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Old 01-27-2017, 08:37 AM   #1
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Battery tender

Best battery tender for these bad*** ZL1s?!?!
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:25 AM   #2
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I use Deltran's smaller battery tender that's waterproof. I can put it under the car, or hang it on a wall. Its a great and durable unit, and I've been using the deltrans for about a decade now with no problems.
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:29 AM   #3
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I use Deltran's smaller battery tender that's waterproof. I can put it under the car, or hang it on a wall. Its a great and durable unit, and I've been using the deltrans for about a decade now with no problems.
+1 I have a Battery Tender Jr... it's over 8 years old, I use for my bike. Never had an issue w/ it.
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:34 AM   #4
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+1 I have a Battery Tender Jr... it's over 8 years old, I use for my bike. Never had an issue w/ it.
The Jr. has a bit less output than the regular so if you let the battery run down it takes longer to recharge but if you put it on when you know it's going to be parked for a while it works just fine.
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:38 AM   #5
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Yes, the smaller units will have less output, but since my car(s) sit for long periods of time it doesn't pose as a problem.

BTW: Tenders are not meant to recharge a dead or badly run down battery. Make sure that you are using the tender on a good battery and that you do not have a power drain issue.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:06 AM   #6
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The Jr. has a bit less output than the regular so if you let the battery run down it takes longer to recharge but if you put it on when you know it's going to be parked for a while it works just fine.

Yes, I have a charger/jumper for dead/low batteries.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:17 AM   #7
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Another vote for battery tender


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Old 01-27-2017, 01:27 PM   #8
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CTEK 3300. Great product.
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Old 01-27-2017, 01:38 PM   #9
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The cheapest you can find...All your looking for is a low current and some will recharge a drained battery...Beyond that you're just paying for a name...
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Old 01-27-2017, 01:41 PM   #10
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I have been very happy with my Schumacher one. And it was not expensive at all!
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