Exactly.So many still get confused about the difference of a tender and a charger. They are so much designed differntly. A tender has solid state build in them to regulate and monitor the condition of a battery. These are ment to be plugged in during off season riding. A charger just supplies a regulated current to a battery to yield its voltage to higher. I have a tender on my zephur and harley during off season. I'm into my fourth year on these batts.
This is my understanding also. Keep the battery fully "maintained" and it's storage ability will be retained longer.The whole point of a battery tender IS to leave it plugged it.. the idea is to be hassle free. Read on the BT website about its features. Thats one of its selling points. Plug in and forget about it.. Anything else is treating a Battery Tender like a regular old battery charger. The BT does NOT over charge and it designed for cold weather use. to unplug it and only plug it in certain times of the day defeats the whole purpose of buying a BT in the first place...
This was the impression that i had of the BT, but had some different opinions when i askedThats the whole reason i bought a BT... No hassle and proper maintance. Plug in and forget about it. I have been using mine for a few years now. I have a Unheated garage and its been great. my BT has a temp sensor. i dont have the Jr model.
The first reply is correct.Leave it out in the garage(or storage area) hooked up to the tender, cold weather won't hurt it as long as you have it plugged in and charged up. You don't want it in the house(dangerous gases). If it is the type you can add water to, check it once in a while to make sure its full.