Your Can-Am Defender’s entire electrical system is underpinned by a UTV battery, and you rely on it more than you might think, but it’s easy to forget about a simple battery amongst the plethora of other things needed to have a functioning side-by-side. First and foremost, a charged and reliable battery is required to simply start the machine. Secondly, you’ll want to make sure the battery you select is capable of sustainably powering the assortment of electronic accessories added to your system. Whether you want to replace the worn-out stock battery or proactively upgrade to a dual battery system, don’t settle for anything less than the best for your Can-Am Defender battery, battery charger, and electrical accessories.
A great place to start is determining what exactly the battery is required to power. An assessment of the basic lighting components along with the other accessories mounted to your machine will help guide you to the battery options capable of delivering those power needs. For example, winches are notorious for draining the power supply and can quickly cause your Can-Am Defender battery to drop below the required voltage output to power even the simplest functions on your UTV. Owners hoping to upgrade to more advanced Can-Am Defender dual battery systems will likely want to invest in battery isolators and split charge relay systems. These battery accessories will allow them to be run synchronously, draw from one another as necessary depending on which source is charging at the time, and enhance your Defender’s entire electrical system as a whole.
Even if you aren’t someone who wants to run an assortment of electronic accessories on your Can-Am Defender, it would be wise to invest in a gel UTV battery. Gel batteries don’t slosh around like typical lead-acid automotive batteries, so they tend to be less messy and more reliable. Due to their improved internal construction, gel batteries are more resilient when faced with the demands of operating in harsh weather conditions and rough terrain. They also tend to have quicker charging rates while delivering longer life cycles than factory lead-acid batteries. The cost to upgrade to gel batteries is quickly offset by their enhanced performance, increased reliability, improved durability, and longer lifespan. Another route worth considering is going with a deep cycle battery. Unlike other types of Can-Am Defender batteries that discharge large amounts of energy at a quick rate, deep cycle batteries provide a constant and consistent current over longer periods of time. One thing to keep in mind is deep cycle batteries often take up a significantly larger volume of space than standard battery options. As a result, owners who go this route might need to incorporate an entirely different Can-Am Defender battery box altogether.
One of your first Can-Am Defender battery accessories should be a battery tender. Battery tenders are handy tools with built-in voltage monitors that track your battery’s passive discharge and power output. Battery tenders typically have an assortment of settings that allow users to fine tune the tender’s ability to track voltage and replenish the charge in a safe and efficient manner. Best of all, they plug into standard AC wall outlets for convenient, hands-free operation, so they are ideal for Defender owners who often leave their machine sitting without use for extended periods. Best of all, Everything Can-Am Offroad has a wide variety of battery chargers with various functions and features to ensure your Defender has exactly what it needs to stay charged and ready for action.
If you want a fallback option for trailside battery charging, then you should consider purchasing a portable UTV battery jump kit. Jump kits are the ideal gear item for Can-Am Defender owners who enjoy exploring the backcountry. These little powerhouse units are capable of jump-starting vehicles with engine displacements of several liters, so you can rest assured you won’t be left stranded due to minor battery failures. Jump kits typically come with jumper cables, wall and car chargers, and all the accessory cables you’ll need to keep your Can-Am Defender running when battery failure seems imminent. Can-Am Defenders carry world-renowned reliability, but batteries still wear out over time. When it comes time to replace or upgrade your electrical system, look no further than Everything Can-Am Offroad! We have all the Can-Am Defender batteries and aftermarket charging accessories you need to keep your machine up and running.
So you’ve got the latest UTV accessories on your Can-Am Defender: a light bar, sound system, etc. But it doesn’t matter how good your accessories are if you’re powering them with an old, underperforming battery. And if you monitor your volt meter, you’ll see that it drops like a bad habit when you touch the winch switch — and takes forever for the voltage levels to come back up. So if you’re a Can-am owner with a decked out machine, you may want to consider running a kinetic battery. These Can-am Defender batteries can run circles around stock batteries, powering anything and everything from winches, subs, and kickers all night with the bike off. The Shurkien 45AH Can-Am Defender battery is a popular option, but if you ride mud often or go through water, you’ll likely find that it’s a pain in the a$$ keeping mud from getting caked up on the back side of the battery — which will eventually corrode wires and wreak havoc on your Can-am battery. This can be thwarted with an Optima yellow top battery in the stock battery location. This is a sealed battery, which performs far better than OEM Can-am Defender batteries with caps that are not fully sealed. The Odyssey PC1200 is another solid battery, and the M Powers Can-am battery works wonders as well.
Riders seeking extra power often go with a dual battery setup. The OEM second battery kit is popular and has gotten rave reviews from riders we’ve spoken to. It comes with a battery isolator switch, so even if one battery dies, you’ll be saved by the other one. But even if you only run one battery in your side-by-side, Can-am Defender chargers are available for those situations when your battery dies and you’re out of options. Whether you need a Can-am Defender battery isolator, a Can-am Defender dual battery kit, or just a simple Can-am Defender replacement battery, at Everything Can-Am Offroad, we’ve got the batteries and battery components to keep you charged and running right.
Now that you are clear on the battery that is best for your ride then you should also be looking at the voltage checkers, jumper cables and battery chargers that you can have with you on the go or in your garage. When it comes to ensuring that your UTV is ready for your next trip these are instrumental parts of that preparation, not to mention, if your Can-Am Defender has been parked up for a while you should probably check the battery before you take it out for a run. The voltage checkers that we carry are awesome and are made by the brand that leads this category, Optimate. There are quite a few options here that are made by optimate including battery chargers. These battery chargers have the capacity to charge from one to 8 batteries at a time, so it really depends on what you and your Side by Side need. As UTV aftermarket parts providers go, Optimate is one of the best and so are Moose, and TMW Offroad. These brands are trusted names and deliver on the quality that sets them apart. Choose from any of the options here and know that you have invested in a UTV accessory that will serve you and your Can-Am Defender or Can-Am Defender MAX beyond your expectations.
Those long, marathon trips require a lot from your machine and as such, you don’t want to be caught slipping. Every rider wants the assurance that their UTV will start whenever they power it up. and let’s not even talk about stalls and shut-downs. How embarrassing? Well, there’s a solution for that. Whether you need to recharge, jump-start or completely replace your old battery with a new one, you can find the battery components you need at Everything Can-Am Offroad. We supply heavy-duty batteries for your Can-Am Defender and your Can-Am Defender MAX. We also supply other battery-related accessories like chargers. We’ve all had that experience where you leave your lights on during the night and when you wake up in the morning, your battery is dead. That is now an issue of the past as you can simply recharge it and hit the road in no time. Other accessories like mounts and boxes are also available to keep your battery safe. Get batteries, chargers, and accessories for your side by side from Everything Can-Am Offroad.