These red tops are a preferred battery for the H1 hummers. They seem to take the abuse of winching these bohemiths and all the lighting draws well. But don’t last forever either. I actually went with a really high end AC Delco set last time. The batteries were about $500 each but the dealership said they were the answer for my truck. Almost 2 years now and no problems. I get them load tested every time the truck is in for some service work and so far 100%.Ended up going with the Optima Red Top,just finished installing it.Thanks Guy's...............
We can could some years get away with 5 months Hotrod but the layer of sand and gravel chips that they spread up here in winter, is seldom swept up by then. My first real outing is usually the second week of May here in AB.She’s on a trickle charge now for the long New England winter.5 months more, than its spring here,a little longer for you Northerners,sorry brothers.......
Cool pictures. 8 volt is admittedly before my time I think.Trickle , maintainer, tender, charger , holy 12 Volt !! I have found that the companies making them use different names to describe the charger, and they all charge the battery , just in different amps and some are regulated and others just charge untill timed out or manually shut off.
I have all kinds of them from big old one on wheels that you set with a timer to the modern day auto maintainer or is it tender ???
Some of the older small ones were just a charger like the 6amp Allanson shown, it never stopped untill you unplugged it, so chance of overcharging a battery was possible.
The old Forney was a cadillac having 6, 8, 12 volts, yes I said 8 volts which most of you probably never heard of in the auto world , I added a pic of a 8 volt car battery count the fill caps (4). If you can see the toggle switch at right bottom it has high and trickle settings. So trickle meant it just gave low amps thus a slow charge time no auto shut off timer.
The modern Eliminator is a 2 amp intellegent battery charger as said on the box but also it says it is a trickle charger. It senses a low battery and charges untill full and shuts down and won't charge untill the battery is low again thus maintaining the battery at 12+ volts.
Maybe confusing but they all charge , just some are regulated and some are not, so call them what you want.
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