|The Battery Tender Plus 12-volt/1.25-amp Battery Charger True Gel Cell model is the best way to deal with the challenge of keeping 12-volt vehicle batteries optimally powered when not in use, especially for users who own true Gel Cell batteries. It is not only able to charge any 12-volt lead-acid battery, its specially adjusted internal software allows for a slightly lowered voltage level that protects sensitive Gel Cell batteries from the dangers of overcharging. It is also designed to be easy to use in difficult spaces, to utilize a 4-step charging program and safely function in a fully automatic mode. Taken together this makes the special Gel Cell version of the Battery Tender Plus 12-volt/1.25-amp Battery Charger an excellent means of ensuring that all your batteries are fully charged and ready to go when you are. |
What's a Gel Cell?
The Gel Cell battery is similar to the AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery in that its contents are sealed, but different because technically the AGM battery is still considered to be a wet cell. The guts of a Gel Cell contain a silica additive that causes it to set up or stiffen, first like Jell-O, then after subsequent discharge/charge cycles more like peanut brittle. Micro-cracks form in this gelled electrolyte that provide paths for the oxygen recombination reactions between the positive and negative plates. The recharge voltages on this type of cell are lower than the other styles of lead acid battery making it probably the most sensitive cell in terms of adverse reactions to over-voltage charging, and thus needing special care.
Safe, 4-step Battery Charging for True Gel-Cell Batteries
Powered by BTP microprocessor technology and utilizing a 4-step charging program (initialization, bulk charge, absorption mode and float mode), the Battery Tender Plus 12-volt/1.25-amp Battery Charger allows you to simply connect the charger to a battery, either in or out of a vehicle, and forget about it until you are ready to put the battery to work. Like all Battery Tender chargers, at the end of the regular charger cycle it automatically switches its output voltage to a safe, storage or float level which eliminates the need to worry about the damaging effects of overcharging, and the resulting need to check on the condition of the battery. This is taken even further with the Gel Cell model, which possess a higher store rate and lower charge rate, minimizing the chance of mistaken overcharging. The unit also features sparkproof connectors, short circuit and reverse polarity protection, an easy to understand charging status LED indicator, a quick connect harness for use in hard to reach areas and almost no current draw from batteries connected to.
- Unique Gel Cell battery adjusted software.
- Perfect for all lead-acid, flooded or sealed maintenance free batteries (AGM and Gel Cell).
- Complete 4-step charging program (initialization, bulk charge, absorption mode and float mode).
- Automatically switches to float/maintenance voltage after fully charging the battery.
- If the battery voltage drops too far under load, full charger output power resumes.
- Temperature compensated to ensure optimum charge voltage according to ambient temperature.
- Solid state two color LED indicates stage of charger.
- Spark proof and reverse polarity protected.
- Includes quick connect harness for use in hard to reach areas.
- 10 year warranty.
|Charging Software*/ |
|AC Voltage/ |
|Battery Tender Junior 6V Battery Charger ||6V ||0.750A ||3 Step STD & AGM ||120 VAC, 60 Hz |
|Battery Tender Junior 12V Battery Charger ||12V ||0.750A ||4 Step STD & AGM ||120 VAC, 60 Hz |
|Waterproof 800 12V Battery Charger ||12V ||0.800A ||3 Step STD & AGM ||100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz |
|Battery Tender Plus 6V Battery Charger ||6V ||1.25A ||4 Step STD & AGM ||120 VAC, 60 Hz |
|Battery Tender Plus 12V Battery Charger ||12V ||1.25A ||4 Step STD & AGM ||120 VAC, 60 Hz |
|Battery Tender Plus 12V Battery Charger (Gel Cell) ||12V ||1.25A ||4 Step STD & AGM or GEL ||120 VAC, 60 Hz |
|Battery Tender Twin 800 12V Dual Battery Charger ||12V ||0.800A ||3 Step STD & AGM ||100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz |
|Battery Tender 12V 2-Bank Battery Management System ||12V ||1.25A ||3 Step STD & AGM ||100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz |
|Battery Tender 12V 4-Bank Battery Management System ||12V ||1.25A ||4 Step STD & AGM ||100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz |
|Battery Tender 12V 5-Bank Battery Management System ||12V ||2.0A ||4 Step STD & AGM ||120 VAC, 60 Hz |
|Battery Tender 12V 10-Bank Battery Management System ||12V ||2.0A ||4 Step STD & AGM ||120 VAC, 60 Hz |
|*Note: All Deltran battery chargers will charge all types of lead acid batteries: either flooded (standard STD), sealed maintenance free Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM), or sealed maintenance free gelled electrolyte (GEL) batteries. However, for optimum battery performance in deep cycle applications (for example, running a trolling motor), it is best to chose the Deltran charger that has the charging software specifically designed for the battery type. Fortunately, since the technical staff at Deltran has developed charging software that works equally well for both STD & AGM batteries, the only choice to be made is between 2 models: either STD & AGM or GEL software. |
10-Year Limited Warranty
Deltran provides a limited 10-year warranty on its Battery Tender Plus 12-volt/1.25-amp Battery Charger to the original purchaser based on defective material or workmanship. Warranty is void in cases of product misuse, disassembly or modification. Other details regarding warranty limitations and procedures are contained in the Deltran Battery Tender Charger's general limited warranty information sheet enclosed with this product.