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I recently bought a 2020 XDS Max Turbo R. Love it. Except I already learned that the soundbar I installed isn't really "off" unless I unplug the damn thing. So now I'm scared that my battery will be dead every time I go to use it.

I store my UTV in a self storage unit, meaning no outlet to plug a battery tender into. I'm trying to think of options...is it possible to rig a deep cycle battery to my tender to my UTV?

Any ideas are greatly appreciated, except no, I can't run an extension cord 5.6 miles to my house!
 

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Wouldn’t putting it on a switch save you from having to unplug the sound bar and also not have to have a battery tender? I’m confused. Are you just wanting to know what battery tender ? What are you asking?


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Wouldn’t putting it on a switch save you from having to unplug the sound bar and also not have to have a battery tender? I’m confused. Are you just wanting to know what battery tender ? What are you asking?


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I'm confused. Are you suggesting I put the sound bar on a switch? It takes 0.5 seconds to simply unplug it after use, the same amount of time to push the switch. Or are you talking about a master power switch?
 

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I’ve never seen a sound bar that power supply can be unplugged . What bar do you have? Yes a deep cycle battery would probably be your only option but you would have to charge it quite frequently. A full battery disconnect kit like comes on some boats would also work to kill any parasitic draws you may have. Sound bar your only add on that requires power?


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I think he means a main disconnect. Tim
 

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Obviously regardless of where you store or if you have turned off the soundbar you really need a battery tender.

I'm not sure if the answer to that in a storage unit.

A battery loses charge naturally a small amount each day.

Once these batteries get too low they never seem to be the same again.

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If you want to make certain a ride day isn't ruined before it even starts, pull the battery when you park it in storage, take it home with you and keep it on a tender there.

Or, if you don't want to pull/install a battery every time you wanna go for a ride, buy a back up battery, keep it on a tender at home, take it with you when you go to pick it up for a ride in case it's dead when you show up.

Both of those ideas suck, as does having a ride day ruined due to a dead battery, but it's just part of the "Suck" that is storing your toys off site.:(
 

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I’ve never seen a sound bar that power supply can be unplugged . What bar do you have? Yes a deep cycle battery would probably be your only option but you would have to charge it quite frequently. A full battery disconnect kit like comes on some boats would also work to kill any parasitic draws you may have. Sound bar your only add on that requires power?


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A high current master switch made for boats is a perfect solution. It also has the added benefit of making it a little harder for a thief to hotwire if you mount the switch in an inconspicuous location. Get one with a removable key and it adds a little more security.
 

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Sound bar or not car will draw power and over a relatively short time, battery will be dead.
must start and run regularly or battery tender one way or another is the only solution. Good luck
 
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