CTEK keeps adventurers out on the ice in the Swedish Lapland with MXS 5.0, CT5 POWERSPORT and CS FREE mobile chargers
Based in Arvidsjaur at the very heart of Swedish Lapland, Triple X Adventures is an exciting, forward thinking company offering a range of ice bound adventures and fun-packed experiences, including snowmobile tours and car ice drifting events for adrenaline junkies.
Triple X also works with industry customers including AMG, Audi, Porsche and VW, who offer their own ice drifting experiences, as well as using the ice tracks to test prototype and road-ready vehicles, to establish how the brakes and other functions perform on the ice.
Benni Fichtner from Triple X Adventures says: “Our drifting events take place on frozen lakes. We have everything from ice carts, side by side Yamaha buggies and Audi RS3s, and we work with German DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) racing driver Timo Scheider, with a modified 550 Horsepower Audi RS3, specially made for drifting on the ice.”
“We have 15 CTEK MXS 5.0 chargers that we use every day on our large fleet of drift cars, to keep the batteries in good condition and charged to the right voltage. The MXS 5.0 has automatic temperature compensation built in, which makes them perfect for the extreme low temperatures we have up here in the North. The cars come into the garage, they get cleaned, then we plug them in overnight, and they’re ready for the next day.
“We also have five CTEK CT5 POWERSPORT chargers that we use on our snowmobiles. When you’re out in -25° temperatures, battery capacity is not so great, so regular charging is essential. All our snowmobiles are fitted with ‘CTEK Ready’ Comfort Connectors that hang out under the seats, which makes it super easy for us to bring them into the garage and plug them in without rebuilding the sled, having to remove seats, covers and so on. We just plug them in and they charge overnight, so the sleds are ready for the next day. This regular charging means that the batteries last longer too.”
Triple X has also invested in a CTEK CS FREE mobile charger to support the team and their guests on their adventures.
”CS FREE is a great accessory to have with us on our tours”. “We have a traffic light competition on one of our ice tracks where two cars start opposite each other, then drive round the traffic light and we record lap time. But we need power for this of course, so we’ve hooked up the CS FREE to the traffic light so we can remote control it.” Benni Fichtner, Triple X Adventures
“We also have 450 litre benzine tanks on our pick-up trucks to fuel the cars and snowmobiles on site, so we don’t have to get them to the gas station, and the pumps need power to deliver the fuel. We can hook the pumps up to the truck battery, but then we need to leave the vehicle running to avoid flattening the battery, and not all our pick-ups are prepared for giving that extra power, because the normal 12V batteries don’t work with the cables that come out of the tank. So we needed to find a different solution for this and, with the CS FREE, we just clamp it on to the fuel pump and we have power wherever we need it.
“We also use the CS FREE as a portable powerbank for our guests. There’s always someone who wants to take pictures of course, then they find they’re low on battery or they didn’t charge their phones overnight, so we just get out the CS FREE and we can provide them with a powerbank that will last for days!”
”CTEK is the market leader for battery chargers, and there’s no other company that has the wide range of chargers we need for our different types of vehicle and charging requirements. The chargers and accessories – like the CS FREE solar panel, wall mounts and kit bags – are well thought out and work really well. It’s a worry free zone for us” Benni Fichtner, Triple X Adventures
“We are currently working with Polaris on their new electric-start snowmobile fleet, and we know we’ll need chargers for these so we can keep the batteries fully charged and in top condition. The CTEK team are great to work with, and we are looking forward to expanding our partnership with CTEK as we continue to expand our business.”
For more information, visit triple-x-adventures.com
CTEK CT5 POWERSPORT
CTEK’s CT5 POWERSPORT battery charger has been custom designed for powersport vehicles, offering easy-to-use, fully automatic charging for motorbikes, scooters and similar vehicles. Powersport vehicles always need to be in top condition to give the best possible performance, and the CT5 makes sure batteries are charged to capacity, so your vehicle is ready for action when you are. With dedicated programmes for 12V lead-acid and lithium (LiFePO4, Li-Fe, Li-iron, LFP) batteries, the CT5 ensures the very best performance from powersport vehicles, whether you’re on land, water, snow or ice. You can connect it directly to the battery indefinitely, if required, and it won’t over or under charge.
CTEK MXS 5.0
The MXS 5.0 is an advanced microprocessor controlled battery charger which gives unrivalled performance for lead acid batteries from 1.2-110Ah. It comes with automatic temperature compensation built in which ensures the best charging performance, even in the most extreme conditions. The MXS 5.0 also includes battery diagnosis to establish whether your battery can receive and retain a charge, patented automatic desulphation program, an AGM option which maximises the performance life of most Stop/Start batteries and a special Recond mode for reconditioning deeply discharged batteries. The MXS 5.0 uses CTEK’s patented float/pulse system, which is the most efficient maintenance mode when a battery is connected for long periods.
CTEK CS FREE
Named 2021 Product of the Year by Auto Express, CTEK’s CS FREE is the world’s first multi-functional portable battery charger and smart maintainer with adaptive boost technology – compatible with all types of 12V lead-acid battery as well as lithium (12V LiFePO4) batteries too. Simply charge the CS FREE before you leave home, and it will hold its charge for up to a year. Then, if you find yourself stranded with a flat battery, the CS FREE will gently and safely give you enough charge to get you going in around 15 minutes. This is completely safe for your vehicle’s electronics, unlike most traditional boosters or jump starters, that deliver a sharp burst of power to effectively shock the battery into life. It is suitable for all types of vehicle including cars, motorbikes, powersport vehicles, motorhomes and even boats.
The CS FREE has USB-A and USB-C ports to charge your mobile phone, PC, tablet, camera and other devices, and there’s an optional, easily transportable folding solar panel to power up the CS FREE while you’re off grid. Everything you need to keep you moving, and keep you connected.