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Not for cars!,
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This review is from: OptiMate 4 Battery charger and conditioner (Misc.)
It may not be evident from the product information but this item will not be powerful enough to charge a car battery of over 50 amp hours capacity. The details on the box suggest the charger is for bikes, motorboats and small garden tractors. The product looks well made and I wil try and get a more powerful version.
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Posted on 28 Feb 2011 18:53:53 GMT
I believe this product can be used for car batteries including ones over 50Ah; I have an Optimate 3+ and have used it for car batteries. However, it will take much longer than a model rated for larger capacity batteries. My manual (Optimate 3+) specifies 35Ah and says "If using..on...battery of larger capacity...a full charge may takes several days". The quality of this product seems such that it will not be damaged by using on a larger capacity battery (or anything else you could do to it).
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2011 15:19:30 GMT
I'd add to the comment that it does work on car batteries. I contacted the maker, and they confirmed it. It just takes longer to charge - that's all.
Posted on 21 Aug 2012 22:08:09 BDT
Vespa Rider says:
You're better off going for the Optimate 6 for a car battery
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