YTX9-BS High Performance – Maintenance Free – Sealed iGel Motorcycle Battery Reviews – Overview:
Electricity is one of two sources of energy which allow motorcycle to operate and perform all its power. Therefore, battery which is a device taking responsibility to provide electricity also needs to be much concerned. A machine which is applied an adequate high performance battery can increase tremendously its efficiency. However, choosing a top quality battery on the market today is not an easy task because of large number of models in many different brands, while not all of them have equal performance as well as quality or even suit to the electrical system of your motorcycle. To save your time and help you narrow the selection, I bring here a model of battery which is received many recommendations from customers around the world, the YTX9-BS High Performance – Maintenance Free – Sealed iGel Motorcycle Battery from Chrome Battery. In this in-depth review, I will indicate all the typical advantages and disadvantages of this product to show you why this is the best choice for your motorcycle’s electrical system.
About Chrome Battery
Chrome Battery is an American brand which famous for manufacturing various models of top quality battery for laptop, motorcycles and high performance vehicles and chargers. The range of its product is very large, from accessories for battery such as electric cables, testers, chargers to Sealed Lead Acid batteries and replacement batteries, so all your needs relating to battery are covered completely.
The product which is mentioned in this review lies on iGel Pro Series line, which is one of the flagship lines of this brand.
This part of the review will offer to you a particular view in all the noticeable pros of this device:
- Being designed as a compact model, this unit has quite small dimensions with the figures of about 5.91 in x 3.43 in x 4.13 in and its weight is just about 6.67 lbs. Personally, I think it is not only small enough for you to find a place in your crowded electrical system easily but also light enough to not cause any differences during installation process.
- The output of this model is quite good with 12 V in voltage and 8 Ah in capacity. These are not quite impressive but high enough to provide stable current to even electrical system of high performance vehicles which need much power to run.
- Being designed sophisticatedly with special elements such as heavy duty terminals or strong bridge wielding which offer vibration resistance ability, this device has an extremely durable framework and has ability to operate in the most severe condition.
- This model is applied iGel technology, which is developed from the original Sealed Leak Acid technology. The mechanism stills stay the same, with the high quality fiberglass mat which soak up electrolyte inside to maintain spill-proof ability. However, the electrolyte which is acid liquid is replaced with a special gel liquid. As a result, this model not only assures the ability to keep contained liquid inside during the operation process, which allow you to place this unit in any directions to suit to your electrical system without worrying about leaking problems, but also prolongs the service life of the battery comparing to the former technology, with the figure of about 3 – 5 years in standby state. Therefore, this is a completely maintenance-free battery model.
- The internal resistance of this unit is just 32 mΩ, much lower comparing to other models which have the same capacity on the market. This means the recharge time is shorten dramatically in emergency as well as the variation of charger acceptance. The generation process can also be executed even when the unit is in deep cycle.
- For ease in controlling, the manufacturer sets up a LED display outside the device. The digital display provides to user useful information about voltage of output current in battery and alternator, remained capacity and recharge time. A built-in intelligent chip is also included, which takes the responsibility to control the stability of the current to assure this unit provide better current for heavy loads. Moreover, the working time since the unit is installed is also recorded automatically by this chip, so it is very convenient for you to notice about when is the suitable time to replace it with a new one.
- Especially, Chrome Battery has a very attractive after-sales policy, while offers 18 months of warranty for all components and 60 days of money back without having any further questions. In my opinion, this policy is quite good comparing to its counterparts so you can feel totally secured when using this device.
- Every coin has 2 sides and so does this device. Unfortunately, there are some weaknesses in this product which I think you need to notice. While other customers complaint about durability of the LED display, I really dissatisfy with other issue: this battery is not suit to all models of motorcycle and you have to check beforehand carefully on its official website before deciding to purchase on. However, most contemporary models are on this list, so unless you have an antique motorcycle which needs to be replaced battery, you should not worry about this problem.
Although still having some unwilling disadvantages which may make some strict customers feel dissatisfied, this device is still worth to be purchase because of its tremendous benefits. If you decide to purchase one after reading my review, I really hope that this device will satisfy all your needs and you will help same judgment as me. Thank you for reading!