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Old 10-30-2013, 05:53 PM   #26
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I have had one on my Camaro since 2010 and it has never had any issues.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:44 AM   #27
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I wonder if guys are hooking them up to the battery, or the front engine bay positive post and a ground

Ive used them for 10 years without a problem
So, I use it and plug it in directly to the battery, is this correct, or should I tie it to the engine positive and ground?
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:37 PM   #28
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Batteries produce hydrogen when being charged. The engine can build up fuel fumes. The key is to avoid sparks and let things air out before connecting or disconnecting. Charge the battery fully, then hook the tender up before you plug it in to avoid sparks. Mine has a 10 amp and 2 amp setting. The 2 amp is the "tender" setting and is safer.

Make sure you use a tender and NOT a trickle charger. Tenders will cycle off when the battery is fully charged.

You can Google examples of tenders causing fires and I don't leave a tender on our boat. I am most concerned with the tender getting yanked by someone and sparking as it is pulled. I pull the batteries and charge them in the garage or just charge them in the spring as our winter is short. The AGM batteries don't seem to mind being neglected.
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