How to Store Your Motorcycle Battery For The Winter

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When you are getting ready to put your motorcycle in storage for an extended period of time there are some things that need to be done. We are going to focus on keeping your battery charged and in good shape for the length it is in storage. WeatherTech has developed a new product that is specifically for long term storage. You can keep this charger connected for months at a time without worry about the battery. It will ensure that when the times comes after being in storage for a long time the battery will be as good as new without the normal issues of having no charge or boiling the battery.


The WeatherTech Battery Charger doesn't just constantly pump current in to the battery. That is a bad thing when you are storing for a long time without any use. This charger monitors the battery level and only applies the needed charge. When the battery is fully charged it shuts off. Since this will be plugged in for months at a time the charger is also a surge protector. This will prevent power surges from destroying your battery.

The charger uses a 4 step process:

Step 1 - Desulfation (Revives the battery)
Step 2 - Bulk (Constant current charge)
Step 3 - Absorption (Constant voltage achieves full battery charge)
Step 4 - Pulse (Charges sent out to maintain fully charged battery)

There is another safety feature built in is there will not be any current flowing unless there is a proper connection. This will keep you and anyone else around the safe as well as the vehicle and battery This mean there will be no shorting out or arcing if there was a bad connection.

Lets review the best parts of this long term battery charger:

  • Developed specifically for long term storage
  • Keep this charger connected for months at a time
  • Will not damage or cook or battery
  • Has a built in surge protector
  • Uses a 4 step process to keep your battery in the best condition
  • Current will not flow unless there is a proper connection established
  • Works great for marine batteries, boat batteries, RV batteries, mower batteries

Here are some technical statistics if that is your thing:

Type of charger: 4 step, fully automatic switch mode with pulse maintenance
Charging current: Max 0.8/3.3A
Ambient temperature: -4F to 122F, output power is reduced at higher temperature
Charging voltage: 14.4V/14.7V
Efficiency: 85%
Type of batteries: 12V lead acid batteries (Calcium, AGM, GEL, MF, WET)
Battery capacity: 1.2-90Ah
Insulation class: IP65 (splash and dust proof)
Input voltage: 110-120V, 60Hz
Cooling: Natural convection

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