Rechargeable batteries?

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Rechargeable batteries?

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What does everyone do with their batteries for lawn equip over the winter? Just keep them plugged in? If not, do they need to be discharged before storage?

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Do not discharge. Depending on type of battery, some do best when fully charged, others when half charged. None do well when discharged.

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Charge them up. The only ones that you'd need to be concerned about are lead acids. For the rest, just charge them up before storage and don't worry about it.

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Ok thx...... I think I’m going disconnect my lawn tractor battery and bring it in this year.

Has anyone heard of trickle chargers? I guess it keeps your lead acid batteries topped off or fully charged?

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NJ-lawn wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:54 am
Ok thx...... I think I’m going disconnect my lawn tractor battery and bring it in this year.

Has anyone heard of trickle chargers? I guess it keeps your lead acid batteries topped off or fully charged?
A “smart” charger is a good idea for lead acid batteries like those in your car or riding mower that will not get used frequently.

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MasterMech wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:59 am
NJ-lawn wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:54 am
Ok thx...... I think I’m going disconnect my lawn tractor battery and bring it in this year.

Has anyone heard of trickle chargers? I guess it keeps your lead acid batteries topped off or fully charged?
A “smart” charger is a good idea for lead acid batteries like those in your car or riding mower that will not get used frequently.
@MasterMech thanks I picked one up for $20 on amazon. Good insurance

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