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Old 03-19-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
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Battery Tender

Quick question, does a battery tender have to hook straight to the battery or can it hook to the + port and - terminal under the hood?
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Old 03-19-2016, 09:32 AM   #2
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Under hood is fine.
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Old 03-19-2016, 09:33 AM   #3
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I hook mine up to the front and have never had a problem and it works fine.
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Old 03-19-2016, 09:34 AM   #4
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I have a tender but I hooked straight to the battery. Other members have posted, and say you can hook them up under the hood it and works just fine. You'll still be sending a charge to the battery so you should be fine. Maybe some who has actually gone this route will chime in.
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Hmmm...the tender I had for my 911 TT just simply plugged into the accessory
power outlet inside the cabin...then you would just carefully shut the door on the wire (made sure it was loose each time) and then plugged the tender into the wall??? Maybe the one for Camaro works different???
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Old 03-19-2016, 10:11 AM   #6
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Hmmm...the tender I had for my 911 TT just simply plugged into the accessory
power outlet inside the cabin...then you would just carefully shut the door on the wire (made sure it was loose each time) and then plugged the tender into the wall??? Maybe the one for Camaro works different???
Hmmm. The acc outlets in the cabin shut off when the key is turned to off. Don't know if backfeeding voltage into the system would actually go anywhere?
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Old 03-19-2016, 10:22 AM   #7
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I have a tender but I hooked straight to the battery. Other members have posted, and say you can hook them up under the hood it and works just fine. You'll still be sending a charge to the battery so you should be fine. Maybe some who has actually gone this route will chime in.
this is the one i use and love it... i hook it up under the hood to the battery post and the bolt under the engine cover works great
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The ports are electrically the same as the battery posts
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:18 PM   #9
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Hook it to the red cap port, and ground it and your good to go.
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:19 AM   #10
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I hooked mine up to the battery directly. Ran the hook up line under the edge of the trunk liner and it is just inside the trunk lip. I pop the trunk, attach the lead, and put the trunk lid down, not latched, for charging. So in your case you would pop the hood, to access the terminals in engine compartment. I chose to pop the trunk, to go directly to the battery.
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:39 AM   #11
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I hooked mine up to the battery directly. Ran the hook up line under the edge of the trunk liner and it is just inside the trunk lip. I pop the trunk, attach the lead, and put the trunk lid down, not latched, for charging. So in your case you would pop the hood, to access the terminals in engine compartment. I chose to pop the trunk, to go directly to the battery.
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I did the same as above.

As for a charger I use a Sears Diehard charger, and have had no problems so far. I paid 35$ on sale.

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i hooked up the loops that came with the battery tender so all i have to do is plug it in... its way better then using the clips
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Old 03-20-2016, 12:03 PM   #13
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i hooked up the loops that came with the battery tender so all i have to do is plug it in... its way better then using the clips
^^^ this is what I did also, much easier... if you drill a small hole and use a rubber grommet, you can run the wires though and just plug it in from the bottom, never having to open the trunk -- though that is not for everyone...

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Old 03-20-2016, 12:08 PM   #14
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^^^ this is what I did also, much easier... if you drill a small hole and use a rubber grommet, you can run the wires though and just plug it in from the bottom, never having to open the trunk -- though that is not for everyone...

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