Installing a battery tender


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Installing a battery tender

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I bought this battery tender last fall when it went on sale for $20. It is an intelligent charger that will charge your battery, but will then trickle charge and maintain your battery when it is fully charged. This is not like a regular charger that will "cook" your battery if you leave it on too long. This is designed and intended to keep your battery charged for months at a time.

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The charger part has a light that lights up red, green, flashing red, or flashing green, depending on the state of the battery, and the mode the tender is currently in. At the end of the cable is a connector. It comes with two ends that plug into the connector: A set of battery clips, to clip onto your battery during off-season storage, and a set of ring terminals, to connect directly onto your battery when it is permanently installed in your bike. Both are fused.

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The unit kept my battery in tip-top shape all winter long. At the end of the winter, when I installed my battery, I installed the permanent ring terminals in my bike. I put the connector (which has a weatherproof hood, for when you are out riding) up on the left side of the bike, and zip tied it in place. Plugging in the battery tender when I pull the bike into the garage is now a simple procedure, and I can keep my bike's battery in perfect shape, without having to pull my battery cover off to do it!

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Re: Installing a battery tender

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good little chargers, I use it on bike , lawn mower, and truck in barn that dosen't get used much, also excellent for boats and jet ski's, I mount the same wire you show on all my stuff so I can pklug it in
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Absolutely a great product, from a manufacturer that stands behind what they make: when one of my older Battery Tenders (I have a few) stopped working, I called the manuf. (DelTran) and they replaced it with no problems. I've been using them for more than 10 years and have never had a problem. After every ride, I hook up the bike to the Tender and it stays hooked up until the next ride. I've consistantly been getting better battery life than any of my club members who don't use the Tenders. Well worth the price.
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