CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CTEK, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries, has launched the CT5 TIME TO GO charger that advances CTEK's intelligent charging technology with a patent-pending, charging time indicator. The CT5 TIME TO GO charger accurately predicts the remaining charging time, allowing users to plan their activities by knowing exactly when their battery will be fully charged.
The CT5 TIME TO GO charger was recently selected by the European magazine Autobild as 'Best Battery Charger' - the seventh time a CTEK charger has received this distinction. The CT5 TIME TO GO charger, the newest addition to the multi-ranging product line, was on display at the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. In addition to the CTEK booth, the Time to Go was displayed in the AAPEX New Product Showcase area, where it was extremely well received. Visitors were impressed with a different approach to battery charging.
A series of LED lights indicate the different charging stages – 8 hours, 4 hours, 2 hours, 1 hour, and GO – to communicate how long it will take before the battery is charged and ready to go. If the user is in a hurry, there is a "TRY" indicator that lights when it is safe to start the vehicle when charging a discharged battery, and a "CARE" indicator to show when the charging is complete. The battery can remain connected for safe, long-term storage and keep the battery in optimal shape.
"Nothing is more frustrating than not knowing how long a charger will take to charge a dead battery enough to start your car," said Bobbie DuMelle, executive vice-president of CTEK North America. "CTEK is listening to the needs of its customers.The CTEK CT5 TIME TO GO is the first charger that tells you exactly when your battery will be fully charged. It will even tell you when the battery has reached a sufficient charge to start your car. It's a reflection of the demands that today's consumer has for household tools and accessories that can keep them in the picture, helping them to better plan their day."
The CTEK CT5 TIME TO GO charger is perfect for all types of lead-acid, 12V batteries: flooded, maintenance-free, Ca/Ca, absorbed glass mat (AGM) and Gel. It has a maximum charging rate of 4.3A for normal batteries, 4.7A for AGM. Easy to use and fully automatic, the CT5 TIME TO GO charger uses advanced technology to continually monitor the battery's condition and adjust as required. The unit is non-sparking, reverse polarity protected and short-circuit proof.
As with all CTEK products, the CT5 TIME TO GO charger delivers extremely clean voltage and current that ensures vehicle electronics are protected; there is no need to disconnect a battery when charging. It can be attached to the battery indefinitely, if required, without risk of over or under charging.