Cteck Battery Charger which one

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 19:20
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I am going to buy a Cteck battery charger, which one do you think I shoud get? it will be to charge a 110amh battery in the Van and the main and duel batterie in the Landcruiser 100 series, also where will I get one at the right price in WA.
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Reply By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 19:43

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 19:43
Mike

I have the Cteck 7000 and would recommend it to anyone. Their a bit on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for.

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Kim
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Reply By: feral - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 19:51

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 19:51
This charger is value for money and it does everything the Ctek will do.

12V 16A Car Battery Charger

This fully automatic switch mode car battery charger utilises a four stage rapid charge design to optimize the life and performance of lead acid/GEL batteries. The pulsed current charging system allows batteries to accept up to 15% more energy than typical charging methods. Once the battery is charged, the unit switches to maintenance mode to keep the battery in peak condition. The charger has a number of other advanced safety features including automatic short circuit protection, anti spark circuitry, and reverse polarity detection. The charger also has a series of LEDs to indicate charging status and battery fault conditions. The ergonomic design includes a top mounted carry handle and cable storage for the battery leads and clamps. Size270(W) x 220(H) x 120(D)
Specifications:
* Spark free
* Output short circuit and reverse polarity
* Automatic thermal protection/shutdown
* Convectional cooling system
* Weather proof design
* Mains cable length 1.8M
* Battery lead length 1.9M

QTY
1+ $169.00
2+ $151.95
4+ $134.95

Jaycar has these terrific chargers.


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Follow Up By:- Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 20:10

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 20:10
I am pretty sure this is the same charger that Kmart have had on sale for $75 on and off over the past few months. I think you will find the numbers are all the same, just rebadged for sale at Kmart.
Used mine for the first time yesterday on my new 100ah AGM Deep Cycle battery and it worked fine. From memory they have 4amp, 8 amp and 16 amp models.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 20:35

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 20:35
I agree with Kim.

The Ctek XS-7000 is the most versatile choice for your needs.

I bought mine at the recent 4WD show in Adelaide and got a good price.

You won't be disappointed.
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Reply By: Krakka - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 20:43

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 20:43
Mike
Stick with the 25 amp C-Tek. Does everything a charger can do. Not cheap, does have a 5 year warranty, unlike the value for money Kmart one, it IS weatherproof, and it is an 8 stage charger.
Ebay is the cheapest, but could come unstuck where to take it if you have a warranty issue.
Cheers, Krakka
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Reply By: lifeisgood - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 21:22

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 21:22
With value for money in mind , The Jaycar units of reasonable capacity are pretty good. I have a 12A unit which can also be switched to 6A for smaller batteries like my motorcycle SLA.
Have had it for a year and it worked well in the van when I had a powered site. It has a small cooling fan which shuts down when the battery gets to charged maintenance mode. It is left on whilst my batteries are in storage and LEDs indicate battery state of charge (to some extent) Check the Jaycar catalogue for other options Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Effie C (ACT) - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 21:42

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 21:42
Just to throw a different angle we have the 15 amp CTek and it works great with no dramas just connect push the button and forget it, it does all the rest and keeps the battery / batteries at peak.
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Follow Up By: Muddy doe (SA) - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 22:19

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 22:19
Yep,

When I started looking Ctek had the reputation as being the best chargers but had a big gap in the range. Went from 7amp to 25 amp. Then they introduced the XS15000 15Amp model and I went for that. Does the 115AH battery just nicely. Not too fast and not too slow.

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Reply By: Geoff M (QLD) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 09:36

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 09:36
Another vote for the Cteck the XS15000 15Amp model. You can't go wrong.

Geoff
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 15:41

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 15:41
If you have a look at Campertrailers Yahoo group you will see these sorts of comments about Ctek chargers from longterm users.

"Mine has also just died"

"I have had a couple fail (one even overcharging a new battery to destruction) "
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Follow Up By: Krakka - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 19:34

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 19:34
Mike, I am sure there is NO manufacturer in the world that hasn't had a product fail. The important thing is how the retailer or manufacturer responds when you have a problem. Any feedback back on repair or replacement of these failures?
Not sticking up for Ctek in particular, but applies to all products.
Cheers Krakka
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Follow Up By: Graham & Lynne - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 21:30

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 21:30
My 15amp CTEK works great on a 15 amphour battery but is main in CHINA marked on the CTEK sticker.
Thanks Graham
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Follow Up By: Graham & Lynne - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 21:32

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 21:32
My 15amp CTEK works great on a 115 amphour battery but is main in CHINA marked on the CTEK sticker.
first post had wrong amphours
Thanks Graham
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