View Full Version : Wheeled battery charger

Dave Lehnert
09-21-2010, 5:36 PM
Could use a charger/ starter in the shop. Looking at the two linked below. It would be used for car/ truck (F150/F250) Zero Turn mower and such.
Is this unit big enough? Too big? Not sure what is needed in a charger.



Jerome Stanek
09-21-2010, 6:00 PM
They both are rated a 200 amp start so I think I would go with the Northern one. I have a 200amp unit I bought from sears back in the 70s and it will almost start my Ford tractor that had a dead battery. It will start My F 350 with no battery.

Chris Damm
09-22-2010, 9:37 AM
I use Battery Tenders for maintaining the charge on my batteries for my '72 El Camino SS, streetrod, fishing boat, and lawn tractor. Inexpensive and they won't overcharge your batteries.

Marty Paulus
09-22-2010, 9:55 AM
I actually have an older version of this:


I like the smart chargers. They prevent the boiling off of the batteries if you leave the charger on. I keep my boat batteries on chargers during the winter months to keep them fresh, rotating the charger from battery to battery about once a week. Takes longer then I care to admit to completely cycle through all the batteries I have to care for....

Matt Meiser
09-22-2010, 10:11 AM
I've got one like what Marty posted that has a start function. Mine has the Vector brand name on it which SB&D owns because I've seen them in the B&D outlet store. I've used it once in the past when I ran the battery down on a truck and it worked fine--but it wasn't totally dead. Just charge on high for a couple minutes, swtich to start and go. Its got a desulphurizing (sp?) function that the place that sold me the deep cycle battery for my sump pump said is a good idea every 6 months or so. Its a lot smaller, lighter, and more portable than the ones you are looking at and I bet you would find it would meet most any need you have.

Dave Lehnert
09-22-2010, 4:39 PM
Thanks to everyone. I will have a look at the smaller units. I was not sure what size I would need to start a dead battery