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Unread 12-08-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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Desulfating Battery Charger

I'm planning on buying a battery charger that will desulfate a battery. I looked online and saw that the BatteryMINDer chargers have a pulse charge that will desulfate. I have one AGM battery (Red Top Optima) and four regular lead acid batteries that I will use the charger on. BatteryMINDer has a Model 2012 AGM ($100 list) that is marketed specifically for AGM batteries, and a Model 2012 ($90 list) that is for all other types. Does anyone know if the 2012 would work on an AGM battery? I can't afford buying two chargers.

Do you have any suggestions on another desulfating charger that would work on both AGM and standard batteries?

Thanks for your input.

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Unread 12-08-2011, 02:52 PM   #2
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Hi, Jay!
I took a look at the 2012 on line:
http://www.amazon.com/BatteryMINDer-Charger-Maintainer-Desulfater-Model/dp/B005EKY1EM/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=miscellaneous&ie=UTF8&qid=1323377204&sr=1-1-catcorrand it does mention:"sealed and filler-cap lead-acid batteries, including Optima, Odyssey, Interstate and Exide AGM types". I would guess you would be good to go with that model.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for the comment, SJZ. I saw that the Amazon site says the 2012 will charge AGM batteries, but the BatteryMINDer site does not mention that. It might be their way of trying to get the higher price for an "AGM" charger. And their description for the 2012 AGM charger says to use the 2012 for non-AGM batteries. I just wonder how much of it is marketing hype or actual technical differences between the two chargers.

Thanks again.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 04:32 PM   #4
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Checkout the Ctek US7002

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Unread 12-08-2011, 07:10 PM   #5
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I have the CTEK for my Z06...I love it
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Unread 12-08-2011, 09:28 PM   #6
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I have one for my summer car that has an alarm with a motion sensor. Without it, after about a month of sitting the motion sensor runs the battery flat. All i do is run a extension cord under the hood and the Ctek keeps the battery charged all winter long.
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Unread 12-09-2011, 04:53 AM   #7
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ctek is great, i have more batteries to maintain than i want to think about (13 just in vehicles in my driveway right now), and its great, I've tried allot and own 3or 4 different chargers, the ctek is the best.
it has also brought back batteries to life that other ones couldn't.
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Unread 12-09-2011, 11:21 AM   #8
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Thanks for all of your comments, especially about the CTEK. I checked it out online. VERY IMPRESSIVE!

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