battery chargers....

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  1. ryoken

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    anyone research this stuff lately?

    need a shop charger... don't want a wheeled full size deal... but want some snot for quick, or jump starting.. no bat tenders only... mostly 10 amp give it some heat... but having auto/2 amp trickly is a huge plus...

    this dewalt actually got good reviews... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08DQLR3J6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1


    i see schumachers around, but thought i heard they aren't what they used to be... what about some of those fancy new ones like Noko or whatever it is...


    oh, and, a c-note.. to maybe 125ish too. ;)
     
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    doing some now cause i want a DECENT BATTERY CHARGER not harbor freight one, every one make some sort of charger now but long term reviews are sketchy at best
     
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    like that one you posted
     
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    it came up as a #2 in one of those "top 10 chargers of 2020" kinda pages.. take that with a grain of salt.. but i did like the look of it.. under $100 bonus too..

    i have access to a few very good, full auto chargers at the marina.. that i can bring home any time.. just miss having my own after it crapped out a few yrs back...
     
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    Schumer sucks
     
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    Totally agree, I went thru about 3 of those in 6 months at work.
     
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    I need a new automatic charger too. I have a big 250A box that works good but I like to have a little automatic job for doing maintenance charges on my stuff occasionally.

    I've been meaning to stay looking but haven't taken the time yet.
     
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    I like the overall features of that Dewalt but the USB and 120V outlet are pointless for a battery charger aren't they?
     
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    IDK at times I find I need to unplug battery charger so I can plug something else into the extension cord.
    I you were say, using a lap top for extended diagnosis, or module programming, having a 120 volt outlet for lap top would be nice.
    I'm sure there are many instances where outlet would be handy.
     
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    read amazon reviews on the dewalt.....
     
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    That's not a situation I've encountered myself so I didn't think of that. But I have a 3 outlet pigtail for my extension cord that hangs inside the shop door above the outlet I use for things outside the shop so I'm covered there.
     
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    I have been using that noco 10 for about a year now. It’s been working well for me. I usually keep my Jeep plugged into it because it has a drain somewhere I haven’t fixed. I bought some extension cables and adapters and can just plug it in to my blazer or quad batteries as needed. I also have one of their jump pack things that starts my duramax with dead batteries
     
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    Nice
     
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    The NOCO stuff is legit. I’ve got a 10a one, I’m sure they have one capable of a bit more juice. That’s the way I’d go. My Schumacher is a POS
     
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    I have this one. Never had bad luck with it. Always charged what I put it on. I even charged both of my burb batteries in parallel just fine.

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    I have the big buzz box for jumps so that's not a big deal. I would like the battery conditioning and automatic charge since two of my vehicles have the variable voltage charging and my X has an AGM.

    I think this will be on the way come Friday. I need something to replace my ailing Schumacher that's 20 years old.
     
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