YTX14-BS, BTX14-BS, CTX14-BS, STX14-BS, PTX14-BS Battery Equivalents, Replacements, and Cross Reference Chart

YTX14-BS is a very popular Powersports battery, often used in motorcycles, ATVs, smaller boats, snowmobiles, power generators, and similar applications as starting battery for smaller gas and even diesel internal combustion engines.

YTX14-BS is the most common label used for these batteries, but its label also differ among the manufacturers, so be careful when getting a new one, since there are similarly labeled batteries with different dimensions, terminal orientation, specifications and similar.

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The most common label for the battery of this size is YTX14-BS, with other similar battery labels being used, like BTX14-BS, CTX14-BS, STX14-BS, PTX14-BS, ETX-14, etc.

YTX14-BS Battery Dimensions and Specifications

YTX14-BS physical dimensions are (L x W x H) 5.875 x 3.4375 x 5.75 inches (150 x 87 x 146 mm), with positive terminal on the left and negative terminal on the right side.

If the positive terminal is on the right and negative on the left, then the battery gets suffix 'L' - YTX14L-BS.

YTX14L-BS is also a popular Powersports battery, but not as YTX14-BS battery.

Note: there are models of these batteries with four terminals - one battery may be used as both YTX14-BS and YTX14L-BS battery.

The following cross reference chart lists top 5 most popular Powersports battery models and their most popular brands:

Battery
Model
YTX9-BS
10h Cap./CCA
YTX12-BS
10h Cap./CCA
YTX14AH-BS
10h Cap./CCA
YTX14-BS
10h Cap./CCA
YTX20L-BS
10h Cap./CCA
Dimensions
L x W x H
(inch/mm)
5.875 x 3.4375 x 4.125
150 x 87 x 105 
5.875 x 3.5 x 5.125
150 x 88 x 130 
5.25 x 3.5 x 6.5625
134 x 89 x 166 
5.875 x 3.4375 x 5.75
150 x 87 x 146 
6.875 x 3.4375 x 6.125
175 x 87 x 155 
Chrome YTX9-BS
6/180
YTX12-BS
10/180
YTX14AH-BS
12/210
YTX14-BS
12/200
YTX20L-BS
18/270
Deka ETX-9
8/120
ETX-12
10/180
- ETX-14 ETX20L
18/310
EverLast CTX9-BS
8/135
CTX12-BS
10/???
CTX14AHL-BS
12/190
CTX14-BS
12/190
CTX20L-BS
14/220
ExpertPower YTX9-BS
9/180
YTX12-BS
12/210
- YTX14-BS
14/220
YTX20L-BS
20/330
Mighty Max YTX9-BS
8/135
YTX12-BS
10/180
YTX14AH-BS
12/210
YTX14-BS
12/200
YTX20L-BS
18/270

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MBTX9U MBTX12U MBTX14AU MBYZ16H MBTX20U
PowerStar YTX9-BS
8/???
YTX-12BS
10/180
YTX14AH-BS
12/???
YTX14-BS
12/205
YTX20L-BS
18/220
Power-Sonic PTX9-BS
8/120
PTX12-BS
10/180
PTX14AH-BS
12/200
PTX14-BS
12/200
PTX20L-BS
18/250
SigmasTek STX9-BS
8/120
STX12-BS
10/180
STX14AH-BS
14/???
STX14-BS
12/200
STX20L-BS
19/270
VMAX XCA120R9
9 (20h)/120
XCA160R12
12 (20h)/160
- XCA200R14
14 (20h)/200
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Weize YTX9-BS
8/135
YTX12-BS
10/210
YTX14AH-BS
12/235
YTX14-BS
12/200
YTX20L-BS
18/200
Yuasa YTX9-BS
8/135
YTX12-BS
10/180
YTX14AH-BS
12/210
YTX14-BS
12/200
YTX20L-BS
18/270

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YTX14-BS batteries are mostly lead-acid batteries with some manufacturers offering lithium batteries as well. 

Lead-acid batteries feature 12-14 Ah 10h capacity and 190-220 CCA Amps and are charged with onboard chargers (alternator powered by internal combustion engine) or by smart lead-acid battery charters.

Lead-acid YTX14 batteries may be wet/flooded or AGM or Gel-cell sealed batteries ('BS' - 'Battery Sealed').

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Note: AGM and Gel-Cell batteries are low maintenance batteries and are highly recommended over wet/flooded cell batteries.

Price of the AGM/Gel-cel YTX14-BS batteries varies between the brands, with the price of top models being shown in the following list:

Lithium YTX14-BS batteries are not as common as AGM/Gel batteries - Lithium YTX14-BS batteries are much lighter than lead-acid batteries while offering the same or even better performances. Also, lithium batteries often cost much more than lead-acid batteries.

Most lithium YTX14-BS batteries may be used in vehicles with alternators designed for charging lead-acid batteries - just in case, it is a good practice to check the documentation of the battery.

If the lithium battery is NOT intended as 'drop-in replacement', but it is nonetheless connected to the alternator, there is a great chance that such battery will overheat, catch fire or even explode - seriously!

'Drop-in' replacements or not, lithium batteries should not be charged with lead-acid battery chargers that feature desulphation charging mode - energy pulses required for desulphation may damage the lithium batteries even with built-in Battery Management Systems (BMS).

Personally: unless You are pro driver, go for good AGM/Gel YTX14-BS battery and charge it with onboard battery charger (alternator + some control electronics) or by using smart AGM battery charger (set to the proper battery type).

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Starting, Dual-Purpose or Deep Cycle YTX14-BS Battery

YTX14-BS batteries are designed as starting/cranking batteries and are not intended for deep cycle applications.

However, AGM/Gel batteries may be from time to time discharged down to 50-60% of DoD without adverse effects on the battery's longevity, just note that as the battery gets older and its SoC (State of Charge) gets lower (below 30-40%), its cranking capabilities are also lower.

So, can YTX14-BS batteries be used 'sometimes' as fish finder battery, kayak trolling motor battery, compressor/air pump battery, and similar - yes, they can be used, just don't discharge them below 50% DoD/SoC.

Even discharging them 'once' or 'twice' below 20% SoC (80% DoD) will not harm the battery in any noticeable way, especially if it is recharged fully right away using smart AGM/Gel battery charger.

However, be sure not to make it a habit - regularly discharging starting batteries below 50% SoC and especially below 20% SoC can significantly shorten their lifetime.

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Long Story Short: If You are looking for YTX14-BS battery replacement, go for the battery from some of the most reputable brands - these batteries have been tested by countless users in different vehicles and real-life situations.