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post #1 of 5 Old Nov 3rd, 2007, 9:03 am Thread Starter
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Question gel battery difference

i would like to know the difference between a gel battery charger and a charger for BMW gel batteries? I was looking at chargers for my 04 R1200CLC and i saw the Deltran Plus and BMW Gel models. can any one tel me the difference between the two if any ?

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post #2 of 5 Old Nov 3rd, 2007, 9:14 am
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Gel batteries need to be charged at a lower voltage then lead acid batteries. Any charger designed for Gels should be okay. I would buy a multi stage charger that has a float mode. This way is can be left on without damage to your battery from over charging.

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I don't believe there is any difference except $$. Detran makes chargers for BMW. See http://www.batterytender.com/
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+1 on the battery tender...

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+2 on the battery tender...

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