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If I was to buy a trickle charger which one?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by spitdog, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Sep 25, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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    spitdog

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    I think this would be a good piece of equipment to have especially if you live in a cold climate.
    So what’s your recommendation.
     
  2. Sep 25, 2018 at 3:31 PM
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    Bishop84

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    http://a.co/d/02VM96c

    We use these commercially and they not only keep batteries charged but can rejuvenate old discharged batteries. Really good for the money.
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2018 at 3:32 PM
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    battery tender correct for your application
     
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  4. Sep 25, 2018 at 3:32 PM
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    Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    Battery Tender used to be the popular choice years ago when it was the only option for the most part but it doesn't seem to do much more than the others do that cost much less these days. My opinion is to read reviews & get the cheapest you can find because these days they're not much that separates them in terms of function IMHO.
     
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  5. Sep 25, 2018 at 3:35 PM
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    KBOX

    KBOX In a va.. *cough* truck down by the river.

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    Utah's High Desert.......
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    look at these......$30 Amazon

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Sep 25, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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    Noslackline

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  9. Sep 25, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    smiles2

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    Batter tender. Used them for years.
     
  10. Sep 25, 2018 at 4:58 PM
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    Ostrichsak

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    I'd be curious to know how these two compare against each other.
     
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  11. Sep 25, 2018 at 5:12 PM
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    Yep, I was looking at this today. Being a little clueless about battery chargers I guess I will just pick one that gets good reviews. I also liked this one.

    https://www.amazon.com/BatteryMINDer-Model-1510-Maintenance-Motorcycles/dp/B00Q3CM2QY
     
  12. Sep 25, 2018 at 5:17 PM
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    "OldManTan"

    "OldManTan" Bye bloody Taco... Hello MGM Burrito!

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    Holy chit, I've done a lot already!!
    That is the exact model that I have, and I was able to rejuvenate (desulfate) my Taco battery almost back to new condition. A little spendy when there are cheaper options, but they have a reputation. I give 2 thumbs up
     
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  13. Sep 25, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    Even the model 1500 for $40 would work.
     
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  17. Sep 26, 2018 at 12:29 PM
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    PzTank Stuck in the Well

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    +1. I use a CTEK 3300 on a GT350 that’s in storage 6 months - has a light weight battery known to discharge within 2 weeks or so in normal weather. Going on my 4th winter with it, no problems. The kit includes all parts needed to hardwire it to the vehicle. Connecting and disconnecting is simple.
    For me it’s one of those things I wouldn’t trust w a HF option.
     
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  18. Sep 26, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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    TXpro4X4

    TXpro4X4 Fuck Cancer!

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    I use battery tender for the Harley and an
    Optimate for the quads,bikes,and truck.
     
  19. Sep 26, 2018 at 12:37 PM
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    TacomaMike37

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    I have a battery tender and a cheap $10 dollar one. Both work the same. Spending over $25 for a battery tender is foolish.
     
  20. Sep 26, 2018 at 1:23 PM
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    I consider spending an additional $30-40 practical depending on the replacement cost of the battery it’s protecting
     

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