It is important you use the right battery charger for your battery.
Using the wrong battery charger, there will be a risk of damage to your battery, reduces life expectancy, the battery will not provide max.
When mentioned damage the battery conceivable that bla. on, the AGM and GEL batteries must be charged correctly, However, many battery chargers today built for charging AGM and Gel batteries.
When you have 230 Volts available, you can charge the battery with a battery charger. The battery full capacity is achieved only if you bought a battery charger that can charge for 14,4 volt, and simultaneously self regulating charge current down to about. 13,8 Volt after battery is fully charged, also called “vedligeholdesesladning” (Maintenance charging with pulses improves battery life and performance).
Battery chargers with eg temperature sensor
Battery chargers with eg temperature sensor, improve the charge of the battery, fordi temperature sensors justerer automatisk ladespændingen, if the temperature deviates from +25 grader. A high temperature lowers the voltage, and freezing conditions are handled by higher voltage.
The top of the cake, if the battery charger is with temperature sensor, with a temperature sensor increases the battery life of the, and charging takes place under the best conditions – Often battery from approximately. 13A, and up equipped with temperature sensor.
The above-mentioned battery chargers are often called 3, 6 or 8 speed fully automatic charging process leaves, there are many different 230 volt quality battery charger on the market today, such is a CTEK battery charger good at AGM, Optima batteries and gel batteries.
The above battery chargers just to name a suitable battery charger for AGM, yellow, Optima batteries. You should also be aware of the battery charger you buy can leave a 100 % discharged battery up as Ctek example can. Battery charger is available in different sizes such as 5.0 A, 7.0 A, 10 A, 15 A and 25 A bigger battery charger you buy, the faster your battery charged.
Battery chargers 15 A and after, often with built-in fans for cooling and the temperature sensor. The advantage of the battery charger is with temperature sensor, the charger is charging the battery properly in the winter where the charging thrills to be higher, and allows a lower charging surge in summer.
If you buy CTEK 12 volt battery charger for your caravan, you should buy CTEK M100 (10A), M200 (15A) or M300 (25A) – Also known as marine leaves, and is designed for fixed installation. The difference between such CTEK M100 (10A) battery charger, CTEK MXS og 10A, is that M100 has fixed ring cable (See pictures at bottom of page), where such MXS 10A with clamps which most often used by auto repair shops not permanent installation.
Alle CTEK (M) models with fabriksmonteret ring cables for permanent installation.
Last and not least, there are also differences in warranty if you buy one of the larger battery charger. If you buy one MXS 25A get 2 year warranty, Buy a M200 is 15A get 5 year warranty.
Replace a battery charger in a Nordic winter caravan such as Kabe, you must be aware of, a Kabe not have a 12 volt electrical power built. Kabe caravans are typically equipped as standard with 25-30 A battery charger because the charger Opladen battery alone supplies caravan 12 volt. The battery thus receive multiple charging cycle when the voltage falls below a certain voltage, which is hard for battery and battery charger.
Switching battery charger in Nordic winter caravans should not choose too small a battery charger, select any. same size for example 25A, Thus, you avoid the battery has trouble keeping up with.
However, it depends on which battery you use and whether you switched light sources for LED etc..
Ctek M200 mounted in Kabe
We chose a CTEK M200 15A battery charger in our new bought Kabe, and we have changed Kabe battery with a new Optima Yellow Top YTS 5.5. 75 Ah.
Why not choose the same size battery charger as Kabe initially installed ? – It is because we have chosen a quality battery that has quick into- Kabe or discharge which lead battery has not, loading on Kabe lead battery takes considerably longer.
In addition, we have chosen and switch all light sources to LED, as forward consumes significantly less power.
Now we have a battery with quick into- and discharge as well as significantly lower power consumption due to switching to LED lighting. Therefore, we evaluated a battery charger of 15A is large enough for our Kabe 🙂 .
Optima has been contacted regarding the use of size battery charger for the aforementioned Optima Battery, and has been informed, it ok with a CTEK M200 battery charger digital leaves.
When replacing the CTEK M200, we can not use our Kabe's function on winter securing, which we never use anyway.
Temperature sensor as you can see mounted battery + pol, and improve the charge of the battery, fordi temperature sensors justerer automatisk ladespændingen, if the temperature deviates from +25 grader. A high temperature lowers the voltage, and freezing conditions are handled by higher voltage.
M200 (15A) analyzes, if the battery can accept and retain the charge, it removes harmful lead sulphate crystals, gives an effective charge and automatically switches to safe maintenance charging, when the battery is fully charged.
The practical Recond mode reconditions the battery following deep discharge cycles, which may be present.
The quality of the charging voltage and charging current is very important.
A high current ripple heats the battery and, that the positive
electrode age. High voltage ripple can damage other equipment, is connected to the battery. Battery chargers from CTEK produces a very clean voltage and current with low ripple.
Interruptions and ripple from voltage and current can damage sensitive equipment, which is connected to the battery.
IP44 classification means, to Ctek M200 is approved for outdoor use.
It generates no harmful galvanic, is fully protected from producing voltage, which can damage the electronic parts, and it is designed for safe charging: spark, reverse polarity and short circuit protected. M200 comes with a five year warranty.
If relevant links:
•Link: Winter Ensure battery in caravan
•Link: Batterivagt – Extend the life of your battery
•Link: Mover batteri info.
•Link: Adhering 12 volt battery in caravan.
•Link: Damage to the battery in caravan.
•Link: 12 volt wires / fuses.