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Wednesday 30 June 2021


OptiMate 6 and OptiMate Lithium Refreshed

OptiMate 6 has been a stalwart in the TecMate line-up for more than a decade. The first ‘connect and forget’ smart ‘5 Amp’ charger for both motorcycle and automotive size batteries, its novel AmpMatic program adjusts charge current according to the connected battery’s size – smaller batteries get less, larger batteries get more.
It’s also one of the most internationally co-branded chargers in the TecMate stable, with Aston Martin the most recent manufacturer to have embraced its user friendly functionality and reliability. 

The popular and multi-OEM recommended OptiMate Lithium 4s 5A is based on the same electronic platform, with its software calibrated to specifically save, charge and maintain Lithium Ferrous Phosphate batteries.
All good things electronic usually get better with the next iteration and the new OptiMate 6 and OptiMate Lithium 4s 6A are no exception.
Martin Human CEO/CTO of TecMate explained that "the new OptiMate 6 delivers 20% more charging power (6 Amps) but draws 57% less power from the AC grid. Our engineers borrowed power saving technology - such as power factor correction and synchronous rectification - from large industry and got that power draw down to what most common 2A chargers need to deliver their charge." 

The new OptiMate 6 line-up includes the Silver Series Ampmatic - the smartest ‘connect and forget’ automatic charger for any lead-acid battery; and the Gold Series Select model - which includes a selectable higher charging voltage (14.7V) and a fixed power supply for battery support during diagnostics/troubleshooting on a vehicle with engine not running.
The OptiMate Lithium 4s 6A now boasts a pushbutton BMS reset, making it easier to re-activate advanced Lithium LFP batteries with integrated resettable deep discharge protection. The TUNE power supply mode provides diagnostic support to the battery at the push of a button.  
"Our new OptiMate 6 and OptiMate Lithium 4s 6A offer the TecMate triple ‘green’ advantage to dealers and OEMs alike - more charging power so they cost less to run plus additional smart features that make servicing easier.