TecMate OptiMate 4 Dual Program Battery Charger
Looks like quality kit
Just purchased this charger and seems well made. Set up for canbus charging out of the box
but can be switched to fast charge easily using battery clips. Wouldn't do this with battery in bike though. Directions are a little confusing- just keep re-reading them carefully. This will hopefully maintain my new Bmw battery through the winter.
November 11, 2014
Very easy to use, good constrution, durable!!!!!
I used in multiple vehicules.
November 4, 2014
Ordered this charger after I left my bikes electrical systems on all night in the garage. After receiving the charger and setting it up I let the bike charge over night and was delighted to see the battery seemed as good as new.
Have now done this a total of two times, this charger has more than payed for itself. I cannot really comment on the trickle charge functionality as I ride year round so I have no use in storing my bike.
Overall, a very useful piece of gear, definitely a must have for any type of bike.
October 20, 2014
This is perfect for charging BMW Canbus equipped motorcycles! Works as advertised. The BMW dealers chargers are very pricey, this works just as well for a lot less! Highly recommended!
September 13, 2014
Works well, great value!
I contemplated buying the OEM BMW charger for my new R 1200 GS-W but could not justify paying $100 more for the OEM charger. I was concerned after reading other reviewers who had dificulty understanding the directions for the Optimate 4, but it came pre set for the BMW CANbus system. It was just plug and play and works very well. It appears well made and is very easy to connect. A real value for a quality charger. Just remember that the directions are written for an international audience. That's why they may appear cryptic, but it's really quite simple to use.
September 2, 2014
Nice, multipurpose charger
I've used this charger for everything from a Porsche, connected via the cigar lighter, to a lawn mower, to an actual motorcycle. Following the mfrs guidelines for both the vehicles and the charger, I was able to top up any battery I've encountered. My only failure was a 10-yr-old battery that was so deeply discharged that it couldn't be saved. Highly recommend.
August 25, 2014
Just plug it in.
Easy to use. Specific model for BMW CanBus. Better value over BMW charger
July 7, 2014
Does exactly what its supposed to do--just plug it in when the bike is in the garage, and forget about it. Your battery will always be topped off and in perfect condition.
May 29, 2014