An international expert in battery technology and electrochemistry, Bengt Wahlqvist is the creator of CTEK, the best-selling battery charger in Europe and voted 'Best in Test' three years running. Harley-Davidson, Ferrari, Porsche, Maybach and Lamborghini are the latest in a growing list of manufacturers to endorse CTEK as their charger of choice. Now, it's available in Australia with 12V and 6V models available to suit road and dirt bikes plus classic motorcycles. Unlike other chargers, CTEK uses pulse charging technology, the safest way to maintain a battery for up to months at a time. It can be left connected, intelligent enough to detect when battery voltage drops and delivering a pulse in response, safely maintaining the battery at full charge.
Most 'trickle' chargers employ float charging for long-term battery maintenance, dispensing a continuous 'trickle' of voltage even when the battery no longer needs it. Continuing to float charge a battery for extended periods of time risks overcharging, drying it out and possibly boiling it. CTEK also regulates voltage, so there's no need to remove the battery to charge it. CTEK fits virtually all lead-acid battery types including flooded, maintenance-free, gel and AGM batteries. It's spark-free and reverse-polarity protected, weatherproof, dustproof, splashproof and approved to international standards for outdoor use. There are six chargers in the CTEK range, designed to suit a range of battery sizes and charging needs. Prices start from $74.99 at all Repco stores.