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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-13-2020, 11:13 AM
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If I am understanding this comment correctly, you are saying you have to watch or check on the battery tender? Not the one I suggested above. It is designed to be connected and left. It will slow charge and when it reaches a certain level stop and just maintain the battery. It will not overcharge. It can be connected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year without ever monitoring it yourself.
Even a battery with a disconnect will go dead. I have an extra battery sitting in the garage I put the Battery Tender on for a couple days a week among infrequently driven vehicles. I only have one Battery Tender so it gets passed around like a high school cheerleader after a football game.

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Not necessarily watch it, but check on it periodically. I haven't used one in years so perhaps they are better now, however twice in the past I had found the battery with the darn caps popped off and quite a mess. This might also be an Arizona issue as it gets damn warm in the shop. As for the disconnect if you have a decent battery I have had no issues turning over the 502 as far out as 7 or 8 months.

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Don't use a traditional wet battery, get an Optima AGM type - no electrolyte to boil out. The Yusa float chargers I use have never overcharged any batteries but I do take a look every so often.
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Where in Minnesota? What two events/locations will you plan to visit? Depending upon how expensive your build becomes, a shead or rented storage might be be worth it.
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Don't use a traditional wet battery, get an Optima AGM type - no electrolyte to boil out. The Yusa float chargers I use have never overcharged any batteries but I do take a look every so often.
Some battery tenders are not capable of maintaining an AGM battery. If you do use an AGM battery, make sure to get a charger/tender that has a setting for AGM-type.
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