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Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by fast, Apr 28, 2007.
Is it ok to use a trikkle charger on a ZZR600 without dammage to the electric system?
What do you define as a trickle charger? Does it "float" when battery gets fully charged?
If so - then perfect for motorcycles (or any 12V battery) and electrical system
The car shop ones for $25 will charge quicker, but you have to ensure you turn them off when battery fully charged.
I use the Projecta AC150. Under $40 at Bursons. Go to PS & it will cost you $80. :roll:
but i persoanaly prefer to disconnect the battery at te positive termianal when i hook up the charger. the only reson being i tend to always knock the clamp over in the garage and blow a fuse somewhere.
Proper bike trickle chargers are constantly connected to the battery. You connect this to the AC adapter when you need to charge up the battery.
ive got a 750mA trickle charger for my bike. i leave the battery connected to the bike. i've also set up a cable that protrudes from my 'boot/under the pillion seat' which i use to hook up my charger.
i turn the trickle on for a few hours (3 to 4) if i haven't ridden my bike in a week.
I use a 'battery fighter' from jaycar (around $50).
It comes with a plug or two you can bolt to the battery for a convenient hookup port, that looks like it was made for bikes.
Unlike a trickle charger it will only top up the battery when needed, so you can leave it plugged in at all times. Trickle chargers will damage the battery eventually.