Weize YTX14AH-BS AGM Battery
Weize YTX14AH-BS is a motorcycle/ATV/Powersports Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Absorbent Glass Matt (AGM) battery, designed to be spill-proof, maintenance-free starting battery.
Weize YTX14AH-BS features a low self-discharge rate, high cranking Amps, high resistance to vibrations and mechanical impact, etc. and is commonly used as a starting/cranking battery for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, boats, power generators, and similar units that require small but strong cranking battery.
Weize YTX14AH-BS Battery Features and Specifications
Weize YTX14AH-BS belongs to the BCI motorcycle BTX14AH-BS battery group, and as such should have dimensions of not larger than (L x W x H) 5.25 x 3.5 x 6.5625 inches (134 x 89 x 166 mm) and have a positive terminal post on the left.
Weize YTX14AH-BS battery does have positive 'nut&bolt' terminal on the left, but its physical dimensions are slightly larger than the 'standard' dimensions (L x W x H) - 5.31 x 3.50 x 6.61 inches (~135 x 89 x 168 mm).
However, actual differences are so small that in most situations they can be ignored - but, have it in mind if Your previous BTX14AH-BS (YTX14AH-BS) battery was a tight fit.
Weize YTX14AH-BS weighs 9.46 pounds (~4.3 kg).
The nominal voltage of the Weize YTX14AH-BS battery is 12V, but since it is a lead-acid battery, its actual voltage depends on the temperature, battery age, and of course, battery charge.
Nominal capacity is 12 Ah and it features a 235 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) value, which is better than the CCA values of other similar batteries, which is usually in the 180-210 CCA range.
Note: some manufacturers tend to exaggerate the CCA, MCA, and similar values of their batteries in order to sell them more easily. Weize YTX14AH-BS is a very popular battery, tried and tested by many users in real-life situations and it has very good reviews. With so many users buying these batteries, there is a certain amount of people that are not satisfied with its performances, but that is normal for any product, battery or not. IMHO, of course.
How To Charge Weize YTX14AH-BS Battery?
If the battery is used in the vehicle, boat, power generator, or another device/unit that features a built-in lead-acid battery charger, let the device/unit charge the battery - assuming that the charging system is intended for lead-acid batteries and that is properly charging the battery.
If the Weize YTX14AH-BS battery is going to be charged outside the vehicle/boat, then an intelligent AGM battery charger is highly recommended - such battery chargers analyze the battery first and then adjust the charging process according to the battery condition.
Since the Weize YTX14AH-BS battery features 12Ah nominal capacity, AGM battery charger with the maximum 2-3 Amps charging current are recommended:
For example, if the Weize YTX14AH-BS battery is discharged down to 50% DoD (Depth of Discharge), 2 Amps battery charger will fully recharge the battery in a little bit more than 3 hours.
Weize YTX14AH-BS battery comes with 1-year limited warranty.
Weize YTX14AH-BS Battery vs. Weize YTX14-BS Battery
Weize YTX14AH-BS battery and Weize YTX14-BS battery have very similar labels, they have very similar performances, but they belong to different BCI battery groups and thus differ in physical dimensions:
- Weize YTX14AH-BS Battery physical dimensions (L x W x H): 5.31 x 3.50 x 6.61 inches (~135 x 89 x 168 mm),
- Weize YTX14-BS Battery physical dimensions (L x W x H): 5.91 x 3.43 x 5.71 inches (~150 x 87 x 145 mm).
Although both batteries feature a positive terminal post on the right side, differences in size can prevent one battery to fit into the battery compartment intended for another battery and vice versa.
Long Story Short: Weize YTX14AH-BS battery is an affordable and reliable, spill-proof, maintenance-free AGM cranking battery.
It should not be used in deep discharge and cycling applications - it is designed to provide large bursts of power required to start smaller gas and diesel engines and it should be used for such tasks.
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