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post #1 of 7 Old 09-28-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Winter storage question

Im really not looking forward to putting her away for the winter, but alas, the time is near..ish.

Ive got an F430 spider - plan on keeping it covered with the standard red cover, but also want to keep the battery tender on it as well.

As the outlet for the tender is located on the ceiling of my garage, I have to plug the tender in (on the F430, by the passenger kick plate), leave the window cracked a smidge, and then leave the tender unit resting on the roof.

My question is how do I get all that to happen with the cover on? Do I just have to have a tailor make a little zipper on the seam to accommodate? Anyone have any other suggestions?
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Im really not looking forward to putting her away for the winter, but alas, the time is near..ish.

Ive got an F430 spider - plan on keeping it covered with the standard red cover, but also want to keep the battery tender on it as well.

As the outlet for the tender is located on the ceiling of my garage, I have to plug the tender in (on the F430, by the passenger kick plate), leave the window cracked a smidge, and then leave the tender unit resting on the roof.

My question is how do I get all that to happen with the cover on? Do I just have to have a tailor make a little zipper on the seam to accommodate? Anyone have any other suggestions?
Can you plug the tender into an extension to give more length and then have the wire out under the door?
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Aha, didnt think of that. Not really a fan of extension cords but lets try. Thanks so much!
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Very low current. One of those large gauge orange outdoor extension cords would work perfectly. Probably four or five in my garage at any one time.

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Hi Spoo,

My solution is to simply hang the battery tender from the ceiling and feed the connector under the car cover and through the door rubber as shown in your handbook. It is a light unit and it just hangs there merrily at about eye level. I can easily see the indicator lights, the car is locked and there are no live leads on the garage floor. About 30 years ago I saw a man die from dropping a sheet of steel onto a live lead, so I'm a little paranoid about it.

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Hi Spoo,

My solution is to simply hang the battery tender from the ceiling and feed the connector under the car cover and through the door rubber as shown in your handbook. It is a light unit and it just hangs there merrily at about eye level. I can easily see the indicator lights, the car is locked and there are no live leads on the garage floor. About 30 years ago I saw a man die from dropping a sheet of steel onto a live lead, so I'm a little paranoid about it.

David.
Jesus, will be paying attention to that going forward, thats for sure.

Appreciate both you and Taz's advise as well. Will give it a whirl.
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-03-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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Would you consider hiring an electrician to put an outlet on a nearby wall? cost me 125.00 and he felt bad supposedly that he had to charge me the full 125.00.
This way nothing needs to hang or be secured to the celing,
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