Newpriusbatteries and prolong charger?

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  1. Hawaiiprius

    Hawaiiprius Junior Member

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    Hello. Is anyone using the prolong charger/reconditioner with a battery replacement from newpriusbatteries? I was about to order a new battery set and had the charger already and planned to switch the wiring harness from the oem battery to this new build.
     
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    I would check with them but I don't think you want to charge newer batteries I have the new battery.... and sold my prolong equipment.
     
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    You can put the harness on, but you won't need to use it for a good bit of time;).

    @2k1Toaster 's kit will last for a good bit of time:).

    But keep the equipment as it never hurts to have it(y).
     
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    Thanks Tim Jones and Raytheeagle
     
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    I'm assuming the NPB kit uses 8mm nuts like the OEM battery, so you wouldn't need to modify the Prolong harness?
     
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    Why the hell would you do that? I installed a NPB set about 2 months ago its a brand new battery runs perfect. You should not have to prop it up with a charger for years and years. Thats the whole idea its a new battery lol....

    Sell that Prolong Charger big market for that I sold mine for $400 on ebay and it was the first one they made with the light bulb sockets on a board had like 100 views and 40 watchers and 25 bids. It was hot.
    Sold for more than it cost.
     
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    Some people do the same with the 12v battery; replaced with a new 12v battery and buy a slow charger to make sure it doesn't fail on them again on their daily driver. Seen those post many times in here.
     
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    Entirely different situation.
    The "prolong charger" stresses the battery......outside it's normal operating range.
    A 12 V battery tender keeps it in the "sweet spot" of it's normal operating range.
    If it indeed is a "daily driver", then a battery tender is not necessary but won't do any harm.
     
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