Battery recomendation - Page 7 - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #121  
Old December 28th, 2015, 04:48 PM
down_shift's Avatar
down_shift
Status: Offline
Russell
94' D90 ST & 06' LR3
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Leesburg, VA
Posts: 4,118
Registry
What is the battery conditioner of choice these days... and why? Any feedback on KeyLine?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2648705307.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	206.3 KB
ID:	138074   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-287890168.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	198.6 KB
ID:	138075  

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #122  
Old December 28th, 2015, 04:56 PM
nathanwind's Avatar
nathanwind
Status: Offline
Jason Lavender
88-90-127-LR3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 8,741
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by down_shift View Post
What is the battery conditioner of choice these days... and why? Any feedback on KeyLine?
I use the Ctek 3300s...have probably a 1/2 dozen of them:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage

It's essentially what the Ferrari/Lambo guys use, and figure if they are good enough for their rides they are good enough for my sh*tboxes .
__________________
Jason Lavender
'71 Series IIA
'88 127 #F96 DKN
'94 90 NAS #324
'06 LR3 HSE

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(10% discount for DSource members, use coupon code "D90")

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old December 28th, 2015, 04:57 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,226
Registry
I use a Noco Gen1. 10 Amp, waterproof. They do a smaller version that is good for most people the Genm1, 4 Amp.
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #124  
Old December 28th, 2015, 05:40 PM
Rocky's Avatar
Rocky
Status: Offline
Chris
72 + D1 drivetrain
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Colonies Aka Boston
Posts: 8,762
Use Sears units. If your truck lives outdoors, make sure you plug it into a gfi protected outlet
__________________
A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old December 29th, 2015, 01:51 PM
Rufus's Avatar
Rufus
Status: Offline
Rufus
1994 NAS D90 ST #1118
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Shore, MASS
Posts: 489
Registry
I ended up staying with the Gel and picked up the DieHard Advanced Gold AGM Battery (Group Size 34). We will see how it stands up - Time will tell

Good call re: the trickle charger / maintainer. Are those ever set up so you can plug them right into the cigarette lighter? just thinking that would be very easy.

The reason I ask, because I picked up a Marine Solar Trickle Charger for my Dad's 13 Whaler and it simply plugs into the cigarette lighter. It keeps the batt charged for when the boat isn't in use, but the bilge pump is running, etc. Overall the set up works really well.




.
__________________
"Sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Dude here. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place"

D90 Yahoo Group member since 2001
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old December 29th, 2015, 06:33 PM
Frank84
Status: Offline
Frank Battersby
95 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rufus View Post
Good call re: the trickle charger / maintainer. Are those ever set up so you can plug them right into the cigarette lighter? just thinking that would be very easy.


Yes, but it only works when the cigarette lighter is energized so if you need to leave the key in the on position that may be less than ideal.
__________________
'95 Soft Top
'89 Classic Tdi
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old December 29th, 2015, 07:57 PM
Jymmiejamz's Avatar
Jymmiejamz
Status: Offline
Jimmy
1995 D90 SW #365
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,468
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank84 View Post
Yes, but it only works when the cigarette lighter is energized so if you need to leave the key in the on position that may be less than ideal.
That depends on the vehicle. I don't know about how they are on Defenders, but a lot of vehicles have aux outlets that have constant power.
__________________
Car Camping Collective founding member and Treasurer
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old December 29th, 2015, 08:37 PM
rover4x4's Avatar
rover4x4
Status: Offline
Phillip
1995 SW #487/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Old North State
Posts: 7,522
Registry
ive used the ctek charger, it does a good job on the agm batteries
__________________
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old December 29th, 2015, 08:46 PM
KKilo23's Avatar
KKilo23
Status: Offline
Kenny
NAS SW l NAS ST l 110 SW | 110 Crew
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Posts: 2,065
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by rover4x4 View Post
ive used the ctek charger, it does a good job on the agm batteries
Same
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old December 29th, 2015, 09:25 PM
Broncoduecer's Avatar
Broncoduecer
Status: Offline
peter
D90
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NV
Posts: 1,433
Quote:
Originally Posted by KKilo23 View Post
Same
Which charger are you guys using?
I mean model.
Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old December 29th, 2015, 09:26 PM
lightwriter's Avatar
lightwriter
Status: Offline
Carlos Ascencio
'84 One Ten
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Essex Fells, NJ, USA
Posts: 96
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by rover4x4 View Post
ive used the ctek charger, it does a good job on the agm batteries
Same here. I brought the agm on my BMW back from completely dead.
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old December 29th, 2015, 09:45 PM
KKilo23's Avatar
KKilo23
Status: Offline
Kenny
NAS SW l NAS ST l 110 SW | 110 Crew
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Posts: 2,065
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Broncoduecer View Post
Which charger are you guys using?
I mean model.
CTEK 3300 and 7200. Either will work.
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old February 22nd, 2016, 02:00 PM
Rufus's Avatar
Rufus
Status: Offline
Rufus
1994 NAS D90 ST #1118
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Shore, MASS
Posts: 489
Registry
Quick question - I picked up a CTEK 3300 do you guys recommend snowflake mode or car mode for a DieHard Advanced Gold AGM Group Size 34? I would appreciate any help trying to figure out the details. CTEK FAQs say "It depends. Optima and Hawker recommend snowflake mode. If there is no indication on the battery, use car mode for batteries over 14Ah or MC mode for batteries under 14Ah"




.
__________________
"Sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Dude here. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place"

D90 Yahoo Group member since 2001
Reply With Quote
  #134  
Old February 22nd, 2016, 02:25 PM
nathanwind's Avatar
nathanwind
Status: Offline
Jason Lavender
88-90-127-LR3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 8,741
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rufus View Post
Quick question - I picked up a CTEK 3300 do you guys recommend snowflake mode or car mode for a DieHard Advanced Gold AGM Group Size 34? I would appreciate any help trying to figure out the details. CTEK FAQs say "It depends. Optima and Hawker recommend snowflake mode. If there is no indication on the battery, use car mode for batteries over 14Ah or MC mode for batteries under 14Ah"

.
I just run it on "regular" battery mode, unless you think it's going to be extreme cold temps. I keep my Interstate Marine batteries on a charger in upstate-NY all winter and even with the extreme cold I just use the "regular" setting wit no issues. The Optima may recommend snowflake mode because it's a gel battery?
__________________
Jason Lavender
'71 Series IIA
'88 127 #F96 DKN
'94 90 NAS #324
'06 LR3 HSE

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(10% discount for DSource members, use coupon code "D90")

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #135  
Old February 22nd, 2016, 02:33 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,226
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathanwind View Post
The Optima may recommend snowflake mode because it's a gel battery?
Optima in an AGM, not gel.
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #136  
Old February 22nd, 2016, 05:50 PM
Rufus's Avatar
Rufus
Status: Offline
Rufus
1994 NAS D90 ST #1118
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Shore, MASS
Posts: 489
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathanwind View Post
I just run it on "regular" battery mode, unless you think it's going to be extreme cold temps. I keep my Interstate Marine batteries on a charger in upstate-NY all winter and even with the extreme cold I just use the "regular" setting wit no issues. The Optima may recommend snowflake mode because it's a gel battery?
Thanks - yea it says snow flake for AGM batts (mine is an AGM Gel) but then the FAQs says it "depends" so I'm not sure


.
__________________
"Sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Dude here. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place"

D90 Yahoo Group member since 2001
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
battery

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battery Box Redux chris snell Smaller Projects 31 January 9th, 2016 03:34 PM
WNWPP D90 Dual Battery Tray! DJ Menasco Defender Technical Discussions 15 July 29th, 2009 12:00 AM
Battery Light/Tachometer Intermittant markurski Defender Technical Discussions 9 June 21st, 2009 09:18 PM
Dead Battery! And Random Stuff Mike Hippert Misc. Chit-Chat 24 May 31st, 2004 08:49 PM
Sealed battery? OCD90 Defender Technical Discussions 4 December 22nd, 2003 01:43 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:21 AM.


Copyright