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Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:29 am



I went to Amazon to buy another Battery Tender Jr. for someone today, and realized that they've dropped the price from the regular $25 to less than $20. I don't know if this is a temporary price drop or not, but it's the lowest price I've ever seen for one of these wonderful little magic boxes. So if you've been putting it off, now might be the time to grab one (or two).

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-0 ... r_1_1_sspa

Incidentally, the ad below shows the higher price, but if you click on it, it shows the lower one - at least it does for me.



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Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:12 am

Thanks Scott,

been looking for a while, got 2 of them.
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Post by mterraci » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:30 am

I've never seen them that cheap. I've used one for years and swear by them.

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Post by Sadanorakman » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:09 pm

£40 ($51) in the UK!!! Ouch.
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Post by Rednaxs60 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:40 pm

Price drop on Amazon.ca from $44.00 CDN to $30.00 CDN plus free Prime shipping
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Post by Sadanorakman » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:00 pm

Frankly ridiculous that we have to pay 2.5 X their cost in the US.
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Post by DaveO430 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:43 pm

I bought 1 myself, even though I have enough right now. I also ordered 2 extra connector cords.

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Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

Post by DenverWinger » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:29 am

Bought one yesterday at Home Depot, Black-Friday sale priced at $19.88. They had a big pile of them at the store I went to, so likely to last a few days before sold out.
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Post by echinus1988 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:06 pm

Now they drop it!

I just bought a 4 motorcycle charger/maintainer because my son and I are always tinkering on a bike and I need to keep the battery charged.

It came in really handy for working on my cousins bike that we had plugged in along with my Goldwing and his FJR. Right now only two plugged in but his Katana will be coming in soon I think. Plus I want to get the GS450 running so we can sell it in the spring. All in all a great deal.

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Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:08 pm

the 2 Battery Tender juniors I ordered arrived today.

Hoot!
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Post by Sadanorakman » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:24 am

After the shock a few days ago of finding the cost of one of these in the UK at £40 ($51!!!), I just discovered that Amazon.com (US) will ship one to the UK with shipping costing only about $6, with about the same amount added for import Duty and VAT, so an all-in cost of about $35 (£27).

...I very almost pressed 'buy', until I realised that this thing is 120V, and also a two-prong US power plug... DOH!!!!! (We're 240V over here). Back to the drawing board!
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Post by DenverWinger » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:49 am

It doesn't use much power (about 10 watts max), just put it on one of those little 240 to 120 v travel transformers like tourists use....
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Post by Sadanorakman » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:06 am

DenverWinger wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:49 am
It doesn't use much power (about 10 watts max), just put it on one of those little 240 to 120 v travel transformers like tourists use....
I had one of these small 240-120V transformers before... was supposedly rated at an appropriate current for what I was running off of it (a Panasonic Boom-Box that I had purchased in a PX store at Andrews Airforce base)... Only it was hopeless. It generated too much internal heat, even when being driven at a fraction of it's stated capacity, and you could smell the transformer windings.

I suppose I could have picked up a bad one, but I ended up replacing the internal transformer in the Ghetto-Blaster with the appropriate one from the UK model (i.e. 240V)... much safer solution. That was just before Hurricane Andrew (was that '91?), and the thing still works to this day!

Anyway, thanks for the advice DenverWinger, but a 240-120V adapter would cost me to purchase in addition to the Battery Tender, would waste energy, and would be an unnecessary additional safety risk to have plugged in 24/7... I've also never been a fan of the two prong US power plugs, for any product like the Battery Tender Jnr with it's 'built-in-plug'. They seem to not retain very well in the mains socket. I know our UK 3-pin plugs are a bit weird and bulky, but they seem to offer more support and stability for any product 'integrated' into a plug-top.

So I'll have to look for a European version of the Tender, or look for something similarly well-regarded for long-term float maintenance of an AGM battery.
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Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:39 pm

just get a 240 to 120 transformer and wire the appropriate plugs and sockets to it.

that should power up most anything you would have around....
I went and looked at the packaging on the one that just arrived here, and was shocked to see that it said "120 VAC"

most of my portable chargers like this have 120-240 VAC on the input voltage label.

sorry for you, but I love my little Battery Tenders.... now have 4 of them.
~John

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Post by Sadanorakman » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:58 am

AZgl1800 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:39 pm
just get a 240 to 120 transformer and wire the appropriate plugs and sockets to it.

that should power up most anything you would have around....
Thank you AZ gl1800, your post literally made me laugh out loud!!!

I don't own, and am never likely to own any single other product that requires 120V, and is fitted with a US plug! Almost everything electronic these days uses a switch-mode power supply generally good for 90V to 250V... Kind of opens up a global market and saves building several variants of a product.
It would likely cost me more for the transformer, box, and US socket, than it would for The battery tender.

I'm genuinely very happy for those of you who can benefit from this excellent product for only $20 a go. It's always been a pain point here in the UK that we pay at least an equivalent of a pound to the dollar on electronic goods, if not more. In 2006/7 I used to buy most of my photographic equipment in Keane NH, and bring it back with me after business trips... One 70-200 F2.8 IS lens cost me the equivalent of about £900, when it was £1500 to buy at home... I sold this lens after ten years, and actually made a profit on it!!!!

Guess I'll be buying an alternative. We have a few here made by a company called 'Oxford' that makes a lot of motorcycle security accessories such as re-enforced chains and ground anchors: anyone have any experience of them?
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Post by Northwings » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:15 pm

Temporary price! I put one in the shopping Amazon cart December 1 and set it aside to add a few items on the 3rd. By then it had gone from $19.95 back to $25.29. Still better than Walmart at $34.95.

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Post by Northwings » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:25 pm

Also, azgl1800 is missing the point of the Battery Tender Jr. I have other trickle chargers & power supplies but every one of them will cook a battery if left on for a long time, such as winter storage. The Battery Tender Jr is so well regulated it can stay on a battery for six months unattended without damage. With two bikes, a lawn tractor and a snowmobile, I have something on off-season charge most of the time.

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Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:32 pm

Northwings wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:15 pm
Temporary price! I put one in the shopping Amazon cart December 1 and set it aside to add a few items on the 3rd. By then it had gone from $19.95 back to $25.29. Still better than Walmart at $34.95.
I'm showing it still at $19.88! Try it again...

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Post by Northwings » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:26 pm

Thanks, The price is still $19.88, but I am not sure the didn’t charge me $25.29. That’s what my order summary shows.

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Post by AZgl1800 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:45 pm

Northwings wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:26 pm
Thanks, The price is still $19.88, but I am not sure the didn’t charge me $25.29. That’s what my order summary shows.
2 things to watch for.

1) the states are now enforcing Sales Tax on any vendor who ships to your state.
Amazon is taxing me for stuff to Oklahoma.

2) Shipping Charges:
oh so easy, to overlook one of the Premium rates for so called "Faster Shipping".

I have selected the Ground Free always, and it arrives just as fast as the 2 day specials... usually
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Thanks Administrator; scarfed up four of them!!!!

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