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The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer Powered by CTEK is Now Available

Twinsburg, OhioCTEK, a leader in smart charging battery systems, announced today the availability of a new branded battery charger CTEK_BJ_RGB_LRthrough the acclaimed Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer Powered by CTEK is a fully automatic 8-step charger that maximizes battery life and performance. The charger can solve a broad range of battery-related problems and is the perfect charger for classic car owners with exacting demands.

Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson states, “I have used these battery chargers for my personal collection of cars and by far they are the best product out in the marketplace today.  We are proud to be associated with CTEK.”

This new charger offers many features such as battery analyze that shows if a battery can receive and retain a charge, and a special reconditioning function that restores stratified and deeply discharged batteries. It also has a unique maintenance charging mode, a mode for optimized charging during cold winter days and for charging demanding AGM batteries. The unique display allows users to follow the entire charging process.

“We are excited to work with the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auction Company on this versatile charger,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc. “Our state-of-the-art technology gives consumers the power they need to take charge of their batteries, especially automotive enthusiasts and collector car owners.”

The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer delivers selectable 0.8 A or 4.3 A to 12 V batteries from 1.2–110 Ah and is suitable for maintenance charging up to 160 Ah. The charger is splash and dust proof, designed to protect vehicle electronics and non-sparking, reverse polarity protected and short-circuit proof.

The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer sells for $119.99 (U.S.) and comes with a five year warranty. It is available at the Barrett-Jackson website at www.barrett-jackson.com or through the CTEK website at www.smartercharger.com/barrett-jackson.

CTEK, a leader in smart charging battery systems, announced today the availability of a new branded battery charger through the acclaimed Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer Powered by CTEK is a fully automatic 8-step charger that maximizes battery life and performance. The charger can solve a broad range of battery-related problems and is the perfect charger for classic car owners with exacting demands.

Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson states, “I have used these battery chargers for my personal collection of cars and by far they are the best product out in the marketplace today.  We are proud to be associated with CTEK.”

This new charger offers many features such as battery analyze that shows if a battery can receive and retain a charge, and a special reconditioning function that restores stratified and deeply discharged batteries. It also has a unique maintenance charging mode, a mode for optimized charging during cold winter days and for charging demanding AGM batteries. The unique display allows users to follow the entire charging process.

“We are excited to work with the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auction Company on this versatile charger,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc. “Our state-of-the-art technology gives consumers the power they need to take charge of their batteries, especially  automotive enthusiasts and collector car owners.”

The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer delivers selectable 0.8 A or 4.3 A to 12 V batteries from 1.2–110 Ah and is suitable for maintenance charging up to 160 Ah. The charger is splash and dust proof, designed to protect vehicle electronics and non-sparking, reverse polarity protected and short-circuit proof.

The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer sells for $119.99 (U.S.) and comes with a five year warranty. It is available at the Barrett-Jackson website at www.barrett-jackson.com or through the CTEK website at www.smartercharger.com/barrett-jackson. 

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CTEK MUS 4.3 Test and Charge Combines Battery and Alternator Testing Functions into One Charger

Twinsburg, Ohio – The CTEK MUS 4.3 Test and Charge is a unique battery charger to CTEK_MUS4.3TEST&CHARGE_RGB_LRgive consumers a complete picture of the health of their vehicle charging system. The CTEK MUS 4.3 Test and Charge combines an advanced micro-processor con­trolled battery charger with a battery and alternator test function to provide the ultimate in battery testing, charging and maintenance.

The MUS 4.3 Test and Charge provides excellent performance on batteries from 1.2Ah up to 11OAh. The charger solves a broad range of bat­tery problems and features include a patented automatic desulphation program and a special reconditioning function that will revive and restore deeply dis­charged and stratified batteries. The patented Float/Pulse maintenance makes the charger ideal for long-term maintenance. The Recond and ‘Snowflake’ modes operate individually or together in both 0.8A and 4.3A programs providing great flexibility for the user.

Three easy to use programs are available to test battery voltage, start power and alternator performance to provide a complete picture of the battery and vehicle charging system.

The MUS 4.3 Test and Charge is fully automatic for optimal charging of all 12 volt lead-acid batteries. It sells for an M.S.R.P. of $119.99 (U.S.) and comes with a five year warranty.

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The NorthStar Battery CTEK Chargers 100 at Daytona Marks Final Race in the 2013 TransAm SSCA Pro Racing Series

CTEK-sponsored Chevy Camaro driven by Cameron Lawrence takes season title in TransAm TA2 class

 Twinsburg, Ohio – The NorthStar Battery CTEK Chargers 100 Race at Daytona CTEK_TransAm_RGB_LRInternational Speedway was held Sunday, November 17 and marked the final event for the 2013 Trans Am Racing Series. In addition to being the race’s title sponsor, the CTEK-sponsored Chevy Camaro, fielded by Miller Racing and driven by Cameron Lawrence, captured first place in the season ending points total to become the 2013 TransAm TA2 class overall champion after winning eight out of 10 races.  In the final race at Daytona, Lawrence finished first in the 22-car TA2 field and ninth overall.

“As a partner with NorthStar Battery on a premier line of battery chargers, we were honored to work with them as sponsors of the prestigious season ending event this year on the TransAm Series schedule,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc. “We congratulate Cameron and Miller Racing on an outstanding Championship season in the TA2 class.”

 NorthStar Battery Chargers by CTEK are multi-step, fully automatic primary switch mode chargers for batteries that can support fast charging. Unlike traditional battery chargers, CTEK chargers are designed with a focus on simplicity, safety and flexibility. The NorthStar Battery CTEK chargers are weather resistant, with unique Supply and Recond modes, and a patented desulphation function. CTEK has sold over 4 million battery chargers in 60 countries around the world, and has won more than 15 independent battery charger tests since 2005.

The Trans Am Series, America’s Road Racing Series, dates back to 1966. The series now features three distinct classes; TA, TA2 and TA3 and is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing. For more information, visit www.gotransam.com.

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CTEK Provides Winter Performance with New MUS 4.3 POLAR Battery Charger

Twinsburg, OhioCTEK has introduced its new MUS 4.3 POLAR, a 12V, 4.3 battery CTEK_MUS4.3POLAR_RGB_LRcharger specifically designed to offer excellent all-around charging with special cold weather performance.  The POLAR mode is a special cold weather feature that delivers a higher 15V charge to ensure a 100 percent charge is achieved, even in the coldest conditions. It is available on the 0.8A, 4.3A and AGM Battery settings. The POLAR mode can optionally be set as required on any of the modes (motorcycle, car or AGM).

The MUS 4.3 POLAR is an advanced microprocessor controlled battery charger providing unrivalled performance on batteries from 1.2Ah up to 110Ah. It features diagnosis of battery condition to establish if it can receive and retain charge, patented automatic desulphation program and a special recon­ditioning function that will revive and restore deeply discharged and stratified batteries. The patented float and pulse maintenance makes the MUS 4.3 POLAR ideal for long-term maintenance. The entire process of battery testing, charging and maintenance is easily followed on the clear LED display.

The MUS 4.3 POLAR comes with an extreme cold weather resistant cable to protect against cable breakage in cold weather. The charger works in temperatures as low as -22°R (-30°C) and is approved for outdoor use. The MUS 4.3 POLAR sells for an M.S.R.P. of $109.99 (U.S.) and comes with a five year warranty.

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CTEK MUS 4.3 Test and Charge Combines Battery and Alternator Testing Functions into One Charger

Twinsburg, Ohio – The CTEK MUS 4.3 Test and Charge is a unique battery charger to CTEK_MUS4.3TEST&CHARGE_RGB_HRgive consumers a complete picture of the health of their vehicle charging system. The CTEK MUS 4.3 Test and Charge combines an advanced micro-processor con­trolled battery charger with a battery and alternator test function to provide the ultimate in battery testing, charging and maintenance.

The MUS 4.3 Test and Charge provides excellent performance on batteries from 1.2Ah up to 11OAh. The charger solves a broad range of bat­tery problems and features include a patented automatic desulphation program and a special reconditioning function that will revive and restore deeply dis­charged and stratified batteries. The patented Float/Pulse maintenance makes the charger ideal for long-term maintenance. The Recond and ‘Snowflake’ modes operate individually or together in both 0.8A and 4.3A programs providing great flexibility for the user.

Three easy to use programs are available to test battery voltage, start power and alternator performance to provide a complete picture of the battery and vehicle charging system.

The MUS 4.3 Test and Charge is fully automatic for optimal charging of all 12 volt lead-acid batteries. It sells for an M.S.R.P. of $119.99 (U.S.) and comes with a five year warranty.

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CTEK Acquires the Inelco Group Charging Business

Las Vegas, Nev.CTEK Group announced today the acquisition of the Inelco Group’s CTEK_Inelco_RGB_LRbattery charging business. The deal became effective on November 1, 2013 and was announced today at the 2013 SEMA Show.

CTEK develops, markets and sells lead acid and lithium ion battery chargers.  CTEK introduced the first switch-mode technology based battery charger in the world and is currently the global market leader. The acquisition of the battery charging business from Inelco A/S will strengthen CTEK Group’s business and increase its competitiveness mainly within the professional and industrial segments.

Inelco Group consists of the Danish company Inelco A/S and the Polish company Inelco Polska SP. Z.o.o. The company has 30 employees.

“CTEK Group looks forward to cooperating with Inelco Group’s customers and suppliers to help expand the business,” said Jon Lind, CEO, CTEK Group.

As the North American branch of the company, CTEK Power, Inc. is an industry leader in the North American market for smart battery technology. CTEK manufactures a complete range of new generation high-quality, reliable battery chargers and accessories for private and professional use that are effective, user friendly and above all safe to use.  CTEK has become the most trusted name in battery charging.

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CTEK to Showcase New Lithium US Battery Charger at 2013 AAPEX and SEMA Shows

Twinsburg, OhioCTEK will showcase the company’s newest charger, the Lithium US, LITHIUM_US_RGB_LRat the 2013 AAPEX and SEMA shows in Las Vegas. The CTEK Lithium US charger is specifically designed to properly recharge and maintain the cells of lithium-ion phosphate batteries.

Lithium-Ion batteries are growing in popularity because they are powerful and lightweight, which contributes to improved performance and efficiency.  However this technology has specific requirements when it comes to proper charging and maintenance.  The CTEK Lithium US uses patented CTEK technology to safely charge the batteries to maximum capacity while using a special feature that gives the lithium-ion batteries the proper time to internally balance voltage between cells.

Undercharging of lithium-ion batteries can be as detrimental to battery life as overcharging, so the CTEK Lithium US charger has been designed to remain connected for extended periods of time. This allows the charger to constantly maintain a peak charge utilizing patented float and pulse charging technology. Unique to CTEK, the Lithium US features a mode that verifies that the battery can properly accept a charge after a deep discharge situation, which allows the battery to be safely restored and recharged.  The CTEK Lithium US also features a mode that will reset the battery’s BMS (battery management system) under-voltage protection if the voltage drops too low. For more information on the Lithium US and CTEK’s full-line of battery chargers and accessories, please visit them at AAPEX booth #674 and SEMA booth #10543.

The CTEK Lithium US sells for an M.S.R.P. of $119.99 (U.S.).

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CTEK Sponsored Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Team Qualifies for Engine Challenge Finals

Twinsburg, Ohio – The CTEK Power Inc. sponsored Katella High School NOCROP CTEK_HROT_RGB_LRteam from Anaheim, Calif. has qualified for the national finals of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge. The final competition will take place at the end of the year in conjunction with the 2013 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis.

“Hot Rodders of Tomorrow is a foundation built upon a passion for motorsports and dedicated to installing that passion in today’s youth,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc. “We congratulate the students from Katella High School and their instructor, Joe Rolf, for their success so far. We are excited to support programs like this that encourage the youth of tomorrow to become a part of the automotive industry.”

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow challenges youth to pursue an automotive career through their coveted Engine Challenge Program. In contests held across the country, high school teams compete against the clock in a total engine rebuild. To qualify for the finals at the PRI Show, teams must complete a total engine rebuild in less than 35 minutes.

Team CTEK competed for a trip to the finals at the Rev’ved Up 4 Kidz competition event in Torrance, Calif. back in May with the time of 48:34. Though their time was more than 35 minutes, Team CTEK qualified for a trip to Indianapolis by securing one of eight wildcard entries.

“Hot Rodders of Tomorrow is dedicated to giving the youth in our industry an opportunity to further their education,” said Rodney Bingham, who heads up the program. “With the help of industry sponsors, like CTEK, and the participating colleges that are giving scholarships we hope to reach and keep the youth involved in the industry.”

To follow the competition, visit www.hotroddersoftomorrow.com more information about CTEK battery charging systems, phone 330-963-0981, email info@smartercharger.com, or visit www.smartercharger.com.

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CTEK Sponsored Motorcyclist Valerie Thompson Will Appear at Company’s SEMA Show Booth

Twinsburg, Ohio – Valerie Thompson, the CTEK Power Inc. sponsored owner/driver of CTEK_VT201mph_RGB_LRValerie Thompson Racing (VTR),  will appear on Wednesday, November 6 and Friday, November 8 at the CTEK Booth (#10543) during the 2013 SEMA Show. The motorcyclist’s celebrity appearance at the Las Vegas Convention Center will be held both days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“CTEK is a proud sponsor of Valerie and we are excited to have her join us at SEMA this year,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc. “Valerie is a great ambassador for our chargers and accessories, bringing her passion and enthusiasm to her loyal fans who help support her sponsors.”

Thompson is one of the most determined and successful independent female racers competing today, living in a world of speed on and off the racetrack. After a successful career in banking, she became a top competitor in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle series. Driven to go even faster, Thompson is now a five-time motorcycle land speed record holder and racing team owner.

About Valerie Thompson

Thompson is a five-time land speed record holder and owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team who has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and National Hot Rod Association drag racing series. She set a personal best top speed and 1000cc Class Record of 212 mph on her BMW S 1000 RR during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Thompson is a member of both the Texas Mile 200 MPH Club and Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club.

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CTEK 0.8 Battery Charger

The US 0.8 battery charger from CTEK is the perfect holiday gift for motorcycle owners. CTEK_US_0.8_White_RGB_LRCTEK’s patented charging system takes the guesswork out of proper battery maintenance. Just connect the US 0.8 to the battery, and the charger automatically selects the correct charging mode. Once the primary charge cycle is completed and the battery is fully charged, the charger will automatically switch to a maintenance mode ensuring a peak battery charge. The US 0.8 is ideal for vehicles that are stored for long periods of time to ensure they are ready when its time to ride.

MSRP: $49.99
www.smartercharger.com
CTEK Power Inc.
330-963-0981

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