CTEK’S PRO25S

Ctek says it offers the best battery management solutions

Ctek, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries, has identified in its research that as many as 50 percent of vehicles arriving in the workshop have a battery that is either undercharged or needs replacing.
“Whether a vehicle is booked into the workshop for a service, repair or even tyre replacement, it’s worth remembering the demands that complex vehicle technologies are placing on workshops,” Ctek Asia Pacific Director of Sales and Marketing, Robert Briggs, said.
“Whatever work is being carried out on the vehicle, battery support is a vital activity often not fully appreciated for its importance in saving technician time and ensuring against costly programming failures, while also preventing possible costly damage to the battery or the vehicle Engine Control Unit (ECU).”
In a lead acid battery, state of charge gradually reduces, as does voltage, whereas in a lithium battery voltage remains high even when battery state of charge is low – at 30 percent state of charge a lithium battery can still have a reading of around 12.6V. Once battery state of charge hits 20 percent however, voltage reduces rapidly. The two battery types perform very differently, so Ctek says it is vital to ensure they are always supported.
With lithium batteries, battery support will also protect against damage to the battery due to low voltage. Lithium Battery Management Systems have a cut-out voltage anywhere between 2.0V-2.8V per cell that will prevent the battery from discharging any further.
Ctek says it is expected to see drains on the battery during a vehicle service reducing SOC by up to 10 percent, so a battery can drain very quickly – interrupting work being undertaken and risking the battery cutting out and going into ‘sleep-mode.’
Ctek says its PRO25S is an innovative, versatile and highly efficient 25A battery charger with a dedicated 13.6V SUPPLY mode that can be used with both lithium and lead-acid batteries.
When considering battery support, Ctek says it is important to not only consider voltage and number of Amps, but also your battery support unit’s ability to react to spikes in power demand.
It says the PRO25S is a ‘smart’ battery charger and power supply, so it is constantly talking to the battery and listening to its needs, reacting to vehicle demands to maintain voltage, protecting the battery and the sensitive vehicle electronics.
The PRO25S also has a dedicated Lithium mode, with a specially developed Lithium charging algorithm. Ctek says it is also very simple to connect, spark proof, and reverse- polarity protected to protect the user and also the battery.
It has been designed to ensure easy handling in the workshop, and so is lightweight and portable. Further, a rugged, impact-resistant casing means the PRO25S can also handle the toughest environment and it also comes with a two-year warranty.
The Ctek PRO25S starts from AU $600 RRP, and is available to purchase from Repco stores, nationwide.

For more information, visit www.ctek.com/au