When you put your Overlander away when you're back to the city life of reality or maybe you just have multiple cars and can't drive them all. Don't you hate it when you try to get back in your Overlander and try to start it and it's Dead! That Frustration at it's finest!
Well here at Offbeat Overland we use the CTEK to keep the the rides charged and ready to go when they are in storage.
Overall the MXS 5.0 (part# 40-206) is a versatile battery charger in a compact format that makes it convenient and easy to charge and maintain your Overlander. Even the special cold mode means that you can also charge during cold winter days without problems.The MXS 5.0 offers a unique eight-step approach to battery care.
Fully automatic microprocessor controlled charger with built-in automatic temperature sensor features a unique combination of advanced charging modes and makes the new MXS 5.0 the fastest, most effective, and versatile consumer charger CTEK has ever made. Alligator clamps and eyelets included.
The MXS 5.0 features capabilities for improved charging in all weather. It is the perfect charger for the user with multiple vehicle types and higher demand battery charging and maintenance requirements. The MXS 5.0 offers features such as a special reconditioning function that restores stratified and deeply discharged batteries, unique maintenance charging, and the charging of demanding AGM batteries (i.e. Optima). The charger is splash and dustproof, designed to protect vehicle electronics and non-sparking, reverse polarity protected, and short-circuit proof. It is delivered with a 5-year warranty. Provides an outstanding charging experience!
FOR ALL TYPES OF LEAD-ACID 12V BATTERIES (WET, EFB, MF, CA/CA, AGM, AND GEL. It is also perfectly suited for deep cycle batteries which so many Overlanders use as a back up.
Remember unused batteries lose their power and their life is shortened through sulphation. It is also more difficult to charge sulfated batteries. The MXS 5.0 has a patented method for reconditioning sulfated batteries. The charger analyzes the state of the battery and, if possible, recovers the battery and its power.
Most vehicles today like the newer Subaru, Hondas and Lexuss are equipped with sensitive electronic systems. Unlike less-sophisticated chargers, there is no need to disconnect the battery; the MXS 5.0 is specially designed to not damage electronic systems.
All CTEK models are designed to consider the safety of the user. They are spark free, making the connection much easier and safer considering the gases batteries normally produce. The MULTI US 3300 is also protected from reverse-polarity connections and is short-circuit proof. A red light on the charger will simply indicate that the charging cannot begin until the user has connected the charger correctly.
Includes two interchangeable connection leads, one with clamps, and one with eyelet terminals.