The CTEK solution in Jay Leno’s garage!

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….

Mercedes race car transporter project

Jay_Leno_Transporter_3The 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.

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CTEK wins GTÜ test

GTÜ TestsiegerWe 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.

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CTEK MXS 5.0 comes out on top in Vi Bilägare independent test

Vi Bilägare, TestvinnareWe 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!

CTEK MXS 5.0 Announced as the Auto Bild ‘Best Buy’ Battery Charger 2011

We are once again celebrating after the CTEK MXS 5.0 was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Best Buy’ by Auto Bild, the renowned and respected German automotive magazine which, including foreign editions such as Auto Express in the UK and Auto Plus in France, is published in over 36 countries.

To ensure that the tests were fair and unbiased, the tests were undertaken in collaboration with the society for Technical Supervision, the GTÜ.

The CTEK MXS 5.0 was pitted against its rivals in a series of demanding performance tests including charging a deeply discharged battery and various safety and drop tests. Also judged on its accessories, ease of use and practicality, the charger excelled in every category and scored an impressive 452 points from a potential 500. The award is testament to the unique multi-stage charging characteristics of the product that are incorporated across our entire range of smart chargers

This year we have seen an influx of new entries into this category and we are absolutely delighted to win this highly prestigious accolade.

Lead-acid batteries are becoming ever-more advanced and sensitive, being used more frequently and under more demanding conditions than ever before. As a result, battery care is a fast growing issue, particularly as life expectancy drops rapidly due to inadequate maintenance.

The CTEK MXS 5.0 charges, conditions and maintains all types of 12V lead-acid batteries including maintenance free types and all chemistries including Wet, Calcium, GEL and AGM. By determining accurate readings from the battery, the MXS 5.0 will ensure that an appropriate charging and conditioning cycle is delivered to optimise and maintain the battery for use, thereby prolonging the life of the battery.

CTEK is proud to be “Best in Test” in German motorcycle magazine

It’s time for CTEK’s R&A people to celebrate again. CTEK’s 4A charger, the MXS 4003 model proved to be the “best in test” conducted by Germany’s leading motorcycle magazine Motorrad.

The magazine tested a total of 8 chargers between 0,4A to 4A. CTEK’s smallest charger, the 0,8A model, came one point after the winning MXS 4003, another reason to be pleased.