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Battery Tender for QX80

Does anyone use a battery tender to keep the battery in tip top shape? I don't drive my QX80 much, and I'm actually thinking about putting it away in storage for a few months. I would hate for a battery to go bad just from sitting, so I was wondering if anyone has experience with this. I have a Schumacher battery tender I bought off Amazon. Here is the link.

https://www.amazon.com/Schumacher-SC...40_FMwebp_QL65

Do you think this will be ok to hook up to it?

Thanks for your input,

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the battery on the car is no different than any other battery. many people use these on batteries all the time.

what are your actual concerns?
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I use battery tenders. I do not utilize one on our QX56, because it is daily driven. But new vehicles often will put a parasitic drain on their batteries (I suspect the OEM alarm along with other systems cause that drain). Once our Infiniti G35X moved on from daily driving status it started developing battery issues shortly thereafter. Talk to anyone who works in automotive shops. They will all have stories about the little old lady or old man that doesn't drive enough to keep their battery in good shape. In the past, I have had older second vehicles that I wouldn't touch for months and they would fire right up. No battery issues on those old rigs. These newer ones.......I think a battery tender is a good idea.

This topic came up on another site recently and I saw some mention of fires being started. I'd never heard of that before, but I'm sure it's happened.

As to that specific model you linked I don't have anything good or bad to say. This is what I keep plugged into my 5.9 Cummins Battery Tender Plus. It is able to keep the dual batteries in the Dodge nicely topped off. If for some reason we were to park the QX56 for a long period of time I would absolutely put a battery tender on it.

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Ditto for the Battery Tender Plus. I have two of them, one hooked up to my old Buick, and the other hooked up to the batteries for the Travel Trailer. Available on Amazon, and once in a while, they are on sale at Costco. Great product.
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I just didn't know if it would mess with any of the electronics on the vehicle. I guess I was just over thinking it.

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The fire topic is concerning. I think I will just plug it up once a week to let the battery get topped off, instead of leaving it on 24/7.
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The fire topic is concerning. I think I will just plug it up once a week to let the battery get topped off, instead of leaving it on 24/7.
I leave both my battery tenders plugged in 24/7. I've never had a problem (fingers crossed?). When I first got them I would periodically check the cables to see if they were warm, and they never were. That was a couple of years ago at least, maybe longer.

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I have one permanently mounted on mine with the plug attached just behind the grill to facilitate plugging in. I use it go keep my expensive AGM battery in tip-top shape. It also keeps my dual camera dash-cam with motion detection operating for long periods.
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Thank you for all the input! I've had mine olugged in, and so far so good!
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