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Battery Tender?????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by airbrushguy, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. speedyb
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 484

    from socal

    I've had great success with Deltran brand battery tenders, they won't renew marginal battery's, but if you work out of state 5 months out of the year and you can't " DRIVE YOUR CARS ENOUGH " there great.
  2. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus


    I have three BATTERY TENDERS like the one in the above photo. :D

    My wife and I have 6 licensed, tagged and insured vehicles. SO >>>
    we do not drive the two 32's and a O/T convertible enough to keep the battery fully charged.

    For years I have owned a Harley ( sold last one recently ) and I learned years ago that a Battery Tender actually extended the life of the battery in my Harleys.

  3. Just ordered a Deltran, thanks for the tips.
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,254


  5. Had a lawn tractor that I had to replace the battery every year just from sitting over the winter. After three batteries, I bought a battery tender.

    The next battery (hooked up to a tender) lasted 9 years before I had to replace it.

    I have been using them for over twenty five years now and only had one malfunction.

    At twenty dollars I replace them after 7 or 8 years of service...
  6. Motorhead Extraordinaire
    Joined: May 19, 2009
    Posts: 225

    Motorhead Extraordinaire
    Alliance Vendor

    I have used the Deltran Battery Tender for years with very good luck. The battery in my vintage AFX car, which has no alternator, is 8 years old and has always been on a Deltran. The battery is always ready to make another 10 second pass.

    I own and regularly use about six of these chargers with very good results.

    Don't confuse a smart floating capability with a trickle charger. They are a world of technology apart.

  7. I agree, but the stereo gives my charging system a run for it's output and after a hot day with the ac running full field and the stereo playing, often the battery is a little low, so I figure to keep it up in between runs is good.:rolleyes:
  8. Bob_D
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 7

    from Atlanta,GA

    I have a brand new 9v battery from NAPA. This winter my '53 Merc was dead every morning I tried to start it. I attributed it to an ice cold flathead. It would start with power but after a ciouple turn overs it dies. Summer time I never had an issue. I'll see what this battery does this summer.

    (guess getting a tender wouldn't hurt)
  9. I have three , all working fine.
  10. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,023


    this is the one we use. never have had a problem with them and they are cheap.we have harlesy that sometimes dont get turned over for a long time and these have saved the day.
  11. Motor City
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
    Posts: 42

    Motor City
    from Michigan

    Check out these Ctek Chargers. I have one, and their great. They are a pulse charger and can help some sulfated battery's My lawn tractor battery was on its last leg, and it seemed to bring it back to life. The battery ended up lasting the whole summer.
  12. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 2,240


    I have four Battery Tenders never a problem, just replaced a Die Hard battery in one car after 10 years. You can get from 7 to 11 years with good battery's and a Battery Tender. :D

    CRUISER :cool:
  13. PHQ2
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 14


    Made in my hometown DeLand Fl
  14. Pops1532
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 544

    from Illinois

    Another vote for Deltran tenders. I use them on by backhoe and dump trailer. I know others that use them report 9-13 year battery life.
  15. 5Wcoupe
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 306

    from L.A., Ca.

    I have had them on 2 cars and a truck for 4+ years.
    All Deltran junior models.
    They work very well
  16. HOTFR8
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 2,075


    I have them on all my vehicles and with a good brand version I have had standard car batteries last eight years or more. Conventional car battery will usualy last two years but with a tender you should get as long as I have.

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