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Optimate

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:28 pm
by AndyGFLees
Hi,

Does anyone know if you can use the 12v "cigarette lighter" outlet on the Tracer with an Optimate battery charger, instead of connecting the leads provided?

Thanks,

Re: Optimate

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:40 pm
by dt100rd200lctdrmt09
Don't think so you can do this on canbus bmw systems but wouldn't risk it on Tracer.

Re: Optimate

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:12 am
by linden
The cigarette lighter socket fitted as standard will be wired through the ignition circuit and is not live without the ignition switched on. That was the case with my last Yamaha as well (Super Tenere).
It must be wired directly across the battery with a fuse. Arrange it so you have a flying lead that can be accessed by removing the rear seat. I plug mine in every time I put it in the garage.