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Top 10 FAQ

  • CTX BATTERY SENSE: Battery Sense Software update
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    12th July Issues have been reported with the latest update on our Battery sense app – our developers are currently working hard to rectify the issue. In the mean time we have taken the decision to roll back to the previous version of the app, We have been assured this will happen over the next few days - iOS first then Android to follow.

  • D250SE, D250SA: Do I need to use solar?
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    No

  • D250SA: How can I tell if D250SA is working?
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    Please refer to the manual "D250SA Function indications" for explantion of light sequence.

  • D250SA: Can I use D250SA for lithium batteries?
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    No, it works only with lead acid batteries.

  • MXS 3.6, M45, XS 800: switches to after the charge has been stopped
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    Explanation: When the charger restarts the battery voltage is monitored. If the battery voltage is above 12,9V, the charging will not commence. When the battery is between 12,9V and 14,4V it is considered as fully charged. The charging will automatically start again when the battery voltage drops below 12,9V.

  • Charger settings: RECOND
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    A mode that is used for reviving deeply discharged batteries, breaking down sulphation and reversing acid stratification. It requires a manual selection from the user and will add an extra step to the charge cycle, It uses a voltage of 15.8v to deliberately gas the battery in a controlled way in order to re-mix the acid to get an optimized acid balance (acid weight). This mode is also recommended for Ca/Ca batteries which require the higher voltage when charging.

  • Batteries: CA/CA
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    Calcium Calcium batteries are a flooded low maintenance or maintenance free battery usually VRLA type . During construction some of the Antimony used in the construction is replaced by Calcium (2% approx). The benefits are a more robust grid, low water loss and longer shelf life.

  • Charger settings: AGM / * Snowflake
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    Because the AGM battery has a low internal resistance it can accept a higher charge voltage, in this mode the Bulk charge rate is 14.7v which is the optimum chare rate for the AGM type battery. In cold weather the internal battery chemistry slows considerably, this leads to the battery being reluctant to accept charge at a normal rate. By raising the charge rate to 14.7 (15v on the Polar) the battery accepts charge more readily

  • INDICATOR EYELET M8, INDICATOR PANEL 3.3M, INDICATOR EYELET M6, INDICATOR CLAMP, INDICATOR CIG PLUG, INDICATOR PANEL 1.5M: I have a INDICATOR connected to the battery all the time. Is there any risk of the battery discharging?
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    No, the purpose of the indicator is to allow you to quickly and easily see whether the battery must be charged, thereby reducing the risk of the battery being damaged because of being discharged. The INDICATOR uses about 1.5mA. Than gives 1,5 Ah /month. An average self-discharge for a battery is approx. 10 Ah/month.

  • D250SE, D250SA: Do I need an external regulator for the solar panel?
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    No

  • CTX BATTERY SENSE: Battery Sense Software update

    12th July Issues have been reported with the latest update on our Battery sense app – our developers are currently working hard to rectify the issue. In the mean time we have taken the decision to roll back to the previous version of the app, We have been assured this will happen over the next few days - iOS first then Android to follow.

  • CONNECT CIG PLUG: Can I use your CONNECT CIG PLUG to charge the battery through the cigarette socket in my car?

    Yes, but you should check that you have voltage to the socket even if the vehicle is switched off. If, for example, you can charge a mobile phone or get a GPS to work when the car ignition is switched off, you can also charge the car battery this way.

  • INDICATOR EYELET M8, INDICATOR PANEL 3.3M, INDICATOR EYELET M6, INDICATOR CLAMP, INDICATOR CIG PLUG, INDICATOR PANEL 1.5M: I have a INDICATOR connected to the battery all the time. Is there any risk of the battery discharging?

    No, the purpose of the indicator is to allow you to quickly and easily see whether the battery must be charged, thereby reducing the risk of the battery being damaged because of being discharged. The INDICATOR uses about 1.5mA. Than gives 1,5 Ah /month. An average self-discharge for a battery is approx. 10 Ah/month.

  • INDICATOR EYELET M8, INDICATOR PANEL 3.3M, INDICATOR EYELET M6, INDICATOR CLAMP, INDICATOR CIG PLUG, CTX INDICATOR PLUG 12V, CTX INDICATOR EYELET M8, INDICATOR PANEL 1.5M: I have a INDICATOR connected to the battery in my car. The red lamp flashes even after I've fully charged the battery. Should it do this? I thought the INDICATOR would be green when the battery is fully charged?

    The CTEK INDICATOR is exactly what the name says – an indicator. It provides a snapshot of the system voltage level and works best when the battery has reached a rest level (this can take up to a few hours to reach after the battery was used). As soon as you open a car door or turn on the ignition, the battery voltage vill temporarly drop and the indicator shows yellow or even red. To make things easier, you can position the INDICATOR where you can see it without having to unlock or use any voltage in the car.

  • INDICATOR EYELET M8, INDICATOR PANEL 3.3M, INDICATOR EYELET M6, INDICATOR CLAMP, INDICATOR CIG PLUG, INDICATOR PANEL 1.5M: My COMFORT INDICATOR is flashing. Is that OK?

    INDICATOR always flashes. It is to save battery power, as flashing draws less current tha a steady light.