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    Battery Tender or Battery Tender "Jr." ????

    Is one preferred over the other?

    Which is the preferred? Also, another minute to explain "why"?

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    Re: Battery Tender or Battery Tender "Jr." ????

    i use both. battery tender is a one amp charger, battery tender jr. is three quater amp. charger. i use the jr most of the time because the charger itself plugs into the wall and it has a long cord......

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    Re: Battery Tender or Battery Tender "Jr." ????

    I have both (actually I have 4 of them..3 of the standards and one junior) and both function as advertised I suppose. My batteries are always good and last for years. I just got the new junior and like it alot. The cord is real long and I can plug it onto the wall and it just hangs there in the outlet and the cord goes out to the bike easily VS having to set the regular unit on the floor or a table. I think the regular unit charges at a slightly higher rate, but either one is good for our M/C batteries.
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    Re: Battery Tender or Battery Tender "Jr." ????

    I use and like the Jr.
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    Re: Battery Tender or Battery Tender "Jr." ????

    I use the Jr. plugged in all year round, both bikes, never any problems..

    Have had it "auto disconnect" a few times as I pull away still plugged in!
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    Re: Battery Tender or Battery Tender "Jr." ????

    Have 3 Jr.s and the bikes and a sports car are stored for the long Canadian winters. Never a problem.
    Jr.s cost less and do the same job.
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    Re: Battery Tender or Battery Tender "Jr." ????

    Either one works very good to maintain your battery. www.CompetitionAccessories.com has them on sale. The battery tender has an MSRP of $59.99, on sale for $34.99. Pretty good price IMHO. I even went to Cycle Gear and they matched the price.

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    Re: Battery Tender or Battery Tender "Jr." ????

    I assume you're comparing the Battery Tender 'Plus' vs 'Jr'. A quick comparison from the official Battery Tender site:
    -- Plus is 1.25A (Jr is 0.75A) - difference is not important unless you find a dead battery
    -- Plus has indicator lights - lets you know its working and what mode it's in
    -- Plus sets voltage according to temperature - better when stored in very cold or very hot conditions
    -- Plus is 10 yr warranty, Jr is 5 yr - your choice
    -- Plus is $60, Jr is $40 - your choice

    The Plus unit is bigger and the 'box' doesn't plug directly onto the outlet. Instead it has a 3-prong power cord and so you can plug it into the outlet without blocking the other outlet. My understanding is that the Jr unit 'box' plugs directly onto the outlet, and so I think it likely blocks the other plug-in location on your outlet. Just an inconvenience.

    I have two Plus units...they work great. Based on other's comments above, sounds like the Jrs are great also.

    My only complaint is the cable length of the Plus is lacking--and Deltran's extension cable is 25' long (too long). But I went to a hardware store and found a bunch of 1 foot 2-wire extensions connectors for under $2 each -- they're an exact fit and so I can plug in extra length at any time to reach whichever motorbike I want to plug into and not have a pile of excess cable laying on the floor. Those extensions are available at Ace, Home Depot, Lowes, auto parts stores (look near the trailer hitches or wiring ), or online. Here's an example

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    Re: Battery Tender or Battery Tender "Jr." ????

    jbaker I have my junior and an air compressor pluged into the same 2 outlet wall unit. So it doesn't block the other outlet. Also the jr has a light that flashes red when first plugged in, then solid red when charging, then flashing green when battery is 80% charged then a solid green when fully charged.

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    Re: Battery Tender or Battery Tender "Jr." ????

    The Jr is small and plugs right into the wall. Easy.
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