XC 0.8

Compact charging for your vintage car

XC 0.8

Compact charging for your vintage car

XC 0.8

Compact charging for your vintage car
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Product information

  • Product information

    Compact charging for your vintage car

    Clear charging and maintenance

    The XC 0.8 can give your vintage car a new lease of life. And, as you can keep the charger permanently connected in its maintenance mode, you’re always ready to get out on the road.

    The XC 0.8 is a compact 4 step 6V charger that delivers 0.8A and charges and maintains 6V batteries from 1.2-100Ah. It’s simple to use and you can follow the whole charging process on the clear, easy to read display. After charging, the XC 0.8 will automatically switch to its maintenance phase using CTEK’s patented pulse charging, which is the most efficient mode if a battery is connected for long periods, so the charger can be permanently connected to your vehicle.

      ;*;Charges 6V batteries from 1.2-100Ah ;*;Fully automatic ‘connect and forget’ 4 step charging ;*;Patented desulphation function ;*;Comes with Connect – Eyelet connectors and Connect - Clamp connectors ;*;5-year warranty
      Technical information
      Input
      220–240VAC, 50–60Hz, 0.2A max
      Output
      7.2V, 0.8A max
      Back current drain*
      Corresponding to less than 1Ah/month
      Ambient temperature
      -20˚C to +50˚C
      Battery types
      All types of lead-acid batteries, 6V, WET, MF, Ca/Ca, AGM, GEL
      Battery capacity
      1.2–100Ah
      Warranty
      5 years
      Insulation class
      IP65
      User manual

      XC_0.8-safetyinstruction-UK-EN.pdf

      XC_0.8-manual-UK-EN.pdf
    • Inside the box
      CONNECT CLAMP
      CONNECT EYELET M6
      Product sheet

      XC_0.8-Productsheet-low-UK-EN.pdf
      FAQ
      and is lit (flashing rapidly) simultaneously and there is a ticking sound   ×
      Explanation 1: Bad connection.
      Test: Move the clamps and make sure there is no loose connection in the quick connector, CONNECT.

      Explanation 2: The charger is working in the desulphation phase.
      Test: Leave the charger to charge for 24h (with some supervision). If the charger does not start charging (one of the LED’s are lit) within 24h the battery is in very poor condition.
      When I start charging, the green diode lights steadily and the orange diode flashes quickly. What does this mean?   ×
      This can be due to several reasons: 1) Poor contact. Twist the connectors a little. Check that CONNECT (or the white plastic contact on the charge cable) is fully home. Also check that contact with the battery is good and that the poles are clean. 2) Sulphated battery is a likely explanation. CTEK chargers have a unique feature for dealing with this. An insulating layer of lead sulphate has formed internally in sulphated batteries. The layer is not fully continuous, as it is still possible to measure a voltage across the battery. The charger, in this situation, pulses out a little energy until the battery starts to receive charging. Batteries which 'do not receive charging' can often be woken in this way. Let the charger charge for an hour. If the charger still flashes, then the battery is probably dead and must be replaced. If the yellow or green lamps light, then you have managed to wake the battery and will probably function. But it is at the end of its life. Chargers which charge using 5A or more trigger alarms (the error lamp lights) if desulphating has continued for more than four hours. This is also to remind you that the remaining battery life is very short. The sulphate crystals are large and no charger in the world can break them down. 3) Fault in battery cell. If a battery starts charging normally as indicated by the orange lamp being lit but which then begins to flash, then this is due to an interruption somewhere. The easiest cause of this is where the connection has fallen off. But it can also be due to an interruption inside the battery. Set the charger in OFF/STANDBY mode and then back to charging. If it is an interruption, then charging does not start.
      switches to after the charge has been stopped   ×
      Explanation: When the charger restarts the battery voltage is monitored. If the battery voltage is above 6,5V, the charging will not commence. When the battery is between 6,5V and 7,2V it is considered as fully charged. The charging will automatically start again when the battery voltage drops below 6,5V.
      The error LED is lit   ×
      Explanation: Reverse polarity.
      Test: Make sure that the + cable/clamp is connected to the + terminal and the – cable/clamp is connected to the – terminal.
      No LED is lit when the charger is connected only to the power outlet   ×
      Explanation: The charger has to be connected to battery for the LED’s to light up.
      No LED is lit when the charger is connected to both the power outlet and the battery   ×
      Explanation: The battery voltage could be under 4V.
      Test: Test against another battery that is fresh.
      The charger does not switch from into maintenance charging   ×
      Explanation 1: Larger loads are connected to the battery at the same time.
      Test: Disconnect the loads from the battery and try to charge again.

      Explanation 2: Defective battery.
      Test: If possible, measure the voltage on the battery when the charging is completed. If the voltage is under 7V the battery is probably faulty.
      Test: Try the charger on another fresh battery.
      No LED is lit when the charger is connected only to the battery   ×
      Explanation: The plug has to be connected for the LED to be lit.