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So week 3 with my baby, and I've been looking into the small things.. portable pump for those pesky tires, car cover (stupid yellow pollen!), and was looking into a battery tender for when winter comes back around.


I happened to notice that my battery is in the trunk.. had NO IDEA! That being said, there is apparently a Maserati Battery Maintainer that plugs in to a port in the trunk on the right hand side.


Does anyone have any experience with these? Any 3rd party ones that work just as well as I'm sure that sucker won't be cheap!
 

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I have the maser tender as it came with car, but I would save the bucks and buy equivalent ctek tender. After all, that's who makes the maser one. hook the pig tail up to your battery to provide a nice disconnect in trunk. U can close the trunk lid on the small wiring to keep tender outside of car in a safe environment and near outlet.

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I’ve been using a Granite Digital 50W (10 years now) they’re small, fits in the storage area connected directly to the battery. $107 Amazon

I’m very happy with the Husky tire inflator from Home Depot. About $50
 

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I have the maser tender as it came with car, but I would save the bucks and buy equivalent ctek tender. After all, that's who makes the maser one. hook the pig tail up to your battery to provide a nice disconnect in trunk. U can close the trunk lid on the small wiring to keep tender outside of car in a safe environment and near outlet.

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Supposedly I have a port right in the trunk sidewall so I don't have to mess with the battery.. haven't had a chance to scope it out yet, but sounds even simpler!
 

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Supposedly I have a port right in the trunk sidewall so I don't have to mess with the battery.. haven't had a chance to scope it out yet, but sounds even simpler!
I believe that port is for your OEM tire inflator. The way I have mine setup is very convenient as well but goes straight to battery. I'll try to snap a few pics.

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So week 3 with my baby, and I've been looking into the small things.. portable pump for those pesky tires, car cover (stupid yellow pollen!), and was looking into a battery tender for when winter comes back around.


I happened to notice that my battery is in the trunk.. had NO IDEA! That being said, there is apparently a Maserati Battery Maintainer that plugs in to a port in the trunk on the right hand side.


Does anyone have any experience with these? Any 3rd party ones that work just as well as I'm sure that sucker won't be cheap!
I recently picked my 2014 GTS up and plan to keep it in my garage for 5-10 days at a time without starting it. I’ve had good experience with the BLACK+DECKER BC2WBD. I have one on each of my four wheelers, both of my streetbikes, my snowmobile, and even my lawn tractor. They are simple to use, have the battery connectors clips or 12v port (simple plug in/out to switch between), cord on both end is a generous 4-6ft, have a nice solid grip case, are moisture resistant (not that you’ll need it hopefully), and are about $25 bucks to boot. Had it plugged into my trunk for the last 5 days, all good. Cheers!
 

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I believe that port is for your OEM tire inflator. The way I have mine setup is very convenient as well but goes straight to battery. I'll try to snap a few pics.

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Quick pic without removing flooring... btw mine is a cabrio.


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Cool. Is it used to charge/tender battery? Mine is a 2015, so they must have added later.

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That's what it says in the book, so now I'm anxious to get one and try it out. Cool feature if that's truly the case!
 

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I've had good luck with Battery Tender chargers in the past... I like that they perform an initial charge, then drop to a float charge.
 

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Battery tender: Noco has an awesome line of tenders and extention cables. I have the G3500 and use a 10 ft ext cord. I mounted the ext cable to my battery so I dont have to bother with the clips. Just plug and charge with the trunk slightly gapped. Very easy to use that charger for smaller 12v like motorcycle batteries too. Much cheaper than the "maserati" charger but same if not better quality. Had Battery Tender brand, not as durable. My second one just decided to fail one day...did not get as much use as the nocos.

My GTS came with an inflater/slime combo but I always pack and extra tire plug kit in case. Plugging a tire is easy enough and frankly better than slime. The T handle types work well.

I had covers before and I got lazy. I found it easier to keep a strict schedule of Lucas Speedmist at every wash and it keeps the paint so slick you can duster it off. Bird poop gets a spray of quick detailer and a micro cloth when soft. I just found the frequent on and off of the cover more annoying than anything and the dust and pollen that flies off...my God!
 

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Oh...and notice the ctek tenders look alot like the maserati oem ones? LoL....they must be running on the clark kent/superman disguise theory
 

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You can pick up a CTEK 4.3 test and charge from Amazon for less than $90. You can also pick up the adapter cable to plug into the charge port. I would also recommend the extension cable so that you can place the battery charger/maintainer on the wall.
 

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So week 3 with my baby, and I've been looking into the small things.. portable pump for those pesky tires, car cover (stupid yellow pollen!), and was looking into a battery tender for when winter comes back around.


I happened to notice that my battery is in the trunk.. had NO IDEA! That being said, there is apparently a Maserati Battery Maintainer that plugs in to a port in the trunk on the right hand side.


Does anyone have any experience with these? Any 3rd party ones that work just as well as I'm sure that sucker won't be cheap!
Mopar makes the Tire Inflation Kits that are just Re-branded in the Maserati Bag, same as for the one in my Ferrari... This one is the exact kit that came with my GranTurismo. It works exceptionally well as i have tried 5 or 6 other kinds, that are very slow to inflate and get rather hot!!! This one will air your tire from almost flat to 32-34 psi in a few minutes. I have used it to inflate many things. In its bottom compartment there is a couple of different adapters such as a 'needle' to air up footballs, volleyballs, beach balls, etc. I even aired up an air mattress once, lol. It's a very sturdy little pump. I have seen them on EBay for as low as $38..... There is a 1 time shot of sealant that snaps onto the unit which you can disburse in the event of a flat tire. It will in most cases though, render your TPMS sensor inop! I have purchased the sealant canister separately for about $25-$35.
 

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The 'power' button is located underneath the psi gauge, between the 'tire' and 'air pump' emblems. The top hose, (clear one), is used when you want to inject sealant into the tire. You would turn the selector knob to the 'tire' emblem to activate the sealant canister. The bottom hose, (black one), is used when you select the 'air pump' emblem for inflating only. The power cord is at the very bottom of the unit, it plugs into the cigarette lighter. The 'air' emblem above the psi gauge will release air, if you push it. The 80/50 sticker, easy remove vinyl type sticker, is to be affixed to the speedo gauge as a reminder of the max speed in the event that you have to use the sealant canister. And is also a reminder that you need a new canister.

** Note** When dispersing the sealant canister, the tire will inflate at the same time. You then have to immediately drive the car, safely, for a couple of miles to ensure the sealant additive is spread throughout the tire. Stop the car and inflate to the proper psi level if needed.
 
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