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Offline ChristoffGS

Optimate 4 any good?
« on: June 12, 2020, 08:37:26 am »
I am in the market for a 'smart charger'.  Optimate 4 seems to fit my pocket best.  Will I be able to use this charger on a car battery as well?  I know that it will struggle resurrecting a completely dead car battery, but will is suffice as a battery 'conditioner'/trickle charger for a car battery?

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Offline Ali

Re: Optimate 4 any good?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2020, 09:36:03 am »
Optimate 4 will be perfect for your application.

I have been using a Optimate 4 on my Bakkie for the last 8 years with no problems at all.

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Offline BuRP

Re: Optimate 4 any good?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2020, 09:53:39 am »
Yes.
A Ctek800 (0.8 Amps) will maintain a large Landcruiser's battery - but 'maintain' only, it must be good and full etc, then it will keep it there.
And yeah, it will also charge it when empty if you're patient enough, but 'empty' is not 'dead' then.
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Re: Optimate 4 any good?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2020, 09:57:34 am »
Have a couple off optimates for the last +- 15 years, one can switch between 6v & 12v, great chargers won't go wrong.
 

Offline ChristoffGS

Re: Optimate 4 any good?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2020, 10:23:26 am »
Great stuff, thanks guys.  I am sure the charger will pay for itself in a couple of years if you look at the tempo my 650 goes through batteries (last one lasted exactly 2 years).  I know, I ride too little...  ::)
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Re: Optimate 4 any good?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2020, 10:34:26 am »
I've been using an optimate 5 for the last 4-5 years without any issues to maintain my bike's batteries. I don't leave them it permanently plugged into the bikes, but rather plug it in every 2nd week or so.

I opted for this one because it can charge/maintain 6v and 12v batteries. You have a bit more "flexibility" with this one. For instance I can charge my 1982 XR200R's 6v battery and my lanterns/camping stuff batteries.
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Re: Optimate 4 any good?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2020, 10:40:16 am »
the tempo my 650 goes through batteries

Maak net seker daai 650 se battery kook nie droog hulle is baie lief daarvoor om een of ander rede. :deal:

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