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Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? #5421650 05/05/20 01:01 PM
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I have been trying to suggest people get some car battery chargers for the cars currently sitting for weeks and weeks.

I made a quick video showcasing what I believe to be the best car battery charger under $100, Optima's Digital 400. What you get and how it works. I've been using one in some way since 2016.

If you have any questions about it or car batteries in general, drop them below.

Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: Fringe] #5421661 05/05/20 01:08 PM
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OP - One post, and such bold claims? I think this will be an interesting thread...


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Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: Fringe] #5421681 05/05/20 01:31 PM
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All that's missing is the live link to a totally unaffiliated seller.

If you expect your car to be sitting for several weeks, all you really have to do is go out and disconnect the battery and it will be fine.

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Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: spavel6] #5421682 05/05/20 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by spavel6
OP - One post, and such bold claims? I think this will be an interesting thread...

I get it. You think it is an ad. I don't blame you.

Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: mk378] #5421685 05/05/20 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by mk378
If you expect your car to be sitting for several weeks, all you really have to do is go out and disconnect the battery and it will be fine.

That is problematic on many modern cars as it causes you to lose all kinds of settings.


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Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: mk378] #5421689 05/05/20 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mk378
All that's missing is the live link to a totally unaffiliated seller.

If you expect your car to be sitting for several weeks, all you really have to do is go out and disconnect the battery and it will be fine.


Like I told the other poster - I get it. This being a forum, probably flooded by tons of people pedaling crap.

"This is the best XYZ, I promise it isn't mine, but if you did happen to want to pick one up. Here is a link (direct link to their store or redirect so they get some $$$)......right?

Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: Fringe] #5421704 05/05/20 01:54 PM
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Too many problems with the product and the brand. Even Amazon shills cannot overcome this:

100% do not buy!

The rep was very nice and told me that if I didnt buy directly ...

WARRANTY LITERALLY WORTHLESS WORDS

Optimistic at first, then the problems began

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Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: Y_K] #5421706 05/05/20 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Y_K
Too many problems with the product and the brand. Even Amazon shills cannot overcome this

What are the problems you see w/ Optima?

And please don't throw around labels you cannot prove. Like I said, I get why you think because 100x in front of me tried to pedal some crap, but I am not selling you the charger.

Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: Fringe] #5421712 05/05/20 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Fringe
And please don't throw around labels you cannot prove. Like I said, I get why you think because 100x in front of me tried to pedal some crap, but I am not selling you the charger.

No, but you're selling the video by click throughs, correct?


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Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: Fringe] #5421716 05/05/20 02:09 PM
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Aren't vendors required to get approval before making commercial postings here?

Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: kschachn] #5421731 05/05/20 02:23 PM
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And please don't throw around labels you cannot prove. Like I said, I get why you think because 100x in front of me tried to pedal some crap, but I am not selling you the charger.

No, but you're selling the video by click throughs, correct?

Raking in them pennies.

Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: Reddy45] #5421732 05/05/20 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Reddy45
Aren't vendors required to get approval before making commercial postings here?

For the love of......

Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: Fringe] #5421736 05/05/20 02:34 PM
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Welcome!!! LOL


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Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: Fringe] #5421739 05/05/20 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Fringe
Originally Posted by Reddy45
Aren't vendors required to get approval before making commercial postings here?

For the love of......


Money?


Re: Optima Digital 400 - the Best Car Battery Charger under $100? [Re: Fringe] #5421754 05/05/20 02:59 PM
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I think the BatteryMinder chargers are some of the best out there. No cheap. I have several. Not one has had an issue. The only battery issue I have had is my dog chewing the top of the case. I cannot attribute that to the charger.

For me it must have high and low temp compensation.


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