What battery conditioner?

What battery conditioner?

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caduceus

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6,003 posts

234 months

Friday 18th June
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My accumate has bitten the dust after I left it connected up and the lights still on for a week in the Chimaera rolleyes

Are Accumate still the preferred choice of batter conditioner these days or are there better now? Can anyone recommend a replacement?

Thanks in advance
Cad

ScoobyChris

1,013 posts

170 months

Friday 18th June
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I bought a CTEK one around 10 years ago following recommendations. Still working fine but I'm sure the model has been superceded. biggrin

Chris

wiffmaster

2,508 posts

166 months

Friday 18th June
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We've got 5 CTEKs (various models of different ages) connected to a selection of cars and farm vehicles. Never had an issue with any of them in 10+ years and they basically running continuously.

RizzoTheRat

21,058 posts

160 months

Friday 18th June
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I bought a CTEK MXS 5.0 a few weeks back to replace my dead Optimate. I got it for my motorbike but they recommend it for batteries up to 110ah. Came with battery clips and a lead to leave connected to the battery, and as an added bonus is waterproof. Seems to do the job well so far.

HiAsAKite

2,075 posts

215 months

Friday 18th June
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I've got a pair of Accumates (one of them hardwired into my Chimaera) and been very happy with them over the past 5-7 years or so

mradam

141 posts

62 months

Friday 18th June
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My CTEK has been great since I bought it about 18 months ago.

snotrag

12,763 posts

179 months

Friday 18th June
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CTEK here for a few years, works great.

joeshaw123

63 posts

106 months

Friday 18th June
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NOCO genius 7200 has been doing the job for me for 3-4 years now.

Rawhide

846 posts

181 months

Friday 18th June
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I expect your TVR won't have a AGM battery but worth considering your charger has an AGM mode as this is more common on newer cars.

I also have a CTEK 3.8 but it has no AGM mode so I had to replace it with some Chinese amazon type thing which has also been problem free. It does have an AGM mode though.

Scrump

14,774 posts

126 months

Friday 18th June
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CTEK 5.0 works well for me.
I also have some cheaper Aldi/Lidl ones which are okay but don’t seem to last.

Edit. My ctek 5.0 has an AGM mode.

Edited by Scrump on Friday 18th June 15:12

caduceus

Original Poster:

6,003 posts

234 months

Friday 18th June
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The car has a Bosch S4 027.

The Accumate does not reach the 'fully charged' green light status since leaving it on with the lights on the car. It does however get very hot. Maybe I've burnt it out.

Seems like the CTEK is popular. I'll have a gander at them.


Thanks for the recs so far.