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FrgMstr

Ready to race!
Location
TX
Car(s)
'19 R - '15 GTI
yes, but you have to clip it to the battery terminals, right? I need some way that wont require me to attach anything to my terminals
CTEK makes a bunch of different connection accessories. On the Viper I have them hard-wired to the battery with a plug that drops down in the rear so I just have to reach under and plug the charger in. They do cig lighter adapters as well, and a whole bunch of extensions, etc. https://www.amazon.com/CTEK-56-263-Comfort-Connect-Plug/dp/B0016LA5O8
 

thegrandbull

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Warren, PA

KevinC

Autocross Champion
Location
The land of Wyatt Earp & Doc Holliday
Car(s)
'19 Golf R, '08 Z4MC
AGM batteries are very sensitive to temperature, so chargers that are rated to handle AGM are able to compensate (lower current when hot, more when cold). If you're in a non-extreme climate, not having this feature might not matter. If you're someplace like Arizona as I am - it very likely does.
 

Golfs everyday

Autocross Newbie
Location
USA
Come to think of it, my other car runs AGM battery from the factory, but I'm running the Battery Tender JR with no issue.. it is the most current model which may/may not matter.
I just double checked and the JR also supports AGM. (it's under the Additional Information menu).

https://www.batterytender.com/Battery-Tender-Junior-12V-0-75A

Now the 'maintenance free' batteries I was referring to in the above post are the standard acid batteries where I would add water even if they are called 'maintenance free'.
 
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