[TR] Battery troubles

dave dave at ranteer.com
Thu Oct 15 12:06:43 MDT 2020

Funny you should mention this.


I have a battery charger that I bought from Kmart (remember them) around 1978.  All steel construction with an analog gage in front.  It still works great.


I purchased a modern charger about 10 years ago and it lasted only a few years.


If you have a light timer, you can plug the charger into the timer and let it charge only an hour or so a day.  Old tech + old tech beats new tech!




From: Triumphs <triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net> On Behalf Of Chris Simo
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:27 AM
To: list Triumph <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Subject: [TR] Battery troubles


My Tr4 hasn't gotten out at all this summer.   I put my new battery charger on it -  It's all electronic  vs my old one that just had a 3 position switch and an analog meter.


This new charger is quite fancy, it will tell you if the battery is connected backwards,  light a light with a bad battery, etc.  Trouble is I"m not sure I trust it.


I've had this thing tell me 4 batteries are bad.  I havent been driving my truck, my wife hasn't been driving her Z4,  and my mom's car battery showed bad as well....


I think I'm going to buy an old school charger and see what happens.  It's cheaper than buying one of the four batteries....


Or they just sat so long they died.....     Anyone have experience with those newer fancy chargers?  Any issues or concerns?



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