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Yuasa tender vs Tender Jr.?

Not sure if this belongs in equipment or electrical. Anyway, what are your opinions of the Yuasa Smart Shot 90 vs the Battery Tender Jr? I can get them both locally for about the same price and they seem to have the same function though the Yuasa runs at 900ma vs Jr at 750. The Verses basically says they exist but doesn't really compare them.

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Not sure if this belongs in equipment or electrical. Anyway, what are your opinions of the Yuasa Smart Shot 90 vs the Battery Tender Jr? I can get them both locally for about the same price and they seem to have the same function though the Yuasa runs at 900ma vs Jr at 750. The Verses basically says they exist but doesn't really compare them.
I'd get the BT Jr. Alot of folks use them so at least I know they work fine. ( I had one too) Not alot of reports on the Yussa Smart Shot.

Geneally the lower amp rating is a good thing.



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Not sure if this belongs in equipment or electrical. Anyway, what are your opinions of the Yuasa Smart Shot 90 vs the Battery Tender Jr? I can get them both locally for about the same price and they seem to have the same function though the Yuasa runs at 900ma vs Jr at 750. The Verses basically says they exist but doesn't really compare them.
I own and use a Jr.,it's two years old and no problems plus it is fully automatic,no attention required with an AGM battery,I have no experience with the Yuasa good or bad.




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Thanks! Looks like Tender Jr. for me.

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Charger alternative for non-AGM batteries

I have been using these for boats, deep cycle, motorcycle and car batteries for several years.

http://www.harborfreight.com/automat...ger-42292.html

For my motorcycles I cut off the stock connectors and convert to quick disconnect. Make my own pigtail for the batttery with the opposite connector. They are pretty reliable, I've probably had a dozen or so over the years and only 1 or 2 have failed.
In the spring and fall they usually go on sale for $5, but even at full price they are a great deal. Each time I sell a vehicle that uses one, I just throw it in with the purchase. The buyer gets something with a high perceived value that actually cost me nothing in the long run when you compare it with replacing dead batteries.

One thing though: NOT FOR AGM BATTERIES!!
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I have and use 2 Battery Tender Jr's. they work great.

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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