Aussies are heading off-grid

With many sites booked out already for the upcoming Easter period, no doubt a large number of outdoor lovers will be tempted to head off-grid, sparking an increase in demand for dual battery systems.
For workshops, this presents an opportunity to include an upgrade to a dual battery system as part of a pre-holiday service.
One positive impact of the restricted overseas travel being experienced due to COVID-19 is that many Australians are looking at holiday adventures closer to home.
In fact, the Caravan Industry Association of Australia has reported that 72 percent of cabins and 64 percent of powered sites were booked around Australia for the school holiday week commencing 28 September 2020, showing some relief for regional businesses.
“A dual battery system is a simple thing to install but makes a huge difference to how customers use their 4×4,” CTEK Asia Pacific Director of Sales and Marketing, Robert Briggs, said.
“As part of a routine service, workshops can upgrade a customer’s electrical rig enabling them to enjoy more time off-roading, especially with demand for campsites expected to be at its peak this summer.”
The CTEK D250SE is an easy to install dual battery solution that delivers a powerful 20A of power for charging, conditioning and maintaining any 12V lead acid or Lithium LiFePO4 service battery whilst on the move.
The 20amp charger is capable of running off a normal or smart alternator and because it comes with a built-in MPPT solar regulator a solar panel can be plugged straight into the unit without the need for an additional regulator.
CTEK says the D250SE is also perfect for all Australian weather conditions because it comes with a built-in temperature regulator that increases the voltage during cold weather and reduces the charge in hot weather, ensuring risk free charging. Such a solution is essential for customers who are keen to explore the wilder parts of Australia.
Further recommended tools from CTEK for off-grid journeys include the CTEK Smartpass 120S, an automatic power management system that distributes power between the starter battery, the service battery and on-board equipment, separating critical equipment from non-critical equipment to ensure the radio, emergency lights and navigation systems always have power.
The CTEK D250SE and Smartpass 120S come with two-year warranty, and are available to purchase from Repco at $499 AUD and $530 AUD respectively.

For more from CTEK, visit www.ctek.com/au