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Favorite CTEK charger?

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  1. sgtpeper

    sgtpeper Formula Junior

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    My 355 has a dongle already connected for a ctek tender - but the actual charger didn't come with the car. Anyone have a favorite ctek charger model?
     
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  3. flash32

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    I have a few mxs 5.0 ..they seem to work fine .. i think there is a newer model

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    I use the 4.3 for the F355 (and everything else without a lithium battery)


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  5. sgtpeper

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    That's just an sae connector, I like noco and ctek, I have a few of each from amazon
     
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  8. flash32

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    That look more like the a battery tender plus make from delran or maybe a older ctek .. the newer ones have a different connection

    I have your connection on my battery tender charger

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  9. sgtpeper

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    I'm certain it's an older ctek - I have the bag the charger should be in, just no charger. Do none of the modern ones have that plug type?
     
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    I have a couple of the MUS4.3 model CTEKS (around $80 on amazon), they work great.
     
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  13. A348W

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    I’ve got a ctek 5.0 on both of my cars.

    connector is different to the one you show. If you look up the charger it shows the connector.
     
  14. tomc

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    CTEK 7020...T
     
  15. PaulK

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    I use the CTEK MULTI US 3300 for my cars and you can't get them anymore. I like that it has an off setting. The new ones don't and it drives my OCD crazy.
     
  16. sgtpeper

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    I actually found that dongle posted in the bag. So now I can order any of them.
     
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    I have used Deltran chargers for many years (25 years). They use the two prong plug you show. I think it is widely used in trailer lighting and extension cables are available on amazon. I have had two of the small ones fail. Mostly because the small ones are designed to maintain, not charge a dead/weak battery. oth replaced under warranty. I probably have at least six chargers that run all the time.
     
  18. Badabing!

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    CTEK MUS 4.3 FTW


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  20. Shark01

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    This is what I use....
     
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  23. Ricambi America

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    I was referred to them by @Rifledriver a while ago, and when I needed an additional tender for my son's Alfa, I decided to give it a try. I could end the post now, because frankly, his recommendations carry a massive about of credibility with me.

    It seems to run cooler (not like the Ctek was 'hot', but it was warm and that always worried me).
    In my limited-use world, I find the diagnostic features on the BatterySaver pretty useful.
    Whether its marketing-hyper or not (I think not), the pulse cleaning and de-sulfation are what 'sold' me.

    (The little car we're working on just sits and sits, and sits for looooong periods of time. Battery has never been an issue with the car on this tender thing. An Lord knows, on an old Alfa 105% of the problems are electrical to begin with.)
     
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  24. ttforcefed

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    yep rifledriver is certainly a formidable voice!
     
  25. Shark01

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    CTeks do run hot, but they have never failed me and one of my 3300s has been with me in constant use for 15 years.
     
  26. darkkaangel

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    BatterySaver is the way to go IMO. Been using one on my 348 for over 10 years.
     
  27. ttforcefed

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    Do they work fine with the batterytender dongle?
     

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