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vexilar battery/charger?



I just picked up a used vex that didn't come with a battery or charger. I was looking at the vex site and it seems the 12v9a battery is standard. I can get away with a battery that is less amps like a 7.5 or 8 or should I try to stick with a 9 amp. Also will any 12 volt charger that has alligator clips work of the battery or should I buy a specific brand of charger? I seen one that was a 12v9a charger for 40 bucks before shipping. Seems a little spend when I can get two 12v9a batteries and a charger off hsolist for 44 bucks. Also do I need to get a battery charge indicator light or can I just guess my battery charge time?

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you will get more time out of a 9ah than a 7ah. only difference.

any 12 volt charger will work... umm well I wouldn't use the one I use for my boat's deep cycle. What I'm saying is don't spend double for a vexilar logo on the same piece of cheap chinese carp. wink

I would fork over the dough for a "smart" charger though, the kind that knows not to overcharge. I'm guessing most if not all of them have that circuitry built in.

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If you were closer to the Minnesota Twin Cities I'd suggest going to one of the Axe Man stores and rooting around in their power supply section. I've come away with a couple nice low current dual stage automatic chargers for sealed batteries.

Also picked up a couple inexpensive surplus 1A dual stage automatic chargers from AllElectronics a while back but looks like those are all gone.

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