[MR2] <MKIINA> Storage ready
k.parker.jf at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 18:46:16 EST 2009
Oh, and thanks for the well-wishes. :)
On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 5:45 PM, Kevin Parker <k.parker.jf at gmail.com> wrote:
> We were at the PX today and they have a battery minder for only $20 AND it
> comes with the two sets of cables that were described. I could put the ring
> type ones on the bike and the clips on the car, that way, if Ginger needs to
> drive the car, she can just take the clips off. I like it. I think I'll get
> one. It surely can't hurt.
> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 3:33 PM, Byron <autoxer at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> The Battery Minder only has one main cable and connector emanating from
>> the charger, so only one battery can be charged at a time. It's possible to
>> connect multiple batteries of the same type together, but I wouldn't do it
>> with dissimilar batteries. When I mentioned alternating the charging, I
>> meant connecting the charger first to one battery and then the other.
>> felix at crowfix.com wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 09:52:00AM -0800, Byron wrote:
>>>> Just don't use any old charger. Either a Battery Minder or Battery
>>>> Tender will maintain your battery without overcharging it. Battery Minders
>>>> come with two sets of leads, clips on one set and ring terminals on the
>>>> other, so you could use one set on the car and the other on the bike. The
>>>> leads have a connector on the end that plugs into the charger cable, so you
>>>> (or your wife) could alternate the charging as required.
>>> Is that going to work, putting two batteries on one charger? If it
>>> gets feedback from the battery to not overcharge, two different
>>> batteries might just confuse the heck out of it.
>>> Unless it is intended to charge two batteries at once and that is why
>>> they have two sets of leads.
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