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Old 22 December 2013, 02:59   #11
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I use one of these.

CTEK Multi XS 7000 Battery Charger

It's excellent.
Same here I leave it on all winter & forget about it.
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Old 22 December 2013, 04:03   #12
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So would the ctek mxs 5.0 be suitable ????
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Old 22 December 2013, 04:40   #13
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So would the ctek mxs 5.0 be suitable ????
Don't see why not. Are you running twin batteries? I have twin batteries & for the winter I close the link switch, effectively making one big battery which is outside the limit of the MXS 5. If that's not an issue for you, it should be perfick
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Old 22 December 2013, 08:35   #14
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Another vote for ctek
Even got them on some installations that we have delivered into Saudi Arabia!
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Old 22 December 2013, 10:19   #15
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Just got an ordinary car battery charger for topping up and stirring the batt during the winter months. I connect up about one a month for a 12 hour stint on each battery, same batteries I purchased from new 7 years ago so must be doing something right.
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Old 23 December 2013, 11:39   #16
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Another vote for the Ctek. I've got a couple of these:
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Old 23 December 2013, 12:39   #17
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I use big standard Halfords three stage charger works fine Sent
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Same here I leave it on all winter & forget about it.
Ditto on both counts.......

I re- wired my Halfrauds charger (slightly) with a 2 pin (20A) Bulgin Buccaneer connector instead of the croc clips. I did the same on the side of the console. The fly lead (to the charger which hangs form the roof) is quickly un- plugged and re- routed to the conector on the trailer winch post which is fed from the split charge on the towing socket.

For those with the 7 pin N&S sockets (rather than 13 pin - I have that hance needing a breakout box) you could fit the charger with an inline "S" type socket & lead the charge cable straight to the car


Not had a duff start due to battery yet!
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