CTEK as winner at the 2022 Global Media Award at the SEMA show


CTEK is named winner at the 2022 Global Media Award at the SEMA Show. They are winning with their top-of-the-line product CS FREE, a 4-in-1 portable charger and maintainer. The SEMA Global Media Awards (GMA) Program recognises innovative specialty equipment and accessories, that would be of interest in countries outside of the United States. The jury is highly esteemed international journalists from seven different countries.  

“Vehicle customization and personalization has been growing worldwide,” said Linda Spencer, SEMA director of international and government relations. "The GMA program taps top international media experts to weigh in on which new products are likely to succeed in their home markets. The global automotive specialty-equipment market is made up of enthusiasts who are passionate about the hobby. This passion can be found not only throughout the United States but also in countless spots around the globe including in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Melbourne Australia and Stockholm, Sweden.”  

GlobalMediaAward_Logo_Red.jpgAt this year’s Global Media Award, there were 23 prestigious judges whose mission was to consider and evaluate nearly 2000 product entries at the SEMA Show, before deciding. They wanted to find a product with a mass appeal in their home countries.  

“Having used CTEK chargers for a number of years, voting for the CS FREE was a very easy choice for me,” said Mike Rysiecki, feature writer at Fast Ford, Auto Italia and Retro Ford magazines. “The CS FREE is a good choice for many different use cases in my home market of the UK and Europe, from car aficionados, off-road enthusiasts, motorcyclists and more.”  

The CS FREE is four cutting-edge products in one portable unit – Adaptive Booster, battery charger, hi-tech power bank and a smart maintainer. With the adaptive boost are you able to power up your flat battery in a safe and easy way, to get you going in 15 minutes. You can use the CS FREE in a variety of ways, either as a portable charger to top up your battery, connect it to a power outlet or hook it up to a solar panel kit! In addition to that, you are able to connect it to a 12V battery for complete charging freedom no matter where you are. Used as a Smart Maintainer, it can keep your battery in ideal condition on the road or at home. If you use it as a hi-tech power bank, it can charge up all of your favorite equipment, such as your laptop, your smartphone, or your camera.  

The CS FREE is easy and accessible – just a clear and easy-to-read display with LEDs that countdown until your battery is fully charged. It can maintain and charge any type of 12V-lead-acid and lithium (LiFePO4) batteries and has a variety of accessories for a convenient storage, which makes users complete free from a power outlet.  

“We couldn’t be happier about the CS FREE being recognized by international journalists as a product they viewed as having immense value for customers in their home countries,” said Bobbie DuMelle, executive vice president at CTEK. “As the company that invented battery charging technology, our teams work tirelessly to continue innovating and seek to provide customers the kind of freedom and flexibility they desire when it comes to battery maintenance. Validation in the form of awards such as these are cherished by our entire company.” 

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12V | Adaptive booster (jump starter alternative), battery charger and maintainer