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Battery charger

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself)' started by Touring525i4dawgs, May 26, 2022.

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    Touring525i4dawgs '02 525it M sport

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    Hi there. Well was out of town for 2weeks and my E46 325 Ci's battery was flat upon returning home. Any suggestions for a maintenance charger? Should I be using one most of the time?
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    Bill
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    steven s

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    2 weeks shouldn't have been a problem unless the battery was over 4 years old.
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    MGarrison

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    Ditto that - Deltran makes the Battery Tender, there are others on the market also - had a collector friend relay over time trickle/smart chargers end up depleting the battery as well, since they are cycling the battery, albeit nominally - so the answer to most of the time would be use it when you need to, but realistically for most of us most of the time will be fine.

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