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    Default OPTIMATE Optimate 6 Battery Charger

    Hi.

    Anyone using this battery charger?

    OPTIMATE Optimate 6 Battery Charger

    Worth the price (selling at around R1500 at Makro) as compared to the likes of Midas or Benton or even ctek?

    Any other recommendation perhaps?

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    Default Re: OPTIMATE Optimate 6 Battery Charger

    I have one, works perfect. I like the permanent connection adapter supplied with it. also has option for normal and deep cycle batteries.

    Cant comment on its quality vs others.
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    I have the 2 and it's been working well for around 2 years.

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    Default Re: OPTIMATE Optimate 6 Battery Charger

    Also have one and it works perfectly.

    Cannot comment on other brands.
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    Default Re: OPTIMATE Optimate 6 Battery Charger

    No issues what so ever with mine. Been using for quite a few years now.
    I work away for 2 - 3 months at a time. It's permanently connected to my vehicles battery.
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    Default Re: OPTIMATE Optimate 6 Battery Charger

    I replaced 4 Benton bx 1's, all failed, with Optimate. No issues since.
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    Default Re: OPTIMATE Optimate 6 Battery Charger

    Thanks guys. Looking forward to buying this.

    But then came across Nico G7200, 7.2 amp that's even lithium compatible.

    Anyone?

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    Default Re: OPTIMATE Optimate 6 Battery Charger

    Quote Originally Posted by Teryos View Post
    Thanks guys. Looking forward to buying this.

    But then came across Nico G7200, 7.2 amp that's even lithium compatible.

    Anyone?
    Iíve got one. Very good device. No complaints

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    Default Re: OPTIMATE Optimate 6 Battery Charger

    I have the Optimate 7 and very happy with it after Ctek failure. Use it to recon my 105 Ah deep cycle batteries

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    Default Re: OPTIMATE Optimate 6 Battery Charger

    I've got the Optimate 6 now for a couple of years. No problems charging 12 or 6 V batteries. Does what it is supposed to.
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    Default Re: OPTIMATE Optimate 6 Battery Charger

    Quote Originally Posted by Mariuslg View Post
    I have the Optimate 7 and very happy with it after Ctek failure. Use it to recon my 105 Ah deep cycle batteries
    Have you tried to open it? I opened mine after it also failed due to trying to charge a faulty battery. Found that the built in fuse was blown. Replaced with a similar one and its working again. Such a pity that CTek wants to force you to buy a new unit by gluing the 2 halves together. Some insulation tape keeps everything together at the moment

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