- 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.