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#1 Meadowlark

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 08:55 AM

We had to purchase a new trickle charger. I have the Casita battery on one, and my riding lawn mower on another. They both have connectors...you have to screw them onto the posts on the battery. Each charger has a pigtail that has the connectors one one end and a typical two prong 'automotive' connector on the battery end.

 

The new trickle charger (from O'Reillys)  came with both the pigtail and old fashioned alligator clamps. The pigtails have fuses (oddly, one had a 7.5 fuse and the new one has a 10).

The cord ending in the alligator clamps, however, don't have a fuse.

 

Why would one style (alligator clamp) lack a fuse, and the pigtail (connector) have one?


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#2 West Texan

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 03:22 PM

We had to purchase a new trickle charger. I have the Casita battery on one, and my riding lawn mower on another. They both have connectors...you have to screw them onto the posts on the battery. Each charger has a pigtail that has the connectors one one end and a typical two prong 'automotive' connector on the battery end.
 
The new trickle charger (from O'Reillys)  came with both the pigtail and old fashioned alligator clamps. The pigtails have fuses (oddly, one had a 7.5 fuse and the new one has a 10).
The cord ending in the alligator clamps, however, don't have a fuse.
 
Why would one style (alligator clamp) lack a fuse, and the pigtail (connector) have one?

Using the alligator clips to jump another battery will draw more amps and should not burn the cables, while the other connections are for slow trickle charging.
Hop that helps.

#3 bikedawg

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 05:10 PM

FWIW, the NOCO charger/maintainers have been the best for the money I've used. Motorcycle batteries will usually die w/in a year or two w/o a charger. I've gotten five years with one, for $50 its a great investment. Theres one on the Casita battery as well when ever hooked up to shore power.

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