Gell Cell charger

Submitted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 09:37
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Hi all, I have a 150 AH gell cell in my van that is charged from a solar array when we are travelling. During times when we are not travelling the van is housed under our home (typical Darwin elevated home). What is the best charger to maintain the charge on the battery during storage ?

GeeTee
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12:52

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12:52
GeeTee
I've found these C-TECK chargers to be the best available. They are a bit pricey but you can leave them connected for months at a time.
Cheers
Pete
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Follow Up By: Member - GeeTee (NT) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 21:26

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 21:26
Thanks Pete,

Checked it out on the web. On charge as I post this !
GeeTee
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 13:00

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 13:00
How about a small /cheap solar trickle charger like those sold at supercheap.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 15:15

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 15:15
There's a guy on ebay selling a neat little 14.7v 6 amp 3 stage charger for SLA and Calicum DS batteries for about $50. I just received mine yesterday, seems to be quite good so far! I've got it so I'm not tying my other charger up keeping the 2 x 100amp/hr bat's topped up in the surf. I'd recomend looking at one of those. For the price, you can't do better!
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 22:55

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 22:55
I thought one of the advantages of gel batteries is that they don't lose their charge when stored. I'd expect that you'd be OK provided it was fully charged when you pack it away.
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