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Re: Trickle charger/optimate
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2021, 11:48:38 PM »
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I use one of those simple mains-plugin  24hr/7day programmable timers and set it to go on sat&sun

Only when the sun is shining I assume.  :001: :001:

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Re: Trickle charger/optimate
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2021, 06:29:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
Only when the sun is shining I assume.  :001: :001:

Forgot to mention the third timer setting after day and hour..... lockdown mode.
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Re: Trickle charger/optimate
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2021, 07:23:24 PM »
I use an Optimate 4.  I bought it to keep a BMW R1200GS charged as this is a canbus bike.  I now use it in non-canbus mode, connected direct to the battery, to charge the Tiger.  Maybe if you wanted to plug the charger into the aux power socket (which is what I did on the BMW) you would have to have the Optimate in canbus mode?
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Re: Trickle charger/optimate
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2021, 06:28:04 AM »
On the Tiger 800, the aux sockets are wired straight across the battery (via a fuse) and so can be charged by any Optimate in normal charging mode. The issue with the BMW's is that the aux sockets are Can-Bus controlled and in Can-Bus mode the Optimate 4 has to first signal the Can-Bus controller (ZFE) to switch on the connection to the battery after which it is charged in the normal way.
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