I'm a new HAM and I'm looking for a little advice on battery chargers. I have a 12v 7ah battery out of a Verizon Fios unit that I am looking to charge and use. The battery is a few years old but I thought I might be able to get a little more use out of it before I commit to buying new. I have seen several generic chargers on Amazon and Harbor Freight and am wondering if they are any good.
The goal is QRP with a mobile unit and battery when I go hiking.
What I have seen is 12v/6v chargers in the 0.75A - 1.0A range. My understanding is that the more amps the quicker the charge. Can anyone provide any recommendations on a decent charger?
Robert / KC3LEZ