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I want to hook up a trickle charger to the battery using two small 'circle' ends that ultimately go to the charger. I see the negative terminal clearly but the positive side of the battery has a lot of connectors. Which one would I connect it to? I do not want to disconnect the battery as the power to the car will reset all the electrical settings.? By the way it is a 2007 Bentley GTC. If there is not a solution, where would I connect the positive 'alligator' clip to go to the battery charger?

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I remove the plastic cover over the positive terminal of the AGM battery and connect the alligator clip to the main lug though as indicated in the other post it schools not matter which wire connection is used in the hub of wires at the AGM battery positive terminal.

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With a trickle charger you can connect to any wire that goes to the battery as long as there is no circuit between the charger and the batt

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    you can remove your battery and have it charge somewhere else if you dont have a home charger or if you have a home charger, you can just hook up the red cable to the positive terminal of the battery and the black cable to the negative terminal.

    if you have a jumper cable, these cables have a pair of black and red alligator clips, use them to connect another car's battery in parallel to yours.

    use a pair in your battery, put the red one in your positive terminal and put the black one in the negative terminal. be careful that the other pair on the other end dose not touch with each other. somebody should be holding them apart.

    then o the other end where there is a good battery, start the car , now put the black clip to the negative terminal of the battery and then put the red clip to the positive terminal.
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    let it be for about 15-20 mins. you can rev up the running cars from time to time.

    then after 2- min, you can start your car.

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