Thread: Ironhead Battery Minder
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Old 11th October 2018
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It's not just a convertor, it is more than just a charger.

It is not an "Automatic charger" that switches from 6A to 2A.
2A will cook your bike battery if left on. No voltage control. It just keeps pumping 14.5+ volts into your battery which will turn to heat when the battery reaches full charge.

A Tender is a brand name for a float charger.
It charges at a low rate so it packs as much juice into the battery as it will take (a peak charge). Then it shuts down and supplies a lower voltage "float charge" that will maintain the battery indefinitely without cooking it.

I also have the Harley version for 10+ years (pretty sure it is a rebranded Battery Tender). I have a second one that is made by Schumacher Electric. The only time I get out my manual charger is for a stone dead battery.

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