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Offline Paul2bikes

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Re: Trickle charger
« Reply #10 on: 07 November, 2018, 01:13:12 PM »
Seems some can be a bit hit & miss.

I bought an Accumate 'cos it does 6v & 12v, I had two 6v bikes then, now just the one. I bought it in 1997, still going strong & keeping all 3 batteries topped up on a rotational system over winter.

https://www.mandp.co.uk/accumate-6-12v-battery-charger.html
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Re: Trickle charger
« Reply #11 on: 07 November, 2018, 01:56:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by 07_1050_ABS [+]
Well, I only have my own personal hands on experience of 2 1/2 years to go by, sorry.

 Did you by chance try switching the review filtering to "most recent" from it's default setting? Also note that 72% of buyers rate it 5 stars, and 10% 4 stars.
Sorry if I jumped down your throat a bit  :034:  But I did go back and switch to recent reviews, and they are equally damning! Of course reviews on Amazon are not 100% reliable, but generally I've paid attention to the bad ones, and had that caution confirmed (because even posting stuff back is more hassle). So generally I wouldn't buy a product with that many bad reviews - the odds of adding to them are just too great.

I've had both an Oxford Optimate and a quite an old CTEK charger, as well as the brute full charger that I never use. The Optimate is OK, but I've had the CTEK extend the life of batteries that the Optimate pronounced finished.
« Last Edit: 07 November, 2018, 01:59:30 PM by Paullie »

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Re: Trickle charger
« Reply #12 on: 08 November, 2018, 02:11:33 AM »
I use Battery Tender and have one that is 12 years old and 3 others that are between 3 and 9 years old, never had an issue.

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Re: Trickle charger
« Reply #13 on: 08 November, 2018, 03:18:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
Sorry if I jumped down your throat a bit  :034:  But I did go back and switch to recent reviews, and they are equally damning! Of course reviews on Amazon are not 100% reliable, but generally I've paid attention to the bad ones, and had that caution confirmed (because even posting stuff back is more hassle). So generally I wouldn't buy a product with that many bad reviews - the odds of adding to them are just too great.

I've had both an Oxford Optimate and a quite an old CTEK charger, as well as the brute full charger that I never use. The Optimate is OK, but I've had the CTEK extend the life of batteries that the Optimate pronounced finished.

 No worries brother, I appreciate your input  :031: