I picked up one of those Chicago Electric float chargers at Harbor Freight a
couple of months ago. On the box it says OK for use on flooded or gel-cell
batteries... BUT on the other side of the box it says, "Caution - Do not use
on gel lead-acid or AGM type batteries." Since my Optima is an AGM, I guess
I better not use it.
It also says to check battery voltage before use and not to use it if
battery voltage is less than 12 Volts.
It was cheap but sometimes you get what you pay for.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry & Maureen (Mo)" <JCMC2006@suddenlink.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:19 PM
Subject: [Tigers] Batteries
> Some of you might remember some time ago there was a discussion about
> batteries and chargers. I made the comment about the cheap "float"
> that Harbor Freight sells (I've seen as low as $4.99) that I have been
> for about 10 years. This months Hot Rod magazine (Oct10) has an article
> about "gel cells" and on page 76 you can see what I was talking about.
> good info on batts also.
> Jerry Christopherson