Battery chargers

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 20:26
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Hi all, does anybody know where I can buy a CTEK multi xs 7000 battery charger at
a good price? Have been quoted $299.00 in Canberra.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 21:03

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 21:03
Alan,

Paid $299 at Battery World in Redcliffe, Qld , in february this year.

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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 21:44

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 21:44
Yep, saw them at Battery world today. You can also get them from Fridge and Solar http://www.fridge-and-solar.net/ That's where I got mine. About the same price.
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Follow Up By: cobes - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 22:23

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 22:23
Hi there,
Are you guys happy with your C Tek chargers?
Do you think that they are worth buying as oposed to a standard battery charger?

Cheers
Cobes
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 22:28

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 22:28
I think they are great, but there are other good ones as well. Just make sure you get a genuine 3 stage charger. If you are likely to use different types of batteries (normal lead acid, AGM, Gel for eg) make sure it has a selectable charge voltage as these batteries are apparently best charged at different voltages. I charge by AGMs at 14.7v for example with the CTEK
I'm looking at upgrading from the 7 Amp model to the 25 Amp as I have two 120 AH AGMs n parallel on the CT. They'll happily take the higher charge rate and charge much quicker. Bloody expensive though for a 25Amper.
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Reply By: Member - gujimbo - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 13:37

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 13:37
You could try www.mbisales.com.au they have the model you are interested in for $299.00 (seems its the going price), they also sell Tecsup,Victron and Sinergex
chargers.
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Reply By: porl - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 14:23

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 14:23
i put this in a previous post:

" If you can buy a 3 stage charger and run it off the 240v outlet. I bought a 12amp one from www.southpacific.com.au for i think $189.00 or something like that, the 12amp charger is not listed on their website but they still sell it."

Have had it for a month or so now, works fine.
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 15:40

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 15:40
I had a look at the site porl. Looks good, but only charges at 14.4V, then drops to 13.4 for float. That is probably right for a normal lead acid battery. If you have AGMs or other more 'advanced' battery types as well, you are probably better with something like the CTEK as you can adjust the charge voltage to meet the needs of the particular battery.
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Reply By: porl - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 15:47

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 15:47
Hi Norm

I thought the 12 amp one only had one voltage charging rate but when I took it out of the box lo and behold there was the toggle switch for "AGM 14.2v" and "Lead Acid 14.5v" and my multimeter confirmed same so was pretty happy at the unexpected particularly as Optima USA told me be email not to charge the AGM yellow top over 14.2v.
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