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Old 09-16-2021, 05:16 PM
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What is this male plug for?

Trying to figure out what this male plug is for in my 2006 X30. Can I charge my battery from this?
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Old 09-16-2021, 05:23 PM
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Follow it to see where it ends before plugging it in. More than likely it will go directly to an onboard charge that is connected to your battery(s).
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:02 AM
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We add those a lot to things like pontoon and fishing boats to charge the house batteries for trolling motors etc. Anywhere that the engine alternator output is unlikely to keep up with the charging needs say you troll 3 hours and run the engine 10 minutes a day. Can also be added as a way to have onboard electrics powered off a shore power lead if you have a boat that lives on a marina slip with power.
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Old 09-17-2021, 12:02 PM
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Yup, battery charger. I have one in my '07 X2. Just plug an extension cord into it and it will keep your battery topped up.
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Old 09-17-2021, 12:45 PM
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Make sure the on-board charger is a smart charger. Go look at it and read the label.

A constant charge or trickle will ruin a battery.

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Old 09-17-2021, 02:30 PM
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Make sure the on-board charger is a smart charger. Go look at it and read the label.

A constant charge or trickle will ruin a battery.

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I've had batteries on trickle charge all off season... why do you think that will ruin a battery..Never heard that before
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Old 09-17-2021, 05:17 PM
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sorry double posted by mistake
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Old 09-20-2021, 10:07 AM
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I've had batteries on trickle charge all off season... why do you think that will ruin a battery..Never heard that before
I think you're just having a communication breakdown.

What most of us now call "trickle chargers" are actually smart battery maintainers things like battery tenders or any of the NOCO type smart chargers. These reach a charged status and turn off (green light) and then when they detect a voltage drop they turn on to slow charge usually green blinking light saying they're trickling. They also usually blink red if disconnected, or solid red if fast charging (usually still a low amperage like 1amp)

Old school trickle chargers however were just on at something like .1 or .2 amps and they would basically boil off the water in the lead acid batteries if you left them on forever.

So new trickle chargers good, old trickle chargers bad.
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Old 09-20-2021, 07:23 PM
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I think you're just having a communication breakdown.


Old school trickle chargers however were just on at something like .1 or .2 amps and they would basically boil off the water in the lead acid batteries if you left them on forever.

So new trickle chargers good, old trickle chargers bad.
I guess I've been lucky as I've used the "old school" for 40 years with excellent battery life.
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