Spring is the time of year when many motorcycles emerge from garage hibernation. And also when you discover your battery is flat or knackered. So while battery charging and maintenance isn’t sexy, it’s useful. And there’s a new OptiMate 4-1A Dual Program V3 battery charger to make it quicker and easier. It works with 12V motorcycle batteries, including BMW bikes with a CAN bus electrical system,.
The Optimate connects directly, or through the 12V post on CAN bus bikes, and will then automatically diagnose, recover, charge, test and maintain your motorcycle battery. No more having to remember to put your bike on charge 12 hours before you want to fire it up. Or letting your battery run flat and potentially knacker itself over the winter.
You just plug it in and leave it, and you don’t have to turn on your ignition to activate the charger. The built-in LED shows progress. And it’ll also use a low voltage pulse function to save batteries which are as low as 0.5V. So if you have to deal with sulphated and worn out batteries, the OptiMate 4-1A Dual Program V3 battery charger could save you a few quid.
The OptiMate 4-1A Dual Program V3 battery charger works with all types of lead-acid batteries, including maintenance free and GEL types. It comes in a tough, splash-proof case and the high frequency, fully electronic power conversion means it can be used outside the UK as well. The standard OptiMate 4-1A Dual Program V3 battery charger costs £70.99, and the dedicated BMW CAN bus edition costs £77.99.