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      02-27-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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Source for a euro spec battery tender?

Do any of you know where I can pick up a high quality battery tender here in Germany? Stateside I was using the BMW battery charger (basically a rebranded battery tender) and was happy with it. Unfortunately it will not work on the 220v over here so I need an equivalent or better replacement. The local dealership gave me a part number for link below. I don't if this has the same capabilities as the battery tender style though ("tending" the battery as opposed to a straight trickle charger). http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=61&fg=95&hl=2

This looks like a good option from batter tender.
http://batterytender.com/automotive/...emisphere.html

I'll be using this for longer term storage during the winter and 3 to 5 days at a time the rest of the year. The BMW model will run me about 84 euro plus a bit more to get the alligator clip attachments. Does anybody know a place here in Germany that might sell the battery tender? I'd rather not wait for it to ship. Thanks for any help.
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Do any of you know where I can pick up a high quality battery tender here in Germany? Stateside I was using the BMW battery charger (basically a rebranded battery tender) and was happy with it. Unfortunately it will not work on the 220v over here so I need an equivalent or better replacement. The local dealership gave me a part number for link below. I don't if this has the same capabilities as the battery tender style though ("tending" the battery as opposed to a straight trickle charger). http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=61&fg=95&hl=2

This looks like a good option from batter tender.
http://batterytender.com/automotive/...emisphere.html

I'll be using this for longer term storage during the winter and 3 to 5 days at a time the rest of the year. The BMW model will run me about 84 euro plus a bit more to get the alligator clip attachments. Does anybody know a place here in Germany that might sell the battery tender? I'd rather not wait for it to ship. Thanks for any help.

You local BMW Zentrum sells (or can order) one. I belive CTEK makes them for BMW.

Probably the easiest way to get one would be thru Amazon.de You only need a German (off post) address.

Do a search for CTEK on Amazon.de...

http://www.amazon.de/CTEK-MXS-5-0-Batterieladeger%C3%A4t/dp/B004INGZR2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330372933&sr=8-1
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      02-29-2012, 04:45 AM   #3
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You local BMW Zentrum sells (or can order) one. I belive CTEK makes them for BMW.

Probably the easiest way to get one would be thru Amazon.de You only need a German (off post) address.

Do a search for CTEK on Amazon.de...

http://www.amazon.de/CTEK-MXS-5-0-Batterieladeger%C3%A4t/dp/B004INGZR2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330372933&sr=8-1
thanks for the info, the Ctek one seems to be getting good reviews. Now that I know a decent brand to look for I'll make a stop at the auto parts store or held and see what I can find.
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