Battery maintainer

Matt Technician Texas Posted   Latest  

I am just getting started to do some programing and was wonder what batterie maintainers are recommended? It would be for domestic cars maybe some aisan, no euro stuff. We use to call a mobile guy in and he never used one at all but i am reading everywhere that it is important. We only do about 10-20 flashes a year so i am not looking for the top off the line deluxe model, just something that works good. Thanks

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David Diagnostician
Georgia
David
 

This one has served me well for 2 years now. I tinned my cable ends as they did not want to stay in the terminals otherwise. ebay​.​com/itm/New-PowerM…

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Michael Owner/Technician
Florida
Michael
 

We use this one as well! Very nice unit! Wouldn't program without it!

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Graham Technical Support Specialist
Florida
Graham
 

Hi David I'm with PowerMax, we recommend the 100 Amp for use with any Diagnostic Tool for ideal battery Maintainance. You can use the following promo code DIAGNET15 to get 15% off on the PMBC Series. Hope this helps!

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Jason Owner/Technician
North Carolina
Jason
 

I would suggest checking out a company that I use for all of this type of equipment. AES Wave

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Jose Educator
Texas
Jose
 

I use the Drew Tech maintainer is a great product for the price.

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Robert Technical Support Specialist
New York
Robert
 

When I was still at the dealership I used this never had a issue programming a FCA vehicle using it, but often times wouldn't use it unless voltage. mactools​.​com/products/mt634…

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Erik Diagnostician
Florida
Erik
 

Just make sure it can do AGM and EFB batteries so you don’t fry them or cook them on the inside so much they are no good anymore. Not that I love Snap On but I believe they have a decent one that you can get a demo of before you buy. Dealers mostly use the ridiculous expensive DCA-8000 for all sorts from Midtronics.

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Anthony Owner
New York
Anthony
 

power max ebay, might be knock off but has worked great for me, i also have a $1K Mac Smart Charger that is very stupid. The Mac unit has about as much juice as a battery tender.

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Michael Owner/Technician
Florida
Michael
 

Good point about the ebay listing…. We had purchased ours directly from Powermax in Florida. powermaxconverters​.​com/product/pmbc-1…

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Graham Technical Support Specialist
Florida
Graham
 

Micheal thank s for the great comments about our Charger Maintainers! We're doing a promo for users to save 15% off on the PMBC Series, just use code ‘DIAGNET15’ when checking out on our website! PowerMaxConveters​.​com

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Paul Owner/Technician
California
Paul
 

This will work great and is very low cost. It's only 30A, but you're not really going to need more during programming. The power output is very clean. You'll need to make your own cables, but for $150, you can't beat it. They also make higher output models if you're so inclined. amazon​.​com/IOTA-Engineeri…

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David Owner/Technician
Arizona
David
 

I've been using this one's big brother, the DLS90IQ. for around 5+ years. It's 90amp and cost about $175 at the time. I have used it on BMW, MB and all domestics/Asian

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Phil Technician
Nevada
Phil
 

I use an Iota DLS-55. It works on lead, AGM, spiral, etc. It works perfectly.

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Michael Owner
Alabama
Michael
 

Out of stock, but this is the best deal I've seen ($136.56): solar-electric​.​com/iota-engineeri…

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Rusty Owner/Technician
Massachusetts
Rusty
 

I‘ve used a 30A Iota for years. It’s not expensive and has no “features” but it works well. I will say that I don’t use it at every flashing event. If the battery SOC is good and the flash is the sort that goes quickly, I don’t bother using it.

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Al Educator
Ontario
Al
 

We use the Midtronics and have for many years. No problems with this unit.

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Matt Technician
Texas
Matt Resolution
 

Thanks guys for all the replies. I went with a IOTA 30 Amp, programed a TCM on a Chevy today and everything went smooth.

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Matt Technician
Texas
Matt
 

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David Diagnostician
Georgia
David
 

I like the carrying case, mine is kind of all over the place

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Matt Technician
Texas
Matt
 

Thank you, got that of amazon. I bolted the charger in there and also a mount for the cable to relief some of the pull on the lugs.

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