It is great to see that we are once again helping Jay Leno, and the guys in his garage with their battery charging needs – this time to keep the battery of this awesome Mercedes race car transporter in good condition. They’ve mounted a CTEK accessory to monitor and show battery state of charge that also enables hassle free charging, without the need to pop the bonnet. Here’s how it works….
The guys have mounted The CTEK Comfort Indicator Panel to the outside of the vehicle, that is hard wired to the battery. This neat little accessory shows battery state of charge and makes sure that the garage know when to charge, maximising battery health and protecting against a flat battery. It uses a simple traffic light system.
Today we are celebrating after taking home the Export Company of the Year award at Stjärngalan 2016, Dalarna’s annual regional business awards This prestigious event took place at hotel Galaxen in Borlänge in front of over 500 people.
Judges congratulated CTEK on a year of strong growth and increased profits that was attributed to our constant focus on quality and customer service. CTEK beat off stiff competition from Autoform and Dellner to claim the award.
Darlana is a vibrant area and a great place to be based, alongside so many other successful companies, and we are therefore absolutely delighted to win this highly prestigious accolade. The award is testament to the hard work and dedication of everybody here at CTEK!
We are delighted to announce that we have as part of an exciting and unique partnership with the PWR Racing Team, parts of the old CTEK warehouse will become a new CTEK training & development centre and also a new base for the PWR team. Continue reading →
We are delighted to announce that the CTEK MXS 5.0 has once again been identified as the top performing charger in a recent independent battery comparison test undertaken by GTÜ in Germany – the test compared 8 different chargers and involved 24 different test stages and was also featured in top selling consumer automotive magazine Autobuild.
Quality of charge and charge retention, charger functionality, build quality, as well as cost formed the basis for the 24 different test stages. Each test stage involved chargers being scored points and the charger with the most points overall was awarded the coveted ‘Best in Test’ title.
We are delighted to announce that the CTEK MXS 5.0 is a Test Winner in a recent independent battery comparison test. The test was undertaken by Vi Bilägare, Sweden’s biggest automotive magazine for consumers.
The Vi Bilägare test compared 6 different chargers and involved brands such as Bosch and Exide as well as the CTEK MXS 5.0
Charger functionality, quality and evaluation in operation, as well as cost formed the basis for the different test stages
Vi Bilägare commended CTEK on its clear indication of the charging process and good charge results. A built in temperature compensation and IP65 classification ultimately made the CTEK MXS 5.0 the winner.
It is clear to see that the testing involved in the Vi Bilägare independent test reflects the growing abilities of today’s chargers and so we are absolutely delighted that the CTEK MXS 5.0 battery charger has come out on top!
We estimate that as many as 1 in 10 of all flat batteries will be experienced by people returning from their holiday, so don’t forget to add battery charging to your list of holiday essentials such as vaccinations, travel insurance and sun tan lotion as you start planning for your summer break.
After a long journey home, queues to get through passport control, battles with heavy luggage and a cold wait for the car park bus, you could be faced with a further delay in getting home – a flat battery. Focussing purely on getting home as quickly as possible you will be left with no option but to place your car at risk of damage by choosing the only quick option – a jump start.
When a vehicle is jump-started a huge surge of voltage and current is generated that passes through the battery to energise the starter motor. This can potentially get through to the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and cause irreparable damage. The high power demands of modern vehicles and the drain from parasitic loads such tracking devices and alarms means that a battery can potentially become flat in a matter of days.
To protect against a flat battery when leaving your car standing over the holiday period we recommend an overnight charge the weekend before you go away to bring the battery up to maximum capacity. This will extend your battery life by as much as 300% and prevent the risk of jump starting your vehicle when arriving back from your holiday.
Including a battery charge in routine maintenance on cars and can prevent unnecessary and dangerous jump starts whilst also improving efficiency of vehicles.
We mentioned a couple of weeks back that we had undertaken a survey to identify consumer awareness and attitudes to battery charging. As well as measuring these important points, our survey also focused on consumer awareness and experience of the CTEK range of Smart chargers.
78% of those surveyed owned a battery charger and in 51% of cases it was a CTEK charger. The figure that we are really proud of however is that 92% of those surveyed associated the words quality and reliability with the CTEK brand, which we feel is testament to the unique multi-stage charging characteristics incorporated across our entire range of smart chargers.
The new generation of CTEK Smart battery chargers take a safe, simple, intelligent approach to comprehensive battery maintenance that is fast, effective, easy to use and most importantly won’t let you down.
Our chargers offer a unique multi step-approach to battery care, that are simple to use and will ensure that any lead-acid battery is optimally conditioned and charged.