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Originally posted on dieselstop but let's just say there wasn't much knowledge there on this.

I live in Alaska and have killed more batteries, alternators, etc. with my truck than anybody I know for a number of reasons including it sitting for a while, subzero temps, etc.

So I went to the local auto store and bought the Schumacher SE-1-12S - 1.5 amp Battery Charger and was having problems trying to mount it under the hood of my 2001 F250 PSD as I don't have much space with everything else I have under there.

The unit comes with a 90* bracket so I placed that under the passenger side battery and the unit sits about 2" from the battery heater around the battery facing the engine fan.

It is wired to charge the primary battery which is connected to the driver's side.

I have a regular old drop cord that I cut up and wired up that plugs to the unit and it connects to the same circuit as my battery heaters (2) and block heater. It is setup so I can unplug the heaters or the charger depending on the climate/conditions and just run one or the other if needed. They all run to a marinco plug I have on my bumper.

Had most of the parts on hand and the install took less than a day.

You're welcome.:laughing:
 

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Update: After a week of use I see a big difference.

Truck starts a lot faster (less cranking) and the starter seems to have more power behind it.

Temperatures have been averaging in the single digits.
 

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Just saw this thread. We used the exact same maintainer on my dad's '99 F350 and had similar results. The only issue was longevity, the battery maintainer only lasted one season. We're not sure if that was a fluke or not but it is something to keep in mind.

That has been my only concern given the vibration and living conditions it will see (sub-zero when parked and however hot the engine bay is when driving).

Luckily I have it connected using regular plug connectors (like a drop cord) so the hardest part would be cutting and redoing all the zip ties and electrical tape. :laughing:
 
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