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Battery Management / CTEK which one?

Discussion in 'Fuel System & Electrics' started by Poptop, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Clifton Hill, Victoria
    I'm driving Melb-Adelaide-Perth-Broom-Catherine-Alice......etc you get the direction and I'm not doing it in a Kombi (was the plan many years ago!). I'm away for 10 weeks.

    I've replaced batteries too often over the years.

    CTEK
    I have my camper connected all the time to a CTEK MXS 7, gets a good drive monthly. Works well. I was thinking connect my DC (battery installed 25/5/16) likewise?

    Leave them connected to a CTEK, if so which the 7 or 5 MXS Test and Charge? Or other CTEK?

    BATTERY MANAGEMENT

    Alternatively, Should I remove batteries? Let them go flat recharge them, I don't know?

    Thanks for your comments and suggestions.
     
  2. t4camper

    t4camper Active Member

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    Location:
    rainy Maleny
    Left connected to either of the C tek devices should be fine.
    CTek pages would not open to permit checking of the specifications of different units.
    Both should work as a maintenance charger, about 13.5 volts.

    Don't let them go flat, that is a battery killer.
    Have you got 2 vehicles to maintain?
    Either one each or remove battery and jumper lead all together on one charger.
     
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  3. Tangles

    Tangles Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    On the road somewhere
    If you are doing that whole trip in only ten weeks you will not be stopped long enough anywhere for a battery to go flat.

    You need more time for that trip.
     
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  4. vassy69SC

    vassy69SC Active Member

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    Location:
    Brisbane
    Ctek D250s and Smartpass and you will have everything for solar charging and charging off your alternator.
    Brilliant units. For 240v charging any of those will do.
     

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