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Battery Charger Recomendations

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by Swaine, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Hi can anyone recommend a brand and model of battery charger and possibly shop in Melbourne to buy it from?

    Obviously one that is more than just a trickle charger so as to not overcharge the battery and decrease its lifespan. But one that has a float or maintenance mode where it drops down the amperage once full charge is achieved.

    I noticed this at RiderEdge


  2. You could go for two units.

    Get a cheapo trickle charger. Pretty much anything will do the job, although an ammeter's nice so you can judge how the charge is going. Just use it overnight if you've got a totally flat battery, then switch off and disconnect. it acts as a handy nominal 12V source for other purposes. I've used mine on gel cells without obvious damage too.

    Then get yourself one of those $30 solar maintainers from Altronics or wherever and chuck it up on the roof of your garage/shed/carport and hook it up to whatever idle batteries you may have lying around. I've had one for the last 2.5 years and it's doing a great job on my various spare batteries. I just have to remember to swap it from one to the next every week or so. I must get another so i don't have to.
  3. Hi,

    Personally I use a 900mA trickle charger (with auto cut off) between a bike and car (just takes longer to charge the car when flat) and have no problems.

    Automatic 12V 1.5A* 900mA Battery Charger Charge N' Maintain
    (google projecta)

    Gassit Motorcycles in Fairfield Vic (81 Station St) has a similar trickle/maintain charger.