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Old 12-07-2015, 05:50 PM   #21
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Curious that the people who make batteries recommend baking soda.
I suggest you pour warm water on the terminals and then scrub with a wire brush. I expect the results will be the same.
Hi: gbaglo... I always thought baking soda neutralized acid. Alf
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:03 PM   #22
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Hi: gbaglo... I always thought baking soda neutralized acid. Alf
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Yup. It does. You can use it to get rid of the tiny amount of citric acid in Coca Cola.
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:28 PM   #23
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Yup. It does. You can use it to get rid of the tiny amount of citric acid in Coca Cola.
And the clean water will rinse the sugar off ... oh, maybe use diet pop.. lol
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Old 12-07-2015, 07:03 PM   #24
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Curious that the people who make batteries recommend baking soda.
I suggest you pour warm water on the terminals and then scrub with a wire brush. I expect the results will be the same.
Why would you suggest using warm water when the people that make batteries recommend baking soda?
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Old 12-07-2015, 07:10 PM   #25
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I am saying that warm water would be just as effective as Coke, as shown in the video.
Coke is not very effective in any of the common web suggestions for its use, and not all that effective as a thirst quencher either.
The tarnish that was removed in the youtube video came off through using the brush, Coke or warm water would do the same.
Baking soda neutralizes acid.
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Old 12-17-2015, 02:36 PM   #26
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I've purchased and hooked up the Battery Minder, but haven't got it going yet. One question (I couldn't find the answer in the manual) -- What's the best charge rate selection for my dual 6v batteries? I can use 2, 4, or 8 amps. Out of caution, I'll get it started at 2 for now.

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Old 12-17-2015, 03:06 PM   #27
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Bruce - the tech I spoke with told me to use 2 unless I needed a faster charge. I'll be interested to hear if it can help your batteries like is has with mine. If it doesn't you can always make use of the one year money back guarantee.
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Old 01-15-2016, 02:13 PM   #28
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UPDATE

I've let the Battery Minder do its thing on my batteries for the last three weeks. I unplugged it yesterday and let the batteries rest overnight. I used my digital multimeter this morning to test them and got a reading of 12.93 volts. I'm a happy camper, and sold on the Battery Minder.

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Old 05-10-2016, 05:51 PM   #29
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Bruce I had missed seeing your post, and I'm glad that the BatteryMinder is working as well for you as it has been for me. I'm planning on using it from the start when we get the new 21. Since we store our trailers inside in our large shed, I want to ask Reace if he will put in a solar disconnect for me since the panels won't be doing any good in storage. Maybe it is not necessary? (solar experts please feel free to speak up)

I'm trying to come up with an easy way to hook up the BatteryMinder on the 21 with the batteries under the seat. It is so easy to pop the battery covers on the 17 and hook up. I've been thinking of an external 12V SAE port that the BatteryMinder quick connect could just plug into. With our Asian Lady Beetle Fall infestation in our part of WI, I don't want to leave anything open to give them a path into the trailer.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:10 PM   #30
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Other than an external port, would it be possible to to have the trailer on shore power, plug the Battery Minder into an inside 120v socket somewhat near the batteries and just let it do its thing inside the trailer? It might even be feasible to mount it permanently in the battery box cabinet. I'm unfamiliar with the layout of the 21, hopefully the owner of one will chime in.

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