Weize YTX14AH-BS and Weize YTX14AHL-BS AGM Batteries
Weize YTX14AH-BS and Weize YTX14AHL-BS batteries are motorcycle/ATV/Powersports Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Absorbent Glass Matt (AGM) batteries designed to be spill-proof, maintenance-free starting batteries.
Weize YTX14AH-BS and YTX14AHL-BS batteries feature a low self-discharge rate, high cranking Amps, high resistance to vibrations and mechanical impact, etc., and are commonly used as a starting/cranking batteries for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, boats, power generators, and similar units that require small but strong cranking batteries.
Updated: February 7, 2024.
Weize YTX14AH-BS and Weize YTX14AHL-BS Batteries Features and Specifications
Weize YTX14AH-BS and Weize YTX14AHL-BS batteries belong to the YTX14AH-BS/YTX14AHL-BS motorcycle battery group and, as such, should have dimensions 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 negative terminal post on the right (YTX14AH-BS batteries) or a negative terminal post on the left (YTX14AHL-BS batteries - hence the "L" as part of their label).
Weize YTX14AH-BS and Weize YTX14AHL-BS batteries have physical dimensions that 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 YTX14AH-BS or YTX14AHL-BS battery was a tight fit.
Weize YTX14AH-BS weighs 9.02 pounds (~4.1 kg), making it one of the lighter Absorbent Glass Mat YTX14AH-BS batteries.
The nominal voltage of the Weize YTX14AH-BS and Weize YTX14AHL-BS batteries is 12V, but since they are lead-acid batteries, their actual voltage depends on the temperature, battery age, and, of course, battery charge.
The nominal capacity is 12 Ah, and it features a 210 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) value, which is equal to the CCA values of other similar batteries, which are usually around 210 CCA.
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/YTX14AHL-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, a certain amount of people are not satisfied with their performance, but that is normal for any product, battery or not. Personally, with so many people buying these batteries, they have excellent reviews.
How To Charge Weize YTX14AH-BS and Weize YTX14AHL-BS batteries?
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 a 12Ah nominal capacity, an AGM battery charger with a maximum of 2 Amps charging current can be used, but those in the 1-1.2 Amps range are recommended.
Some of the most popular battery chargers in this class are (Amazon affiliate links, open in the new window):
- NOCO Genius1 1A 6V/12V Lead-Acid and 12V Lithium Battery Charger
- NOCO Genius2 2A 6V/12V Lead-Acid and 12V Lithium Battery Charger
But there are other good battery chargers on the market as well.
If the Weize YTX14AH-BS battery is discharged down to 50% DoD (Depth of Discharge), a 2 Amps battery charger will fully recharge the battery in a little bit more than 3 hours, and a 1 Amp battery charger will fully recharge the battery in 6-7 hours.
Note: Personally, since the recommended charging current is 1.2A, go for a 1 Amp battery charger. Weize YTX14AH-BS battery accepts charge well, but why overstress the battery?
But, if You intend to use them often in deep cycle applications, consider getting general purpose/deep cycle AGM or lithium 12V 12Ah or 12V 18Ah batteries, and use your Weize YTX14AH-BS and YTX14AHL-BS batteries only as starting/cranking batteries.
Weize YTX14AH-BS battery comes with a 30-day return policy and a 1-year limited warranty.
Weize YTX14AH-BS/YTX14AHL-BS Battery vs. Weize YTX14-BS Battery
Weize YTX14AH-BS/YTX14AHL-BS battery and Weize YTX14-BS battery have very similar labels, and they have very similar performances, but they belong to different BCI battery groups and thus differ in physical dimensions:
- Weize YTX14AH-BS/YTX14AHL-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 from fitting into the battery compartment intended for another battery and vice versa.
Long Story Short: Weize YTX14AH-BS and Weize YTX14AHL-BS batteries are affordable and reliable, spill-proof, maintenance-free AGM cranking batteries.
They should not be used in deep discharge and cycling applications - they are designed to provide large bursts of power required to start smaller gas and diesel engines, and they should be used for such tasks.