as the amperage output on a trickle charger is not high enough to register with an AGM battery. I think you want at least 10 amps.

    ---> moved my post here from the Trading Post
     
  4. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:46 PM
    odomandr

    odomandr Well-Known Member

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    optima has a 12v agm charger now thought there may be others since they have had it out for a while
     
  5. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:50 PM
    JasonLee

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  6. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:50 PM
    Littles

    Littles Stupid is as stupid does.

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    There's definitely AGM chargers out there, but I think trickle charge on an AGM requires higher amperage output. I don't think you can use one of those little .5 or 1.5 amp chargers designed for lead acid batteries.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:54 PM
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    i know one of those cheap battery tender trickle chargers is not what im looking for. there are some maintainers though like this one from optima that are suitable for keeping an agm ready and waiting. im looking for input or experience with the se types


    https://www.optimabatteries.com/en-us/battery-charger
     
  8. Oct 1, 2020 at 1:04 PM
    Littles

    Littles Stupid is as stupid does.

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    Well I'm obviously wrong about the amperage.

    I don't have any experience with the low amp chargers like the ones you just posted, but I keep my AGMs on a NOCO15000 whenever it's parked in the garage for a few days. As long as the charger is designed for AGM, it really comes down to price and brand preference. You'll sacrifice some features and charge / jump modes on the smaller ones, but they will do the job.
     
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  9. Oct 1, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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  10. Oct 1, 2020 at 1:17 PM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    Derp. Bad link to Amazon before - that was just a connector. Here's the Genius 5 with the AGM mode (and others): https://no.co/genius5
     
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  12. Oct 1, 2020 at 2:55 PM
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    dmurph1996 Beer me

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    Its my friday!
     
  13. Oct 1, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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    Same here!
     
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  14. Oct 1, 2020 at 3:36 PM
    dmurph1996

    dmurph1996 Beer me

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    fine, i'll have a beer in your name too
     
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    Wulf a̴̜̯̜̥̱̓̅͐̉ŝ̵̡̛̻̠̫̗͇̮̃̌̓̍͆̒̿͐̽̀̕͝͠s̵̡̳͒͌̎̄̓̉͛́͘ͅ

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    Cheers to another Friday!
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    Haha its my fri too i need to go get more! Got you hooked on those! :fistbump:
     
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  18. Oct 1, 2020 at 8:12 PM
    Wulf

    Wulf a̴̜̯̜̥̱̓̅͐̉ŝ̵̡̛̻̠̫̗͇̮̃̌̓̍͆̒̿͐̽̀̕͝͠s̵̡̳͒͌̎̄̓̉͛́͘ͅ

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    I can taste the hangover
     
  19. Oct 1, 2020 at 9:06 PM
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    Yep.

    Huh, that's what I use... for years. Never had a problem with it.
     
  20. Oct 1, 2020 at 9:23 PM
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    I had one that crapped out on me thought it was charging and it wasn't.
     

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