Friday, March 20, 2015
Is There An Electronic/ Electrical Engineer The House ?
I purchased a "Battery Tender" for my motorcycle and it led to a discussion/ questions about the difference between a "Smart Charger/Tender" vs. a trickle charger use for long periods of time.
Can anyone offer the reason for or against using either one? My post is HERE.
For the record, my Honda came from the factory with a plug in for a "battery tender"
Neil from "GOLDENGEESENEWS" asked in the comment section:
What I specifically want to know is this: I've been using two trickle chargers for the use that the Battery Tender is intended for, for about 15 years. Is this stupid? Is this dangerous in any way? The trickle charger only puts out about one amp, and is self regulating, so how much energy could I possibly be wasting? My experience tells me that everything I'm doing is OK, but if that were true, why did they ever even come out with the Battery tender? What benefits would you be getting with the Battery Tender over trickle charger?
All I could find on line was info that a trickle charger can overcharge a battery or boil off the non-sealed ones.