Make the Most of Your Festival Experience with CTEK's CS FREE

Battery chargers

If you're gearing up for festivals like Coachella, Stagecoach, or the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, CTEK, a global leader in vehicle charging solutions, recommends some proactive measures to avoid the frustration of a dead battery when you're ready to head home. 

Introducing the CS FREE by CTEK, a remarkable all-in-one portable device that combines four cutting-edge products into a single unit: Adaptive Boost safe start, battery charger, smart maintainer, and high-tech power bank. Unlike conventional chargers, the award-winning CS FREE utilizes groundbreaking Adaptive Boost technology to deliver a gentle and secure charge, providing enough power to jump-start a dead battery in just 15 minutes. 

Tony Zeal, Training Manager at CTEK, acknowledges that dead batteries are a common issue at festivals. With tens or even hundreds of thousands of festival-goers eager to leave the venue after the festivities, getting stranded due to a non-starting vehicle can result in lengthy waits for roadside assistance amidst heavy festival traffic. Zeal explains, "It's certainly not the ideal ending when all you want is to hit the road and head home." 

To ensure a hassle-free festival experience and avoid a disappointing finale, CTEK offers the following valuable tips: 

Understand battery drain factors: 

Be mindful of what can drain your battery during the festival. Even when your car is turned off, the battery continues to power devices such as the clock, radio, and alarm system. Additionally, if you park near your tent, the keyless entry key fob may still attempt to establish a connection, further draining power. Opening doors or the trunk triggers interior and door lights, which can deplete the battery. Playing the radio or using vehicle audio systems also contributes to power consumption. Charging your phone or other devices from the car can drain more power than you realize, especially when access to a power source is limited. 

Charge your battery before departure: 

Ensure your battery is fully charged and in optimal condition before embarking on your journey. Simply driving around will only charge the battery to approximately 80% capacity. To achieve a complete charge, it's crucial to use an efficient battery charger like the CTEK CS FREE. By connecting it to a power supply or another power source, the CS FREE intelligently assesses the battery's charge level and ensures a full charge for your trip. This step becomes essential when traveling in a motorhome or any vehicle that isn't regularly used. Stationary vehicles can lose 0.1V of energy every month, and the loss may be even greater if your parked vehicle operates an alarm system, onboard computer, or remote locking. 

Carry a portable charger: 

The CTEK CS FREE is the perfect companion for festival-goers. This innovative portable battery charger is compatible with all battery types and guarantees a safe start in the event of battery failure. Simply charge the CS FREE before you set off, and if you find yourself stranded, it will employ patented adaptive boost technology to provide a gentle and secure charge, getting you back on the road within 15 minutes. Unlike traditional boosters or jump starters that deliver a sudden burst of power, potentially damaging sensitive equipment, the CS FREE prioritizes the safety of your vehicle's electronics. Moreover, the CS FREE features USB-A and USB-C ports, allowing you to charge your mobile phone, PC, tablet, camera, and other devices while you're away. An optional, easily transportable folding solar panel is also available to replenish the CS FREE's power in remote locations without access to the power grid. 

Avoid running the engine: 

Resist the urge to start the car and run the engine in an attempt to recharge the battery, as this can do more harm than good. Not only does it have negative environmental implications, but starting the car itself consumes a significant amount of battery power. Running the engine for an extended period would be necessary for the alternator to replenish this charge, which is both time-consuming and wasteful, especially considering the rising gas prices. 

Have fun! 

Lastly, have an amazing time! By following these battery care tips from CTEK, you can fully immerse yourself in the festivities without worrying about battery issues putting a damper on your experience.