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Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW] #548137
15/12/18 08:38 AM
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I bent the ali plate slightly so the wires can go to the battery. I fitted an inline fuse. The ali plate also has draught excluder foam glued to the inside edges so that it seals well.

I have used the cigarette lighter before but prefer a proper connection in case of shorts.


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Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW] #548145
15/12/18 09:06 AM
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Found the box in the garage .
CTEK MXS 3.8 12V/3.8A RECOMMENDED BATTERY SIZE:

Charging 1.2-80Ah
Maintenance Charging 1.2-130Ah.

5 YEAR WARRANTY.

safe and easy to use
connect and forget
unique 7 step charging
extends battery life

ps. there is a bag to carry it in and a large booklet with all its details .

GOOD LUCK .

Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW] #548147
15/12/18 09:11 AM
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I use the old fashioned method.........I drive mine regularly drive


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Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW] #548151
15/12/18 09:17 AM
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Definitely not a good choice to use the cigar lighter socket even if it appears to work fine.

Volt drop is the main reason reducing charge current to the battery and caused by:

A tenuous connection to the poorly designed power socket
Relatively thin wires to fuse
An extra 15 amp fuse (which may blow with powerful charger) and associated connection

The charger will typically have its own fusing and connecting it directly to battery will bypass all of above.


Richard

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Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW] #548165
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Agree. Wire direct to the bsttery. By the way I use a CTEK MXS 5.0. Caters for larger batteries as well, as I use on different cars. £69 on E Bay.

Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Burgundymog] #548174
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Originally Posted By Burgundymog
I use the old fashioned method.........I drive mine regularly drive

Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW] #548189
15/12/18 12:08 PM
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I use mine with the direct to battery fittings. I don’t like using the power/lighter socket as they can be loose fitting and lose contact. Luckily my battery is under the bonnet so no need to make cable extenders for the hidden batteries near the rear axle.


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Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW] #548196
15/12/18 12:29 PM
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I have two of them and have used them both via 12v sockets in all my cars ( except the Beetle as the socket is only usable with the ignition on ) and I have had no problems.
I work on the principle that if a 12v plug is supplied then it must be safe to use them in this fashion.


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Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW] #548197
15/12/18 12:35 PM
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I've ordered the MXS 5.0, and will try the lighter socket initially. If works, that's great to start with. I will certainly look at the option of direct connection to the battery, if I can do it neatly...

Thanks for all the great info!


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Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW] #548257
15/12/18 07:04 PM
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I used the lighter socket initially but found that it was an unreliable connection.We go into the garage daily to get to swmbo’s car so it was checked daily and found to be giving erratic results almost daily. I gave in and hard wired a fused connection to the battery - which took 10 minutes including drilling a hole in in the plywood.


Paul
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