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    battery charging

    Just wanted to see who uses what to charge their battery(including battery type and brand, and charger type and brand) . Anyone use a battery tender, if so is it wired right in with a quick connector?


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    Lots of good battery info already posted

    The best battery type is AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat), and it seems the best AGM battery is the Odyssey PC625.

    Best Battery Spec

    Battery Tender is a well known brand of battery maintainer. I like the Batteryminder from VDC electronics. CTEK also seems good.

    Be sure to purchase an AGM compatible battery maintainer. AGM batteries have a specific charger method that simple, cheap, and older chargers don't follow. The better quality modern battery chargers have an AGM mode.

    Battery tender/maintainer

    Have a look here for some ideas on charging the battery while in the hull;
    charging seadoo battery while battery is installed?

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    I used the schumacher(sp) ship to shore last year with the cheapo wally world battery, and I only charged it twice last year, how often do you charge your odyssey?

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    Thanks for the info, the last link is cool, I like the idea of the exterior plug, maybe behind the grab bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by thester71 View Post
    ...how often do you charge your Odyssey?
    A fully charged and disconnected AGM battery will retain about 80% or more charge over the winter, so there is no requirement for re-charging during the off-season.

    I sometimes bring them indoors during the winter months, and sometimes they just stay in storage with the skis.

    I always use a battery maintainer when I do feel the need to charge them, and tend to leave it connected until I need the charger or battery for something.

    The Batteryminder units have an anti-sulfation feature that works while the battery is sitting fully charged and connected to the maintainer. Anti-sulfation works slowly, so leaving the battery maintainer hooked up is a good thing, long term.

    I use the 12248 model;


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    Are you using this as well


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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Lots of good battery info already posted

    The best battery type is AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat), and it seems the best AGM battery is the Odyssey PC625.

    Best Battery Spec

    Battery Tender is a well known brand of battery maintainer. I also like the Batteryminder from VDC electronics. CTEK also seems good.

    Be sure to purchase an AGM compatible battery maintainer. AGM batteries have a specific charger method that simple, cheap, and older chargers don't follow. The better quality modern battery chargers have an AGM mode.

    Battery tender/maintainer

    Have a look here for some ideas on charging the battery while in the hull;
    charging seadoo battery while battery is installed?
    yeah the charge that I get with a regular charger on my odessy battery is never up to snuff & discharges quickly, this explains every thing . I was getting ready to dispose of battery.learn something new everyday here.

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