Er. All charging is 'reverse flow'. And the 'proper' charging sockets are often simply wired in parallel to the socket in the trunk.
That's because they think electricity is akin to witchcraft.Good question because there are some who warn about using the same charger for both a motorcycle and a car saying it'll burn the battery up.
Switch mode power supplies as opposed to older transformers. They can take a wide range of input voltages.Thanks Jason ( as always , very helpful info / explanations )
Funny you mentioned blow dryers .. I was always worried back in the old days about taking electric shavers, blowdryers, or cell phones to Europe without carrying a whole converter and kit , for worries they’ll blow up or melt, plugged in 220 v, and the common warning was always about their wattage, but I could never make fears or tails out of it. Good news is that nowadays they all have build in adapters for 110 to 220 and vice versa, so one less thing to worry about carrying around .
I have a NOCO G3500 and I bought the noco extension cable with it. I connected the extension to the battery post adapter so whenever I need to maintain it, i just pop the truck and take out the long cable and hook it onto the the noco. No fussing with aligator clips. The noco extension cable has a rubber boot at the end to keep the connector clean so when your done just unhook it, plug the boot closed and roll it back into the trunk. That charger is great, can use it on various types of batteries, agm, gel, cold, norm etc...also 12v and 6v, regular or small type. I think it's much better than the basic CTEK they offer.Looking for input on a battery maintainer/tender and whether or not the OEM one is really necessary or if a generic one will work fine.
I see the OEM one on Amazon for $169 but generic ones for much cheaper.
If a non-OEM is ok, does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Agreed. The noco has charged everything from optima gel batteries to my lawn mower batt. Mounting the noco ext cable so all i have to do is use that is awesome. I just use a little towel to gap the trunk for the cable. I know some people actually shut the trunk on the cable but I'm not comfortable with that.I have both the NOCO and the CTEC. The CTEC I purely use for the maserati and it does a great job at keeping the battery alive. I use the NOCO mainly for my italian motorbikes which have different kind of batteries, so the diversity of the NOCO is great if you need that.
The cable for the Del-Tran battery tender is standard size and flat so I found that even with the trunk closed, there's enough space for the cable to slide around in the gap.Agreed. The noco has charged everything from optima gel batteries to my lawn mower batt. Mounting the noco ext cable so all i have to do is use that is awesome. I just use a little towel to gap the trunk for the cable. I know some people actually shut the trunk on the cable but I'm not comfortable with that.