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I've done it with the Battery connected. When you start taking the Battery out, all sorts of weird and wonderful things happen.

BTW, why do you need to charge a Battery on a 12 plate RAV? Is it that the Battery is draining due to monitoring whether all thosedoors are shut properly? :lol:

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I've done it with the battery connected. When you start taking the battery out, all sorts of weird and wonderful things happen.

BTW, why do you need to charge a battery on a 12 plate RAV? Is it that the battery is draining due to monitoring whether all thosedoors are shut properly? :lol:

I've connected an Optimate conditioner to the Battery without disconnecting it with no probs. In fact my bike has a hard-wired connection that is plugged into the charger all the time it's in the garage. Bike batteries last for donkey's years as a result.

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I've connected an Optimate conditioner to the battery without disconnecting it with no probs. In fact my bike has a hard-wired connection that is plugged into the charger all the time it's in the garage. Bike batteries last for donkey's years as a result.

That is what made me consider it :) I have a Triumph in the garage that is likely to go on charge for the next 3 or 4 months via an Optimate charger and a Powerlet socket.

I don't expect to have to do it with the Rav but I tend to drive it a lot less than I used to, and could be useful to keep the Battery topped up during the colder months.

Gus

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I've connected an Optimate conditioner to the battery without disconnecting it with no probs. In fact my bike has a hard-wired connection that is plugged into the charger all the time it's in the garage. Bike batteries last for donkey's years as a result.

That is what made me consider it :) I have a Triumph in the garage that is likely to go on charge for the next 3 or 4 months via an Optimate charger and a Powerlet socket.

I don't expect to have to do it with the Rav but I tend to drive it a lot less than I used to, and could be useful to keep the Battery topped up during the colder months.

Gus

Sounds like a plan. Can't do any harm.

It might be worth checking if your conditioner supplier does one of those connectors that plugs into the cigar lighter socket rather than wiring a plug/socket to the Battery and having to open the bonnet every time.

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