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BATTERY CHARGERS

BATTERY CHARGERS

 

 

Not only for classic cars or motorcycles, but also for your caravan, motorhome, boat or even lawn mower, a battery charger is indispensible, as any unused battery loses voltage.

 

If you have ever experienced the frustration of an empty battery...

or if you want to prevent it...

... read on!

 

Any unused battery loses voltage, even if there is no alarm system or clock connected. A wide range of chargers are available and you can choose from many price classes. We don't want to go into too much detail on the technical aspects of charging batteries (all you're interested in is whether it works!), but we need to explain a few things that are important for you to know so you can make the right choice.

 

A battery charger or battery conditioner should not keep on charging indefinitely; the voltage must be limited. If the voltage is not limited (which is often the case with less expensive chargers) the battery and electrical system in the vehicle can be severely damaged and at worst the battery may even explode.

When the battery charger or conditioner reaches its maximum voltage, the battery is charged at 80% of its capacity. At this point, the charger/conditioner should not switch off automatically, as automatic battery chargers do, but continue charging with maximum voltage until the battery is charged to 100% of its capacity (absorption charging). Then the charger should switch to pulse-charging. This will ensure that the battery has maximum load under all circumstances and at any time ready to go whenever you are!

 

 

First Class Additions supply CTEK battery chargers and conditioners because they are the absolute top quality in this market. They have an ideal 4 phase loading cycle:

 

 

 

1.       pulse load to break down sulphate crystals

2.       bulk load to quickly charge the battery to 80%

3.       absorption load to further charge the battery to its maximum

4.       pulse load to maintain the charge at maximum, under all circumstances.

1 2 3 4

 

 

 

CTEK battery chargers and conditioners are fully electronic and tuned so that no damage can be done to the vehicle under any circumstances. CTEK chargers are included in the standard parts packages (private labels) of Aston Martin, Porsche, Mercedes, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bentley.

 

The advantages of CTEK battery chargers and conditioners are that they are:

 

designed to maintain battery charge at its maximum ready to go whenever you are!

completely safe

short-circuit protected

reverse polarity protected

suitable for use outdoor (splash waterproof)

compact

lightweight

safe to leave connected for an unlimited period

 

 

 

Using a CTEK charger will ensure that your battery achieves its maximum life span

 

 

We offer four types of CTEK battery chargers and conditioners perfectly suited for any vehicle not in everyday use:

 

 

battery charger/conditioner XC 800 for 6V batteries

battery charger/conditioner XS 800 for 12V batteries

full battery charger + conditioner XS 3600 for 12V batteries

battery charger/conditioner XT 4000 for 24V batteries

 

 

Charging and discharging of batteries

 

There is a persistent rumour that every battery should be discharged regularly. This is true for Ni/Cad batteries, such as those used in mobile phones, but where vehicle batteries are concerned it is ABSOLUTE RUBBISH! In fact, gel and lead batteries, such as those commonly used in vehicles, should NEVER be discharged read more in Fact and Fiction.

 

PROPER STORAGE

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CAREFREE DRIVING

 

For more information, prices and delivery please contact the distributor for your region.

 

 

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