I think I'm gonna purchase the Battery Tender Plus for 33.95 from MAW. It's only 14 dollars more than the Battery Tender Junior. Unless someone out there has some other suggestions???
I got the "Jr" one and am very satisfied...if you are only going to use it for your bike ..I see no real reason to spent the extra $14.00..
Couple of years ago on the other VROC board someone posted the explanation of why we want the LOWEST amperage charger for our batteries. The Battery Tender Jr. is good for .75 A, and is sufficient for frequent trickle charges. This is especially important for winter charging, where it does not get a chance to drain down from use. The 1.5A trickle charger will cook the battery twice as fast. He even said why the low amps were better for MF AGM's like Westco or Yuasa, but was too technical for me to remember.
Dan Morgan Subject: RE: battery tender
I'll say again, the Yuasa line of battery chargers are better than the Battery Tender series. They have more testing modes and better charging modes including recovery of sulfated batteries. I have seen far too many comments in other forums AGAINST the Battery Tenders mostly the Jr. model. One fellow went thru 3 of them over one winter season. Seems they fail without any indications or for no apparent reason. I have been using my Yuasa charger for almost 2 years with no problems.