[DML] Re: Trickle chargers
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[DML] Re: Trickle chargers


When you connect a trickle charger, where do you connect the negative wire to?  The instructions say connect the red charger wire (pos)to the positive terminal of the battery, but the black wire to the vehicle chassis or engine block. Is the ground point near the fuse box the closest location to connect the black (neg) charger wire?


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Cars" <twodelo2@...> wrote:
> Bill, you surprise me.  I've bought and used many Harbor Freight trickle
> battery chargers.  The work fine, last forever (at least a long time).
> Since they regularly come on sale for $ 5 or $ 6, they represent a lot
> better deal.  I am not an employee or owner of the company, and don't love
> most of their tools, but this is one thing they seem to make right.
> I've put separate  two pin connectors (same type and sex) on all of my cars
> and on the trickle chargers.  Just plug in when parking or unplug when
> you're ready to go.  They don't seem to sulfate the batteries either.
> Another idea, put a male and female in line with your regular charger, and
> you don't have to work hard at connecting for charging...just use the
> trickle charger plug in the car.  (Standardize on the same type for both
> applications).  Also, a spare 12 V lead-acid battery (gel-cell type, you
> know 5 or 10 amp-hour type for $ 10 or 15.) with mating connector cables and
> a cable pair with alligator clips on the other end, and you can trouble
> shoot electrical problems in cars with out having to turn on the ignition.
> Al


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