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$15.00 Maintainer

Postby tom84std » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:36 pm



Found this at cyclegear.com .Thought it looked like a good deal, especially since it's a complete system with the harness and all.

http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Part ... 2958_00000



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Re: $15.00 Maintainer

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:52 pm

Just make sure that it meets the necessary electrical requirements for your location. On another forum some of these cheaper units were linked to fires because they weren't thermally protected. HAte to loose my garage and bike to a cheap charger.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: $15.00 Maintainer

Postby tom84std » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:23 am

CBX I pondered it after reading your reply. I do remember there being a post here about a member who lost his garage to a fire. I remember that he first blamed the maintainer but later investigation revealed the culprit to be a fault in the building's wiring and not really the charger itself. Don't know if that was the incident of which you speak or not. If someone else had troubles, I'd have to ask: How was it used? On what surface was it placed? Polarity?
I know that if the unit itself got hot enough to burn, it wouldn't matter the surface it was placed upon, it should never get that hot to begin with. I'd also have to ask just what other factors were in place. A consumer product should be able to either withstand or be built to account for ALL possibilities such as shorted leads, reverse polarity etc.(fairly idiot proof)

I'm gonna go ahead and get one, or two and try them. One for my bike and one for my lawn tractor. and keep an eye on it.

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Re: $15.00 Maintainer

Postby themainviking » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:35 am

tom84std wrote:and keep an eye on it.


And that would be the key to the whole deal. The price is right, and if attention is given to the product while in use, safety standards should have been met.
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Re: $15.00 Maintainer

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:08 am

tom84std wrote:CBX I pondered it after reading your reply. I do remember there being a post here about a member who lost his garage to a fire. I remember that he first blamed the maintainer but later investigation revealed the culprit to be a fault in the building's wiring and not really the charger itself. Don't know if that was the incident of which you speak or not.


I believe that was the incident but wasn't aware of the wiring fault. It was a different branded unit than what you are buying. Sorry if I cause fear.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: $15.00 Maintainer

Postby tom84std » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:15 am

Well, just when I thought it was going to be simple...
I went to Northern Tool this morning. They had a closeout bargain section with everything marked down. They had this one:

http://www.amazon.com/SureCare-Battery- ... B0000AXDRN
"guaranteed never to damage any 12v lead-acid battery"
It was marked for less than $7, so I had to buy the thing just to see. The package states that it's "American Engineered and Designed" but farther down the label it clearly states "Made in China".

The specs state that it charges a battery at 1.2amps when the level drops below 12v and that it will turn off when the proper 12.6v level is reached. It's a typical "wall wart" with color coded alligator leads and an LED indicator to indicate various stages of operation.
The thing seems well built enough to do what it says, but of course it's not snow/rain weather proof so proper precautions have to be observed. Again, to KEEP AN EYE on it at least at first. How warm does it get through the cycles etc....

And the plot thickens....................

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Re: $15.00 Maintainer

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:56 pm

Both my motorcycle chargers charge at 0.8A
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Re: $15.00 Maintainer

Postby tom84std » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:09 pm

CBX now ya made me go look. Yeah I was mistaken. This unit charges @250mA. About a quarter Amp.

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Re: $15.00 Maintainer

Postby st4r50 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:08 pm

$23.14 counting tax and shipping for me.

Not a bad deal, thanks. I needed one for my lawn mower.


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