Car battery chargers
The car battery is the heart of your car, so it's important that you take care of it. And what happens if that heart stops beating, perhaps because you've left the lights on, the temperature drops or you only drive for short journeys? Maybe you don't drive your car every day, or maybe you have a boat, motorbike or other vehicle that's only used infrequently. Is your car stored for winter or other seasons? There's a risk that your car won't start again when you take it out of storage. These are all reasons why car batteries die, but in many cases, car battery chargers can fix the problems you and your car battery are having, get you back on the road and even extend the life of the battery by up to three times. Our special maintenance modes also mean that if you have a vehicle in storage, you can connect car battery chargers at any time without the risk of overcharging or undercharging your car batteries. You need a car battery charger to deal with such a situation.
Things to consider when buying car battery chargers
There are a few things to consider when choosing car battery chargers. You should first be aware of your car's battery capacity - this is given in ampere-hours or ampere-hours (Ah) - and engine size - in many cases there are different battery charger cars for different sizes of car batteries. For example, a smaller battery found in motorcycles and classic cars can be charged with a lower power car battery charger compared to a larger high performance car - your car battery charger 's output power needs to increase with engine size. Make sure the one you plan to buy is robust enough for your car's engine.
Battery type is the second factor. There are car battery chargers that are designed to work with lead-acid and/or lithium batteries. When it comes to lead-acid battery chargers, some of them may only work with certain types of batteries, such as wet-cell, gel and AGM batteries.
You can look in your car's manual or under the bonnet to find out the size, type and chemistry of the battery.
What features should I consider?
Although the primary purpose of car battery chargers is to charge your car battery, it's worth thinking about battery maintenance too and there are certain features and functions that can actually help extend the life of the battery by up to three times. So think about maintenance. If you don't have specific maintenance schedules for batteries on vehicles that are stored for long periods of time, you run the risk of overcharging or undercharging the battery. The reconditioning mode is good for restoring seemingly dead lead-acid batteries, and a special wake-up mode for lithium batteries is important if the battery has been switched off due to built-in battery management systems.
When choosing which model to buy, you should therefore take into account how you will use these car battery chargers. We've put together a summary of some of our best-selling car battery chargers to help you choose the right car battery charger.
CTEK PRO25S is a cutting-edge, adaptable, and incredibly efficient 25A model of car battery chargers and power supply that was created with the demands of the automobile industry in mind. The PRO25S is the ideal choice for professional battery charging in the workshop or the showroom because it combines power and cutting-edge technology with safety, portability, and versatility to work with any 12V car battery, including lithium.
CTEK MXS 3.8
The CTEK MXS 3.8 is an excellent addition to CTEK's range of car battery chargers. It is a really handy charger for smaller car batteries as well as other vehicles such as motorcycles and snowmobiles.... Batteries between 1.2Ah and 85Ah are compatible with the MXS 3.8 microprocessor-controlled 7-step battery charger and maintainer. Features include a desulfation program to recondition and optimize battery health, a "Snowflake" program for charging on colder days, and battery testing to determine if your battery can accept and hold a charge. In addition, it has adjustable charging schedules for smaller (motorcycle) and conventional (car) batteries. CTEK's proprietary float/pulse maintenance modes make it the perfect car battery charger for seasonal vehicle storage.
CTEK MXS 5.0
The MXS 5.0 TEST & CHARGE is an innovative model in the car battery chargers category that also makes it easy to test the starter motor, battery and alternator. Batteries between 1.2 Ah and 110 Ah can be used with the MXS 5.0 TEST & CHARGE. To give you a complete picture of the health of the battery and vehicle charging system, its test function provides you with three easy-to-use programs to evaluate battery voltage, starting power and alternator performance. The MXS 5.0 TEST & CHARGE includes an automatic desulphation program, a unique RECOND mode for reconditioning severely depleted batteries and CTEK's revolutionary float/pulse system.
CTEK CT5 TIME TO GO
The revolutionary CTEK CT5 TIME TO GO model of car battery chargers and maintainer lets you know when your device will be fully charged. Because the CT5 TIME TO GO accurately predicts the remaining charge time in hours, you can plan your day around your battery charge. It also lets you know when you can try to start your car without a fully charged battery. Three charging and maintenance programs are available with the CT5 TIME TO GO: Normal, AGM and Recond. It will not over or under charge your battery and is fully autonomous, allowing you to connect it directly to your battery indefinitely if needed. The CT5 also has a built-in temperature sensing function. Alligator clamps and loops are included in the kit.