Battery tenders. There nice to have if your aircraft is going to sit inactive for more than a couple of weeks, but is the charger doing more harm than good? After countless customers asking for the best tender for their aircraft I began searching for an aviation specific tender. It didn’t take long before I came across the company BatteryMinder, a manufacture that carries an aviation specific line of battery chargers
After becoming more familure with aviation battery charging requirements I realized that automotive style tenders are designed to put out more voltage than what an aviation battery is designed for (specific gravity of aviation battery electrolyte is higher than automotive batteries).
Is that hardware store battery minder shortening the life of your battery? Of course there are many variables, but hey the more data one can collect the better! Please comment on our blog and let us know!