TecMate OptiMate 2 Battery Optimiser (SAE)
Customer Product Reviews
This is my third Optimate, my original one is 18 years old & still in constant use. It's a great product which probably pays for itself by extending battery life. Most importantly it's unlikely you'll be let down by a flat battery.
Optimate 2 - Excellent
Bought this to charge my ZX-6R in my home due to my garage not having electric and not beleiving the reviews for a solar option were good enough. 10 mins to get the battery off the bike and the battery is nicely charging indoors. Only had this a few weeks but works well, connectors are good, easy to use. Literally just plug it in and away you go, with the manual indicating which stage its at dependant on which lights are on.
Hoping its good but only used it a couple of time
The main reason I bought this to replace an old Oxford trickle charger was so that I could use a plug in for my Keis heated gear saving yet another lead on the bike -https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/187465 I've only just fitted the Optimate and used it a couple of times so cant comment on whether it works. It certainly seems to. It's easy to fit just requires connecting to the battery and its ready to go but I did feel the instructions especially on what the lights on the unit mean were quite poor. A better explanation would be helpful. The unit itself is compact and looks well constructed and tough.
The best battery conditioner on the market
I recently bought another Optimate for a motorcycle. It replaced an Oxford 3800 of which I have had 3 fail over the years. I now have several Optimates for various motorcycles and cars and reckon them to be the best available. They do exactly as claimed and maintain the battery in tip-top condition. A great bit of kit.
These chargers are excellent. Just plug it in and leave it connected, and the battery is always charged. In over 20 years of biking I've only had one Optimate charger which still works perfectly, and never had any battery issues. Only bought another one now for a second bike.
Taking charge of battery conditioning
New bike, new charger. Updated version of my previous one, but with a better connector - the previous one, which I think Oxford still use, is prone to wear and corrosion - much sturdier solution with the same excellent battery care Im looking for, Also can now hang the charger on the bike, underneath the bike cover, clear of weather, thanks to a couple of integral holes in the case moulding - again not a feature of the older model
Nice little device, with all the connections needed. Something i have never bothered with before, but I like having this now. Having run my battery down a couple of times, not only is it great to have it charged, but it also gives you quick access to get a jump start if needed. Quality seems good, I guess time will tell.
Brilliant quality charger
This is my 2nd optimate if it lasts as long as the last one 20+years of constant use i will have no complaints easy to use straight out the box good to know your bike wont have a flat battery if not used for a long time I would not buy any other make from my personal experience also great service from sportsbikeshop yet again thanks guys & gals