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Old 03-18-2014, 10:58 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Alaskan Sea-Duction View Post
I run my genny a lot, so if it charges the starting battery, why do you have to have a charger on it?
You don't need it unless it sits for a long time like all summer or winter in storage.
If the gen battery was hooked to an echo charge off the main charger, its numb to what is going on with that battery and can easily overcharge it if the house batteries are used heavily.
FWIW, when it exploded, it would have sounded like a cherry bomb going off!!! I was very lucky to have a pallet of paper between me and an exploding golf cart battery less than 5 ft away. My first thought was who the $%#$& threw the cherry bomb? Then the battery caps came raining down from the warehouse roof.
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