Battery Tender Jr @ good price

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by HarryB737, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    I saw this this morning thought I would pass it along for anyone needing a charger... Battery Tender Jr at Jafrum.com for $19.00
     
  2. Cyclops

    Cyclops Active Member

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    I've never had any luck with those cheaper battery tenders. After problems with several different non-OEM brands/versions I had to invest in the Harley Davidson one. However, that's just my luck. I'm sure others have had no problems with the cheaper versions.
     
  3. Billbo

    Billbo Junior Member

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    and I always thought "Battery Tender" was the Cadilac and THE one to get while the others were knock-offs.

    Bill
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I would bet that Deltran makes the HD version for the Motor Company and brands it for them. Too similar for just coincidence!!

    TQ
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Not that I want to push Sears but we have one with a 3 year warranty, when it is on sale it is 19.00 Craftsman brand:s
     
  6. 05UltraBob

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    As per that listing:



    The Deltran Battery TenderĀ® is the official factory authorized manufacturer of
    Harley-Davidson and BMW battery chargers.
     
  7. iceman48

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    I bought a battery tender from Wal Mart for about $19.00, and have used it for a year now without any problems. All products have lemons no matter what name brand you buy.:newsmile075:
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    The key to here is the Battery Tender (by Deltran) is not "just a trickle charger" but actually monitors charge voltage and current limited, so when the voltage reaches the nominal value AND the current diiminishes to a very low level, the logic controller inside switches the charger OFF until the voltage drops and current draw rises indicating the battery needs to be charged.

    Most trickle chargers will keep charging and eventually boil out the residual water in the battery, and with AGM type batteries that moisture is not very much...so make sure whatever charger you use actually switches OFF when the battery is charged or you disconnect it after 24 hours just in case!