The CTEK Pro 120 is the latest in the innovation products form CTEK. This is the only charger your workshop will ever need to meet the demand of the toughest 12v battery management in today’s vehicles.
unboxing CTEK DC DC chargers
CTEK offers a couple of chargers for DC DC Charging. But first what is DC DC Charging. As the name suggests DC DC charging is about charging a service battery in a vehicle using the alternator or solar input. This kind of a system is required in vehicle which are running a number of tools in the vehicle be it for commercial, rescue or recreation. Ambulances, rescue vehicles, vanity vans, RVs etc are some of the examples.
This film will help to ensure how to wire the system to the vehicle for the best possible result. Also explains how to use the system for your smart alternator which is now being seen in the new vehicles. This is the third in series of short films in DC DC charging solutions from CTEK.
Now that we have chosen the right charger for the DC DC charging in your vehicle, it is time to plan the installation.
Installation planning is important so as to ensure that you get the best and safest out of your DC DC Charging system. This is dependent on a number of factors like
- Location of installation
- Distance between unit and service battery
- Type of cable
There are not many options available for a quality system when it comes to a DC DC Charging system for 12v dual battery system. A dual Battery system is often used in a number of vehicles like
Ambulances to power the life savings equipment
Rescue vehicle to power the tools during a rescue operation
Mobile service vehicles which attend to customer service requests on site and need to use power tools or
in recreational vehicles like a caravan, RV, vanity vans etc for powering fridge, oven , TV, air conditioner etc.
This article helps you to choose the right product to suit the need. CTEK charging systems are the best in the industry to provide reliable, powerful charging solutions to Dual 12v Battery systems
The best 12v battery chargers in the world.
Best 12v Battery Chargers in India. Ever wondered why the best auto brands prefer CTEK as a reliable brand when it comes to 12v battery management.
CTEK battery chargers have a wide range of products trusted by both amateurs and professionals. From chargers for use by bike or car owners to professionals who deal with the most advanced cars for analysis, remapping, maintenance.
Smart Battery Charger Hits the Market
CTEK CT5 Time to Go, a global manufacturer of smart battery chargers announced the introduction of a truly unique battery charger that tells you how long it will take to charge your vehicle battery. That’s an important feature since many DIYers slap a battery charger on their vehicle and charge it just long enough to get the engine to crank and start. Then they rely on the vehicle’s charging system to do the rest. That’s not good for the battery or the vehicle’s charging system. Vehicle charging systems are designed to supply power to run the vehicle’s accessories and to replace the power that’s drained from the battery during cranking. But they’re not designed to recharge a dead battery. Most vehicle owners don’t understand that and when they start a vehicle with a discharged battery, it places a high load on both the charging system and the battery that can result in both premature alternator and battery failure.
The need for CT5 TIME TO GO charger
The CT5 TIME TO GO charger not only tells you how much time is left on the charging cycle but alerts you when it’s safe to “TRY” starting.
CTEK Model CT5 TIME TO GO Works with most vehicle batteries
There are many different types of vehicle batteries, from standard flooded lead acid (SLA) to absorbed glass mat (AGM), GEL, Maintenance Free and Calcium (Ca-Ca). Each battery type requires a different charging voltage and charging protocol, depending on its condition. For example, an SLA battery that’s discharged but not sulphated might receive a starting charge of around 14.4-volts and 4.3-amps, while an AGM battery in the same condition may require a slightly higher 14.7-volt 4.7-amp charge. However, if the same battery is in a deeply discharged condition, the RECON mode employs a totally different protocol, starting with a much lower voltage and current for the first phase before slowly ramping up to a higher 15.8-volt and 5-amp current. During the middle phases, the charger may drop current yet maintain the higher voltage. In the final RECON phases, the charger may spike the current and the voltage.
CTEK Model CT5 TIME TO GO is also a battery maintainer
The CT5 battery charger can also be used as a battery maintainer to keep the vehicle battery at the proper charge. All batteries self discharge and some vehicle computer systems draw a small amount of current at all times. When a vehicle isn’t started on a regular basis, the battery can fall into a deeply discharged state that results in “sulphation” where insulating crystals form on battery plates. When left in a discharged state for long periods, the sulphation can be irreversible, forcing the user to replace the battery far more often. Connecting the battery to a maintainer prevents sulphation and prolongs battery life.
The CT5 charger operates in temperatures from -4°F to 122°F, so it can be left on the battery in most weather conditions.
CT5 comes with everything you need
The CT5 comes with clamps and eye ring cables to use with standard post or side-mount car batteries or screw-post motorcycle or powersport type batteries. Swap between the two cables with an easy snap connector.
CTEK Model CT5 TIME TO GO works with most 12v battery sizes
The CT5 works with batteries from 20-160Ah.
The CT5 battery charger works with all vehicles with 12v batteries.
The CT5 battery charger works with cars, trucks, motorcycle, scooter and off-road vehicles. It is not rated for marine use, but CTEK makes several models that can be used in marine applications.
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CTX Battery Sense demonstrates the importance of regular battery charging
CTX BATTERY SENSE is a Bluetooth® enabled, smart battery management tool. It’ll help prevent vehicle breakdowns and maximize the performance of vehicle batteries by giving users valuable, easy to understand information about the state of battery charge. Just download the free app, connect the Battery Sense Monitor to the battery, and your mobile phone will give you data 24/7, all year round.
Many of you already know Stefan Magnusson, our Nordic & UK Sales Manager. And for the last 4 months, Stefan has NOT been maximizing his battery performance – he hasn’t charged his car battery for the entire Swedish winter – his Battery Sense statistics are very interesting!
When temperatures hit zero, and you only drive short distances, bad things happen! Over this five-day period, Battery Charge Status was only above 80% for 45% of the time. More than half of this period (55%), the battery was in a relatively poor state of health.
Over the Christmas period, Stefan only drove short distances. During this time, Stefan’s start-stop functionality stopped working, reducing fuel efficiency and increasing vehicle emissions.
The big spike in Battery Charge Status around 12 January was when Stefan drove to Stockholm (120km), parked his vehicle overnight in a parking lot and then drove back home. No need for a diesel heater, the car was parked in warm ambient temperature and he drove longer journeys.
This short test demonstrates the huge demands climate & driving behavior can have on your vehicle and the risk that many batteries face costly, premature failure. It also highlights the benefits of Battery Sense as a tool for monitoring Battery Charge Status, and perhaps most importantly, a way of telling you when to reach for a battery charger!