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Re: same here Noco Genius 3500 to Noco Genius 5
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Posted by Dave The Ice Age Knave [Email] (#2068) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Dave The Ice Age Knave) on Mon, 30 Nov 2020 20:03:10 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: same here, bobc [Profile/Gallery] , Sat, 28 Nov 2020 06:58:19
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I had one of those "designed in sweden" trickle chargers for many years until the cable failed and I couldn't repair it. It was great but didn't have an AGM battery feature. I replaced it with a Noco Genius 3500 that didn't even last 6 months in our cold climate - the cable separated due to not enough plasticizer in the cable formula for cold climates. Grateful that Noco replaced it right away after I cut the cord and sent them a pic. Also filled with gratitude that they replaced it with a Genius 5 which has higher output and a more flexible cable. Not sure how the 3500 passed design or maybe it was a supplier issue. The Noco appears to not only have a higher potential output than the Swedish designed unit I owned it has lithium and a repair function. Personally, I find batteries last longer for a driveway queen if you pull it out, charge it up and let it sit in a quiet, dark, above zero Celsius home.Leaving them in a locked 9-5 discharges them too much unless plugged in.
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