battery chargers....

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  1. Truckman4life

    Truckman4life 3/4 Ton Status Premium Member

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    I have had good luck with the Schumacher chargers at work. Currently I run this one. https://www.jbtools.com/schumacher-...-12-24v-manual-wheel-battery-charger-starter/[​IMG]
    I know it's a big one but I just thought I would throw it up since I love it and want one for home. The handle is tall for tall guys like me. Regular charger handles are always that awkward height where I'm like partially bent over trying to drag the damn thing. This one does it all 6/12/24 volts. Fully manual. Trickle charge up to 24 volt boost. I detest auto chargers!

    I've also used Associated brand commercial chargers for semis a lot and they were good quality. Not cheap to buy though.
     
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  2. TerryD

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    Just ordered the NOCO Genius10. Its $79, down from $99 a few weeks ago.

    Gonna give it a go.
     
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    just got it for x-mas yesterday.... I'll give a review down the road...
     
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    My NOCO arrived today. I opened it and threw it on the mower battery to try it out.

    It behaved a it should. I may have to run the repair cycle on it if it keeps draining enough that it's hard to start.

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    i ran it on one of the bloated bats i took out of the fuRd that seemed to be having trouble in the rig... came up to a full charge, but i'll throw a load tester on it to see what i think... when they are swollen, I don't have much faith in em for long usually..

    I do want to come up with a case for the set up tho.. soft case, pelican, sumfin that stores/transports it well..
     
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    TerryD Mildly demented... Premium Member

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    I'm torn between a bag or possibly one of the pelican knockoffs from Hazard Fraught.
     
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    Built pretty durable, a cheap box should be more than sufficient.
     
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    TerryD Mildly demented... Premium Member

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    My 10' extension cable showed up today and I went ahead and stuck it all in one of the HF cases I had laying around not in use anymore.

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    Used it tonight on the Xterra while I rotated the tires to top off the battery. Didn't take long to fully charge it but I had to interrupt the optimization cycle to go pick up the youngest from dance.

    I'll hook it back up this weekend and let it finish. I need to do my truck and the wife's Malibu too.
     
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