LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2012) - Autumn has truly arrived, meaning motorcyclists are now storing their bikes away for the cold months and CTEK, global manufacturer of battery chargers and accessories, is reminding people to protect their vehicles during the long, and cold, period of inactivity.
A smart battery charger can be safely left connected for many months, making it an ideal option for those storing a bike away for winter, or for those with a sports or classic car that also is used infrequently. While not in use, a vehicle's battery can easily become discharged and when deeply discharged it is likely to be unable to hold a full charge; the last thing a motorcyclist wants when getting ready for their first spring outing is to find a battery failure.
The XC 0.8 offers a four-step cycle for 6 volt batteries from 1.2 to 100Ah, so is a perfect choice to charge and maintain moped, motorbike and vintage car batteries. For 12 volt batteries, vehicle owners can choose from CTEK's smallest charger, the XS 0.8, or the MXS 3.6 or MXS 5.0. The MXS 5.0 is an eight-step charger, which comprises professional functions, including 'recond', which reconditions deeply discharged and stratified batteries. Furthermore, it presents the user with a diagnosis on whether the battery can retain a charge and has a mode for optimised charging in very cold weather.
Jan-Ulf Soderberg, head of brand and marketing at CTEK, says: "The state of the art technology that is found in CTEK's product range allows motorcycle owners to connect a smart charger for months on end, safe in the knowledge their battery will be protected. Undertaking a battery protection and maintenance routine on any vehicle, from a moped to a car, an electric wheelchair to a boat, is the smart thing to do, in order to prolong the battery life. However, it becomes even more important when the vehicle is being used irregularly to avoid permanent damage through discharge."
For more information on CTEK's battery care and maintenance products, please visit www.ctek.com, or join the conversation on www.facebook.com/CTEKBatteryChargers and www.twitter.com/CTEKChargers.