BatteryMINDer Battery Charger / Maintainer with Desulfator - 12 Volt 2/4/8 Amp, Model# 12248
Devil is in the details
I use these in my battery store and it is excellent for breathing life into old batteries. Seems gimmicky but is not. I do however want to set a few things straight.
1. You can charge any type of lead acid battery-true but you can not different types at the same time. At first this was a real letdown until I realized it really doesn’t matter because…
2. Connect up to 6 batteries at a time-well not if you read the instructions! Charging instructions say never charge more than one battery at a time because to do so might be unsafe. But at least you can maintain multiple batteries at same time right? ONLY if all the batteries are in identical condition such as those purchased and used together (connected)their entire life.
Most people purchase this for personal use and rarely have they multiple batteries to charge at same time so probably not an issue. No matter what I will continue to use this product because it works! I have saved many customers a lot of money and in doing so assured they return to my store when the time inevitably comes that they will need a new battery.
August 1, 2013
Don't Get It Wet/ Not watertight/ Not Weatherproof
Great Charger it does wonders, it also claims to be "watertight" and "waterproof". If that was true I would still have mine working just two years after i bought it. I used it to charge my boat battery , it was outside but under the Bimini Top (boat canvas cover) the wind blew some rain in under the cover, but not much. I
know this because my other charger (not watertight)was right next to it and it still works great.
September 27, 2012
I bought one of these because it gets old replacing batteries in small equipment. This unit really does the trick every few days I just move it to another battery and so far all mine have lasted through more than one season Including some sealed batteries I use to operate my sprayer.
That alone it has paid for it's self vs battery replacements not to mention the hassle of going to the store to get them and the delay in getting things done.
August 20, 2012
on page 53 OF NORTHERN TOOL BOK FOR ITEM # 167988-1213 -where description of product states :WEATHERPROOF PORTABLE OR MOUNTABLE. ON PAGE 3 OF INSTRUCTION BOOKLET FOR MODEL 12248 1. Do not expose charger to rain or snow. It is designed to operate ONLY INDOORS.
DID I RECEIVE THE WRONG ITEM???????
August 13, 2012
I have had this unit for over 2 years it is kept outdoors under cover of course. works well keeping the generator battery charged and ready.
May 14, 2012
I bought two of the battery tenders for a company with a bunch of small 12 volt start pumps. We had problems with the batteries being dead when a job was starting. This has taken care of the problem and we have had no problems with dead batteries.
January 16, 2012
easy to use.good for charging new battery on slow charge. .rejuvinate old battery. maintaine battery over long storage.
January 9, 2012
I am an over the road driver.I use deep cycle batteries to run my equipment in my truck(microwave,tv,fridge,computer etc.)thru a big inverter.I noticed my batteries lasted alot longer after using this product,than they have before.Definetly alot deeper charge than a regular charger.
January 9, 2012
Excellent battery maintainer
This is one of the few battery maintainers available that will de-sulphate a battery. It's simple to use and it's capable of charging multiple (same type) batteries as well. The first time I used it was to charge a small AGM battery. It charged to a perfect 13.1 volts before automatically switching over to the float/maintenance mode. Don't let the highly detailed owner's manual scare you off. Read it and understand it, and do the job right. In the end you'll realize that for most batteries you simply attach it to the battery, plug it in, select the amps (2,4, or 8 depending on the size of the battery), select the type of battery, and then let 'er go. The solid green "charge light" will automatically switch to a blinking green light when the battery is fully charged and is being maintained with a float charge. This can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on how good or bad the condition of the battery. A decent digital volt-meter is very useful for assessing the state of your battery before and after charging. The BatteryMINDer's customer service is excellent. If you have a question, just email them and expect to get a quick reply back. In my case, just a few hours. It's not too often I use something and it goes beyond what I expect. Such is the case with this charger.
August 17, 2011
Used on RV Battery
I always had problems keeping water in my RV battery during storage. After using this charger I have had no problems. Water stays in and the battery is kept in great condition. It is easy to use and has not required any maintenance.
June 13, 2011