Optimate 4 - charging via the accessory socket

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Optimate 4 - charging via the accessory socket

Post by stinkerbill » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:56 am

Hi folks,

So I've used an Optimate 4 before on my BMW to charge via the accessory socket switching the charger to 'CAN-bus' mode.

2 questions...

1) Can I charge the SMT via the accessory socket
2) do I need to use 'CAN-bus' mode or just normal mode (I don't really understand what 'CAN-bus' mode is and why it's different)

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Re: Optimate 4 - charging via the accessory socket

Post by Thirdway » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:09 am

Yes, in standard mode.

Canbus is a signal protocol that several manufactures incorporate into the vehicle wiring. Sticking a standard Optimate on a new BMW would register as a fault. On the SMT there isn't any fan bus system it's just good old fashioned wiring.

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Re: Optimate 4 - charging via the accessory socket

Post by stinkerbill » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:12 am

Lovely! Thanks chap.
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Re: Optimate 4 - charging via the accessory socket

Post by AVSMT » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:30 pm

Hi everyone, I'm new here! Owner of a 2010 SMT 990 in Sarajevo!N

I have bought an Optimate4 battery charger, and I want to charge the battery through tg accessory socket that is on the left side, just below the seat. Buy the optimate came without the correct adaptor...

Would someone know what kind of adaptor I should buy?

Thanks!

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Re: Optimate 4 - charging via the accessory socket

Post by AVSMT » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:58 pm

AVSMT wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Hi everyone, I'm new here! Owner of a 2010 SMT 990 in Sarajevo!N

I have bought an Optimate4 battery charger, and I want to charge the battery through tg accessory socket that is on the left side, just below the seat. Buy the optimate came without the correct adaptor...

Would someone know what kind of adaptor I should buy?

Thanks!
Would anyone know if this would be the right connector?
http://optimate1.com/product/optimate-cable-o-17/

Thanks!

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