Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-30-2016, 10:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
Corporate imperialist
oil pan 4's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NewMexico (USA)
Posts: 11,059

Sub - '84 Chevy Diesel Suburban C10
90 day: 19.5 mpg (US)

camaro - '85 Chevy Camaro Z28

Riot - '03 Kia Rio POS
Team Hyundai
90 day: 30.21 mpg (US)

Bug - '01 VW Beetle GLSturbo
90 day: 26.43 mpg (US)

Sub2500 - '86 GMC Suburban C2500
90 day: 11.95 mpg (US)

Snow flake - '11 Nissan Leaf SL
90 day: 141.63 mpg (US)
Thanks: 268
Thanked 3,492 Times in 2,771 Posts
For an 85ah battery you want something that will push at least 11 or 12 amps through the battery.
That means at least a 15 amp charger.

1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to oil pan 4 For This Useful Post:
Gasoline Fumes (11-30-2016)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 11-26-2017, 01:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
Too many cars
Gasoline Fumes's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New York State
Posts: 1,542

CRXFi - '88 Honda CRX XFi

Insight 256 - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights

Insight 5342 (no IMA) - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 66.3 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,275
Thanked 768 Times in 457 Posts
I thought I should update this thread. I've had a Schumacher SC3 charger for a while now. Works fine for charging a pair of deep-cycle batteries in parallel. While that's probably a lot more battery than it's designed for, it barely gets warm, even in a closed hot car. The built-in fan cycles on and off to keep it cool. It was a Walmart impulse purchase, but I'm totally happy with it. Lightweight and fully automatic. Lives in the car.
2000 Honda Insight
2000 Honda Insight
2000 Honda Insight
2006 Honda Insight (parts car)
1988 Honda CRXFi
1994 Geo Metro

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2018, 04:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Ga
Posts: 62
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
I have a Ctek battery charger. Pricey but works great.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2023, 09:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Aug 2023
Location: USA
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up

For me the best 5 chargers recommendation are as follows:

Deltran Battery Tender 3 Amp.
Schumacher SC1281.
Noco Genius 22.
Dewalt DXAEC2.

I will always go with Schumacher SC1281 because I have good experience with that

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com