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Old 04-03-2016, 09:24 AM   #1
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Battery Chargers

Any recommendations for purchasing a battery charger for RV, home and garage? Much conversation on batteries and care but how about charging them. Any units in the market that meet requirements and can be taken on the road in a RV?
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:00 AM   #2
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I've had good luck with BatteryMinder products.
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:44 PM   #3
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What ever me you get male,sure it is a three stage charger with settings for wet cell (normal) and AGM. There charging characteristics are slightly different.
I have a Sears DieHard three stage charger.
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Old 04-03-2016, 02:16 PM   #4
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Is there any reason the built in charger(s) two if you have an Anthem or CS, one if you have an Aspire are not doing the job? Once set properly they charge both the house and the chassis batteries as needed with a perfect balance and charge for the Entegra batteries.

I do carry a small 10 AMP charger for emergency and the toad. Forgot mine at home last year and bought a small one at Walmart to fit behind the seat of my truck. I won't be forgetting one again
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I also carry a small 10a charger in case of emergency. Recently had the onboard charger go south. Pulled it for repair and was without for a few days. Used the 10a charger to keep things going.
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FWIW If you are talking about a utility charger to start a depleted battery a simple 10-20 Amp unit is all you need. You will seldom, if ever, get out of bulk mode so why spend a lot of money on a fancy charger? If you want a maintainer that is another story. Your house charger should do that. I also carry jumper cables.
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I carry the battery minder also, minimum space max performance for all types of batteries.
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