Which CTEK charger?

Strad

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Hi all,
There are lots of threads on chargers and most point towards the CTEK brand. There are also lots of CTEK chargers so any pointers on which model I should buy as a trickle charger for the Stradale??
Thank, Mark.
 

TimR

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I bought the MXS 5.0

It probably has way more function than I'll use but you never know. it has a bike mode which was a bonus as I have alot of bikes....
 

Strad

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I bought the MXS 5.0

It probably has way more function than I'll use but you never know. it has a bike mode which was a bonus as I have alot of bikes....
Great thanks, looks like the 5.0 it is then.
M.
 

Wanderer

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Any of them but the 5.0 has a pleasing number of LEDs

C
When I started my first job in 1979 and got my first wage, I decided to buy a 'music centre', in the end I picked the anodised-bronze Marantz one after religiously counting the buttons and lights and chose it cos it had the most of both....

Had a graphic equaliser.....
 

CatmanV2

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When I started my first job in 1979 and got my first wage, I decided to buy a 'music centre', in the end I picked the anodised-bronze Marantz one after religiously counting the buttons and lights and chose it cos it had the most of both....

Had a graphic equaliser.....
Graphic equalizers are cheating :)

C
 

Saigon

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Hi all,
There are lots of threads on chargers and most point towards the CTEK brand. There are also lots of CTEK chargers so any pointers on which model I should buy as a trickle charger for the Stradale??
Thank, Mark.
I use a CTEK MXS-5 on my BM and that has two heavy duty batteries in the boot, and an MXS-3.8 on the 4200, so either will be sufficient for your requirements.
 

Sam McGoo

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Aldi from 7 Feb

XS charger looks similar to a ctek - £12.99

Also car polisher £39.99
I noticed that yesterday. The spec list on the charger is lacking a lot of info, so need to look at the box for the exact spec before knowing if it'd be up to the job.
 
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Be aware that a CTEK resets itself in the event of a power outage. The XS from Aldi does not. So if you are awsy awhile and if you get a power interruption, the XS has to be manually reset.
 

Sam McGoo

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Be aware that a CTEK resets itself in the event of a power outage. The XS from Aldi does not. So if you are awsy awhile and if you get a power interruption, the XS has to be manually reset.
As in, it doesn't continue to charge so you have to turn it back on?
 

jemgee

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Got the Aldi one yesterday. Instructions say to disconnect both pos and neg leads before connecting the charger ??????
 

foibles

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are any of the C-Tek suitable for trying to kick a stubbornly low battery back to life? I had a C-Tek (albeit I cannot recall which model) in a GS - and after leaving the car for about 10 days the battery was stone motherless dead. C-Tek simply would not fire it up. I removed battery and placed it on el cheapo heavy duty battery charger...and eventually it sprung back to life.

i.e I am wondering if C-Tek (and model possibly) are wonderful as trickle chargers...and for constant top up.....but maybe not ideal for 'back from the dead battery resto's' (which are still possible, and preferable to forking out for batteries every 12 months).