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Old 10-24-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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battery tender/charger

Need to purchase a battery tender for winter storage. What are your recomendations. Thanks in advance I need to order this thing ASAP.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:42 PM   #2
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Highly recommend Battery Tender Junior. Buy off Amazon.com free shipping. They offer a 3 pack - but don't buy it. The 3 Pack, although cheaper on an each basis, does not offer the free shipping and ends up costing more than buying them "each" basis.

But I use the BT Juniors.. Excellent results.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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I picked up a some battery tenders from Harbor Freight if I recall $10 EA so far after 8 years of use on the 2000 Camaro, 2001 Z/28, and the 69 Z/28 thye are still working great.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:47 PM   #4
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Highly recommend Battery Tender Junior. Buy off Amazon.com free shipping. They offer a 3 pack - but don't buy it. The 3 Pack, although cheaper on an each basis, does not offer the free shipping and ends up costing more than buying them "each" basis.

But I use the BT Juniors.. Excellent results.
ok are you hooking it up under the hood or at the battery posts in the trunk?
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:50 PM   #5
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ok are you hooking it up under the hood or at the battery posts in the trunk?
Either will work the same.

I've used a Battery Tender Plus for many years, still works great. It has even bounced off the concrete floor many times, they must be pretty tough.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
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same here been using the Battery tender for years with good results.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:20 PM   #7
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I know this is kind of off topic but do you recommend pulling the battery completely or just using the battery tender?
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:32 PM   #8
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I know this is kind of off topic but do you recommend pulling the battery completely or just using the battery tender?
If it's just for winter storage, there's no need to disconnect the battery. A tender will be just fine.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:55 PM   #9
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If it's just for winter storage, there's no need to disconnect the battery. A tender will be just fine.
Thanks again, I wasn't sure which would be best. Now to get a tender tomorrow.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:34 PM   #10
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Battery Tender Junior is great. Nice and small, basically just a wall wart and alligator clips to the battery. I connect mine right to the battery, run the wires to the ground and up under the front fender to a wall outlet near the car, and forget about it. You can fully close the hood this way, and don't need to disconnect anything. Just remember it's hooked up before you go to start or move the car in the spring!
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #11
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I have 2 amps and a sub box in my trunk. Is it ok to hook one up under the hood?? I stored mine last winter and never used one and didn't have any problems. Are they really nessary
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:43 PM   #12
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I have the battery tender ring terminal harness permanently attached to the POS and NEG so I can just plug in my battery tender plus whenever the car is going to sit for a while.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:57 PM   #13
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ok are you hooking it up under the hood or at the battery posts in the trunk?
I pop the hood when I get home, let the engine cool down, and hook up the Battery Tender under the hood!
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:27 PM   #14
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THANKS TO ALL I JUST ORDERED THE JR....... I keep trying to delay putting my ZL1 to bed for the winter.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #15
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Anyone ever use the lighter adapter instead of the under the hood connection.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #16
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Anyone ever use the lighter adapter instead of the under the hood connection.
Funny you should ask.... i noticed on Amazon the cig adapter was cheap.. put it in the "cart" and shipping was about $12.99..... on top of the $2.99 price. Void cart.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:03 PM   #17
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The cigarette adapter won't work. With the key off the 12v adapters are dead.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:13 PM   #18
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Looking at a battery tender as well, any reason to go with the more expensive plus model instead of the jr? They are running a small rebate on the plus through the end of the month but doesn't seem needed for winter storage?

Thanks in advance for help
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:35 PM   #19
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I don't really see any need to get the plus... its just bigger and bulkier, for winter storage the Jr. is small, and will maintain your battery at full charge with no issues.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:26 PM   #20
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #21
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Battery tenders are a must if you are storing the car for weeks of months, worth every penny. I have one for all my cars and they preserve everything electrical in the car as if it were being driven daily.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #22
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Been very happy with my battery tenders for storin my cars.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:20 PM   #23
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$20 Diehard battery tender at sears. Keep it on my old Trans Am so it's always ready. Automatic cycling so very easy to use. Comes with permanent terminals for battery or regular alligator battery clamps.
Looks like price has gone up a little since I bought it.
http://www.sears.com/diehard-battery...3&blockType=G3
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:32 PM   #24
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$20 Diehard battery tender at sears. Keep it on my old Trans Am so it's always ready. Automatic cycling so very easy to use. Comes with permanent terminals for battery or regular alligator battery clamps.
Looks like price has gone up a little since I bought it.
http://www.sears.com/diehard-battery...3&blockType=G3
I been using this for years with my ATV, best charger for the money and ease of use.
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