In this video I help a lady out who stores her truck over the winter. One of the issues is keeping the battery charged over that time. I install a "NOCO GENIUS2D, 2-Amp Direct-Mount Onboard Charger." This should solve the issue and prevent her from having to start it every month. -Enjoy!
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46 thoughts on “Direct-mount onboard 12 volt charger”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ysf Oz says:

    How long does it take for almost empty 96Ah AGM battery to be completely charged? My Noco 2D has been connected for the past 3 days, and charger still has phasing red color. I am not sure if I should wait.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lightningsmokerXx says:

    Beadle Wraps are a nice reusable almost zip tie like device.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Jordan says:

    Do I fully charge the Noco genius 2d before using it?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Jordan says:

    Desulfation process can take from  to complete. During this period the battery is also trickle charged to continue reducing the amount of lead sulfur in solution.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim S says:

    Nothing worse than a painful "Hooski" ……NAPA "Legend" batteries are Awesome!! Always had positive experiences with them.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BZ1340 says:

    My daughters issue. She drives her SUV every 3 or 4 weeks. Has no 110 power close by. Any ideas how to keep the battery up. I tried getting her to run it very week. NOT happening. So she has to keep boosting it. Has a newer battery installed. It’s just not running enough to keep the charge up.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Stock says:

    I have a Stanley battery maintainer for my motorcycle battery during the winter works great 2 years now

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Agent Office says:

    Where you putting the cord

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Darlene Elvidge says:

    Mechanic on YouTube, Scotty Kilmer said always use a charger that charges your battery at a small amps like this one at 2amps. Better on your battery. Noco 1 or Noco 2 are the best ones to buy for your batteries.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sug's RL says:

    Believe me they are NOT built to withstand the harshest of conditions, at -30c here in canada, the wires become brittle, specially the plug, and they break and crack and becomes a fire hazard, possibly shortening out when plugged in.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Bos says:

    I use Deltran Battery Tenders on all my lawn mowers and tractors that are quite often parked for long periods of time. I haven't bought a battery since.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob McElver says:

    I bought a bunch of small Shumacher maintainers when Wally World was closing them out…….$9.99 a piece. I probably got 5 or 6 of em' back then. Although they weren't intended to be attached to the vehicle, or at least shown they were, they work like a charm……plug em' in and close the hood, good to go. No more dead bateries

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Reviews On This and That says:

    Love that grandpa line !

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Reviews On This and That says:

    Hi, I bought the Genious 2 as well to charge and maintain two different batteries, an SLA 6v and a LifePo4 12v too so far I love it because you can plug it in and forget about it, very useful, thank you sir.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Forbes Mike says:

    I use a C-Tek charger, no complaints. Comes with a hard wired option, so clip it in when I needed it.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 02roundie says:

    I wish the power cord was removable, so the power plug isn’t exposed to corrosion, and just dangling around in the vehicle. My Noco boost jumper has a removable cable with a plug cap on, fail to see why that’s not incorporated in the on board units.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tuck Frudeau The Cowardly Soyboy Dictastor says:

    Hey lady, don't wanna give your truck rona.😂

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Morris Newhouse says:

    I use a Battery Tender on my back up generator, works great!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wings an things says:

    Wicked smart trickle chargers by NOCO are sold at Canadian Tire north of the border. They come in a multitude of variations. I too have a RAM sitting out the winter on a charger. The NOCO can manage up to four batteries at a time. One amp per channel.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick V says:

    Why bother when you could just plug in a typical battery tender?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Seager says:

    Noco are great, I love my lithium charging one for my motorbikes.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stacking Dimes says:

    40.00 Bucks? My 10.00 Harbor Freight one does just fine, never had an issue 2 + years. Use it on my 2006 F-150 that only gets driven in the winter, just flipped 77,000 miles. Great video though!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dark Delta says:

    Yep, that battery HAD to go on wood.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Used them alot at home on tractors jeeps and trucks and cars their a good thing if you want to keep the battery at peak charge when you need it to be

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KJ says:

    Any long term updates?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Ash says:

    Needed one for wife's mercury mountaineer as she rarely drives it. after watching this, ordered this one. installed it today. Thank you 😊

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bossy Bill says:

    On my 4×4 truck that sometimes does not get driven for months, I've got a deep cycle aux plus starter battery. I've got them both on seperate solar panels and regulators. The starter battery solar setup is sized to only keep it topped up. The aux setup has a larger sizing because when I take it camping, where I might be stationary for a couple of weeks at a time, the aux battery gets used (mostly for charging other stuff).

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SOJUSLIM TDFLOCK says:

    My grandpa said don't put the battery on concrete because the concrete would drain the battery is why you would put it on a piece of wood or plastic if you had it but preferably wood lolololmfao…

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Brenner says:

    AAA sells a battery tender,.
    It can be hard wired to the batt. terminals with a quick disconnect , or simply hooked up with spring clamps.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hystat says:

    I had one of the older noco maintainers. It went goofy and started drawing 90mA when not plugged in. Now I just spend the $ on a AGM battery. The AGM seems to survive winter storage just fine.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SojornCorr says:

    I bought one from advanced auto , had it a year and no issues , works great, and it won't break the wallet. I do recommend it

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Efrem Williams says:

    I have. NOCO charger and Jump pack. I love em both.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars N K says:

    Considering how high tech cars are these days why can't they just start up and charge themselves when the voltage gets to a certain level.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Bramblett says:

    2D means two dimensional.😆

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremiah Wright says:

    China will reimburse you for the commercial

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon A says:

    Been using maintainers in boats forever. An if grandpa said don't u better listen lololololol

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris says:

    Just happened across this video after I installed this charger on my JD 3720 tractor yesterday. Definitely am a fan of it after I let a battery go flat on it – stopped driving and I had to recalibrate the drive controller. Not horrible to do, but wasted half a day figuring out what was wrong.

    Love your videos! Definitely always learning new stuff from you!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Baker says:

    Optimate all the way.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Freddie Ray says:

    I sometimes use the tender that I bought from Harley Davidson on my 95 Chevy PU when I don't drive it. Always kept the battery up to snuff. Never had a problem when it sat for months… Have the Bat Tender Jr for the bike mounted on wall next to bike…

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tony Whitaker says:

    i installed a similar unit on my mom's truck. she drives it 3 or 4 times a year. Works great. The truck starts when needed and she doesn't have to worry about it.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Posey says:

    Battery Tender brand have 4 of them 👍🏻

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 8avexp says:

    I just bought a NOCO Genius5 maintainer and hooked it up to my '69 AMX. Did the job. It even works with 6-volt batteries. The only device that draws any juice with the engine off is the clock.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Graham says:

    I put a NOCO Genius on the plow tractor at the farm last fall. Works great. Claims to 'desulfate' the battery. I don't know if it does, but it sounds cool.