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[Amazon.ca] NOCO 3500 3.5A Battery Charger/Maintainer - $57.35 - 32% Off

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[Amazon.ca] NOCO 3500 3.5A Battery Charger/Maintainer - $57.35 - 32% Off

Just ordered one of these from Amazon.ca
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Good deal!
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Thanks op. Great price.

Got it to replace my 2A smart charger WITHOUT the desulphate/repair mode.
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I still wish I could find a decent place to mount this on my ford escape 2011. I live northern Ontario and my only issues in the Winter is my battery losing a bit of energy for short trips in the town. I kind of wanted to install it like my battery blanket.
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My bad, for some reason i was thinking it was displaying CDN prices! Oooops
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redblack wrote: Easy lifetime returns with Costco.
Lifetime returns?

Please don't ruin it for the rest of us. Akin to the 90-day electronics return policy.
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does anyone recall the price this was on sale for at cdn tire last week?
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Looking for a charger to maintain battery when leaving car outside in winter unused for weeks. Is this or the Costco model suitable for winter outdoors use?
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redblack wrote: Easy lifetime returns with Costco.
In terms of performance?
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Is this good for helping the car battery start better? (a.k.a bring it back up to full charge)

When it gets really cold and I park in the outside commuter parking lot it tends to crank longer then normal to start... I wonder if this will help the battery if i plug this in at night in my garage. Thoughts?
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slidxe wrote: Is this good for helping the car battery start better? (a.k.a bring it back up to full charge)

When it gets really cold and I park in the outside commuter parking lot it tends to crank longer then normal to start... I wonder if this will help the battery if i plug this in at night in my garage. Thoughts?
It will but will depend on the condition of the battery and using a lighter oil in your car will probably help also.
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I own this, very happy with the device, A+ !
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slidxe wrote: Is this good for helping the car battery start better? (a.k.a bring it back up to full charge)

When it gets really cold and I park in the outside commuter parking lot it tends to crank longer then normal to start... I wonder if this will help the battery if i plug this in at night in my garage. Thoughts?
Absolutely.

Battery performance drops like a rock in cold weather and most people's cars (ie over 90%) can't fully charge a battery. A fully charged battery in good condition (ie well taken care of with a low level of sulfation) should perform very well in extremely cold weather. As a bonus, batteries in good condition typically won't need to be constantly charged overnight in cold weather - just every week or two will be fine to top off the battery when it gets cold. To keep your battery running in good condition for as long as possible, charge the battery every few months in warmer weather as well.
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jackrabbit000 wrote: It will but will depend on the condition of the battery and using a lighter oil in your car will probably help also.
An older battery in poor condition won't hold a charge as well as the battery is probably sulfated to a certain degree so charging it every night will do wonders to how well that battery will perform during the day.
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bizzyseller wrote: Thanks op. Great price.

Got it to replace my 2A smart charger WITHOUT the desulphate/repair mode.
Don't put much faith on the built in desulfate/repair mode... The mode basically does an equalization charge - applies a higher than normal charging voltage (typically around 16V) in order to equalize the charge across all 6 cells in a 12V battery for between 2 to 4 hours. This will recovery some capacity from your battery (especially the first time you run it) but it won't help too much for a sulfated (heavily or light... won't matter).

I recently purchased an used Kirkland battery that is 6 months old which was rated for 640 CCA but only measured 540 CCA after charging with a standard dumb 10A charger. I then charged it up a CTEK MXS 5.0 with a manually engageable recondition mode which does approx the same thing as the repair mode on the NOCO - I got 550 CCA after reconditioning it twice. In other words, not much changed as the cells were pretty close to balanced. In a Youtube video, someone else used a similar CTEK charger's recondition mode on an older battery and it recovered 200CCA (about 1/4 of the original capacity) from that abused battery so the mode does work in certain situations.

Now you might be thinking that my battery is defective... Well, I used a desulfator which I built from a kit off of e-Bay for $12 US Shipped, ran it for 4 days (96 hours...), and the battery now measures 640 CCA so about 20 CCA per day.

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