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Trickle charger/ conditioner

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by CharlieUK, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. CharlieUK

    CharlieUK Karting

    Jun 30, 2004
    99
    London
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    Charlie
    Folks, Does anyone know what is a quality trickle charger/ conditioner for a 355 to plug in when car not being used for several wks at a time?
    Where can I buy from?
    Prices?

    Thx.
     
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  3. GavC

    GavC Formula Junior

    May 9, 2004
    492
    Lincolnshire, Englan
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    Gavin Culshaw
    I use a Opti-mate which I got(free) with my car cocoon. However I would say that the Battery tender one is better. I have seen the tech stuff on both. We sell Battery Tenders in our shops. Cost approx £45-50. You can get them from most Automotive retailers
     
  4. Boxer 512

    Boxer 512 Formula Junior
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    May 5, 2004
    468
    London, UK
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    Seb King
    Charlie,

    I use Oxford Oxi-Miser(s) on both my cars and my bike, and they work perfectly. You can bolt on to the terminals semi-permanently or use the crocodile clips, (both are supplied with the unit).

    Cheers,

    Seb
     
  5. CharlieUK

    CharlieUK Karting

    Jun 30, 2004
    99
    London
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    Charlie
    Thanks guys for all the help. So its off to Halfords and Radio Shack. Unless anyone knows of somewhere better to buy in S-E UK?
     
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  7. mac355gts

    mac355gts Karting

    Dec 27, 2003
    70
    London/Kent U.K
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    Alan
    I got a Porsche one from Kent High Performance, keeps the 355 in fine fettle, and it just plugs in to the cigarette lighter.
    Think they are about £50 now.
     
  8. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

    Nov 19, 2003
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    South Oxfordshire, U
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    Robert
  9. 512Tea Are

    512Tea Are F1 Rookie

    Apr 22, 2004
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    Dear Comrade CharlieUK M8,

    The Porsche one is the thing to go for. It plugs straight into the cigarette lighter. It also has a very long lead. Mine has been working continuously for more than six years. Also the crocodile lead models are much less convenient.
     
  10. RF128706

    RF128706 Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
    280
    fwiw I've got a Draper Battery Saver bought from Halfords for £20. I cut the croc clips off and soldered a cigarette lighter plug on (also bought from Halfords for £1.50). Red wire to the centre pin, black to the outer contact. I plug this straight into the power socket in the ash tray and trail the wire through the passenger window lowered by a few mm.

    I'm the first to admit that Halfords is not the best source of Ferrari accessories :D , but I have to admit that the Draper batt saver is excellent. It's tiny and keeps the battery in top form. I'm going to get another one for my bike for the winter.

    Rob.
     
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  12. Dem

    Dem Formula 3

    Mar 21, 2004
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    I'm can back up what Rob says. I bought the same Draper charger from Halfords and it kept my 300ZX battery sweet. Next job (as Rob has done), is to bend those croc clips into a cigarette lighter shape for the 355.......
     

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