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Battery Winter Storage by FieroGT1986
Started on: 10-19-2013 01:48 PM
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Has anyone left a battery tender conected to their Fiero for the entire winter? Would be in non heated garage...Thanks
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Report this Post10-19-2013 02:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have had one on my Fiero for months at a time, but living in Florida it doesn't get cold. If the car will be shut down there is no problem with disconnecting the battery.
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Dont just use a trickle charger...use one that monitors and peaks the charge. They have cheap ones at HF for $5. I use one on my mower. A trickle charger only does 1 or 2 amps continuously and will burn a battery up in a long stretch.
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Report this Post10-19-2013 03:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
battery tender work in cold/freezing weather but stable temp is best for battery storage.
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Report this Post10-19-2013 04:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BloozberrySend a Private Message to BloozberryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by FieroGT1986:
Has anyone left a battery tender conected to their Fiero for the entire winter?


I do it every year up here in cold snowy Canada... but as others have said, it must be an "automatic" battery charger/tender/maintainer (usually between 1 - 2 amp capacity). Before I used to do this, I used to have to replace my batteries about every 4 years. I have several Fieros that have had the same batteries in them for over 8 years now... the chargers really do work.
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Report this Post10-21-2013 09:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I leave the battery in and have a Battery Tender Junior connected for the winter. Works great.
I have one for both Fieros. I pull my motorcycle's battery and bring it in the house and have a tender for it too.



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