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Old 10-20-2012, 11:57 AM   #1
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Battery charger reccomendations?

I live in Minnesota and thus will be storing my scamp's 12v battery inside during the winter. The scamp doesn't have an inverter and that isn't near the top of my to do list- so I need to get a plugin battery charger. Does anyone have any recommendations? (Especially through amazon)
I'm still very new to the 12v electrical world, but the 12v side of life page cleared a bunch up for me!

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Old 10-20-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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Can't go wrong with one of these:

Battery Tender 021-0123 Battery Tender Junior 12V Battery Charger : : Automotive

Cheap Chinese version:

Automatic Battery Charger - 12V

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Old 10-20-2012, 01:04 PM   #3
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Good question, I need one of those also. Can it be plugged in inside the trailer and the wires just run out through the power hatch to the existing battery box? I plan on leaving my trailer plugged in all winter because of the humidity control on the Oregon Coast. It very seldom freezes here so I'm hoping to leave the battery on the trailer.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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I have 2 of these.
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Battery Tender 021-0128 Battery Tender Plus 12V Battery Charger : : Automotive
One for my Casita and one for my classic car.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:13 PM   #5
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These battery chargers are just great! I use one for my big engine Harley 117 high compression motorcycle and used to have starting problems until I purchased the Battery Vendor but no problems now! It's great because of the three stage charging cycles and keeps the battery topped off just right; at maximum voltage and preserves battery life. I purchased another for the Escape 19' I have coming next week,

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Old 10-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone, I'm going to try out the battery tender junior.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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I have had 5 of the Harbor Freight battery tenders for the last 5 or 6 years on the ATVs for my grand kids.
I also used them on my trailer battery before I installed a solar array.
I've never had a problem with them.

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