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Old 09-13-20, 05:01 PM
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generator with electric start

Hi, I bought a generator with an electric start, would like to keep a charge in the battery all the time.I didn't want to keep it on my battery charger all the time if I could help it. I was wondering in some could tell me what I need to keep a charge in the battery at the time so I have enough power to start it when I need it ? Thanks
 
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Old 09-13-20, 05:47 PM
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You could use a solar charger...... solar battery maintainer.
 
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Old 09-14-20, 05:01 AM
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A solar charging panel works very well. But don't go cheap, Buy a god one. I have a 15 watt Detran to keep my UTV charged that is stored outdoors at my cabin for the whole season. Seldom start it, but when I do it starts right up.
 
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I would just keep the battery hooked to a small trickle charger or smart battery maintainer. You could also get in the habit of throwing a charger on it once a month to keep it topped up.
 
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Thanks for the help. If I use a charger to keep the battery charged up can I put the charger on the battery with the cables on it or do I have to unhook the battery cables to put the charger on it to charge the battery? thanks
 
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I leave everything hooked up and just clamp the alligator clamps from the charger onto the battery terminals. If it's a wet cell battery you should periodically check the water level in each cell and top off with distilled water if low.
 
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Many of those trickle chargers (Cen-Tech...Harbor freight $10 to $21) have plug in fittings. I permanently wired my UTV with the plug ins provided. In winter it's plugged in at home to 125v outlet. No alligator clips involved. Plus the plug-in is compatible with my solar charger when stored at the cabin.
 
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Thanks guys for the help.
 
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