Ball Machine - After Market Charger?

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  1. ryan380golf

    ryan380golf New User

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    Hi all,

    This is my first post after using this forum as a reference for some time now.

    I just sold my Silent Partner Pro ball machine, and I have a Playmate Portable now. (the charger I sold the guy just broke)

    My questions is this. Will a 12v battery tender work to charge the batteries in these machines safely? I spoke to Silent Partner and the guy Steve said that it is possible to get a charger from Radio Shack with the same specs and to get a smart charger or trickle charger as a cheaper alternative then ordering from him.

    www.batterytender.com they have smart battery chargers and it is supposed to be fully automatic.

    Below is the info. Please let me know if anyone has any experience with this and if it will charge my 2 small 7.5-12v batteries that are wired in series.

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    The Battery Tender Junior is much more than a trickle charger. It has a brain. It's lightweight, compact, and fully automatic; very easy to use, especially in small spaces. It will keep your battery fully charged so that it is ready to go when you are!


    * Product Description
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    * Perfect for all lead-acid, flooded or sealed maintenance free batteries (AGM and gel cell).

    * Complete 4-step charging program (Initialization, Bulk Charge, Absorption Mode, Float Mode).

    * Automatically switches to float / maintenance voltage after fully charging the battery.

    * If the battery voltage drops too far under load, full charger output power resumes.

    * Solid state two color LED indicates stage of charger.

    * Spark proof.

    * Reverse polarity protected.

    * 12' output cord.

    * 5 year warranty
     
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  2. ryan380golf

    ryan380golf New User

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    Actually the batteries are wired in Parallel, not in Series I think.
     
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  3. charliefedererer

    charliefedererer Legend

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    I bought a battery charger and replacement batteries from batteryspec.com for my Silent Partner. I called the 800 number and got a very helpful and knowledgable salesperson. My charger has been working well for a at least a year now.
     
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  4. tball

    tball Semi-Pro

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    Be careful not to hookup a 14V charger to the 7.5V battery. You may overheat the battery. As far as current is concerned, the lower the better. It will charge longer, but it is better for the battery.
     
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