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post #1 of 4 Old 08-10-2012, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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PulseTech Xtreme Charger

I have used (2) PulseTech Xtreme X2 chargers for close to a year, found here on amazon:

Amazon.com: Pulse Tech X2 Xtreme Charge 2- Station Battery Maintenance System XC2: Automotive

These chargers help to refurbish all types of 12V lead acid batteries. A single port model is also available. The X2 dual port model was a better deal at the time when I purchased it. I believe that this charging technology has prolonged the life of my Vee battery, my mower battery, and my 4Runner battery, which had all sat for long periods uncharged. The 2007 Vee battery was once drained completely, due to unswitched grip heaters left on. I ran the chargers non-stop on these batteries for about a month, but now I use a timer to run them only six hours each night. Due to the effectiveness of these chargers, I have no desire to switch to the newer tech batteries.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-10-2012, 04:23 PM
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Personally I use the Ctek Brand of chargers.

My experience so far is that In my Car, Sitting since july 10th 2010, it has maintained the battery so it starts anytime I want to go turn the key, On it I use the US 3300 model. On my LTZ 400 Quad I use a US 800 and the PTX 9BS FS battery in it is now on its 5TH SEASON. In My Tahoe with 2 Optima batteries I use a US 7002 for the last 3 years and the batteries are 6 years old. My RV has a US 800 on it for the Optima starting battery and the Trojan house batteries charge of the inverter.

I plug these anytime the vehicle is going to sit more than a week. Since they are true maintainers I never unplug or put a timer on them. If I put the Strom away for any period of time I will hook one up to it.


Oh yeah, I do Batteries and Vehicle Charging systems for a living and have since 1996 therefore I am qualified to make a distinction between products that I have used from Ctek, Schumacher, battery tender and of course pulse tech.

It should be noted that only the US7002 is a valid option for pulse charge, Reconditioning and power supply use.So if you have an oopsie and drain the battery it is the go to for bringing back full capacity.

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Yeah, I would keep my two units (total of four ports) running non-stop, but according to the current draw info on the back of the units, it would cost me substantially in energy.

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Yeah, I would keep my two units (total of four ports) running non-stop, but according to the current draw info on the back of the units, it would cost me substantially in energy.
I bought a cheap power meter and found that the current draw on these chargers is very low when in float mode, even when maintaining a total of four batteries. Placing them on a timer was misguided (stupid).

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