Charging a Campsite Battery

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I use a small riding mower 12v battery for lighting at a campsite..also run a 12v fan during nap time...can this battery be recharged with using clips and a cigarette liter plug while riding in the tow vehicle ???
 
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I'm wondering whether the small gauge wiring for your cigarette lighter outlet can handle the current draw of charging a 12 V battery.

Have you considered acquiring a medium sized 12 V automobile battery with a built-in carrying handle on top which you can trickle charge at home from a unit that plugs into the wall of your garage (or basement if you want to carry the battery down there)?

I have seen those battery charging units and emergency start things on sale for $39. I've use them both ways, although more often as a trickle charger that takes several hours to top off a weak battery. 2 AMP draw is all it uses in the trickle charge mode.
 
I use a small riding mower 12v battery for lighting at a campsite..also run a 12v fan during nap time...can this battery be recharged with using clips and a cigarette liter plug while riding in the tow vehicle ???
I thought you was in a land yacht !! Hope your are well sir ! Haven't seen ya around lately ! Or maybe I ain't been in the right places ! I seem to lean toward the morbid in my older age ! Where most elders would lean toward the more sensible ! Hope you are well Sir !
 
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I use a small riding mower 12v battery for lighting at a campsite..also run a 12v fan during nap time...can this battery be recharged with using clips and a cigarette liter plug while riding in the tow vehicle ???
Just hook the jumper cables to it and you truck will charge it in no time...
 
I run an inverter plugged into the cig lighter port to power a charger that will charge the battery while I'm ridding. Yea it requires extra stuff. But I usually carry an inverter and a charger when I'm camping anyway. It let's me slow trickle charge a marine battery that I run my cpap machine off of.
 
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