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Old 04-23-2002, 04:33 AM
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Originally posted by moedip
Go to www.vdcelectronics.com - they make a product called BatteryMinder that you leave hooked up to your battery all the time while in storage. It maintains the battery and uses about 10 cents of electricity a day to do so and also reverses sulphation - which usually builds up and destroys a battery if it is not regularly charged while in storage.

10 cents a day? DANG!

My window airconditioner runs me about $40/year to cool my garage. if it takes 10 cents per day to run a battery charger ($37/yr + charger) and a new battery from walmart is $40-$49 for a high quality Johnson Controls battery, where is the savings? I think your electricity usage numbers may be slightly off, but either way the savings just dont add up.
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