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Old 07-12-2017, 06:27 PM
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I have a computer controlled battery tender I would like to attach under the hood to keep my battery up because right now I do not drive it much. My question if I hook this up to the charging terminals will it build up gas in the back where the battery is THANKS this is a 2001 bmw x5 e53
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:39 PM
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The battery is supposed to be vented to the outside if its setup right so no it wont vent inside in the back or anything if it hasn't been messed with in the past. Wouldn't hurt to double check it though.
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Ditto...the battery should be vented...so you shouldn't have an issue with "gas build up".


You can see the vehicle's gray vent tube hooked up to the battery (facilitated by the little black elbow) on the left side of the battery in pic below:



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Old 07-17-2017, 06:45 PM
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Thanks guys the vent tube is hooked up like it is supposed to
I do not drive this car very much FOR NOW so would like to keep the battery up
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:59 PM
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That's why I first built my solar setup. It now charges 20 vehicles.

Got into it so much I then added solar to power my house too.

Cost about $20 for the charger which can charge 2 cars at once and $50 or so for one panel to get started. You add from there depending on your needs and enjoy free power to charge your cars with.

Here is a link for how I did mine and all info needed to do it right.

http://crowz.narmir.com/solar-and-wi...ging-vehicles/
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