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Is it OK to connect trickle charger directly to booster points adjacent strut head rather than disconnect battery and charge directly?
 

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Thanks guys. Hate having to disconnect battery and all it entails.
 

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Charging off of the jump points is technically what you're meant to do...
 

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Great site I’ve got my answer by reading answers to questions and will be on here again as I’ve just got a R R L322 2011 . She’s gorgeous 4.4 TDV8 Vogue and wow hundreds of vids on YouTube so between this site and y/t I’m sorted I’ll be in touch .
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As others have mentioned, the remote connections are the proper points to use, per the manual, in order to remove potential sparking from the actual battery vicinity. (When I worked at Sears Automotive in the 1980s, the battery dude had TWO different batteries explode in his face. That whole hydrogen + spark = Hindenburg thingy.)

FYI, you can check the reliability of those remote connections by starting the engine and connecting a voltmeter directly to the negative terminal, with the other end on the remote connection. Repeat with the positive circuit. Voltage difference between connections should be less than 120 millivolts / 120 mV / 0.12V (all the same number). If more than that, check for rust or a loose connection. And squirrels. Problems in life almost always involve squirrels in some manner.

Personally I would never use the 25 amp setting of my 2/10/25 amp charger on my L322 without first disconnecting the battery cables, but a low-amp charge (low single digits) should be fine for the vehicle's electronics, at least that's what the squirrels assure me.
 

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Am I missing something? I know of the remote ground post on top of the wheel well, but dont know of a remote positive post on my 2009 L322.
 

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I thought there was a positive AND a negative post for jump starting BUT it’s on the earlier models 2006 and NOT on my L322 Bogue 2012
 

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Sounds like the remote connection(s) vary by model series. There's both negative and positive for the 2003-2005 BMW trucks. The owner's manual will clarify the best method. If you have a flux capacitor like the DeLorean, just put banana peels in it, positive side ONLY.
 
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