Which battery charger?

KV100

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I would just bite the bullet and get a new battery. If its started playing up, it probably wont be long before it fails completely. You don't want it failing when you are miles away from home.
 

RUM4MO

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I have Ctek chargers from my sponsor When I competed i car stereo/demo with no problems
Good for you, nothing wrong with being patriotic!

Of course there are Aston Martin and others around, which are just CTEK chargers in a bigger more expensive casing.

On the subject of design stability and/or reliability, CTEK have been manufacturing these chargers for a lot longer than 5 - 6 years, Ring and others, on the other hand were quite a bit later into this compact efficient smart charger/maintainer or charger/maintainer/support units.
 

RUM4MO

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Thanks everyone.

I finally ordered this one:


It was a toss up between the Noco and the CTEK.
That is fair enough, if you have never bumped into it, you should check up on their compact jump packs, ie the capacitor based ones, some good reviews on youtube - maybe more entertaining than informative, but proves that these compact jump packs can work very well, the North American/Canadian reviews are best - or at least one of them was!
 

Woody_72

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I use a Nice Genius 5, too. Great bit of kit, no complaints at all. 5A is enough to charge a battery reasonably quickly as well as trickle charge one.
 

Brian Gordon-Stables

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@Woody_72 & @Brian Gordon-Stables - Picked up the Noco Genius5 today. Have either of you fitted the lead permanently using the eyelets? Just wondering whether the negative goes on the battery or onto a nearby earthing point.
Assuming you have a stop/start battery the charger negative should never go straight onto the battery terminal. There should be an earthing point on the bulkhead close to the battery. Use that.
 
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SteveGSXR600K1

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Assuming you have a stop/start battery the charger negative should never go straight onto the battery terminal. There should be an earthing point on the bulkhead close to the battery. Use that.
Thanks Brian, that's what I thought would be the better option. I was asking as the manual says connect it to the - terminal, but other chargers like the CTEK's say mount it to an earth point.
 
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