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Old 02-01-2014, 06:50 PM   #11
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Every reason not to do it. The car battery will soon be destroyed from using it as a deep cycle. The plates simply will not hold up. Amp capacity, charging characteristics, discharge characteristics are all different and when the car battery fails, it will likely take the deep cycle battery with it soon afterwards.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:23 PM   #12
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Its the deltran battery tender plus.
http://batterytender.com/battery-ten...-at-1-25a.html
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:34 AM   #13
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Its the deltran battery tender plus.
http://batterytender.com/battery-ten...-at-1-25a.html
That unit is a 12 volt tender not a charger.
AS far as using it on a 6 volt battery Absolutely not...... Here how it works..... Lets say a batterys 6 volts.... To charge it you need about 6.8 to 7 volts to charge it...... You may have noticed 12 volt batterys need 13.8 volts to charge them........ How many amps (current) isnt the issue...... When you give a battery double the voltage it will gas out a lead acid battery quick or overheat any other type of battery damaging it..... If you set your 12 volt charger switch for 1 amp thats based on 12 volts --- You set it to 1 amp and hook it to a 6 volt battery it most likely will draw several amps even though the charger switch says 1..... More current draw means more heat which leads to damage..... NOW I WILL POINT OUT You can use a 12 volt battery charger to charge two 6 volt batterys ONLY if they are wired in series..... If you have only one 6 volt battery then its not possible....
Hope this helps.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:33 PM   #14
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It does and I thought that would be the case but wanted to confirm it. Thank you so much. Good tip on charging two 6 volt batteries hooked up in series. Thanks!
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