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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 19, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Battery maintainer for winter

I have an Odyssey AGM battery (34-PC1500) and would like recommendations on which battery maintainer to use for winter storage

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 19, 12:20 PM
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Re: Battery maintainer for winter

I use battery tenders for all my toys...

Battery Tender Junior 12V 800 Selectable Lead Acid/Lithium Charger

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I have atleast 4 battery tenders around the house.
My Odyssey battery has been in 4 different vehicles and is now powering a 1000w amp and 12” sub for my garage stereo. Always on a battery tender. It’s 11yrs old now I think.

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Re: Battery maintainer for winter

This one hands down:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001JSTM8I

I own 2 of them they are so awesome. I'll never go back to just a cheap battery tender. These things are awesome and I have used them to bring back several Optimas from stone cold dead. I mean totally dead for years. Try that with a battery tender or a regular charger and a 2nd battery. This thing is magic. Feel free to look up reviews yourself and tests on YouTube.

I also just bought one of these for backup:

https://www.amazon.com/Audew-20000mA.../dp/B07GR17R3X

After using Optima for 20 years and having too many failures, my Odysseys have never let down.


My next build I'm looking at going lithium-ion 16v.


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Re: Battery maintainer for winter

I have used a battery tender jr. for years and have no complaints.

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For my Protour builds I use Optima Batteries. I also use an Optima Charger

https://www.amazon.com/Optima-Digita...a-571265798374

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I have three Battery Tenders for my three cars
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For my Protour builds I use Optima Batteries. I also use an Optima Charger

https://www.amazon.com/Optima-Digita...a-571265798374
X2, I have the same charger as well.

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Wally Mart and picked up a Stanley maintainer for $15. Works great for me.
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Re: Battery maintainer for winter

I use an odyssey charger on my odyssey batteries.

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Caught it on sale for like $10... has worked on all my needs (mower, car, trailer, batteries for trail cams) Optima/Diehard/No-name stuff.

https://www.harborfreight.com/12v-de...ger-62813.html

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I use an odyssey charger on my odyssey batteries.
I was looking at their chargers https://www.amazon.com/ODYSSEY-OBC-6.../dp/B01CGJH9PG

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Pretty sure they recommend the 20A version for your battery size.

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I have three Ctec(one dead) and a NOCO Genius, Except for the one dead Ctec all good.

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Re: Battery maintainer for winter

I use a ctek 7001 for 10 or so years. Works great but, I've also had it warranteed 3 times. Other than that I like it a lot.


Also have a Battery Tender Jr I use for lead acid batteries. Had it for about the same time, warranteed once. works great but, wont do AGM batteries.

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