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The batter tender on my 2014 has indeed bit the dust. I would like to keep it since it came with the car. Does anyone know if theres a vendor, other than CTEK that can repair it? The CTEK representative said they don’t repair.
 

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Best to just buy a new one. They aren't too expensive. My preference is to buy (at a slightly higher price) from the National Corvette Museum in support of a good cause. --Bob
 

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Good suggestion Bob. The tenders that they sell are exactly like the ones that come with the car. Larry could also reduce that cost by becoming a member of the National Corvette Museum. Members receive 10% to 15% discount depending on their membership level - Annual or Life Member.
 

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Best to just buy a new one. They aren't too expensive. My preference is to buy (at a slightly higher price) from the National Corvette Museum in support of a good cause. --Bob
Thank you. I plan on purchasing a new one. I was just wanting to get the original operational.
 

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Good suggestion Bob. The tenders that they sell are exactly like the ones that come with the car. Larry could also reduce that cost by becoming a member of the National Corvette Museum. Members receive 10% to 15% discount depending on their membership level - Annual or Life Member.
Good idea!
 

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If you're confident in your skills, you could probably remove the case from each and put the new tender in the original Corvette housing.
 

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If you're confident in your skills, you could probably remove the case from each and put the new tender in the original Corvette housing.
Despite my above advice to buy a new one, I have to confess that I used my skills a few years back to repair a Battery Tender. When backing my ZR-1 of the lift ramp, I felt a bump and discovered that I had forgotten to move the Battery Tender from behind the left front wheel. The normally rectangular box resembled a somewhat thin parallelogram. Without much hope, I took it down to my shop, got the cover off and concluded the insides in fact weren't damaged. So I wrestled and pushed the box back to its original shape and have been using it ever since without issue.--Bob
 

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I may be late to the party but when I bought my 2016, the charger was missing so I bought the factory charger, making sure the part numbers matched, on Amazon. Then I bought the battery manager that Griots Garage sells for $89.99 and use that for my every day charger. I keep the delco charger only to have it since the factory sticker called for it. The Griots charger is used at least monthly in the summer and twice a month in the winter due to the power bleed these cars suffer from. So far, I am happy on all counts! Good luck with your decision! Bern
 

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This CTEK model at Amazon is very highly rated (About $92):

Plus I recommend to get this cigarette plug adapter for easy charging on your Corvette (about $14):

Good luck.
 

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Gentlemen, I'm not looking to get into who thinks what is better, I could care less, just giving my thoughts on what i did.
 

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FWIW we used the Battery Tender (not CTEK) for more years than we had our C7, which we just sold with over 100k miles after 8 2/3 years. Our OEM battery we changed after 7 years and it was still good- we’ve kept it.

The Battery Tender website makes a good case for their “charging algorithm”, but perhaps the CTEK’s is better? In my experience the Battery Tender costs less so is perhaps more cost effective(?).
 
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