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Maintainer 10 Trickle Charger

$99.99$74.94

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Battery drain in the off season can be a real bummer. The Maintainer 10 Trickle Charger is specifically engineered to be an all-in-one solar solution to keep 12V batteries preserved when not in use, like those found in motorcycles, cars, boats, tractors, off-road vehicles, etc. Also included an in-line regulator so you never have to worry about over-charging and discharging. The Maintainer 10 is built to withstand the elements with tempered glass and a durable aluminum frame.
  • Maintenance-Free Trickle Charger Built-in solar panel for complete plug-and-play battery protection. In-line charge controller never over-charges.
  • Easy Installation Removable suction cups and durable loops for quick attachment. Long-lasting battery connectors
  • Durable, Weatherproof Construction Tempered glass and aluminum frame to withstand the elements. Highly-efficient monocrystaline panel.
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How It Charges

How the Maintainer 10 Trickle Charger Works:

This plug-and-play solar trickle charger prevents the natural battery drain in 12V lead acid batteries found in motorcycles, cars, boats, recreational vehicles, tractors, etc. This natural drain tends to happen when 12V batteries are left unused during an off-season. Lead acid batteries last longer when kept fully charged at all times, even when not in use. Also includes a built-in charger regulator to avoid over-charging and reverse discharging.

Position the solar trickle charger when it receives the most direct sunlight as possible and connect to the battery using one of the included connectors. Proven effective during all types of sunlight-including cloudy conditions.

 

How the Maintainer Works

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Q: What type of batteries can I use?
  • A: The Maintainer can be used on any rechargeable 12V lead acid battery and is designed to provide a trickle charge over time.
  • Q: How do I know if the Maintainer is charging my battery?
  • A: The Maintainer's junction box has a light that will illuminate when the solar panel is working. For the best results position the solar panel so it receives as much full, bright sunlight as possible.
  • Q: How does the Maintainer attach?
  • A: The Maintainer can attach to a vehicle's window with the included suction cups, or can be tethered to a vehicle with the built-in loops.
  • Q: How do I connect the Maintainer to my battery?
  • A: There are three different connectors included depending on you situation - an SAE connector commonly used on motorcycle batteries, alligator clips to attach to typical 12V battery posts, and a 12V connector to charge a battery through the 12V car port. Plug the appropriate connector into the Maintainer's cable and then attach it to the battery.
  • Q: Can I start or drive my vehicle while the Maintainer is connected to the battery?
  • A: Yes, it is safe to operate a vehicle with the Maintainer attached. If you are using the suction cups on a windshield, make sure the Maintainer is not a distraction in your field of vision.
  • Q: Can I extend the connection?
  • A: Yes, 6mm extensions cables are available on this website. Although you can extend the cable, keep in mind a longer connection will decrease the efficiency of the Maintainer.
  • Q: Do I need a charge controller?
  • A: No, the Maintainer has an in-line charge controller to ensure you'll never over-charge your battery. This built-in protection makes the Maintainer an easy, plug-and-play solution to keep your batteries healthy when not in use.
  • Q: Can I use Maintainer outdoors?
  • A: Yes, the Maintainer has been designed and engineered to be a durable charging system that can be used outdoors in any weather.
  • Q: How long does it take to charge my battery?
  • A: The Maintainer is designed to keep your battery at a healthy charge level when it's not in use, not to completely charge an empty battery.
Charge Times
 
Charging From: Switch 8 Guide 10 Plus Sherpa 50 Sherpa 100 Yeti 150 Yeti 400 Yeti 1250
USB 4 Hours 6-10 Hours N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wall N/A N/A 3 Hours 3 Hours 6 Hours 5 Hours 16-20 Hours
Car N/A N/A 3 Hours 4 Hours 8 Hours 13 Hours 40+ Hours
Nomad 7 Solar Panel 4-8 Hours 3-6 Hours Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
Nomad 13 Solar Panel 4 Hours 2.5-5 Hours 8-16 Hours 15-30 Hours 26-52 Hours Not Recommended Not Recommended
Nomad 20 Solar Panel 4 Hours 2.5-5 Hours 6-12 Hours 10-20 Hours 17-34 Hours 40-80 Hours 125-250 Hours
Boulder 15 Solar Panel 4 Hours 2.5 Hours 8-16 Hours 13-26 Hours 22-44 Hours 53-106 Hours Not Recommended
Boulder 30 Solar Panel Not Compatible Not Compatible 4-8 Hours 7-14 Hours 11-22 Hours 26-52 Hours 80-160 Hours
Escape 30 Briefcase Not Compatible Not Compatible 4-8 Hours 7-14 Hours 11-22 Hours 26-52 Hours 80-160 Hours

What It Powers

Charge Times
 
Charging: Nomad 7 Nomad 13 Nomad 20 Boulder 15 Boulder 30 Escape 30 Briefcase
Switch 8 4-8 Hours 4 Hours 4 Hours 4 Hours Not Compatible Not Compatible
Guide 10 Plus 3-6 Hours 2.5-5 Hours 2.5-5 Hours 2.5 Hours Not Compatible Not Compatible
Sherpa 50 Not Recommended 8-16 Hours 6-12 Hours 8-16 Hours 4-8 Hours 4-8 Hours
Sherpa 100 Not Recommended 15-30 Hours 10-20 Hours 13-26 Hours 7-14 Hours 7-14 Hours
Escape 150 Not Recommended 26-52 Hours 17-34 Hours 22-44 Hours 11-22 Hours 11-22 Hours
Yeti 150 Not Recommended 26-52 Hours 17-34 Hours 22-44 Hours 11-22 Hours 11-22 Hours
Yeti 400 Not Recommended Not Recommended 40-80 Hours 53-106 Hours 26-52 Hours 26-52 Hours
Yeti 1250 Not Recommended Not Recommended 125-250 Hours Not Recommended 80-160 Hours 80-160 Hours
How many times will our batteries charge your device?
 
Charges: Switch 8 Guide 10 Plus Sherpa 50 Sherpa 100 Yeti 150 Yeti 400 Yeti 1250
Headlamp (4 Watt-Hours) 2 Charges 2 Charges 12 Charges 25 Charges 37 Charges 100 Charges 300+ Charges
Smartphone (5-7 Watt-Hours) 1 Charge 1-2 Charges 7 Charges 14 Charges 20-30 Charges 55-80 Charges 200+ Charges
GoPro® (5 Watt-Hours) 1-2 Charges 1-2 Charges 9 Charges 18 Charges 25 Charges 70+ Charges 200+ Charges
DSLR Camera (8 Watt-Hours) 1 Charge 1 Charge 5 Charges 10 Charges 12 Charges 20+ Charges 100+ Charges
Tablet (25-42 Watt-Hours) 25% Boost 25% Boost 1-2 Charges 2-4 Charges 3-6 Charges 9-16 Charges 29-50 Charges
Laptop (50 Watt-Hours) N/A N/A 1 Charge 1-2 Charges 1-7 Charges 2-17 Charges 15-25 Charges

Tech Specs

Solar Panel:

  • Rated Power: 10W
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 18-22V
  • Cell Type: Monocrystalline

General:

  • Weight: 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
  • Dimensions: 16 x 12.25 x 1 in (40.6 x 31.1 x 2.5 cm)
  • Certs: CE, FCC, ROHS
  • Warranty: 12 months
  • User Guide: Download PDF

Charge Controller

  • Built in PWM Lead-Acid controller with 3 charging stages: bulk, absorb, float

Ports:

  • Solar Port (6mm): 14-15V, up to 0.7A (10W max)

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In The Box

Whats in the box
What's in the box:
A - Maintainer 10 Trickle Charger
B - SAE Connector Cord
C - Alligator Clamp Connector
D - 12V Car Port Conntector
E - 4 Suction Cups
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