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Re: upgrade charging system?

Post by BEJinFbk » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:35 am

abscate wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:32 am
A solid 10 -amp battery charger in the garage or in your local club inventory is pretty mandatory in the cold climates
During the winter, a lot of folks around here have moved on
from battery blankets and plate heaters to onboard maintenance
chargers. Most ship with a hardwire adapter for battery terminal
clamps that can be used in place of the usual alligator clips.

I’ve found that it fits nicely in front of the battery and I just plug
it into the same multi-outlet 14/3 arctic cord that supports my
engine heaters. If I’m plugged in at -30, I’m charging up. :mrgreen:
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