August 24, 2010 12:00 ET

CTEK Dispels Battery Charging Myths

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2010) - CTEK, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries, has identified the most frequent myths associated with Battery Charging all types of lead acid batteries.

One size fits all – Whilst there are some products which are suitable for a wide range of applications, such as the CTEK Multi-XS 4003, even a smart charger needs to be fit for purpose, with the needs of a ride-on mower or a jet-ski being considerably different to that of a caravan or motorhome for example.

Trickle Charging Is 'Good Enough' – A trickle charger is considerably less sophisticated than a smart charger when it comes to delivering complete Battery Maintenance. Trickle charging provides a small 'top-up' charge on an ongoing basis which, over time, can potentially reduce a battery's capacity and ability to retain a charge. Smart charging monitors, maintains and, if required, can revive a battery which is running at lower than optimal performance.

Alternators Keep Batteries Charged – Whilst an alternator does play a role in ensuring that a battery is charged, leaving the role of battery maintenance to an alternator can end in disaster. A regular maintenance programme using a smart charger is the only way to ensure that a battery is in perfect condition at all times.

Batteries Can Last For Many Years – With around just three in ten unmaintained batteries lasting for four years, batteries simply do not last when left unchecked – although smart Battery Chargers can extend the life of a battery by as much as three times.

Mikael Moberg, Sales Director Europe at CTEK, commented: "There is no substitute for undertaking regular checks and maintenance on a vehicle and it doesn't have to be a difficult task. All of CTEK's smart chargers are safe and extremely simple to use – it is literally a case of 'plug and play'".

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