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Blew up my Optimate!

Just a cautionary tale - I was cleaning my Spider in the shed, car was locked with driver's window down to allow Optimate lead through. Charger was on. I accidentally tripped the alarm, and the power surge destroyed the Optimate, and tripped all the power in the house! Must remember to disconnect it next time. Unfortunately, the 3A fuse in the Optimate plug did not blow, and there is no internal fuse, so the circuitry must have taken the hit. It is completely dead now, so I have a new Accumate (more power than Optimate) on order. Anybody else done this?
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