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New Battery Is it ok to charge a brand new battery for the first time with an optimate or do i need a normal charger? not sure because the optimate drains a battery before it charges it.

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Didn't know about the 'drain before charge' with an optimate. That is how I did mine......filled with acid stuck on the Optimate........charged in about 4 hours IIRC.....(green lights). ,

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