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    Oxford Oximiser
    on: Feb 03, 2020, 05.23 pm
    Feb 03, 2020, 05.23 pm
    Does anyone use one of these?

    Purchased one a while ago and have only used it twice as the weather has got colder and my battery is 3 years old and starting to weaken.  Each time I have used it I have connected it the night before only to have a flat battery in the morning?  I have the charging lead hard wired to the battery with the correct ends on the correct terminals.

    Now I know that my battery is ready for replacement and I'll source one shortly but my first question is;

    1.  Why would connecting the trickle charger seem to drain the battery more than not having it connected?
    2.  Can anyone recommend a good battery supplier (online ideally)

    All of the YUASA batteries I've seen are north of £110 which seems a little steep considering there are various others ranging between £50-£100.

    What can you guys recommend, not fussed if it is going to be around £120 for a YUASA.  I've read on here that someone stated that the YUASA have a 3 year life and other much cheaper ones offer only a 2 year life. 

    New to this battery schnizzle as I only started riding last year.

    (I'm a late developer, but my mum says I'm a speshul boy)

    Thanks in advance  :821:
    Last Edit: Feb 03, 2020, 05.24 pm by Clazzer

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    Re: Oxford Oximiser
    Reply #1 on: Feb 04, 2020, 04.21 am
    Feb 04, 2020, 04.21 am
    I have an oximiser always found it spot on.
    I have always found motobat to be a good value battery.
    Last Edit: Feb 04, 2020, 04.23 am by Wavey Dave

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    Re: Oxford Oximiser
    Reply #2 on: Feb 04, 2020, 11.41 am
    Feb 04, 2020, 11.41 am
    Sounds like a faulty charger, I've used Optimate for years and never had a problem. I'll second what Wavey Dave says about Motobatt, I've used one on one of my other bikes and it's been good. A lot cheaper than some of the alternatives too.

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    Re: Oxford Oximiser
    Reply #3 on: Feb 04, 2020, 06.19 pm
    Feb 04, 2020, 06.19 pm
    Ive used Optimate for many years and whilst batteries do eventually die my 18 yr old XJR is on its 3rd so i cant complain. I Googled Oxford Oximiser and it would seem there are people who have issues with them. More likely a faulty charger than a particular problem with the Oximiser would be my guess as demonstrated by Wavey Dave.

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    Re: Oxford Oximiser
    Reply #4 on: Feb 05, 2020, 09.32 pm
    Feb 05, 2020, 09.32 pm
    Cheers gents, does look like it's faulty.  I'll give it one more try when I know there is charge in the battery and then if it does the same I'll get another for what they cost.

    Motobatt, gotcha 👍

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    Re: Oxford Oximiser
    Reply #5 on: Feb 06, 2020, 08.06 am
    Feb 06, 2020, 08.06 am
    When getting a new battery make sure its a spillproof one as its on its side , my sons bike ended up having the wrong battery fitted by a dealer


     



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