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Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:00 am



I bought one of these battery maintainer for my MC battery, it cost $21.00 from walmart tonight, it doesn't say Battery Tender Jr. but it says it does the same thing, has anyone used one of these yet? Here's what they look like..It says it will charge up the battery and after it's charged it will going into a maintain mode, isn't that how the Tender one works..
It's always nice to see what's in the box so I thought I'd show ya... :lol: Problem is I'm not sure if it's a good product, It's China made but looks to be of good quality from the outside...It comes with an attachment so you can bolt the pos. and neg. direct then plug into it or just use the clamps...It has light indicators to let you know what mode it's in...Cool..I need you thoughts and reviews if you have one...thanks



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Re: Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby maestro319 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:11 am

Looks a lot like my battery tender. I hope it works just as well. By the way, Lilbeaver, don't you ever sleep?? You are always posting @ all hours of the early morning. Can't sleep either, huh? Like me. Up about every 2 hours. ;)

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Re: Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:45 am

I never sleep...I worry too much about stuff.. :shock:

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Re: Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby dingdong » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:24 am

I have an older version of the same "maintainer". I have had it for 6 years and it has worked well but it just recently quit shutting off automatically.
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Re: Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby Steve F » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:10 pm

It might not be shutting off because the battery isn't charging? Have you tried it with other batteries?
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Re: Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:47 pm

Thank you for the quick replies, this Schmucher Electric outfit has been around since 1947, I figure it like this, they should know what their doing by now, I also learned that the Battery Tender Jr. is also Chinese made.. As long as they both work is all that matters.... :D

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Re: Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:11 pm

littlebeaver wrote:I also learned that the Battery Tender Jr. is also Chinese made..



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Re: Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby dingdong » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:01 am

Steve F wrote:It might not be shutting off because the battery isn't charging? Have you tried it with other batteries?

You are probably right. The battery in my 1000 went bad and I just replaced it with the battery from the 1500 and haven't bought a new one yet. I will test it on the known good battery.
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Re: Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby eddard49 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:10 pm

I have two of the older (probably 5 years) Shumacher battery maintainers. I rotate their use on my two bikes and my motorhome. They have worked perfectly.

My motorhome has two batteries, so I made up a fused jumper to parallel them together and maintain both batteries at once.

I should mention that I don't keep my maintainers hooked up constantly, I hook them up every 3 weeks or so for 24 hours at a time. They usually go to the "charged" state within anywhere from an hour (on the bikes) to 24 hours on the RV.

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Re: Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby Bogator » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:49 am

As for as hookin the battery maintainer up once a month ---you are defeting the purpose of it----the batt tender- should stay hooked up all the time when you are not riding---it keeps the battery in charge and floating ----what I mean is ---charge and discharge--to keep the battery alive--just like your riding----hope this makes sence to you--just my 2 cents----GOD BLESS--- ;)
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Re: Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby keithg64 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:49 pm

I bought one of those last year and use it over the winter last year and I liked it. just hook it up and forget about it.
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Re: Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby wally » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:15 am

I was looking at a battery maintainer at Meijers last nite with the Diehard name on it (it's also made in China) for $21, has anyone had experience for this one?

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Re: Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:59 am

When I first posted this I had no idea so many would respond, it's really nice to know there are so many options, the one I got works great, so I feel it was money well spent... I never knew there was a die hard one..

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Re: Battery Maintainer at Walmart

Postby racing chevy 67 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:15 pm

littlebeaver wrote:I bought one of these battery maintainer for my MC battery, it cost $21.00 from walmart tonight, it doesn't say Battery Tender Jr. but it says it does the same thing, has anyone used one of these yet? Here's what they look like..It says it will charge up the battery and after it's charged it will going into a maintain mode, isn't that how the Tender one works..
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It's always nice to see what's in the box so I thought I'd show ya... :lol: Problem is I'm not sure if it's a good product, It's China made but looks to be of good quality from the outside...It comes with an attachment so you can bolt the pos. and neg. direct then plug into it or just use the clamps...It has light indicators to let you know what mode it's in...Cool..I need you thoughts and reviews if you have one...thanks



it will work good ....I have 2 ,,one on my race car battery and one on my tractor ....I do have 2 battery tender on the motorcycle ,,,they also work great..but do cost more money




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