Is it safe to have a tender on a 98 vt1100? I was told by some it could fry the stator?
Hi, I have 3 classic cars my vt700c 2 riding tractors I put my Deltron battery tender on religiously once a month overnight for years .My toys always run on demand. Battery's last years. Great product.Now I'm curious, do a lot of folks keep a tender on regularly? I only use mine during winter storage and for that I remove the battery and keep it in the house on the tender. Wish I could take the bike in the house but don't think the wife would go for that
OMG. I've never even considered the idea of damage being caused to the components upstream of the battery from a mere trickle charger. What's the max recommended for a trickle charger when the AGM battery is off bike to get is charged fastest? Is is 1/10th of the crank amps? Also, What happens if the trickle charge is too great while its on the bike - does it only damage the R/R? How fast does this happen?The tender won't ruin the stater.
Only 3/4 amp or so is protected by the regulator/rectifier diodes.
Found 2 cents you thru: Figures if Jay Leno uses this brand for his fleet of cars I'll give it a try. Bought a 1.5a charger, but it's not a trickle type. It was for the rating of a 12N14a, needing at least a 1.4a rated, so I found this one. Now having two running bikes, I had to buy a tender type.I'm sure there are other good brands of Microprocessor controlled chargers. These types are all vastly superior to plain Trickle Chargers.
I've used that trick often myself, and it can help a battery come back or at least take a charge (eg when you're broke and need the car to run in the morning).If you ever have a situation where a charger refuses to charge a battery (NOT due to a bad cell) then simply connect that battery in parallel with another good battery for about 3 minutes, That will force the weak battery to take enough of a charge that the trickle charge will then finish charging it.
That trick might have worked in this case. Give the battery enough of a boost to cause the charger to recognise it, and maybe bring it back to life (some).When I read the info on the site, figured I'd try the 'restore' mode just to salvage an old battery. Hooked it up first to the salvaged batt, and that red light meaning, 'ain't coming back', never went into charge mode.