The CTEK professional MXS25 fully automatic battery charger is a classic example of the truth in the adage that you only get what you pay for. CTEK told GoSee that the 1.9kg automatic eight-step charger is designed to propel battery performance into the top bracket safely.
It delivers 25 amps to batteries from 40 to 500 amp hours across the power options from 12V lead-acid batteries to WET, MF, Ca/Ca, AGM and GEL. CTEK says the MXS25 has more than enough clout to look after battery reliability as it is designed to diagnose, charge and maintain Recreational Vehicle (RV) battery systems which keep campers comfortable outdoors.
Plus, it’s safe around people, batteries, and Recreational Vehicles as it is non-sparking, reverse polarity protected, short-circuit proof and IP44 classified for outdoor use. The Ingress Protection (IP) rating deals with the efficiency of a design to cope with the intrusion of solids and liquids. The letters IP are followed by two numbers. The first relates to solids and the second to liquids.
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The first digit indicates the level of protection that the MXS25 provides against access to hazardous parts, for example electrical conductors, moving parts and the ingress of solid foreign objects. IP44 rating means the MXS25 is (4) protected against intrusion from small tools, wires and screws and (4) being rained on.
The actual criteria of the second 4 rating is - "Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful affect". At the top of the liquids IP table an 8 rating is typical of a pond pump. The IP standard aims to provide users with more detailed information than vague marketing terms like 'waterproof'.
CTEK says it is the most recommended charger brand globally with 71 different accolades.
It has noteable supporters and is used by leading manufacturers who include Mercedes, Audi and BMW.
Recreational Vehicles (RV's) have evolved to the point where their gadgets and systems have a healthy appetite for electrical power.
As part of this growth process many more owners of RV's like motorhomes, caravans and campers make major demands on the leisure battery as they choose campsites remote from mains powered electrical connection.
So it follows that RV owners should opt for quality when they plan their battery maintenance.
If a leisure battery is not charging to its full capacity it will cycle more than necessary, this will increase stratification and slash battery capacity. The MXS 25 is a professional 12V charger which responds to that challenge.
It offers efficient, fast charging in RVs, caravans, boats and workshops. The MXS 25 has a special reconditioning function that restores stratified and deeply discharged batteries, unique maintenance charging and a temperature sensor for optimised charging regardless of the weather conditions.
It also has a power supply mode which allows the battery to be disconnected from the vehicle without losing important configurations.
CTEK says the most important property in a battery charger is that it reaches the exact voltage during the charging cycle.
The MXS 25 has a two year warranty.
CTEK battery chargers are approved for outdoor use (IP65 and IP44). MXS25 RRP A$589. (Incl. GST).