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24v trickle charger
« on: November 09, 2013, 05:00:57 PM »
CAn anybody recommend a 24 volt trickle charger for my starter batteries? Maker/where to buy?

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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 05:09:41 PM »
   Here's one.... I use a 12 volt model for mine by unhooking the connections. This one would make it easier.

http://www.pulsetech.net/24V-Battery-Maintainers-9658.aspx
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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 05:43:59 PM »
      Here's one....  www.pulsetech.net 

    Wow, will someone kick me in the chest to get my heart started again?   I use two 12V chargers, one for each battery.  If one takes longer to charge after they've been sitting for a while, I know I need to go get the load-tester for that battery.  My two trickle chargers are about $25 each, besides one is perfect for charging the generator battery after it's been sitting for a while.   
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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 06:32:31 PM »
Harbor freight, the one i use will come back on by itself after a power outage.
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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 07:52:10 PM »
I use a Battery Tender Plus 24 volt version to keep my batteries topped off.  It produces 2.5 amps and will shut off when the battery is full.  Cost is about $80.
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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2013, 09:07:03 PM »
We use many of those 2.5 Amp, 24 VDC Battery Tender, water proof chargers in out business, also the similar model for 12 VDC @ 5 Amp, they have a good track record for working, not cheap.  Over the years have been thru many versions of chargers, in general, the Northern Hydraulic & Harbor Freight chargers have proven to be very costly as they are not dependable.  Cummins, Cat & Kohler all have good chargers, but they are also very costly, one model cost more to repair than buying a new identical one, go figure that one.
When you get  to the 32 V, 36V and 48 V stuff, they can get real costly.
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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2013, 10:41:18 PM »
Just like Brian  I've got the Battery Tender Plus 24V  Works really well.  I paid about $80 and a couple bucks shipping

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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2013, 05:12:17 AM »
Just like Brian  I've got the Battery Tender Plus 24V  Works really well.  I paid about $80 and a couple bucks shipping

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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2013, 05:43:25 AM »
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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2013, 05:57:40 AM »
  I was in error when I posted that charger. The one I use is here, although it has a yellow case instead of red. I use it to maintain all my different batteries at different times, mainly to maintain and desulfate them. They say they have one that will work on 24 volt pairs, but not on a single batt; see info.

http://www.xtremecharge.com/products

   Now that I have all new batteries in my coach systems, I let the inverter take care of them, and use the charger mostly on the other batteries; vehicles and cycles.
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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2013, 06:07:04 AM »
There are a number of places online to get the Battery Tender 24 volt.  There is a open box return on Ebay for $60 right now if you want to take the risk.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Battery-Tender-022-0158-1-Waterproof-24-Volt-Power-Tender-Plus-Battery-Charger-/360786854295?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5400928197&vxp=mtr

Amazon has one of the cheapest prices for a new one at $80.  www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-022-0158-1-Waterproof-Charger/dp/B002DTV172
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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2013, 08:39:17 PM »
Thanks for all the input...i hope to try one out soon.

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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2013, 03:49:25 AM »
Spring for the Battery Minder 24041 cost almost twice as much as the Battery Tender but a far superior unit IMO Cat dealers also sell their version of the PluseTech in 24v sometimes they are on sell this time of the year   
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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2013, 04:58:12 AM »
I'm just using my Magnum 4024 to maintain the batteries this winter, with the start batteries bridged in to the house set.  So far when I've looked it's trickle charging at 0 amps, which means it's off and waiting for the battery voltage to fall to start trickle charging again.  Which is what it's supposed to do, as I understand it.  One reason I picked that unit was it had this "off and waiting" charge mode, which is almost a fifth stage.  I'll probably equalize them and check the water level around New Years.  Mind you, it's a bloody expensive trickle charger, but it has other uses...   ;D

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Re: 24v trickle charger
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2013, 09:59:25 AM »
I'll second Clifford's recommendation of the battery minder 24041. I use one on my Buff and it works great.

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