Can you leave an OptiMate on all the time?
All OptiMate chargers run a unique ‘connect and forget’ 24hr, 7 days-a-week, 365 days-a-year programme, so they can and should be connected to your bike’s battery and left to do their work – no user input required.
Can I leave the battery connected when the tender charger is plugged?
So the short answer is ‘Yes, you can leave the Battery Tender® Plus (BT Plus) battery charger connected to a battery even when it is being used to provide power to another appliance.
What do the lights on an OptiMate mean?
OptiMate charges your battery and then tests it to see if it will hold its charge OK. If OptiMate senses that the battery Voltage drops, it will “red-light” your battery to warn you that the battery may have a problem.
How long does OptiMate 3 take to charge battery?
The OptiMate 3 averaged about 1 hour of “Charge” time on each of the four different motorcycles we connected it to, all with batteries at different levels of charge, having sat in the garage for various amounts of time.
What do the lights on an OptiMate 3 mean?
LED #1 – AC POWER (100-240V) LED #2 – Reverse polarity LED #3 – SAVE/DESULPHATE LED #4 – CHARGE LED #5 – GREEN: TEST & MAINTAIN LED #6 – RED: TEST & MAINTAIN Page 3 3 THIS PORTION OF THE MANUAL CONTAINS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMATE 3 BATTERY CHARGER.
Will an OptiMate 3 charge a car battery?
As long as the battery isn’t overcharged you can leave it on a trickle charger like your optimate indefinitely. Optimate III is fine for a car. Just looked up the specs of an optimate 3.
Can I start my motorcycle while charging?
If your plan is to just start the motorcycle, over and over, and never actually ride the bike to put power back into your battery, you’re just going to end up depleting your motorcycle battery, not refilling it. Motorcycle batteries don’t do well with being left unfilled. It can harm their overall lifespan.
What do the lights on a Optimate 3+ mean?
How long does optimate 3 take to charge battery?