Ok, thanks. Not sure if this is standard or if it is a part from the bike shop... They might have left it when i bought the bike.It is a standard SAE plug. The Optimate is supplied with one.
In simplistic terms Ah is the capacity of the battery in a similar way to litres being the capacity of the fuel tank. That does not mean that a 50Ah battery has 5 times more capacity than a 10Ah battery though it is not quite that simple.50 Ah is nothing but a number for me.
In basic terms yes but it is not quite that simple as I said earlier. It depends on the hour rate that the battery is measured at. If both batteries have the same hour rate then yes 50 is 5 times greater than 10. If they have different hour rates then 50 is not 5 times greater than 10.Actually it is. “Ah” is a measure of capacity. A 50 Ah battery can contain 5 x the energy of a 10 Ah battery.
Buy the OptiMATE 4, attach their lead which comes in the kit to your battery, remove the one you already have fitted and dispose of it. Connect the charger to the lead, then switch on the AC power. Disconnect the AC power before disconnecting the lead to the battery. Leave it plugged in and switched on when the bike is not in use, it does all sorts of tests and de-sulfinates the plates within the battery. I have three different bikes, I switch my OptiMATE 4 charger between each bike every couple of days during the winter and less frequently in the cool English summers (I charge the batteries for 24 hours just once per week in warmer weather).