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by justoneman
Mon May 01, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 24090

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

What about this charger? There is one available to me locally used.

Schumacher se-82-6


http://www.batterychargers.com/se-82-6/

*On edit I see it is a manual charger.
by justoneman
Mon May 01, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 24090

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

unit in place in defroster mode. http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q399/chrispychips2000/20170501_115017_zpsbmugqf89.jpg Unit Velcro-ed to the carpet. Not going to fall over.. no way. http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q399/chrispychips2000/20170501_123811_zpsg1zklqlg.jpg
by justoneman
Mon May 01, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 24090

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

The final step was to add Velcro to the unit.


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by justoneman
Mon May 01, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 24090

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

BATTERY Wow, that's a fancy battery! The Sears website provided negligible information about this thing. DieHard Platinum AGM group size 34M are made by Odyssey, according to a totally unverified source on a marine blog on the Internet. Take that with a grain of salt. However, if that's the case, h...
by justoneman
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 24090

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

...I will buy another charger. Any recommendations on a reasonably priced charger? I have a somewhat different take on this - save money! You're in the experimental stage right now and want to prove out not only the feasibility of this concept but also its practicality on a daily basis, all before ...
by justoneman
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 24090

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

You'll turn it on when you get in the car and likely you'll turn it off a few minutes before you reach your destination. I don't see any problem with it turning on by itself, do you? Schumacher calls that a 'charger' "designed for 6V and 12V batteries found on small motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobi...
by justoneman
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 24090

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

What concerns me a little bit is that this heater does not turn off with the car's ignition (or should I say off switch). I am only relying on the off switch on the heater. It has built in fuses and I added an inline 40amp by the battery. Do I need to add an additional shut off? I do not think this ...
by justoneman
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 24090

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

Regarding the 12v charger and AGM, it depends on the brand of AGM. Used to be that Deka recommended keeping the maximum charging voltage to 14.4v at around 70degF, whereas the Optimas and Odyssey are spec'd higher but also are ok with this voltage. IMO (having run FLA (flooded lead acid) and AGM in...
by justoneman
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 24090

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

As far as a 12v charger I have one but it is not "optimized" for an AGM battery. I charged my battery up after I used it yesterday. I had it charging for 3 hours. Tell me please what is the difference in a standard charger and one that is optimized for an AGM battery please. Will I do harm...
by justoneman
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 24090

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

jutoneman, thanks for posting the photos of your heater evolution, and appreciate that you're making it look nice as well. Waiting for your writeup as to how it works out for you in real life, before summer comes. Hope you have a smart 12v charger optimized for your AGM battery - be sure to fully r...

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