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6 volt battery maintainer
Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced 6 volt battery maintainer (not a charger)? I thought I found one a couple months ago, made by Black & Decker and sold at Lowes, but did not write down the product info, and now I can't seem to find it again online. Sears has a Battery Tender/charger #022-0196 for $29.75.
How come you can get a 12v maintainer at Harbor Freight for less than $7 ? (Please, no snickers - I have them on 3 cars, a scooter, and a lawn tractor and they do a great job!) Thanks !
Actually, it's healthier for the battery to be on a maintainer if it's going to be idle for an extended time.
Here are some choices, but they might not meet your criteria of "reasonably priced" if you're comparing to Harbor Freight.
It's supposed to be fun!
1949 De Soto Custom Convertible (project)
My cars will sit for up to four months at a time. Usually with battery cable disconnected. Batteries have already exceeded life expectancy and are still going strong. Any 'gunking up' that I experience (usually choke that doesn't close or is slow to close) is easily remedied by a quick shot of carb cleaner at the choke pivots. Choke will then close as expected upon first throttle.