Battery charger

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Battery charger

Post by Blue70 » Jul 14th, '20, 10:14

Morning all, looking at getting a batter charger that
Will maintain my battery, especially over winter.
Any recommendations?
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Re: Battery charger

Post by billinom8s » Jul 14th, '20, 15:36

I've heard good things about the oximiser, if you aren't going to be riding then take the battery out.
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Re: Battery charger

Post by Jug_Inspector » Jul 14th, '20, 16:46

I leave all my batteries in and have quick leads attached so I can rotate my single charger around all of the bikes quickly, no need to unbolt panels etc.

I don't like to leave my charger connected and/or on 24/7 so instead I give each bike a few hours each or overnight, until the charger is happy.
I use an Optimate and the light goes green when it's happy with the battery so you may as well stop then.
I tend to redo this every month or so, even when the bike is in regular use.

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Re: Battery charger

Post by Ruffian » Jul 14th, '20, 17:09

Oxford optimiser available for circa £35
Lidl or aldi cheap crappy one circa £15
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Re: Battery charger

Post by TLS-Moose » Jul 14th, '20, 17:16

Depends what type of battery you have fitted. If you have an AGM or Lithium battery you need to check carefully what you buy - they generally don't like trickle chargers and certainly nothing with a de-sulphating phase.
You could always install an isolator on the earth strap if leaving for long periods.
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Re: Battery charger

Post by Mr Tuscan » Jul 14th, '20, 17:40

I run some gadget from the AA I’ve used it on stored cars and bikes, smart little thing, does all that conditions stuff.
Used the same one for ten years now, does what it says on the tin.

AA 1.5 Amp 6 V/12 V Car Battery Charger Maintainer AA4956 UK Plug Fully Automatic with Crocodile Clamps Eyelet Connectors As Used By AA Patrols https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DW6RHN2/ ... dFbJQS9YAP
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Re: Battery charger

Post by Blue70 » Jul 14th, '20, 19:27

Thank you guys, that’s a great help

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