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      01-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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Battery Conditioners

I'm looking to get a battery conditioner for my dad

I have a CTEK XS3600 but it's an older model.

What do you guys have or can you recommend? Something that will take flat battery and charge up and maintain while a car sits for weeks without use.

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      01-17-2013, 11:00 AM   #2
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004ZWV1J...SIN=B004ZWV1JI

This looks a good buy?
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Optimate/Accumate - i've always used them on cars (TVRs), bikes, jetskis, etc. and they're fantastic.
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Optimate/Accumate - i've always used them on cars (TVRs), bikes, jetskis, etc. and they're fantastic.
Cheers any particular model i should look at?
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I have just bought one from lidl for 14. It seems to do all the tricks. It is a 3.8 charger that also does pulse charging. Look it up on their website. I am quite impressed with the quality. It also looks very similar to the ctec. It will satisfy your requirements I think.
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I bought one recently and have used it twice without any problem. It's also very well made and evidently built to last.
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Cheers any particular model i should look at?
I've got 2 accumates at the moment, one on my 'ski and one which has been used on various 911s, TVRs, and motorbikes. Can't fault them.

I know lots of people who use the optimate 3 and optimate 4 in commercial applications and they're also highly rated. They can often recover batteries that other chargers won't even attempt, and they're ultra reliable.

You can fit any of the accumate/optimate series and just leave it all year round, they're both charger and conditioner so will never over-charge.
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Thanks i think i'll go with the Amazon one after a bit of reading. Although to be honest that's purely down to brand familiarity. The optimates look good too. Ta
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