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.
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.
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.
How do I interpret the colour markings on my INDICATOR?
GREEN: battery voltage is over 12.65 = battery is fully charged and does not require charging.
YELLOW: battery voltage is between 12.65 and 12.4V = battery is well charged. Recharge if you have time and opportunity.
RED: battery voltage is below 12.4V = time for charging to prevent battery damage.