Battery Charger Extension Cable (TM73) 2.5m only £3.28 delivered @ RS Components
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Battery Charger Extension Cable (TM73) 2.5m only £3.28 delivered @ RS Components

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Found 13th May 2016
Something of a niché deal but an excellent price for anyone after an extension cable or two (like myself) for an Optimate III, Accumate 612, Optimate Pro, Oxford Oximiser 900 etc that utilises the same TM rather than an SAE connector. *Note, newer Optimate/Accumate models have SAE connectors*

These retail upwards of £8+ in many a shop both retail or online. I ordered two yesterday for my Oxford Oximiser 900 with free parcelforce next day delivery for £6.56 for the cable run I need to keep my charger indoors and my bike kept trickle charged....5m extension run for less than the price of one with next day delivery.

Official Optimate blister packed item, not an OEM as well. High current AWG #16UL/CSA approved SPT-2 cable 2.5m/8ft length
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For anyone with TM connectors as shown below :

http://uk.rs-online.com/largeimages/F4589361-01.jpg

http://accumate.co.uk/fl050003.jpg
Possibly a stupid question, but does this go the mains side of the Optimate or the battery side? Assuming the latter... (I'd check my connections but am not at home)
Yes, the battery side
Thanks. Heat added and order placed.
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kw21

Possibly a stupid question, but does this go the mains side of the … Possibly a stupid question, but does this go the mains side of the Optimate or the battery side? Assuming the latter... (I'd check my connections but am not at home)



It goes to both, it is an extension cable, one end male and one end female. I would believe battery side you have a fly lead from your battery with a female TM Connector that may have a waterproof rubber cap.

Then Optimate lead side you should have a male TM Connector.

Battery Fly Lead Female Connector to Male end of extension------------------------------------------------Female end of extension to Optimate Male Connector.




Edited by: "cicobuff" 13th May 2016
Only suitable for the older Optimates with the TM connection. This was phased out about 2 or 3 years ago. All new chargers now have the SAE connection.
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smokingplunger

Only suitable for the older Optimates with the TM connection. This was … Only suitable for the older Optimates with the TM connection. This was phased out about 2 or 3 years ago. All new chargers now have the SAE connection.



I thought I made it clear in my heading it was for TM connections in my opening paragraph. Upon saying that if anyone using a TM connector wants to swap to an SAE connector there are adapters to do so and vice-versa, although it's not an 'upgrade' just a different connector with the same positive and negative terminals.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 13th May 2016
cicobuff

I thought I made it clear in my heading it was for TM connections in my … I thought I made it clear in my heading it was for TM connections in my opening paragraph. Upon saying that if anyone using a TM connector wants to swap to an SAE connector there are adapters to do so and vice-versa, although it's not an 'upgrade' just a different connector with the same positive and negative terminals.


Yes, and I was just pointing out how old the charger would have to be. Many people aren't aware that the TM connectors aren't on the new chargers. A charger purchased within the last 2 years at least is likely to have the newer SAE connector.
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smokingplunger

Yes, and I was just pointing out how old the charger would have to be. … Yes, and I was just pointing out how old the charger would have to be. Many people aren't aware that the TM connectors aren't on the new chargers. A charger purchased within the last 2 years at least is likely to have the newer SAE connector.



Not necessarily...my Oxford Oximiser is new. I posted this deal for those that have TM connectors and made it quite clear also in my first post exactly what connector a TM is.

It is useful for anyone that has TM connectors at a stupidly low price. Hence why I posted it, it is not just for older Optimates, although there still are plenty of older Optimates for sale on the likes of Amazon etc with TM connectors I would think anyone interested in purchasing this would check what connector their charger has before purchase. I have however amended the heading to clarify although I thought I had given enough explanation...sorry if you feel otherwise and do not think it is a good deal.







Edited by: "cicobuff" 13th May 2016
cicobuff

Not necessarily...my Oxford Oximiser is new. I posted this deal for … Not necessarily...my Oxford Oximiser is new. I posted this deal for those that have TM connectors and made it quite clear also in my first post exactly what connector a TM is. It is useful for anyone that has TM connectors at a stupidly low price. Hence why I posted it, it is not just for older Optimates, although there still are plenty of older Optimates for sale on the likes of Amazon etc with TM connectors I would think anyone interested in purchasing this would check what connector their charger has before purchase. I have however amended the heading to clarify although I thought I had given enough explanation...sorry if you feel otherwise and do not think it is a good deal.


I didn't say it wasn't a good deal.
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smokingplunger

I didn't say it wasn't a good deal.



You did not say or vote it as a good one either, just criticised that its for 'older' chargers by one brand.
cicobuff

You did not say or vote it as a good one either, just criticised that its … You did not say or vote it as a good one either, just criticised that its for 'older' chargers by one brand.


I didn't criticise anything and I haven't voted either way. They're clearing out old stock that's why it's so cheap. I simply pointed out it was for older Optimates. I work in the trade and the amount of people that assume all Optimate products fit their chargers is unbelievable. I was trying to help people but you've obviously got it in your head that I'm slating the deal which is incorrect.


Edited by: "smokingplunger" 14th May 2016
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smokingplunger

I didn't criticise anything and I haven't voted either way. They're … I didn't criticise anything and I haven't voted either way. They're clearing out old stock that's why it's so cheap. I simply pointed out it was for older Optimates. I work in the trade and the amount of people that assume all Optimate products fit their chargers is unbelievable. I was trying to help people but you've obviously got it in your head that I'm slating the deal which is incorrect.



Well considering you came into the thread to criticise rather than vote then yes, it is useful for anyone that has a charger with a TM connector like myself, or for that matter anyone that wants to convert from SAE to TM....

As for them clearing out old stock, and you being in the trade, I am afraid you are wrong, because the item was out of stock a few weeks ago (as I was going to order in April) and back in again, do you work for RS Supplies to know they are clearing out old stock? Do you know that Accumate/Optimate have actually stopped manufacturing and supporting their chargers (some are still being sold with TM Connectors) with these cables?

I see you took umbrage a few years ago with people voting cold on your battery charger deal.....how about you actually think outside of the box and realise this is a bloody good deal for anyone that needs a TM connector extension lead, whether it be an older Optimate model or not. And as already said I am pretty sure the photos I provided as well as a clear description in the heading was enough, but I did also add that disclaimer about newer Optimates...but bear in mind this extension lead is not just for Optimates.....

Just because its branded Optimate does not mean that is all its compatible with as already stated. Tamiya connectors are used for many purposes from battery chargers to car connections to radio controlled cars etc.

So happens that as stated I have an Oxford Oximiser 900 their 3 metre OF705 cable with TM Connectors retails for £10, this Oximate TM73 2.5 metre usually retails for around the same price.

Does anyone know where I can get the Optimate charger for a decent price? I just bough a bike that has the Optimate cable connected to the battery and hence just need the charger bit now.
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Abz123

Does anyone know where I can get the Optimate charger for a decent price? … Does anyone know where I can get the Optimate charger for a decent price? I just bough a bike that has the Optimate cable connected to the battery and hence just need the charger bit now.



Just to clarify the cable connected to your battery is not an Optimate cable, there is no such thing...you may have an Optimate branded cable of either an SAE or TM connector but that fly lead can be changed or converted to any battery charger that you wish to use.
cicobuff

Just to clarify the cable connected to your battery is not an Optimate … Just to clarify the cable connected to your battery is not an Optimate cable, there is no such thing...you may have an Optimate branded cable of either an SAE or TM connector but that fly lead can be changed or converted to any battery charger that you wish to use.


Ah ok. Thanks. Do you know where I can get a suitable charger?
Original Poster
Abz123

Ah ok. Thanks. Do you know where I can get a suitable charger?



That's an awkward question to answer without knowing your bike battery and whether you intend using the charger for other uses such as a car as well. Also depends on what fly lead you have connected to your battery, you have not said which type and if you are willing to swap the leads connected to your battery for TM or used a converter to TM if you intended on using this extension lead.

Sorry, you really are going to have to be more forthcoming with details for an answer.
just to say this is still available but its £3.41 delivered now pleased I checked here before paying normal price!
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