Although they do not look it, car batteries can be extremely fragile, potentially explosive devices, particularly when they are empty, and if you try to charge them. That is why it is crucial to use a good quality battery charger like a Battery Tender product. Of course, even among Battery Tender products there can be a great diversity, so it is important to know what each one of them does and what type of user it is intended for, before you buy. So what follows are our choices of the best Battery Tender chargers for each price category, high end, low end and middle class. As you will see, each one does the job right, but each has features that the other do not. So make sure to scroll past the following list where we are giving you the most significant details about each product, and check out the in depth reviews we have created for you.
|Battery Tender 022-0165||excellent||$$||Click Here!|
|Deltran Battery Tender (021-0128) ||excellent||$||Click Here!|
|Battery Tender 022-0150-DL-WH Waterproof 800 Battery Charger||very good||$||Click Here!|
Battery Tender 022-0165-DL-WH
The most expensive Battery Tender charger, the high end product in their line, is the 022-0165-DL-WH. If money is not an issue this should definitely be your first and only choice because, except for the price, this has all the features the others have and a whole lot of other goodies packed on top. It uses 2 independent charging units to provide just the right level of power to charge your car’s battery. It also measures ambient temperature, and adapts its power charge levels accordingly. These 2 features actually set it apart from almost any other charger on the market today. It also has several other more common but equally important features like an LED indicator that tells you at what stage in the charging process you are. It has a no spark feature that allows you to connect the battery without any electric arks being formed. And directly connected to that, it has a reverse polarity protection system that ensures you are have not connected the wrong wires to the battery. This last feature is actually the most important one of them all because, it is in the charging process that, if the polarities are not correct your battery can blow or just spill acid over your work bench. The Battery Tender 022-0165-DL-WH uses comprehensive charging cycle, that is common to all Battery Tender products we are going to look at today, but coupled with all the other features this charger has, makes it a perfect choice for people who tend to forget the lights on in the car and thus need to charge the battery quite often. The point is that if you have a perfectly good, new battery, and you have ran it out of charge, for one reason or another, this would be the ideal charging station because it will perfectly protect the battery and you will get to enjoy it for many more years to come. It is a perfect charger for all types of car batteries including AGM, maintenance free batteries and flooded batteries.
Deltran Battery Tender (021-0128)
The Deltran Battery Tender (021-0128) is everything that the 022-0165-DL-WH is, but it only has only one charging unit. That does not mean it will get your batteries charged in twice as much time, because there are other limitations to how fast you can charge a battery, but it will take about 35% more time. The one feature that we absolutely loved about the Deltran Battery Tender (021-0128) is that it comes with a quick connect harness that will allow you to charge your car’s battery while it is still in the car. It has that Tender temperature sensor that adjusts the voltage according to the outside temperature and it has a built in tensiometer that allows it to know when the battery is fully charged and maintain that charge over extended periods of time. So if you know that you have an iffy battery, you can simply hook it up to the Deltran Battery Tender (021-0128) at night, and it will be perfectly charged the next morning, or a week after that. It is also well worth noting that the Deltran Battery Tender (021-0128) has a reverse polarity protection, and a flashing system that tells you to switch polarities. The other great thing is that you can hook the charger up to a battery and it will automatically go through the bulk charge and float mode, so you can connect it and forget about it.
Battery Tender 022-0150-DL-WH
The final Tender charger we are going to look at is an entry level model, the Battery Tender 022-0150-DL-WH. It has a 0.8 Amps charging, power, much less than the Deltran which has a 1.25 Amp rating, while the top end Battery Tender 022-0165-DL-WH has double that because of the double charging units. However, the Battery Tender 022-0150-DL-WH costs less than half the price of our top end model and it still has that ability to switch from bulk charging to float mode. Its interior components are encapsulated making them shock, vibration, water and even flame proof, while its relatively low charging power means it will not over heat despite all that protection. That basically means you can actually mount this charger right next to your battery and just plug it in when you get home. It even has a 3 year warranty even if you connected to your car, provided, of course, that you do not pierce the protective casing. Of course, the ideal solution would be to buy a new battery, if your current one requires daily charging, but there is no denial that the Battery Tender 022-0150-DL-WH comes in at less than a quarter of the price of a regular battery. It too can only be connected the right way to a battery, otherwise it stops working and gives you a warning signal. And the best thing is that the Battery Tender 022-0150-DL-WH works not only with car batteries, but also ATVs, boat or motorcycle batteries, and its water proof design makes it a great choice for anyone of those situations.