Battery charger for start/ stop vehicles
Consumers purchasing late model cars, SUVs and 4WDs with start stop technology may be missing out on the promised fuel efficiencies due to being unaware of the need to regularly recharge their car batteries. Start stop technology is designed to cut fuel costs and vehicle emissions by automatically switching off your engine when your vehicle is at a standstill. This, combined with power hungry technology like the latest entertainment and GPS systems, means vehicle batteries are under increasing pressure. To address this issue battery management specialist CTEK has developed a dedicated CT5 Start Stop battery charger. The CTEK CT5 Start Stop is a compact, energy efficient, low emission charger suitable for all 12v lead acid batteries (wet, MF, CA/CA, AGM and GEL) with a capacity of 14-130Ah, and is optimised for the AGM and EFB batteries used in start stop technology. Priced at just $177.87 RRP, it comes with a five-year warranty and a host of safety features that protect your battery, your vehicle and you, including non-sparking reverse polarity protection and short circuit proofing. The CTEK CT5 Start Stop goes hand in hand with the CTEK CTX Battery Sense ($99 RRP) a patented Bluetooth enabled battery monitor that lets you track the status of your battery via a smartphone app and there’s a range of accessories including a mounting bracket and a bumper protector and a 2.5m extension cable that make life even simpler. Visit ctek.com for more information.