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post #1 of 13 Old 06-23-2019, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Battery Tender Pigtail Install Question

2012 with an Eastern Beaver PC-8 Fuse Panel.
Do I install the Battery Tender pigtail directly to the battery or an un-switched terminal on the PC-8?
Searched but couldn't find an answer.

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I believe the preferred method is straight to the battery.


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I ran mine to the unswitched part of the fuse panel (Eastern Beaver) that way I can also use it to power my air pump.

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I have mine going direct to the battery because I didn't want another stop at the EB along the way and with the extra wiring run that goes with it. Another point of failure for something that could be plugged in for days at a time (although I haven't used mine yet). I'm probably over thinking it though. There's probably no reason why running through the EB would pose a problem.
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Either works. I have mine directly to the battery via SAE -> Coaxial adaptor using my heated gear plug.
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Just make sure the PC 8 port and it's fuse will handle the current draw of the pump.
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2013 Wee. I installed a 12 volt outlet with waterproofing cap and inline fuse from Amazon. And from Radio Shack (RIP) got a cig lighter adapter for the Battery Tender.
So I just pop it in the outlet in the garage.
Use the outlet for the air compressor as well.
No fiddling around.
Extended the outlet wires to the other side and installed a dual USB and Voltmeter port from Amazon. Monitor the battery level and have power for my phone and stuff.
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For your system to work as a charger you need power 24/7 and the way I read your post that means your volt meter will be working 24/7 too ???

I never use a tender but I do have power socket in my top box for charging phones and headsets, I can put them in the box to charge and walk away.

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post #9 of 13 Old 06-25-2019, 08:42 AM
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I wired mine to the unswitched part of my PC8, just pick the correct fuse
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The instructions for the actual Deltran Battery Tender brand say to connect directly to the battery in step 11. The rest of the safety stuff is about as severe as entering Chernobyl. ☢️ There is no copyright info on their .pdf instructions so I believe it is appropriate to post a link here:
http://products.batterytender.com/021-0123-man.pdf
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