Optimate 4 David Anderson on Nov 30, 2023
Very happy with this product.
Optimate BMW charger Mark Harrison on Nov 19, 2023
Brilliant bit of kit. Plugs straight in and gets on with caring for the battery. Highly recommended.
Good addition Jansen Carter on Nov 11, 2023
Lovely addition for the bike to keep it going over the winter months. Added with the replacement DIN plug for additions to the bike. Quick service from NN
Optimate 4.5 BMW Can Bus charger Steve Foot on Nov 09, 2023
Great service from Nippys.
My first BMW brand newc, so my excisting charger not Canbus ready.
The optimate around half the cost of the Beemer one.
I found The charger lights a little daunting to follow at first but very quickly got the hang of it.
Very pleased with the ease of use with the bikes onboard socket, and soon gets the battery up to the float position.
Just the ticket.
Can bus charget Wayne field on Oct 19, 2023
Great price , fast delivery. Excellent!
Optimate Jason Saunders on Oct 13, 2023
Top service and a top quality product will definitely use again. 👍
Works well on RT Dave Hollins on Oct 01, 2023
Bought this to use over the winter months. Works well on the Canbus socket in the fairing. Cheaper than the BMW equivalent.
Power Gary Moran on Aug 23, 2023
Great bit of kit!!
Reliable charging Charles May on Aug 15, 2023
I've owned many bikes over the years and they've all been happy with an easy-connect lead wired directly to the battery for charging. This has meant that my old but reliable Ctek charger has been sufficient. However my purchase of the canbus-equipped RS last year straight away lead to charging issues with the above setup. Fine if you just charge the bike overnight and then disconnect but not ok for long periods of float charging between rides. So a purchase of a Canbus compatible charger was overdue and I've finally upgraded to the Optimate 4.5.
While the instructions initially seemed complicated for what the lights on the display mean, especially compared to the Ctek, once familiar with it I'm very happy. It has a really long cable so I've been able to mount the charger to hang down from the ceiling. I can ride in to the garage, lock the bike and then plug in the Optimate to the supplied port on the bike. The Canbus and charger connect and it goes through the cycle, finally ending up on float mode for as long as needed.
Honestly, I wish I'd bought this sooner and would recommend it to any other owners in a similar position.
Nippy Norman's were spot on as usual meaning I can easily leave a 5 star rating.
Optimate 4.5 BMW Can Bus charger Tim Ward on Jul 16, 2023
It keeps the battery topped up, especially useful as the bike has a tracker that drains the battery.
Excellent Andrew Poyner on Jul 09, 2023
Great product. Comes with DIN plug for the in built socket on bike. Plug & Play and works well.
BMWR9T charger Rowland Smith on Jun 10, 2023
Quick delivery and comparable price to other sites
Battery Optimizer Mick Finn on May 08, 2023
Perfect optimizer for my GSA. Just plug it in and you know your battery will be working at its optimal performance
Great Product Neville Carson on Apr 30, 2023
I have used an optimate charger on all my bikes for the last 25. Keeping you bike on a trickle charger extends the life of your battery and a wise investment given the cost of a new battery.
I have just bought my first ever BMW and needed a charger that suited the can-bus system. I love the fact I can simply plug the charger into the 12v socket rather than have to fiddle around with a connector under the seat or a side panel.
Every time I put the bike in the garage after a ride, simply plug it in which takes seconds and keep that battery in tip top condition.
A very worthwhile purchase.
Good product Mark Sheppard on Apr 15, 2023
Seems well made and does a good job.
Optímate BMW Canbus charger Mark Lyons on Mar 10, 2023
Great price and delivery from Nippy Normans. The Canbus charger is simple to set up and easy to use, via the power outlet, with the adaptor included.
Optimate 4.5 BMW Canbus Edition Adrian Peck on Feb 07, 2023
Simple bit of kit but I agree with Glyn G below that the lights are confusing and the instructions about what the lights mean leaves a lot to the imagination.
Essentially, if it is connected correctly, and it tells you if it is not, don’t worry, it will do the right thing and salvage an old battery or it will charge and maintain your battery.
To change from crocodile clips to the canbus Din plug, you have to short the terminals which seems to be wrong. Just goes to show what the designer’s state of mind was in when making this!
Overall, I’m very happy with this and with Nippy Normans for the quick delivery.
I would have taken a star off for rubbish instructions but you really don’t need them.
Optimate 4 John Dickinson on Jan 30, 2023
Easy to use
Does exactly what is says on the tin
Optimate Dual Charger David Morgan on Jan 05, 2023
This has replaced a previous charger and the quality is far superior. Very easy to use, already CanBus enabled, and the free hhandlebar hook was a nice bonus.
Mr Rob Gallon on Jan 01, 2023
An excellent product and all for the price of a new battery. So easy to use, simply plug into the socket on the bike, turn on a nd leave until you want to use the bike, knowing you won't be coming back to a flat battery. The free handle bar hook from Nippy Normans is a great addition.
Optimate 4.5 Charger Ian Evans on Dec 19, 2022
Excellent perfect charger!
Either use with conventional battery leads or plug into your BMW socket & use through the Canbus system.
Keeps your bike ready to use at any time…
Optimate 4 is ace! Derek Hastings on Dec 15, 2022
My GSA has the datatool tracker fitted as standard and it caused horrendous battery drain - killed one battery. I have had the new optimate and it is great. The dealer recommended connecting it direct to the battery so I have done this. No issues now!
Optimate 4.5 John Bingham on Nov 29, 2022
Not easy to connect directly to battery or onto starter solenoid terminal on nearside so using the Optimate 4.5 via the plug-in accessory socket is quick and simple. Connection via Can-Bus which the Optimate turns on automatically is quick and straightforward then just turn on the mains and the Optimate 4.5 does the rest. Only recently purchased from Nippy Norman but delighted and anticipate long life for battery and charger. Also good price and technical explanation as usual from NN.
Optimate charger Simon on Aug 27, 2022
Good charger. The only issue is that if you plug it into the canbus system accessory socket on the dash it interferes with a Bike Track tracker. While the charger is on it shows on the Bike Track app as the ignition on the bike is switched on and the tracker is not active. If you attached the charger to the battery the tracker app shows that the ignition is off and the battery is on charge, and the tracker is on.
It appears that the tracker has been wired incorrectly. The tracker’s trigger should be going to circuit which only goes live when the ignition is switched on, rather than to the circuit which goes live with the socket. Please check the wiring.
Optimate 4.5 BMW Can Bus charger Tim Ward on May 10, 2022
I bought this charger after I found out the branded BMW charger doesn't actually keep charging the bike as it shuts off the DC plug the charger goes in when the battery voltage goes up. The Optimate charger gets over this and is always charging the battery. As usual, excellent service from NN, and a quick despatch.
Battery charger Ray Barnes on Apr 15, 2022
Excellent kit. Instructions slightly confusing.
Optimate 4 canbus. Roger Marsh on Mar 12, 2022
Perfect. Plug and play, simple. Keeps your battery in tip top condition through those winter months. Excellent service from Nippy Norman as usual.
Excellent product easy to use Derek on Feb 24, 2022
Great piece of kit. David Owen on Jan 17, 2022
Works great and no need to attach to the battery. Simple and top notch from Optimate.
Review of Optimate 4.5 BMW Charger Paul Templeman-Wright on Jan 11, 2022
Excellent service. Speedy delivery. As for the product very easy to use and very happy with my purchase.
Optimate 4 Sarah on Dec 16, 2021
Hats of to Norman - delivered quickly with secure packaging. The charger, with the cbus connections were spot on. Just plug in and leave. Solid casing too with simple instructions. So far so good!
Optimate Canbus charger John Lumb on Dec 02, 2021
Quick delivery, good price and excellent, simple to use product
Charger Jonathan fielding on Nov 09, 2021
Excellent charger plug and forget for the whole winter
Optimate 4.5 - Simples Philip Ruscoe on Nov 04, 2021
Just plug it in and go, so simple to use. My C-TEK had to be wired in but started to show errors and had to be set to the car profile. This charger just gets on and does the job, PERFIK!
Optimate Beckett on Oct 19, 2021
Works brilliantly - came quickly with all the correct fitting.
Canbus Ian McFarlane on Jul 15, 2021
I've used Optimate chargers on my bikes for several years, this is my first Can Bus system, and works perfectly straight out of the box.
Optimate IV Can Bus Jeff Peyton-Bruhl on May 30, 2021
Works fine and more convenient that the battery connected system. Bought because I had problems with discharging and the old Optimate IV would only charge the battery if the battery was off the bike. Seems I had problems with the main computer detecting a low drain, which came from the radio. Took the main agent 1.5 hrs to trace. Classic bikes are so much easier.
Optimate 4.4 Dual Charger Jeremy Chapman on May 25, 2021
Brilliant piece of equipment if you don't ride the bike as much as you should! Its always ready for a trip out on a nice sunny Sunday!! Service at Nippy Normans was excellent.
Great Product Peter Hobbs on May 14, 2021
Very simple to use, plug it in, connect to the bike and turn it on, perfect!
First order with NN's great service.
Optimate charger 4.4 JH on Mar 22, 2021
great product, just plug and play, speedy delivery and smooth ordering process from NN
works fine on another bike without canbus too
Optimate charger Chris Deane on Mar 13, 2021
Charger was very easy to use , default is set to can bus so just plug straight in ,on 1250 gs very quick delivery and good price
Great charger but ... MR DAVID HUNT on Mar 09, 2021
The Can Bus version is a great charger which I am assured is safe to be connected whenever the bike isn't in use and especially after a short trip. My only gripe is the instruction booklet, it is far too brief, it should cover each and every combination and separated into information & warning sections.
Easy to use Joseph on Mar 09, 2021
Hooking this up to the bike is a doddle using the canbus adapter, just plug it in and let it do its thing. Instructions clearly show the purpose for the lights and help indicate the battery health.
BMW 1250 battery charger Bernard Keightley on Mar 08, 2021
Item exactly as described.
Essential Item for all BMW Owners Shay on Feb 15, 2021
Great Charger and essential for any bikes that will be stored over the winter or periods of no riding. The instructions need to be read or head over to YouTube.
Excellent Value and SUPERB Shipping by Nippy Normans
Peace of Mind Graham Hardman on Feb 11, 2021
This provides peace of mind that the battery will always be tip-top, and if not the charger will tell me. Great to be able to plug into the bike’s accessory socket and not have a tail dangling in the wind.
Optimate john cassell on Feb 11, 2021
Good piece of kit doing the job it’s meant to! Good service as always from Nippys!
Mr Peter Davidson on Feb 11, 2021
Arrived very quickly from N.N. Product works well, just plug in and forget about! Thanks to covid restrictions and weather ultimate on constanty. Quality product supplied by Nippy Normans.
Mr Mike coyne on Feb 10, 2021
Great product and excellent service as usual operation simplicity itself especially with the 12 volt socket
Optimate Vincent Golden on Feb 10, 2021
Easy to use, made easier as plugs straight into accessory socket. Excellent.
Optimate 4 martin dove on Feb 08, 2021
Brilliant bit of kit. Easy to use just plug in and leave. It does standard battery and canbus charging. Easy to swap between the two. And as always quick delivery by NN. many thanks.
Optimate STEVE WILLIAMS on Jan 22, 2021
Great Product although instructions seem a bit complex.
Plug & Play - Recommended Joe on Jan 21, 2021
My battery charge had gotten too low to turn over due to limited use during lockdown.
This worked a treat by bringing the battery back to life.
I spent a bit of time trying to understand what the different stages the Optimate was in but going forward I'll just plug it in and let it do its job.
The free hook is handy to hang it from the bike and glad I bought this CAN BUS variant as it's so easy to use without having to go near the bikes battery.
I did a good bit of research prior to buying this and glad I did as it's paid off already in one go.
Optimate 4 Canbus Edition Review Tommy Carberry on Jan 16, 2021
This item is just fantastic
Plug and play literally, connect to your bike plug it in and it automatically reads your battery whatever the status it maintains or charges your battery to optimum condition.
Bought this to recover a battery I couldn’t get to start my bike or charge using a standard charger for my bike which I paid €120 for.
On recommendation from a fellow biker this charger not only recovered the battery but has maintained it perfectly since.
It can be left on the bike through the auxiliary plug in charger on your bike or connected directly to the battery via the accessory I also bought the Optimate all weather permanent SAE lead which I’d also recommend.
Safe biking and if your buying a charger this is the one. Price was also best out there from several biking sites across Europe with fee shipping.
Nice product Peter Leeming on Jan 01, 2021
Product seems really good but the instructions are a nightmare!
My advice is to throw the instructions away-thus keeping your sanity and look at YouTube to see just how simple it is to set up!
Great charger, easy to use Michael Brown on Dec 25, 2020
Great charger, does exactly what’s its meant to. Use Optimates on all my bikes
Optimate. 4 CAN-bus edition Stephen Sealy on Dec 23, 2020
This is my first GS fitted with the factory fitted tracker system. I usually park up my bikes at the end of September and run them every two months until the spring to change the battery. On trying to start the GS fitted with the tracker I found the battery was below 40% and would not turn the engine. I contacted my Motorrad dealer as my GS is only 4 months old. Apparently the tracker system will drain the battery unless the bike is ran more frequently than a bike without one fitted. I can confirm this is the case as my previous two GS’s were no problem. On recommendation from my dealership I purchased the Optimate. As this is the CAN-bus edition it’s plug and play. There is no requirement to change the program. Battery was back to full power with 24 hrs. Excellent service from Nippy Norman’s as usual. Would recommend any BMW owner to buy this piece of kit. ESPECIALLY if your new bike is fitted with the tracker system. To all at NN compliments of the season and stay safe and well.
Optimate Trevor Dexter on Dec 06, 2020
Optimate 4.4 review Mike on Nov 30, 2020
Great piece of kit and so easy to connect using the aux socket on the BMW.
Optimate charger. Roger Page on Oct 01, 2020
Perfect. Instructions a little confusing as is the display initially.
Optimate G Funnell on Sep 12, 2020
Excellent product easy to use. The service from Nippy Norman’s was first class, as always no complaints.
Very useful piece of kit Andre La Bouchardiere on Sep 08, 2020
I don’t do high mileages on my bike so it’s handy to know that this easy to use charger is there to keep the battery maintained in the best condition.
Mr Hedley on Jul 27, 2020
Works well, just plug in
Essential piece of kit Dave on Jul 25, 2020
Cable is lengthy easy to plug into bike power socket so no need to use the crocodile clips. Keeps battery from losing its power whilst sat for periods of time.
Optimate 4.4 BMW Can Bus Charger John Higgs on Jul 13, 2020
A great charger for the can bus bikes but be advised that it comes factory set in normal battery mode, not can bus mode. I found the instructions a little confusing and didn't pick up that you need to attach the crocodile clips chord, connect the clips together, then plug the charger into the mains and turn it on to switch the charger out of normal battery mode and into 'can bus' mode before you use it on your bike. I only picked that up after watching a couple of YouTube videos.
After switching modes the charger works brilliantly and the lead lengths are very generous. It's a bit of a cheek, though, to claim you're getting a free hook when you're being charged more than the same product without it.
Optimate 4 Ian Mackay on Jun 16, 2020
Came setup for the BMW Can Bus system, plug in and off it went. Once you understand what all the different lights mean, easy to use and works a treat.
Optimate 4.4 BMW Canbus Peter Murphy on Jun 07, 2020
Sublime service once again from NN. The charger is clearly a higher end item for my existing Oximiser, which I thought was broken but traced the fault to a dodgy connection. In any case this is a better option for the Beemer, far superior wiring and connections , and I have now rigged up my Blade ( No 2 Bike) to accept the same connections. This smart charger, I am sure will prolong the life of the battery. Unreservedly recommended
Optimate 4.4 Les Tyrrell on May 19, 2020
Does exactly what it says on the tin! Plug into accessory socket - job done!
Optimate 4.4 BMW Canbus charger Mark Wiles on May 19, 2020
Excellent charger, well made worked straight out of the box plugging into the BMW accessory socket.
Another Great Product Paul Hobson on May 18, 2020
Due to the civil lockdown I had to put my bike on life support. Nippy Norman’s website has good information on what is required to charge a battery on a bike with the Can Bus system. Very helpful and the charger is a quality product.
Optimate 4.4. Ian Charlton on May 11, 2020
Optimate chargers are great my friends car over the road wasn’t being used because of the lockdown and his battery went flat. He used my optimate and after a couple of days his car battery was back and working.
Charger good; instructions confusing William Twigg on May 04, 2020
The instructions are woeful. Charger is simple to set up - but it was a case of plug into the CAN controlled power socket and hope! Eventually green lights seem to indicate everything working OK. It was then a case of re-reading the instructions several times to make sense of what was happening. 4 stars because the charger seems to work OK and is well-built - for 5 stars, those instructions need to make logical sense!
Optimate 4.4 BMW Can Bus Keith Dunster on Apr 30, 2020
does what it says on the tin!
Battery charger simon payne on Apr 26, 2020
Great piece of kit, simple plug & pay as instructions were very confusing.
Canbus Optimate. Ged Baines on Apr 26, 2020
The Optimate was so simple to use, just plug into the BMW accessory socket and walk away.
Read the instructions, the charger goes through a diagnostic phase and gives a lot of information.
I have no doubt it will last forever, I have 3 working Optimate models now, I only had to buy this latest one because my bike has Canbus.
Canbus David Edward Thomas on Apr 21, 2020
Perfect plugged it in and charger worked
OPT-OPT4BMWVER Les Hurrey on Mar 23, 2020
Excellent service and very pleased with the prouct
Optimate 4.4 BMW Dual charger William Findlay on Mar 21, 2020
What a great charger, this is the best I have come across others have oxidised the battery. Well worth the 5 stars.
Just the job Steve Carter on Mar 15, 2020
Bought for my new GSA replacing my old, but still working, optimate. Plugs straight into the accessory plug and comes set up in canbus mode, always check though. As always great service from Nippy Norman's 👍
Good charger saved my battery Steve Turnbull on Feb 19, 2020
I had not used my bijke for 4 months over winter and the battery was dead. The Optimate recovered the battery successfully and it now spins the bike over easily with no issues. Saved me buying a new battery.
Only negative is that I didn't receive the free hook for hanging it on the bars. I didn't complain as I wasn't overly concerned.
optimate-44-bmw-can-bus-goldline-dual-charger-with-free hook Dave Skupien on Feb 04, 2020
Delivery performance excellent; the charger works out of the box, recovering & maintaining the battery in 12 hrs after fitting. However the instructions are confusing regarding the cycling through the charger programme. Fortunately all you do is plug it in!
Confusing Instructions but It Works. Nic on Feb 03, 2020
The instructions are confusing. It was not clear if it could just be plugged straight into a CanBus system bike without changing any settings.
Anyway - just plugged it into the socket and it worked perfectly. Seems like an excellent device.
(minus 1 star for confusing instructions).
Optimate charger BMW Dave Burrows on Feb 02, 2020
Plugs straight into bike and maintains battery at all times, this allows for the bike to remain alarmed and ready to go. Really nice piece of kit that is wall mounted as well.
Amazing tender James Mountford on Jan 30, 2020
My bikes battery was pretty much dead, I got this and it gave new life to my battery which is now in perfect working order. Nippy Norman’s is also the cheapest place to buy this from. Awesome product and awesome service
Brilliant Paul Roberts on Jan 22, 2020
This charger is so easy with Can Bus technology - plug in a let it do its things. Would highly recommend, came with a free hook , even better ! 😀
Just what I needed Wayne Smith on Jan 17, 2020
I’ve been looking around for some time and weighing up the differences between this and the genuine BMW, this gives me the flexibility I need and it’s an easy plug and play, I like it no issues and to be able to use the socket near to the dash is a great plus
Optimate Peter Dittmann on Jan 16, 2020
Quick delivery as always, Great product. The handlebar hook is a nice touch
Does what it's supposed to do. David Thomas on Jan 09, 2020
I had to read the instructions a couple of times to make sure I was setting it up right, because BMW have change the wiring to the DIN socket.
Optimate 4.4 Canbus charger M MARSDEN on Jan 08, 2020
Charger arrived promptly and was well packaged. Checked instructions and found it easy to use. Just plug into bike socket and switch power on and away you go. Has been in use several weeks now and is working as expected and maintaining battery.
Optimiser ALISON ANNAN on Jan 01, 2020
Very pleased with product and had battery charged v quickly.. Felt handbook is over complicated..
Optimate 4 - Good but confusing! Glynn Griffin on Nov 26, 2019
I've had an Optimate for years (old version), but haven't used it with My GS. When my bike battery recently showed signs of getting a bit 'tired' I decided to 'upgrade' to the newer CAN Bus Optimate so I can use the DIN socket for simplicity. I've always found Optimates to be dead simple when your battery is good and healthy, but when things aren't quite right I've found the instructions and LED indicator system hard to get to grips with. I was interested that the new one has been revised, with better charging programs and "Less confusing display". Well for me it's still confusing. My battery has (had) issues, but it was really difficult to work out what the LEDs were actually telling me, and the instructions are as clear as mud! After a while I gave up on the Optimate telling me whether my old battery was recoverable or not and replaced it. **Now** the optimate is of course perfect, it has a new battery to work with, it shows lots of green lights and my battery charging world is full of smiles. I just wonder whether it's actually doing anything to protect my nice shiny new battery that continued regular use wouldn't do just as well?
So bottom line... I think it's a good bit of kit and does the job it's supposed to do, but why does it have to be so complicated for the end user? One star docked for poor instructions and confusing LEDs.
Mick Mick Hughes on Nov 05, 2019
The frame bungs are a practical way of stopping the crud & enhancing the bike.
The can abus optimate charger is brilliant, just plug in & hook up to the bikes power point & let it regulate & look after your battery.
The optimate extension lead let's you leave your bike in what would have been an inaccessible position had you not had this extension lead & just makes life easier & gives you more options of where you can put your bike .
All these products are excellent value & make life easier.
Excellent service from the Nippy Normans Team, would recommend & use again, fast & efficient & website very user friendly.
PERFECT Douglas King on Jun 19, 2019
The Optimate Charger works perfectly. Plug n Play with no problems
Intimate 4.3 battery charger Richard Hunt on Jun 03, 2019
The charger is doing everything it's supposed to without any problems.
Works a Treat Phil Roberts on Apr 19, 2019
I've used Optimate chargers to keep bike batteries in top shape for at least 20 years, but this is my first experience with a Can Bus system, and this charger works perfectly straight out of the box.
mr joe cunningham on Apr 16, 2019
excellent, improved my battery no end
Works like a charm James Cooper on Mar 03, 2019
Very easy to use, plugged directly to the CANbus socket and the charger took care of the rest.
Perfect for keeping the bike on charge over winter.
Plug n play David Richards on Feb 23, 2019
Super easy to use. Plug n play. No CANBUS problems.