Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Portland Oregon
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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