Battery charge help?

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  1. pvw10

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    I have two leisure batteries both wired together with the Sargent add on loom you can buy. I wish to fit a trickle charger so whenever the mains is on it trickles my question is which clips go to which battery ?
     
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    Assuming you haven't already got a built in charger (Most Have) so check first
    The Red clip will go on any +Terminal on either battery and the Black clip on any - Terminal on either battery.
    Treat your two batteries as One Big one, with two + s and Two - s
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    As geo says what's wrong with the built in charger, shouldn't need another one
     
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    The thing is pants, it's running hotter and louder than I would like it to be but had it checked it and all ok.
    Just thought a fit and forget trickler better than me remembering to turn the psu on/off as I don't like this particular one being left on.
     
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    Are the battery's ok , it's not having to work to hard to charge two battery's is it?
     
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    Hay Paul suggest you get a smart charger 4 stage pref
    simple single stage will kill your batteries in no time
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    Good shout no there both new, I bought them. They hold charge well it's just the topping up in fixing.
     
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    Only Ctek for me, as I have Italian bikes you find the best chargers he he
     
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    Negative to negative on one of the batteries, positive to the positive on the other.
    This will give a more even charge.

    Edit: This is also the best way to have your electrics connected to the batteries as it gives an even dis-charge as well.
     
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