TecMate OptiMate 3 Battery Optimiser (SAE)
Customer Product Reviews
First charger - may as a well buy the best!
I'm a new biker and made the novice error of leaving the bike in the garage for weeks over winter and expecting it to start. Got a loan of a different charger to get me going but the hassle of removing the battery did my head in! Did my research and fount the Optimate 3 to be the best for performance and price. Arrived quickly and fitted the supplied extension leads into the battery and out for easy connection - now i can hook it up to trickle charge just by attaching it to the extension leads - no more messing about - winner for me!
Neat and compact. Does what it should.
Easy to fit and does exactly what it's supposed to. My only gripe is that the plug is much larger than on my previous model and I can't find a gap in the bodywork big enough to slip it through. This means that I have to take the seat off to plug it in. Not the end of the world but not as convenient as previous model.
Easy to use and works a Treat
The charger was simple to use and didn't require me to set any settings nor push any bottons..just connect and plug in..Easy! The battery was charged from flat within about 12 hours and I've now attached the attendant cable to make it even easier to keep it topped up without the need to remove the battery everytime. Great charger, the cables aren't too short either which means I don't have to squeeze the bike close the power socket.
Set up and forget
Simple to set up, I chose to permanently attach the attendant cable directly to the battery which is left in situ. Plug in the optimate charger to the attendant cable, then plug into the mains. The device will then go through a series of checks, eventually making sure your battery stays in tip top condition no intervention required. Every so often it keeps checking the state of the battery, so you really don't have to do anything .Well made, plenty of cable length probably the best product on the market.
Does the job!
I could not decide between the various optimate optimisers but know they are a reputable and reliable product across the board. The optimate 3 does exactly what it says on the tin. My Panigale is now on charging & maintaining the battery through this cold winter period. Charging time is quick and it also comes with a SAE battery tender to fit to your battery. I can now easily charge the battery without having to take fairings off.
Ever Ready Battery
Easy to install as a permanent connection to the battery (Leads Supplied) which keeps the battery in tip top condition so the BMW is always ready to go when I am. Can also be connected with Croc clips which come with the unit so you can hook it up to other devices. Charges all motor battery types
Back from the dead
Having just returned from abroad, I had difficult starting my bike, so brought this based on others reviews. Initially I thought it would be able to charge the battery, the unit remained in Save mode for a while, but then started to charge. I can't remember how long it took to fully recharge, since this have had no issues with the battery and plan to use the trickle charge in the future. I've had no issue with the length of the cable, as previously mentioned, with power cable being a good length and to connecting cables allowing the unit to sit on the floor while charging.
Very good product and received very quickly as usual. Fitted a bike specific cable to allow this to be plugged in to the bikes wiring system rather than having to mess about with the battery itself. Easy. Works well. Dont have to worry now about battery condition. Job done!
Energised and ready to ride
Optimate 3 is easy to install and use. Once leads are permanently connected you just plug in charge the unplug and ride. Just remember to put waterproof cover on battery lead. Very good product at a reasonable price.