Trickle charger

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16 May 2017 00:52 #32963 by ilikescars
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Something I have been working on: I built a small metal box to house a trickle charger and bolted this assembly inside the car frame. It's just behind the battery, nestled inside the X-frame member. . An oval hole there allows me to see the indicator light
on the charger. Power line snakes up just to the side of the running board and the positive and negative leads are attached to the battery terminals. I covered the wires in anti-chafe webbing so that no plastic wires are seen. Now all I have to do is plug in to an extension cord after parking the car. Also, the whole thing can be removed for judging in a matter of 10 minutes, if desired.


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17 May 2017 00:19 - 17 May 2017 00:22 #32974 by Curt Schulze
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Sounds like a neat idea ! Typically when I put a battery tender on one of my cars, I just raise the RH hood panel and connect the - to the startix post and the + to the ground cable from the bell housing to the frame.

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22 Oct 2019 09:26 - 28 Nov 2019 13:47 #38658 by johnsmith101
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23 Oct 2019 11:06 #38670 by Thomas Wilcock
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On the Antique Motorcycle Club of America forum 1 or 2 years ago one of the members had a trickle charger/battery tender connected to the battery in one of his antique motorcycles. During the night it caught on fire and he lost his garage and everything in it. The cause of the fire apparently was the trickle charger. I don't know what brand it was but I will try to find out.
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23 Oct 2019 22:29 #38676 by mikespeed35
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I never have a battery charger on a battery unless I am in the garage with it. Definitely no trickle chargers for the above reason.
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24 Oct 2019 15:51 #38684 by Tim Gilmartin
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I agree with Mike. Don’t use a trickle charger unless you are present to watch it. I don’t use one.
I use Optima 6 volt batteries. I’ve heard they don’t charge well on a trickle charger.
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