TecMate OptiMate 2 Battery Optimiser (SAE)

'Connect and forget' battery charger and maintainer

This product has been discontinued and is no longer available for sale.

Verified Customer Reviews for TecMate OptiMate 2 Battery Optimiser (SAE)

272 reviews
TecMate OptiMate 2
01 January 2024 by Kevin M
brought this to replace old charger that would never show fully charge state. TecMate OptiMate 2 all connected up easily and on first cycle indicated battery good and charged. (my old charger was 20 years old optimate) great service from SBS. 10/10
Just the Job
14 December 2023 by Steve R
Bought this item at the best available price from Sportsbikeshop. Arrived a few days later and had minimal effort setting up to keep my Ninja 1000sx battery topped up over the winter months. Especially liked the perminant leads supplied. Great bit of kit for the price.
30 November 2023 by John C
As described Brill advice as usual
Great Quality
15 November 2023 by Keith A
I bought this to replace an Oxford unit that failed quite dramatically (sparks and crackles!)

Quality wise it's in a different league to the Oxford unit, with thicker cabling and leads, chunky terminals, superior fuse assembly and an overall higher build quality.

Simple to set up and use. My last Optimate unit worked for over twenty years, my guess is this one will last too.

Superb back up from Sportsbikeshop with the burnt out Oxford unit replaced under warranty.

TecMate OptiMate 2
12 September 2023 by Mark G
Great piece of kit, easy to use.
Highly recommended.
Easy to use and install battery charger
30 June 2023 by J M
A battery charger, is one of those things you just want to fit and forget.
This one of those chargers, plenty of replacement parts if required, and handy trickle charge lead in the box.
Perfect for peace of Mind
15 June 2023 by Judith H
Easy to set up with clear indication of battery status just connect and leave.
Bang for Buck
18 May 2023 by Chris S
This product is exceptional for the money - well worth every penny. Well built, easy to use - a real must for any bike
Excellent and simple to use
26 April 2023 by K D
Simple and easy to use charger with great quality cables and connectors. Permanent fused battery connector fits both M6 and M8 bolts and also comes with good quality crocodile clip connectors as well. Does the job well and can't fault it. First class service from Sportsbikeshop as ever.
TecMate OptiMate 2
14 April 2023 by Marcin J
Hooked it up to the wall outside as the bike is kept outdoors undercover and so far all works perfect. Manual says it's for indoor use only but since it has waterproof case I'm taking chances it will work fine with Irish weather. So far there was a good bit of rain and it works as intended. Decent price too, so good choice if you don't want to spend too much money but need something to keep the battery working all year round and especially during the winter when you don't ride that often
Good product at a good price
06 April 2023 by Roy F
Good product at a good price compared to other sellers. Arrived promptly to replace the old one that I have had forever and it finally started to play up. Sportsbikeshop have always provided good products and good service. Will continue to use them.
09 February 2023 by David W
Great product and price. Fast delivery
TecMate optimate2
17 January 2023 by Dave C
Got the bike charged up to fully in no time. Good quality product and good service from Sportsbikeshop again
Reliable charger
01 January 2023 by Anonymous
A basic charger/ conditioner which does one thing … keeps a battery in good condition and ready for use . There is nothing complicated about this unit
Again supplied with the usual top service by Sportsbikeshop.
Great product
06 December 2022 by Anonymous
Great product that keeps most battery's in good reliable condition
Optimate 2
28 October 2022 by Tony
Only had this a few weeks, replacing the Oxford optimiser I previously owned. The build quality, especially the connector, is very good. We'll worth the money.
Quality product
11 September 2022 by Mike P
I've always had Optimates in the past but last time bought an Oxford Optimiser which whilst slightly cheaper was of far inferior quality. The Oxford failed after 2 years so back to Optimate and I'm mighty impressed by the quality of this product. Optimate every time from now.
TecMate OptiMate 2 Battery Optimiser (SAE)
16 August 2022 by John W
Excellent optimiser. Simple to use. Really is plug and play!.
Charger leads can be direct from the battery or crocodile clips.
Cables are nice and long so the charger can be fitted to My garage wall.
Good service and fast delivery from Sportbikeshop.

TecMate OptiMate 2 Battery Optimiser (SAE)

  • AGM / MF, STD, GEL and spiral cell batteries from 3Ah to 38Ah
  • 5 stage fully automatic programme control
  • 0.15A @ 230V maximum input current
  • Running cost of less than one pound per year
  • Fitted with a UK plug UKCA

OptiMate 2 is an affordable 5-step battery optimiser specially designed for modern 12V starter batteries. Now with improved SAE connectors.

Recovers, charges, checks and maintains safely for months

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

  • 2022 R1250GS... If this charger is wired directly onto the battery with the supplied leads (therefore bypassing the canbus system) will this charge / maintain my battery?

    January 27, 2023

    That will work no problems at all.

  • Is this suitable for a Honda cb125r where the battery is under the fuel tank cover

    January 3, 2020

    The Optimate 2 would be suitable. The charger has a waterproof eyelet lead that affixes to the battery and can be routed for easy plug in.

  • morning is this charger ok for a street triple r 2016? also do you have to take other connections off or can they stay connected thanks.

    October 15, 2019

    The OptiMate 2 is compatible with a Street Triple R 2016 and is supplied with a weatherproof connection lead, this lead can be left connected to your motorcycle.

  • Will this be suitable for the battery in a 2019 Honda Monkey 125?

    April 27, 2019

    This will be fine to use on your Honda.


    April 15, 2019

    BMW's use a Canbus system, and so you will require the TecMate OptiMate 4 Dual Battery Optimiser (SAE), which is compatible with Canbus systems.

  • Will it be compatible for a 2013 Triumph Thruxton 865 EFI.

    February 26, 2019

    We can confirm this will be suitable for a 2013 Triumph Thruxton 865 EFI

  • Would this be suitable and safe to use on my kawasaki ninja 250 (2008) and can I attach to battery without disconnecting or removing from bike?

    February 21, 2019

    This will be fine to use on your Kawasaki. You will have to disconnect the battery to fit the battery connection lead, unless you use the supplied crocodile clips.

  • How do you determine the maximum charge level?

    February 11, 2019

    For a battery that appears healthy the voltage is limited at 13.6V for 30 minutes while the circuit monitors the actual voltage and the current absorbed by the battery, during which the green maintain LED remains on. If during the 30 minutes the automatic circuit senses the battery requires further charging, the program reverts to bulk charge infrequently until a full charge is achieved.

  • Will this be suitable for an aprillia rs50 thanks

    December 14, 2018

    This will be fine to use on your RS50.

  • Will it be compatible for a 2017 Kawasaki versys 650

    September 27, 2018

    The Optimate 2 is fine for use on your Kawasaki, unless you have a Lithium battery fitted.

  • Will this be OK to use on a2011 moto guzzi v7 racer

    September 25, 2018

    This will be fine to use on your Moto Guzzi, unless you have a Lithium battery fitted.

  • Hi will this work on my 2017 Kawasaki Z1000SX

    August 24, 2018

    This will be fine to use on your Kawasaki.

  • Could you please tell what length the power cables are

    July 22, 2018

    Weatherproof case with wall mounts, with 6ft / 180cm AC supply lead and 6ft / 180cm charge lead ending in SAE connector.

  • Will this work on a 2010 r1200 gs BMW with canbus electrics?

    July 20, 2018

    It will not work, you require quick find number 343092 which is compatible with modern BMW CAN-bus systems.

  • Hi, Do you need power outlet socket to use this if using in a garage without electric? Or does it simply plug/fused into the bike? Kind Regards, Rob

    May 21, 2018

    You require a socket to power the Optimiser.

  • Will this work for a Yamaha Dragstar 650 xvs "W" registration?

    February 26, 2018

    The Optimate 2 will be fine for use on your Yamaha.

  • If charging an installed motorcycle battery would it cause any damage to the motorcycle electronics. regards Phil

    February 1, 2018

    Not at all, the Optimate smart charger range are designed for long term maintenance of installed batteries.

  • Do I fit and leave on bike?

    November 27, 2017

    The Optimate 2 is supplied with a fused power lead that can be connected to the battery and left on the bike permanently.

  • Can I use this charger to charge my YTX9BS battery, this is a new battery do I need to charge it, or can I install it on my bike.

    November 21, 2017

    We would always recommend charging a battery before fitting it to your motorcycle and we can confirm that this item will be suitable to use.

  • Is this charger compatible with my Harley Davidson Sportster XL883L Lithium 12volt Battery

    November 8, 2017

    This is not compatible with Lithium batteries. You would need a Lithium charger, such as the TecMate OptiMate Lithium 0.8A Battery Optimiser (SAE)

  • Hi, can I use this charger on my caravan leisure battery rated at 110amp, thanks.

    September 21, 2017

    Unfortunately this product is not recommended for use with caravan leisure batteries.

  • Can you use this charger through a USB socket?

    April 4, 2017

    No, you will have use the connections supplied.

  • Is the TechMate 2 Battery Optimiser suitable for a 12volt car battery?

    April 15, 2013

    This battery optimiser is suitable for 12V batteries that require a current of 3Ah to 96Ah.