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#548041 - 14/12/18 05:22 PM Which Ctek?
Jon G4LJW Offline
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Registered: 21/01/10
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Loc: Lampeter, Wales
Just about to order from a well-known online retailer grin2 - I think the CTEK XS 0.8 is what I need... for my 2011 Plus 4 Sport.

I am aiming to charge through the socket on the dashboard; the battery is hiding behind the seats somewhere...

Anyway, let me know if I need a different charger!

Thanks,

Jon.
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#548072 - 14/12/18 07:01 PM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
jimmyw Offline

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Loc: Perthshire Scotland
The kit Will include the cable and attachments to connect to the battery . This is I think better than using the 12v socket.
When I used the socket on my VW it caused problems .
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#548079 - 14/12/18 07:12 PM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
Craig Jezz Offline

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Registered: 27/03/17
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This is the one I use, but I have it hard wired behind the passenger seat


https://allonwhite.co.uk/morgan-cars-accessories/other-accessories


Edited by Craig Jezz (14/12/18 07:13 PM)
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#548085 - 14/12/18 07:46 PM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
Jon G4LJW Offline
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Ok thanks chaps!
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#548086 - 14/12/18 07:51 PM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
KEVFITZ Offline
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Agree wire direct to battery..I drilled a hole through marine ply on my P4SS near to aluminium panel behind passenger seat and used supplied connectors for quick release to main unit.

Nice tidy job.
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#548098 - 14/12/18 08:47 PM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
SFG Offline

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Registered: 23/03/17
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I just plug mine into the cig socket
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#548099 - 14/12/18 08:48 PM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
Deejay Offline
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May be prudent to fit an in-line fuse close up to battery terminals. Even though wires may only be short going through plywood, there is still chance of insulation chafing over time with resultant, catatrophic short circuit!

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#548110 - 14/12/18 10:08 PM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
Taffmog Offline
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I use the 12v outlet, never had any issues, all the ctek stuff is good.....

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#548118 - 14/12/18 11:04 PM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
Jack The Lad Offline
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Registered: 12/04/11
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I have been using one for several years and a different one before this one. Its plugged into the cigar lighter . BUT YOU MUST put a note on your screen warning you its there as a few lads have started the mog with it plugged in . If you are a distance from the wall plug you can get an extension . I will dig out my box and details in the morning to see if anything pops up. Got mine from Brands Hatch Morgans. Think it was about 60/00.

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#548125 - 15/12/18 12:22 AM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Deejay]
Eddie Cairns Offline
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Registered: 09/08/11
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Originally Posted By Deejay
May be prudent to fit an in-line fuse close up to battery terminals. Even though wires may only be short going through plywood, there is still chance of insulation chafing over time with resultant, catatrophic short circuit!


Just use a rubber csble grommet.

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#548137 - 15/12/18 08:38 AM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
John V6 Offline

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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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#548145 - 15/12/18 09:06 AM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
Jack The Lad Offline
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Registered: 12/04/11
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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 .

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#548147 - 15/12/18 09:11 AM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
Burgundymog Offline

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I use the old fashioned method.........I drive mine regularly drive
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#548151 - 15/12/18 09:17 AM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
Richard Wood Offline
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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.
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#548165 - 15/12/18 09:53 AM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
PHZI Offline
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Registered: 11/12/14
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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.

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#548174 - 15/12/18 10:18 AM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Burgundymog]
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You aint up here Keith icicles from the nose and the other part. cold


Originally Posted By Burgundymog
I use the old fashioned method.........I drive mine regularly drive

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#548189 - 15/12/18 12:08 PM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
sospan Offline
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Registered: 31/05/10
Posts: 5808
Loc: Llanelli
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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#548196 - 15/12/18 12:29 PM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
lowebird Offline
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Loc: norfolk, UK
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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#548197 - 15/12/18 12:35 PM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
Jon G4LJW Offline
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Registered: 21/01/10
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Loc: Lampeter, Wales
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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#548257 - 15/12/18 07:04 PM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
Paul F Offline

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Registered: 20/08/10
Posts: 2106
Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
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.
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#548321 - 16/12/18 10:28 AM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
BobJ Offline
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Registered: 03/10/18
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Loc: Buckinghamshire
Also using Ctek MXS 5.0. Bought this because of the temperature compensation as other cars at our previous house lived outside in all weathers (bikes had first dibs on garage space).
Excellent charger. The Morgan is currently hooked up via the dash 12V outlet using Ctek's own plug indicator plug. No problems so far but will probably sort out a direct battery connection at some point.
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#551467 - 03/01/19 12:46 AM Re: Which Ctek? [Re: Jon G4LJW]
Taffmog Offline
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Loc: Wales
Just a though, someone posted on here a while ago and advised putting your cTek on the frost setting rather than the trickle charge, can’t remember why but works ok for me, via my ciggy lighter socket!

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