In today’s video, i hook up a solar charge controller in my garage to keep my car, truck and garden tractor battery charged when sitting for periods of non-use. A free to operate battery tender! It’s also nice to have a way to keep my phone charged if the power goes out. It floats the battery at around 13.7 volts, during peak sunlight hours, so it helps the battery to last longer.
Building DIY Solar Battery Charger/Maintainer For Keeping Battery Charged on Car, Truck and Tractor!
Starting to winterize my C5 Corvette for the winter. Deciding between two great battery tenders. Although the Deltran Battery Tender Junior is a great product, the Black and Decker BM3B comes with the cigarette lighter adapter that makes connecting and disconnecting a breeze and ultimately was my pick.
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NOTE: YOUR CIGARETTE LIGHTER NEEDS TO ALWAYS BE ON TO USE THE CIGARETTE LIGHTER ATTACHMENT. THE C5 CORVETTE’S CIGARETTE LIGHTER IS ON WHEN THE CAR IS OFF.
Black and Decker – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051D3MP6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=yellowvette04-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0051D3MP6&linkId=23ca85b570906978b3eec8a409311557
Battery Tender Jr – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CITK8S/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=yellowvette04-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B000CITK8S&linkId=fa933ad3cf442d09700c4f1bcfe44924
PROJECT VQ 14: MY 370Z’S BATTERY MAINTAINER/CHARGER
On this episode, we’ll be install the Duracell 6 amp battery maintainer harness onto the battery terminal of my Z.
DURACELL 6amp Charger/Maintainer (from Ebay)
TOOL USED FOR THIS INSTALL:
-10mm socket wrench
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FEATURE SONG “LAID BACK”
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This is a review of the Optimate Brand battery chargers. Visit their website at tecmate.com
MEGABOOST Pro Series 4000 Charger & Maintainer
DURABOOST Battery Maintainer 1000
DURABOOST Battery Maintainer 750
No matter what your battery charger or maintainer needs are we have you covered. If you want all the bells and whistles then the MEGABOOST Pro Series 4000 is for you. This charger comes with a battery disconnect for ease of hooking up your motorcycle battery. It also comes with alligator clips in case your battery has already been removed. It fully automatic switching from charge to maintain status on its own. The MEGABOOST has two charge modes (2 amp or 4 amp) and is safe to use on all 12v lead acid batteries.
The DURABOOST Battery Maintainer 1000 is the same as the MEGABOOST just without the dual charge modes and a slightly lower charge rate (1.5 amps). Otherwise this is a full featured charger and maintainer that is safe to use on all 12v lead acid batteris.
The DURABOOST Battery Maintainer 750 is the smaller brother to the 1000 as it only charges at 0.75 amps. In everything else this charger/maintainer is the same as it’s big brother. We have all your battery needs covered with the MEGABOOST and DURABOOST battery maintainer and chargers.
There are many types of motorcycle battery chargers and maintainers but in my opinion the CTEK brand is the best.
Motorcycle battery safety tip:
Bonfires are fun, but not when it’s your beloved bike that’s fueling the blaze. when working on the battery you must disconnect the negative black ( – ) terminal first!!!! a simple step that’ll help ensure your motorcycle doesn’t go up in flames the next time you’re working with your battery. This is because the negative is connected to the entire frame and when you work you the positive terminal you might touch the frame with your metal tool which might get stuck there and start a fire…
In today’s video we will reviewing the BC-0247 Banshee Motor Strike battery maintainer. This charger is equipped with a variety of settings ranging from addional USB ports to a single lit flashlight. This maintainer has diverse amp output settings ranging from 2-5-10-20-30 & 75 amp output when using the engine start feature. This charger also comes with a 2 year warranty, and lifetime support. The BC-0247 is a great maintainer for batteries of all sizes and is very easy to use.
Questions? Comments. Concerns?. Leave them in the comments below and well be sure to get back to you.
CTEK Battery Charger MUS 3300 Tutorial by High-Tech Battery Solutions.
In this video we explain what exactly makes the new CTEK Battery Charger MUS 3300 unit unique to the CTEK charger line, as well how to actually use the charger to perform a battery test, alternator test, and starting test on a vehicle. The CTEK Battery Charger MUS 3300 (56-158) unit is part of CTEK’s line of high-end car battery chargers, and we have started getting a lot to of ‘how to’ questions so we tried to cover all the major uses of this charger in one shot.
As always, please let us know if you have a question about this CTEK charger or its performance capabilities and we will get back to you ASAP. For more information on the CTEK charger 3300 series please visit us at http://www.techbatterysolutions.com/CTEK-Multi-US-3300-Battery-Charger-p/c003.htm.
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Battery Maintainer Order & Info – http://goo.gl/aWS6OG
This Black and Decker battery maintainer is an excellent value. It keeps boat batteries or car battery fully charged when not on use. When the battery is fully charged, the battery charger stops charging to prevent overcharging the battery. Please share and be sure to subscribe to IrixGuy’s Adventure Channel (http://youtube.com/IrixGuy) and enjoy my other unboxing videos too. Filmed with Canon XA10 camera with Rode VideoMic. Intro portion filmed with GoPro HERO3 Plus Black Edition camera. Contains royalty-free music from YouTube Content Creator Audio Library.
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Do you have a vehicle you don’t drive often? This DIY folding solar car battery charger is a great way to ensure it always starts.
Curious about the FOLDING solar panels in this video? Click the links below:
KINGSOLAR™ Highest Efficient 60W Foldable Solar Panel Portable Solar Charger Dual Output (USB Port + DC Output): [affiliate] http://amzn.to/1XsEFLq
Instapark® Mercury27 Portable & Foldable 27 Watts Solar Battery Charger with DC 12V Output: [affiliate] http://amzn.to/1MtvIkB
Here’s the power meter used in the video:
“Watt’s Up” RC Watt Meter & Power Analyzer WU100 Version 2 — SALE! [affiliate] http://amzn.to/1QLil0X
This is the charge controller I use in the video:
HQRP Solar 10A Charge Power Controller / Regulator 12V / 24V 10 Amp with LED Indicator plus HQRP UV Meter: [affiliate] http://amzn.to/1MtzhqM
But this one should also work (untested):
Instapark INCC1205 12V / 5A Waterproof PWM Solar Charge Controller: [affiliate] http://amzn.to/1Pyx7B7
Finally, this is the cigarette lighter extension cable I sacrificed to the power gods:
Milliard 12ft 12V Car Outlet Cigarette Plug Extension Cord/Cigarette Car Extender Cable with 5 Amp Fuse for Protecting Devices: [affiliate] http://amzn.to/1PyxhbI
Here are some of the tools I use in the video:
Anderson Powerpole Connectors 10 Pair Genuine: [amazon affiliate] http://amzn.to/1Kbuxj5
Crimper, Ergo- Anderson Power Pole Products: [amazon affiliate] http://amzn.to/1Kbvo2Y
Klein Automatic Wire Stripper: [amazon affiliate] http://amzn.to/1KKuEqK
Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station FX-888D FX-888 (blue & yellow): [affiliate] http://amzn.to/1XsEZKd
Curious about the micro USB cigarette lighter adapter? It’s the best one I’ve found so far:
Belkin Micro Car Charger with 3-Foot 30-Pin ChargeSync Cable for iPhone 4 / 4S (2.1 AMP): [affiliate] http://amzn.to/1MtvZEd
Here are some of the materials used in the video:
Vktech 150pcs 2:1 Heat Shrink Tubing Tube Sleeving Wire Cable 8 Sizes 2-13mm Black: [affiliate] http://amzn.to/1Mtw5vq
Kester 44 Rosin Core Solder 66/44 0.80mm(0.31 inches) 1 lb. Spool: [affiliate] http://amzn.to/1VOQU6L