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For a 1993 500SL MB is there a specific brand name trickle battery preferred since MB not driven much in winter? Or should just purchase from dealer at $150.00. Thanks for advice - new owner.
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For a 1993 500SL MB is there a specific brand name trickle battery preferred since MB not driven much in winter? Or should just purchase from dealer at $150.00. Thanks for advice - new owner.
The MB trickle charger that I've seen is a CTEK product.
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I use a Battery Tender Jr. on my 95 SL. Less than $25 on Amazon.
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The MB trickle charger that I've seen is a CTECK product.
Last year, I just searched for CTECK on google, and just bought it for a lot less. Happy usiing it!
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Trickle battery charger will kill good battery when left on for long time.
There is lot of confusion in naming the chargers, so read the manual for proper explanation.
What you need for long storage is BATTERY MAINTAINER or charger with FLOATING CIRCUIT who will never go above preset voltage, usually 13.6 V.
I have bunch of them for my motorhome, tractor, PWC and some other toys.
Bought them at HF for $4.99
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That's what the Battery Tender brand does. Go to their web site and read the info on their products. My MB dealer recommended them to me long ago. Buy whatever you wish. Good luck.

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Thanks Guys!! I am checking out Amazon for the Battery Jr and Ctek. Thanks for the help.
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Last year, I just searched for CTECK on google, and just bought it for a lot less. Happy usiing it!
That was my point too. I actually have a small 0.8/4 Amp trickle charger and a 25 Amp charger from CTEK.

http://www.ctek.com/EN-GB/Default.aspx

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