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Old 06-28-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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Battery Tender for 1190

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good battery charger or tender for an 1190 adventure? Ideally 220v, perhaps available at an European KTM outlet that could be shipped to the US?
Worse case I could get a 110v one I guess and use a transformer.
Thank you
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:19 PM   #2
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a good battery charger or tender for an 1190 adventure? Ideally 220v, perhaps available at an European KTM outlet that could be shipped to the US?
Worse case I could get a 110v one I guess and use a transformer.
Thank you
I've had good luck with the Optimate 3 on recent bikes including the 1190. It works better than my Battery Tenders (seems like a better charge profile for AGM/GEL). It is available in 220v according to their web site.
I go direct to the battery though, not through the bike's 12v accy socket, so I don't know what (if any) issues there would be going that route.
http://www.tecmate-int.com/optimate3_plus_detail.php
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:30 AM   #3
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Interesting, thank you.
It hadn't occurred to me that there could be an issue by going in thru the 12v outlet....I'll have to research that. Perhaps somebody in this forum knows about it.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:38 AM   #4
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when charging a battery on a bike .. it's always best to connect direct to battery without possibility of voltage drop interferring with charger.

not a big fan of trickle chargers which are known to kill batteries when left connected for extended periods. AGM and LiFePO4 both have extremely low self discharge. it's better to charge battery to full once a month or so.

find out your parasitic drain and actual AH of battery to determine how long 1150 can sit without killing battery and charge accordingly. better yet disconnect battery when storing bike for extended periods.




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Old 06-29-2014, 01:12 PM   #5
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Interesting, thank you.
It hadn't occurred to me that there could be an issue by going in thru the 12v outlet....I'll have to research that. Perhaps somebody in this forum knows about it.
There is no issue charging via the 12v accessory outlet - it's part of the ACC1 accessory wiring which is wired to the battery (permanently on) via a 10A fuse and then the 30A main fuse. There is no "electronics" or "relay contact" in the circuit. The wiring is rated at 10A. Just make sure that whatever charger you use is current limited to less than 10A. Optimate works fine, as does KTM's charger.

P.S. The wires in most "battery tender" leads are rated at less than 10A.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:31 PM   #6
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thanks RobZorba sure is nice have specific model information and really glad you decided to stick around Adv!
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