Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Never Never Land aka St. Croix Virgin Islands
I'm only in the States for two or three months a year, where I garage my motorcycle. My choice was an Optimate which I employ in standard mode, (not can bus) and connect via SAE plug directly to the battery. It tests battery for voltage and when necessary applies a low amp current to maintain optimal charge state.
Even with this $80 device it's an act of faith to plug it up and walk away for six months or better. Am I going to cook the bike, am I going to set the garage on fire...yikes! Over two long storage periods it has preformed flawlessly and I'm even starting to trust it.
(Bike, garage and more are in the path of Hurricane Florence so I'm hoping for the best)
Last edited by Crucian; 11-Sep-2018 at 08:58 AM (582).