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fat_pastor

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PostSubject: Re: CTEK Battery Charger Install   battery - CTEK Battery Charger Install - Page 3 EmptyWed Oct 09, 2019 6:34 pm

Brilliant, many thanks
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PostSubject: Re: CTEK Battery Charger Install   battery - CTEK Battery Charger Install - Page 3 EmptyWed Oct 09, 2019 6:35 pm

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: CTEK Battery Charger Install   battery - CTEK Battery Charger Install - Page 3 EmptyThu Oct 10, 2019 7:23 am

Just one thing that crossed my mind about that feed to the starter battery. I recommend NEVER starting the engine whilst the hookup is still connected as you’d then have 2 sources of charge going into both batteries and I’m not sure if the system could handle that.

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PostSubject: Re: CTEK Battery Charger Install   battery - CTEK Battery Charger Install - Page 3 EmptyThu Oct 10, 2019 10:43 am

Tim said

I've got this charger in Tango too - similarly without the starter battery being connected. Seems reasonable to assume that if you run a wire to the correct terminal, it ought to do the job.


Just to clarify our settings because there are lots of versions of the Waeco with different product numbers.
We have version 915-012TB
It has a set of 4 switches which are set on(up),down(off),down(off),up(on) which programmes a starting point of 14.4 volts for 4 hours
The terminal nearest to the switches provides a 1 amp trickle for the positve terminal of the starter battery
The middle terminal is the feed to the positive terminal on the camping battery
The terminal on the right ( furthest from the switches ) is for connection to the negative terminal of both batteries.

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PostSubject: Re: CTEK Battery Charger Install   battery - CTEK Battery Charger Install - Page 3 EmptyThu Oct 10, 2019 8:07 pm

Thanks OSG that's exactly what I have just that the starter terminal isn't connected. That's what I plan to connect with a 3amp Fuse inline near the starter battery. Just need to find a nice route through now 🤔

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PostSubject: Re: CTEK Battery Charger Install   battery - CTEK Battery Charger Install - Page 3 EmptyFri Jan 03, 2020 10:32 am

@Dennis wrote:
Working well what I meant with protection did you connect it direct to back of blue plug or did you put it through a low rating mcb if not you are relying on the protection of the hookup box wherever. Tim

Hi Tim, was planning to wire my CTEK into the blue hookup - what rating MCB would you recommend?
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PostSubject: Re: CTEK Battery Charger Install   battery - CTEK Battery Charger Install - Page 3 EmptyFri Jan 03, 2020 12:26 pm

Which model do you have. Tim
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PostSubject: Re: CTEK Battery Charger Install   battery - CTEK Battery Charger Install - Page 3 EmptyFri Jan 03, 2020 5:26 pm

Hi spec on charger 0.5 amp rms i would put in a 2amp mcb type b or c. Tim
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PostSubject: Re: CTEK Battery Charger Install   battery - CTEK Battery Charger Install - Page 3 EmptyFri Jan 17, 2020 5:38 pm

Hello, I have a ctek and it works a treat. Rather than wire it to the hook-up, can't I just plug it in to the 240v supply in the van when I'm hooked up? It's all fused so should be fine,right?
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PostSubject: Re: CTEK Battery Charger Install   battery - CTEK Battery Charger Install - Page 3 EmptyFri Jan 17, 2020 6:22 pm

@fat_pastor wrote:
Hello, I have a ctek and it works a treat. Rather than wire it to the hook-up, can't I just plug it in to the 240v supply in the van when I'm hooked up?  It's all fused so should be fine,right?

That’s what I do. Never had a problem and works a treat.
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PostSubject: Re: CTEK Battery Charger Install   battery - CTEK Battery Charger Install - Page 3 EmptyFri Jan 17, 2020 6:33 pm

Yep will be okay. Just if permantly fixed just less hassle and no cables in living area of van and croc clips can come off the poles of the battery. Tim
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