Timer for protecting battery when charging

eBob

New Member
I found these for sale at Menard for $7.00. It is a power outlet with a timer. I plan on using it when I charge my battery so it will not overcharge.


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Chris Nolte

Well-Known Member
I found these for sale at Menard for $7.00. It is a power outlet with a timer. I plan on using it when I charge my battery so it will not overcharge.


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That's an excellent idea! I'm going to start recommending this to customers for now on. All the bikes we sell have an auto-shut off but taking extra precautions can't hurt.
 

Trinity

Member
Not sure if it was a "freak" occurrence, but on ONE occasion, I finished charging the battery and disconnected the charger from the wall, but NOT the battery. To my dismay, the battery drained with this arrangement. I wonder if this might happen when the timer cuts power to the charger. I have not replicated this incident (for fear of battery damage), but nowadays, I always disconnect the battery from the charger once fully charged. No more phantom drain.