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Old 11-10-2020, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default Trickle charger for 1926 roadster pickup

Hi everyone,

Iíve got a model T 1926 roadster pickup. I was wondering if someone could recommend a trickle charger for me to use over the winter. I try to take it out about once a week and sometimes in the winter months the battery takes a hit. Any recommendations would be much appreciated!

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Old 11-10-2020, 03:09 PM   #2
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https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...t=volt+charger

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Read through the postings above, I think it should answer your question. My recommendation is Battery Tender, see the last set of posts above.

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Hey KCW I have been using a Schumacher BEO1250 for several years...I like it.

The problem with the 6V group 1 battery is it should be on a maintainer when parked for a week or more. They seem to be prone to fail after 3-4 years and quicker if not using a maintainer. My experience and from other threads on this subject be it Fordbarn or MTFCA.

What I like about this model is it's 6V/12V, shows percentage of charge. Indicates a bad battery, clamps reversed and if it's charging or maintaining It also has a small cooling fan if 15A rapid charge is being used. I also have a GFI 20a outlet for using my charger.

Can be used on a standard, AGM or gel battery. Good luck and let us know how you make out. Scott
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Old 11-11-2020, 01:06 PM   #5
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Even though I use the Battery Tender, it would be nice to have a readout as to the amount of charge. Wonder if there is a gauge you could add to the Battery Tender?
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Old 11-22-2020, 02:53 PM   #6
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Forget the tender, they can and do cause fires. Just charge it once and a while.
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Old 12-16-2020, 10:31 AM   #7
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Not sure if you decided on what charger to get yet, but I see Northern Tool has a special going on for a battery maintainer. Haven't used it myself, just info.
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Old 01-02-2021, 10:58 AM   #8
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The Schumacher BEO1250 says its for marine or deep cycle, so is this overkill for Group 1 car batteries ?????
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Old 01-10-2021, 01:58 PM   #9
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I agree with bob p, just put a regular charger on the battery once a month, keep the cells up to the correct level and you should be OK. I charge the batteries on my cars on or about the first of the month November through April. I have NAPA Group 1 batteries in all the cars, including my 23 roadster and regularly get 6-8 years out of each. My main concern with a tender is that it’s always plugged in and I’m just old fashioned enough to be cautious about that. Others will disagree and that’s OK.
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Old 01-11-2021, 11:09 AM   #10
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If you need any kind of charger break out ya test light. Or take off a cable to see if you have some leak somewhere. Myself I can/t drive all these but I go in the barn two turns it starts right up then go So 3 months it starts instantly because it is right. and I have never shut off any fuel valves either. Come here be a believer since Sept 20 lets go no tender
no nothing = lets go... 1923 Ford. and not crankin the thing either...sam LOL
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