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Battery tender question

In a few weeks I'll be putting my Challenger away for the Winter and was wondering about where to hook up the battery tender. Can I hook it up to the connections under the hood where you would jump start it or do I have to hook it directly to the battery in the trunk? Thanks.

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In a few weeks I'll be putting my Challenger away for the Winter and was wondering about where to hook up the battery tender. Can I hook it up to the connections under the hood where you would jump start it or do I have to hook it directly to the battery in the trunk? Thanks.

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You can do something similar to what I do with the vehicles I have that I do
not drive regularly. I use a Battery Tender Jr. and it has an adapter to plug
into the cigarette lighter/power outlet. I use the outlet INSIDE the center
console, as it is not switched off (acc) and I run the small cord out the door
along the rear bottom, as the door seal is large enough that it does not pinch
the wires.

I have a 120VAC outlet right there on the wall to plug the unit in to. It has
a multicolor status LED on the unit to show charging status and it will go
into trickle or float mod depending on the battery condition.

This has worked very well for me for years on multiple vehicles. When getting
ready to drive a vehicle, I open the door, remove the power plug from the
cigarette light/power socket, hang the plug on a hook on the wall, start the
car and drive off with a full battery charge ready to go.

Battery Tender Jr.






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You can use the terminal under the hood. I wired to mine and ran the connector out the front where I can get to it. Use a fuse at the terminal if you connect an extension in case you cause a short.

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Used my Battery tender Jr. Right to the terminals works fine.
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I just connect mine under the hood, works Good and easy to get too

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I know this is going to sound stupid but my knowledge of battery power is limited.

I want to connect my Battery Tender under the hood with the allegator clips. There is the Positive post and the Ground connector. How do I connect the clips? Which clip goes to which connector?
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I know this is going to sound stupid but my knowledge of battery power is limited.

I want to connect my Battery Tender under the hood with the allegator clips. There is the Positive post and the Ground connector. How do I connect the clips? Which clip goes to which connector?
Red to Red, Black to Black. Your challenger is a negative ground system, so hook up the Positive(red) first, and the negative(black) second. make sure you hook up to the car before you plug into an outlet. Reverse proceedure when you disconnect.

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