Battery Charger / Conditioner

manofgresley

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Hi all.

Well winters coming to the UK, time to put my CLK 320 cabriolet to bed for a few month

I am thinking of buying a Battery Charger / Conditioner to protect my battery through the winter months of inactivity, as anyone any firm opinions about these gizmo's either positive or negative, if positive, which make should I look at?
 

lostkiwi

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I bought a CTEK 10A charger and conditioner (I had a Defender at the time with multiple batteries so wanted a high capacity one). I'd thoroughly recommend CTEK to anyone.
They aren't cheap but they are the dogs danglies.
You can get them in 5A and 7.5A variants too.
 

flango

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Hi all.

Well winters coming to the UK, time to put my CLK 320 cabriolet to bed for a few month

I am thinking of buying a Battery Charger / Conditioner to protect my battery through the winter months of inactivity, as anyone any firm opinions about these gizmo's either positive or negative, if positive, which make should I look at?

These 1/4 of the price of a ctek and every bit as good as one and the accumate equivalent

http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/general-discussion/199221-aldi-best-buys-heads-up.html
 

The _Don

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Disconnect the battery.
 

BTB 500

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I've had the SL on an Accumate for nearly 10 years. I got the optional wall mounting bracket for it ... the cable plugs into a flylead that's permanently attached to the battery clamps. Battery is 11 years old now so it obviously works ok :D

AccuMate 6V & 12V Battery Maintenance System

PS I was looking at TVRs at one point and a garage nearby that sold them supplied an Accumate with each one!

 

flango

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I've had the SL on an Accumate for nearly 10 years. I got the optional wall mounting bracket for it ... the cable plugs into a flylead that's permanently attached to the battery clamps. Battery is 11 years old now so it obviously works ok :D

AccuMate 6V & 12V Battery Maintenance System

PS I was looking at TVRs at one point and a garage nearby that sold them supplied an Accumate with each one!


Exactly the same set up I had until the Accumate failed after 5 years service. Now the XS one from Aldi lives on the wall where the Accumate used to live and all is good again :D
 

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