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Old 07 Jul 2015, 11:22 pm
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Why do you think the tender would have caught on fire?

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Old 08 Jul 2015, 12:05 am
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I am storing my GT with the battery disconnected and was wondering if a motorcycle battery tender would keep the car battery charged.
Not that it would happen to you but, a local guy just lost a collection of 6 vehicles when the battery tender caused a fire..
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Old 08 Jul 2015, 12:22 am
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that could happen i dont think it happens verry offten
if it were me
id take that bad boy out sit it on a work bench with a battery tender hooked up
and not worry
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Old 08 Jul 2015, 01:12 pm
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They are made (some) to turn themselves off once the battery reaches the designated charge.
But....**it happens!
Stuff breaks.
They can fail (doesn't your computer an anything else mechanical???), and can overheat!

I would NEVER leave one plugged in all the time!

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Old 08 Jul 2015, 03:15 pm
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I would NEVER leave one plugged in all the time!
x2 on this... have seen too much electrical stuff fail
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Old 08 Jul 2015, 03:59 pm
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I like to use solar panels for partial battery up-keeping like a week or 2 parked.
* I use a conventional charger plug into a GFCI set at 2 amp max high charge reducing amp at full charge 24/7 for 3 years on one of my cars that is basically a garage queen. I load test the battery every few months and it is still fine.

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