Chrging the battery

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Chrging the battery

Post by nicholas128 » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 12:57 pm

Anyone know if it is OK to charge the battery using one of those wizz bang Cteck chargers while its still connected to the car?

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Re: Chrging the battery

Post by T-Modell » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 4:13 pm

Ys N it'll b ok ... Hv 2 of thm ...
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Re: Chrging the battery

Post by Ivanerrol » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 7:12 pm

You can buy a little solar panel and voltage regulator which can keep the battery floated at the correct voltage.
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Re: Chrging the battery

Post by nicholas128 » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 11:41 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Chrging the battery

Post by John Green » Fri 29 Jun, 2018 1:52 pm

nicholas128 wrote:
Thu 28 Jun, 2018 12:57 pm
Anyone know if it is OK to charge the battery using one of those wizz bang Cteck chargers while its still connected to the car?

CHeers,

N
This is the point of buying a fancy charger, rather than a super cheap special as it can be hooked up for months without doing any damage. have a good read of the cTek website they give some good explanations as to how they work and why it is important to use this style of charger.
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Re: Chrging the battery

Post by T-Modell » Fri 29 Jun, 2018 3:59 pm

Go to Mercedes and get their charger; it's the same ctek, but it has the star on it. Some style IS mandatory :laughing6:
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Post by Tony From West Oz » Fri 29 Jun, 2018 6:28 pm

Or get a star from a Mercedes bonnet or grille and glue it to the ctek. Instant style!
Note: I did not mention buying a cheap ripoff one, nothing but the best!
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Re: Chrging the battery

Post by John Green » Fri 29 Jun, 2018 11:02 pm

T-Modell wrote:
Fri 29 Jun, 2018 3:59 pm
Go to Mercedes and get their charger; it's the same ctek, but it has the star on it. Some style IS mandatory :laughing6:
Thomas
Yes I noticed these the other day at the MB stealership, a few hours later I was picking some stuff up from the local auto electrical wholesaler and realised just how much those MB stickers they put on them must cost..... :think: :think: :think:
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Re: Chrging the battery

Post by T-Modell » Fri 29 Jun, 2018 11:05 pm

John,
the good feeling when looking at them is priceless :laughing6: ... don't forget (as we say in German): the last shirt has no pockets ...
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Re: Chrging the battery

Post by John Green » Sat 30 Jun, 2018 9:39 am

T-Modell wrote:
Fri 29 Jun, 2018 11:05 pm
John,
the good feeling when looking at them is priceless :laughing6: ... don't forget (as we say in German): the last shirt has no pockets ...
Thomas
Or, you buy the cTek branded unit and get a good feeling when you look in your wallet? :dance: :dance:
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Re: Chrging the battery

Post by T-Modell » Sat 30 Jun, 2018 4:54 pm

True John,
whatever pleases :laughing6: ...
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1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
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2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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