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Old 04-29-2011, 03:30 PM   #1
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Battery charging question

Is there a problem with leaving my battery charger connected to my house batteries (two 6v deep cycle batteries wired in series) even when I'm not charging (ie: charger not plugged in to wall)? Currently I have to crack open the battery caps when charging since my batteries are not maintenance free, but when the time comes for new batteries I will seriously consider getting sealed, maintenance free batteries and if I could eliminate the extra step of connecting the charger, then I wouldn't have to even open up the battery closet, just throw a switch and I'm charging.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:47 PM   #2
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Re: Battery charging question

If you have a smart charger (3 stage) then it should be shutting down to a float charge.
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