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Old 06-15-2012, 11:26 AM
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Default $50 AGM Battery Charger

Found this at WalMart for those of us that have deep cycle marine AGM batteries.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schumacher...er/15140196#rr
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This does not seem to be a smart charger if I understand the operation, so there's a chance that it can stress batteries if used wrong. It requires that you select bulk, absorption or float. For a little more money the tenders like this one are less hassle, they sense discharge and use a 3-stage cycle. They don't have the bulk capacity like the one you show but they are true battery conditioners, so you can leave the battery connected all the time and it'll switch modes.

The XCS15 manual:
http://www.batterychargers.com/Docum...WB-0511-02.pdf
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I use this one. I think it's only ~$20

http://www.batterychargers.com/Produ...tName=94026717

That's what was recommended for my deka agms by Hensley.
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$20? Not too shabby....
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I use this one. I think it's only ~$20

http://www.batterychargers.com/Produ...tName=94026717

That's what was recommended for my deka agms by Hensley.
I have that also, however based on the other thread on batteries, I am getting one specifically for AGM batteries with a bit more amp capacity for quick charges. T
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This does not seem to be a smart charger if I understand the operation, so there's a chance that it can stress batteries if used wrong. It requires that you select bulk, absorption or float. For a little more money the tenders like this one are less hassle, they sense discharge and use a 3-stage cycle. They don't have the bulk capacity like the one you show but they are true battery conditioners, so you can leave the battery connected all the time and it'll switch modes.

The XCS15 manual:
http://www.batterychargers.com/Docum...WB-0511-02.pdf

•Microprocessor Circuitry, correctly charges AGM or Wet batteries. Not to be used for Gel batteries.

What is the difference between gel and AGM batteries?
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