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UK MV Battery tender

As the UK Winter is fast approaching and the Dragsters will probably not be run again until 2020, I have a few questions;

1) Is it possible to cut the 2 pin 230 Volt plug off the lead to the MV battery tender and replace it with a 3 pin UK plug? (reason for asking; is that the 2 pin plugs do not sit tightly in 3 to 2 pin adapters that we have)

2) If it is possible, I am guessing that there are only 2 wires: 1 wire for Live and 1 wire for Neutral?

3) Does it matter which wire goes to which terminal (Live or Neutral) in the 3 pin plug?

4) What amperage fuse will be required for a 3 pin UK plug?

5) Will the MV battery tenders need to be left connected and switched on, from now until we run the bikes again?

6) Are MV battery tenders up for the job, or would it be recommend to purchase a different type?

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Before cutting, why not consider a 'travel plug' so you can preserve your MV product?

Example here: https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8492225

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Before cutting, why not consider a 'travel plug' so you can preserve your MV product?

Example here: https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8492225
Hello Nigel

That is a fair point, but we are already trying to use something like these
https://www.toolstation.com/adaptor/...SABEgLRofD_BwE

but they do not fit well enough (ie the 2 pins are loose in the adapter and are prone to falling out ).

I have noticed in one of your photographs, that you have posted, you have a battery tender on yours. Is that an MV tender and is it on constantly?

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Hello Nigel . . . I have noticed in one of your photographs, that you have posted, you have a battery tender on yours. Is that an MV tender and is it on constantly?

Cheers
I use Oxford Oximisers and Optimates. Got 7 of them. Good product.

Yes, they are left on. No noticeable power drain on bill because they only function when voltage drops to a certain level. You might have noticed my post about the MV tender. Is only 115 Volts so it is now a show piece!

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I'm using the battery controller on all my MV's...because...branding. There's one On Ebay for 25.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MV-Agusta...r/202794177522

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I'm using the battery controller on all my MV's...because...branding. There's one On Ebay for 25.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MV-Agusta...r/202794177522
USA plug on that!

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6): 2 winters of periods up to 2 months without looking at the tender.

Battery tender does what it needs to do.
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USA plug on that!

Never knew that. I always assumed that those were UK as we use the same voltage here of 230V/50Hz and those are the plugs we use.

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Never knew that. I always assumed that those were UK as we use the same voltage here of 230V/50Hz and those are the plugs we use.
We have these ugly things:
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USA plug on that!
USA plug does not look like that at all !!

We have spades, not pins.
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