Home Forums Welcome to the Viper Club Battery dead every winter..need help Reply To: Battery dead every winter..need help

Steve Fess
Post count: 46

Either way will work easily on Gen III, IV, and V Vipers. Of course, the battery is little harder to access on most Gen I’s and all Gen II’s.

I prefer to use the clamps on the jump terminals under the hood on all Vipers…BUT,  many mount the ring connectors to either the battery directly or to the jump terminals. This alternative connector to the clamps is generally provided with the tender…and, there is a quick disconnect plug that can be capped.

As a firm believer in tenders (over 1.25 million Viper-tender-hours of use to date and counting), my rough estimate is that tenders extend the life of most batteries at least twofold if used continously.

On rare occasions, I have encountered a failing tender that displays a green light only to find a failing battery in the car.