12v Battery advice: recharge, replace, etc?

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  1. fpfpfpfpfp

    fpfpfpfpfp Junior Member

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    The battery was tested at a shop and they said it was still good (according to their device) just recommended that i drive it/power it more often so, not buying a battery for the time being.

    (but, according to a link posted earlier in this thread, 'truestart' is [also] oem. fyi)

    thx tho!
     
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    understood. thx.
    juggling a lot of other time sensitive things, as well... but, will try to look into this asap. any brands/models you recommend? acceptable price range to spend? and, new or used?
     
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    @fpfpfpfpfp I have a cheap Midtronics tester that doesn't work well. The shops and auto parts stores have much better ones is what I meant. You should be good. I would not drive more just get a charger/maintainer as mentioned and recharge the battery occasionally.

    moto g(7) power ?
     
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    ctek is excellent, but most anything on amazon from $25-50. will do the job. you want settings for agm batterry 4 amps or less.
     
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    Do you have the v Five ATP or an upgraded or aftermarket camera/head unit? The 2012 v Five has no parking lines.
     
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    Ahh, must be the ATP. My apologies for the mixup.
     
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    I did the same thing 3 years ago..... but I didn't need a battery. It was the invertor.
     
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    Well, decided to search what types of adapters are available to connect that U1 battery up. I could not find a direct U1 flag to pencil terminal. I did find U1 flag to top post, then you can use the SAE to pencil post (JIS). Pretty sure your uncle could help. For me as long as it doesn’t involve soldering I could as well.

    Just for future reference....
     
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