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    battery charging cycles

    over winter when the battery is out of the ski, how long and what intervals do you charge your battery? I really dont feel like buying a new battery next spring....it was expensive enough!


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    A battery tender or trickle charger stays hooked up all winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by airbornexp View Post
    ...don't feel like buying a new battery next spring....it was expensive enough!
    If it is a sealed AGM type battery, it should be OK just sitting disconnected all winter, if it was fully charged when you took it out.

    AGM batteries don't self-discharge the way regular lead-acid batteries do.

    That said, every battery can benefit from being left connected to a good quality battery maintainer or battery tender. One that electronically manages the float charge and prevents over-charging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGG View Post
    A battery tender or trickle charger stays hooked up all winter
    so your saying that you just leave the tender "ON" all winter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by airbornexp View Post
    so your saying that you just leave the tender "ON" all winter?

    yes, a good battery tender is designed to stay hooked up all the time. i use one on my ATV and another on my ski. they are worth every penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by got wake? View Post
    yes, a good battery tender is designed to stay hooked up all the time. i use one on my ATV and another on my ski. they are worth every penny.
    +1 always have mine connected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airbornexp View Post
    so your saying that you just leave the tender "ON" all winter?

    yup. i do the same thing. however, I did unplug it when we went on vacation for a week, since nobody was going to be home. it was a piece-of-mind thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGG View Post
    A battery tender or trickle charger stays hooked up all winter
    +1

    This is what I keep on my ski when it's not in use. I leave it on all winter
    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...oducts_id=1023

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    well guess im gonna have to buy another charger for the other ski now.

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