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3.5L PowerBoost Battery Tender

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My 2023 Lariat Sport Powerboost is supposed to be shipped this week. But, we know it won't be. In the meantime, I'm looking into buying a battery tender. Please, if someone could give the names of some good ones, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

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If you ever think you want to perform any updates on your own via FDRS, I’d get one that supports a power supply mode. It’ll likely be a minimum of 10A for that feature. I got a NOCO Genius 10, but there are others available as well.
 

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Another vote for noco here, been using a few of the 3.5 amp versions for keeping power sport batteries fresh and also previous vehicles if I knew they were going to sit parked for a while. I will also use it on the Lariat if needed.

I built a programming DC power supply using a PSU from an old server. Very stable and reliable. 14.4v @ 80amps. I'm coming from the BMW world and have a ton of flashing / programming / coding experience on that platform.

I would use the same PS for FDRS if ever needed.
 


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If you ever think you want to perform any updates on your own via FDRS, I’d get one that supports a power supply mode. It’ll likely be a minimum of 10A for that feature. I got a NOCO Genius 10, but there are others available as well.
Ok great
 

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I've had pretty good luck with Optimate (though I don't have my PowerBoost yet). It is pricey but the Optimate 7 Select has a power supply mode that seems like it'd work well with FDRS, etc.
 
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I use the cheapest no-name kind I can get at my local hardware store for years and it works great.

is your concern that the truck will be delivered with a drained battery?
 


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I use the cheapest no-name kind I can get at my local hardware store for years and it works great.

is your concern that the truck will be delivered with a drained battery?
Extended parking / winter time. Isn't about time we get little solar panels to self-tender, particularly when they're gobbling up everyone's data with the cellular modem that never sleeps.
 
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I use the cheapest no-name kind I can get at my local hardware store for years and it works great.

is your concern that the truck will be delivered with a drained battery?
No, I'm worried about my truck sitting for weeks at a time. I've been reading some real horror stories, about Powerboost trucks sitting for long periods of time, and the battery loses all of its power.

 

 
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