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Old 09-08-2012, 08:41pm   #1
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havent started the vert for over a month, do you guys think i will have a problem, the bikes have been almost 3 weeks, yes i will be starting all the toys tommorow, how long have you guys gone without starting your toys, the verts battery is one season old, not on tenders

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A month is about the limit on a C5. Yours may have enough left to start, but don't be surprised if it doesn't.

Letting it run down (just from sitting) isn't good for the battery. A deep-cycle will tolerate that, a starting battery will not.
Mine goes on a tender if I know it will sit more than a week.

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thanks, since working a lot and the accident i really havent had time, to enjoy.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:42pm   #4
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just an FYI, vert started with no problem
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I had a problem with my F-350 not starting after one week,both batteries were like 1 year old. I could not figure out why it would run down in that length of time until one night I walked by the truck and saw a faint light on,the glove box light stayed on all the time,I adjusted the latch and no more problem.
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I had a problem with my F-350 not starting after one week,both batteries were like 1 year old. I could not figure out why it would run down in that length of time until one night I walked by the truck and saw a faint light on,the glove box light stayed on all the time,I adjusted the latch and no more problem.
Fixed Or Repaired Daily........
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No , Actually that is "FIX OLD RUST DAILY"
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I've rarely drive my Vettes, so I have replaced batteries maaaany times, until I got some float chargers. Problem solved. I'd recommend float chargers (like Battery Tender or the ones I got, from Harbor Freight) as a solution for any vehicle not driven frequently. Just make it a habit to put it on, even if you think you might be using it soon. If you don't.....you're good.
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If I don't drive mine for long periods I also use a trickle charger.
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If I don't drive mine for long periods I also use a trickle charger.
I Already Had A Float Charger From Harbor Freight Laying On The Garage Shelf, So This Winter I Hooked It Up To The Vette. Seems OK So Far. Anyone Have Any Experienced With This Model?
(www.tinyurl.com/Float-Charger-c42292)

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ok i tried starting vert it showed 8 volts but started, brand new battery car hasnt been started i a while, i am getting a charger what do you guys/gals recommend
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need pics of hooking up the trickle charger, was told to get the ctek but since the clamps wont work and the o rings wot help need to see pics of how to connect
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come on people no one can post a pic of the connection from a tender to a battery??? do i need to get a extension of the bolt or any hep would be appreciated
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Old 09-07-2014, 04:24pm   #15
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I clip the connectors of the CTEK right on the battery terminals. Never any issues.
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Battery Tender, clamp it right to the terminals.
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Battery Tender, clamp it right to the terminals.
I was told to get adapters were they screw into battery and then put the o rings on and tighten them up, but no one has posted a pic of what it actually looks like on the car, but now i get it
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The alligator clamps clip onto the 8mm battery terminals just fine....You're overthinking this rather simple task.

If it was a higher current application then using the ring terminals with a sidepost studs might be a better idea, but definitely not needed for a trickle charger.

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I was told to get adapters were they screw into battery and then put the o rings on and tighten them up, but no one has posted a pic of what it actually looks like on the car, but now i get it
I see no need for adaptors unless you have a closed wiring system where no contact area is present to charge or jump start. I would just clamp right to the terminals. I have a four wheeler, big 0-turn lawnmower that I use battery tenders, straight up clip to the terminals. Do my C3 the same way, have not had any issues.
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