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Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 25, 2019 05:50AM

$17.99 black Friday deal supposedly starting today but they are still $38.99 as of 7:49 central time.
Cheapest I've bought them was $20 if IIRC.

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Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: momach ()
Date: November 25, 2019 08:48AM

Thanks for the heads up, I ordered a couple. Good thing too, they can charge multiple batteries, in parallel.
Not sure if they are much better than Deltran's Battery Tender Jr , $27. at Home Depot, but I like the desulfating with BatteryMINDer

On the Wet side of Washington State

one too many cars,(maybe)

multiple Corvairs.
1962 Buick Skylark
1967 Datsun 2000 roadster

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 25, 2019 02:47PM

Now it says the $17.99 price is in store only... Bummer but worth the trip.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 25, 2019 03:12PM

Also free clamp in store no purchase necessary.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: sawdog81 ()
Date: November 30, 2019 03:23PM

Thanks for the heads up Joel!

I bought 2.

Sale ends 12/4.

Tom in Murphy, TX
'66 Monza Cpe 110/4spd
'69 Monza Cvt 110/PG #4858

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: November 30, 2019 04:11PM

I've used the Harbor Freight "no frills, no feature" battery maintainers for years. I had one of them (I have three going constantly) died in maybe 6 years of use. And contrary to some complaints, I've never had one kill a battery.

I've paid as little as $4.99 and I believe the 'non-sale, no coupon' price is about $7.99. Currently they are $5.99. [www.harborfreight.com] They won't charge a dead battery and they won't desulphate, but otherwise they get the job done.

My main complaint is the clips are cheap and subject to corrode easily.

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 30, 2019 05:21PM

I found some $5 off $15 purchase and $10 off $50.
They also have $50 if you sign up for their credit card. That makes 3 of them about $4 with the credit card or brings one down to $12.99 with the coupon.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: 48kb1panel ()
Date: November 30, 2019 07:30PM

I just ordered 4 of them from harbor freight for $6.00 each thanks for the lead. If you guys hurry the sale ends 12/1

My name is Mike Worrell living in southern Iowa my vairs are a 64 2dr convertible monza 900 with 110 motor 4 speed light yellow with blk interior. Then a few months ago I got a 65 2 Dr convertible monza 900 with 110 motor 4 speed
Also light yellow with blk interior. Not sure what gear ratio as of now I'll have a look and up date. I really like them both but really liking the 65. They really made a lot of changes in a 1 year difference ????

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 01, 2019 07:08AM

Same here on HF cheapo chargers, I have lots of them, Some I got for free. Since its only ten minutes to the store, I a junky. I lost a few over the years, but most they work well. Besides the stuff in my sig line I also have 3 riding lawn tractors. One is in a non power shed, thats the solar one. I also have a 99857 in the Vair, I guess thats discontinued, buts its working fine. I use the deluxe in the BMW and UTV because its hard to get to the battery terminals. Never paid list price for any of them. I hook one up to the car we leave behind when we take off for a month with the RV.

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J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: December 01, 2019 10:03AM

Question. Will this safely charge my 12V group 51 solid battery? I think it needs a special charger.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 01, 2019 11:35AM

Battery Maintainer 1/2 amp? Should not be a problem.

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 01, 2019 03:23PM

What is a solid battery?

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 01, 2019 03:25PM

The Battery Minder is 1A. Here's what it says to use it on:
"all types and sizes of 12 Volt lead acid batteries, including all starter, deep cycle, maintenance-free, sealed AGM, or flooded batteries"
Not sure what a starter type battery is.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 01, 2019 03:26PM

joelsplace Wrote:
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> What is a solid battery?


I am totally guessing here, but I imagine he means an AGM.

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Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: December 01, 2019 04:21PM

Same here on the harbor freight maintainers. I just had my first one probably 6 or 7 years old go bad. My 05 Chevy plow truck will drain the battery in about 3 weeks if left alone, no big deal just keep the maintainer plugged in. Went to start it the other day, battery almost dead, checked the maintainer and had 0 volts. Swapped out with a new one good to go. The led light will light when plugged into power or hooked to a battery, kind of misleading.

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: December 01, 2019 04:41PM

Thanks. I'll verify what type my battery is for reference.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: Battery Minders cheap!
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 01, 2019 04:44PM

I am running AGM on some of the bikes, GEL on one and a deep cycle on the UTV. They work on all of them. I also added some 12V power plugs to the bikes . The kind that normally brick battery chargers. A lot faster to connect and disconnect.


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J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa





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