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    Optimate Charging Point?
    on: Sep 10, 2016, 06.23 pm
    Sep 10, 2016, 06.23 pm
    Hi All, on my other machines I am accustomed to plugging in my optimate battery charger thru an auxiliary power socket, but despite having 3 readily available none of them seem to accept the current flow.  Can anyone confirm if and where they plug the optima the Hella plug in?

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    Re: Optimate Charging Point?
    Reply #1 on: Sep 10, 2016, 06.43 pm
    Sep 10, 2016, 06.43 pm
    *Originally Posted by Qwerty677 [+]
    Hi All, on my other machines I am accustomed to plugging in my optimate battery charger thru an auxiliary power socket, but despite having 3 readily available none of them seem to accept the current flow.  Can anyone confirm if and where they plug the optima the Hella plug in?

    My Optimate works fine on the outlet on the left side below the rider's knee.   This appears to connect directly to the battery and therefore can be used for charging without the ignition switched on.  I just had to remove the red collar on the Optimate 12V plug adapter so that it could fit into the smaller Triumph socket.

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    Re: Optimate Charging Point?
    Reply #2 on: Sep 10, 2016, 08.32 pm
    Sep 10, 2016, 08.32 pm
    fred_jb is correct - the Socket near the riders left knee is permanently live
    and the ideal place to connect your Optimate  :169:

    If you haven't already done so - remove the Battery Cover ( one screw )
    and check, as some Trophy's were shipped with an Optimate connector
    pre-installed to the Battery terminals, and the wiring with Optimate connector
    tucked away down the side of the battery, which can be fished out quite easily !  :028:

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Jan 28, 2021, 11.29 am by Coconut

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    Re: Optimate Charging Point?
    Reply #3 on: Sep 11, 2016, 08.51 am
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    Same as fred_jb  describes, works perfectly..... :028:
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    Re: Optimate Charging Point?
    Reply #4 on: Sep 11, 2016, 05.26 pm
    Sep 11, 2016, 05.26 pm
    Thanks Guys, all sorted! 

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    Re: Optimate Charging Point?
    Reply #5 on: Nov 01, 2018, 09.19 pm
    Nov 01, 2018, 09.19 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    fred_jb is correct - the Socket near the riders left knee is permanently live
    and the ideal place to connect your Optimate  :169:

    If you haven't already done so - remove the Battery Cover ( one screw )
    and check, as some Trophy's were shipped with an Optimate connector
    pre-installed to the Battery terminals, and the wiring with Optimate connector
    tucked away down the side of the battery, which can be fished out quite easily !  :028:

    Cheers  :821:




    Coconut... when you say Optimate connector, are you saying there MIGHT be an SAE type connector already connected to the battery?  So that I could connect a Battery Tender Jr to this instead of an SAE->DIN dongle for the left side port?

    TIA


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    Re: Optimate Charging Point?
    Reply #6 on: Nov 01, 2018, 09.27 pm
    Nov 01, 2018, 09.27 pm
    There might be !

    Itís one screw to remove, lift the Battery cover and take a peek !  :028:

    Last Edit: Feb 05, 2020, 12.56 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Optimate Charging Point?
    Reply #7 on: Nov 01, 2018, 09.30 pm
    Nov 01, 2018, 09.30 pm
    Thanks.  Will do.   :062: :152: