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    Battery charger ?

    I think I need to inest in a new battery charger. My old one is a 4amp Absaar 6/12 volt with normal & boost options. It's at least 30 years old so can't grumble. My question is : What should I be looking for ? I don't really need 6V but certainly don't need 12V. My largest battery is a 125amp battery off a 3CX, most of mine are 643s and 644s. I like the idea of being able to regulate the oputput of the charger and it must go into idle mode when the battery is charged.

    Any advice or names/models that I can Google and look at please ? Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Re: Battery charger ?

    http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/sho...attery+charger

    Have you had a read of this thread, quite interesting?

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    Re: Battery charger ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2414.ginger View Post
    http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/sho...attery+charger

    Have you had a read of this thread, quite interesting?
    Yes, I actually read that yesterday, along with some others and didn't know chargers could be so complicated ! I had a 643 that had gone completely flat and was having a job to charge it. I used a slave and started the tractor and ran it for about 10 minutes and the tractor would then start on it's own battery. I did pull the charger apart because I thought maybe there was a problem with the fuse. I took the "fuse" box apart but there isn't a fuse inside it ! Don't know how that works

    I put a meter across the + & - of the charger and there is something coming out of it, also tested another battery with and without the charger attached and there is a difference in readings. Sorry but electrics were never my strong point !!!

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    Re: Battery charger ?

    My ancient Absaar also started playing up last autumn and I've bought a GYS TCB 60 from http://www.saracendistribution.co.uk/
    Simple tool which cuts out when fully charged.
    Don't itch for something if you're not prepared to scratch for it.

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    Re: Battery charger ?

    Quote Originally Posted by wr. View Post
    My ancient Absaar also started playing up last autumn and I've bought a GYS TCB 60 from http://www.saracendistribution.co.uk/
    Simple tool which cuts out when fully charged.
    I had a look at that and it says for charging up to 60Ah batteries.

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    Re: Battery charger ?

    I can assure you that it charges the biggest 12v batteries we've got which are 656's? I think they are 120 amp but they do a 120 also for not a lot more money.

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    Had a look today and the biggest battery I've charged with the GYS is a Varta J5 which is 130 amp.
    Last edited by wr.; 20-02-17 at 08:16 PM.
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