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Hello everyone,
I'm interested in buying a trickle charger for my battery on my bike/car if needed but I don't know which one to buy. I've seen the optimate 3+ and the optimate 4 but they are a bit pricey, I've also seen the battery tender jr by deltran which is way cheaper... don't they all do the same thing? Is one better than the other?
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I have a Optimate 3+ and have been using it on the bike and car for about 3 years. Output is about 0.8 amps which is similar to 0.75 amps of Battery Tender Jr. Bike batteries used to last about 3 years before using Optimate. Latest battery going for 5 years since using Optimate.
 

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WalMart sells a good one called SpeedCell for like $15. That's what i use.
 

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Never used Optimate so can't compare, but the Battery Tender Jr doesn't have quite enough amps to revive a totally dead car battery. It'll probably work on a 675 battery. The standard Battery Tender will revive just about anything.
 

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For the same price as a tender buy a normal car battery charger. That way you can use it on your car and your bike. Most will let you select slow or quick charge in the range of 2A-10A. I slow charge mine overnight once a month and just had to replace my ORIGINAL early 06 battery.
 

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Hello everyone,
I'm interested in buying a trickle charger for my battery on my bike/car if needed but I don't know which one to buy. I've seen the optimate 3+ and the optimate 4 but they are a bit pricey, I've also seen the battery tender jr by deltran which is way cheaper... don't they all do the same thing? Is one better than the other?
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Buy one of these. You won't be disappointed. I keep mine plugged in all the time when I am not riding. It will go into storage mode when fully charged. Your bike will always be at full power when you start it up!!!

http://www.batterytender.com/battery-tender-plus-12v-at-1-25a.html
 
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