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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-iron (LiFePO4) batteries.

Lithium-Iron (LiFePO4) 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-iron batteries the proper time to internally balance voltage between cells.

Undercharging of lithium-iron (LiFePO4) 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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CTEK MUS 4.3 Battery Charger

Twinsburg, Ohio – The CTEK MUS 4.3 battery charger is the perfect holiday gift for CTEK_MUS_4.3_RGB_LRthe guy that has everything.  CTEK chargers and maintainers work on all of the different vehicles in your garage. The MUS 4.3 is easy to use and offers features not found on typical chargers such as a diagnostic test as well as a recondition mode that can restore underperforming batteries. For weekend race cars or other occasional use vehicles the charger can be left in maintenance mode to keep the battery in optimal condition so it’s ready when you are.

Brand: CTEK Power Inc.

Model: MUS 4.3

URL: www.smartercharger.com

MSRP: $79.99

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CTEK Sponsored Motorcyclist Valerie Thompson becomes newest member of BUB Speed Trials “201 MPH Club” at Bonneville Salt Flats

Twinsburg, Ohio – Valerie Thompson, the CTEK Power Inc. sponsored owner/driver of CTEK_VT201mph_RGB_LRValerie Thompson Racing (VTR), joined the “201 MPH Club” after posting a record two-way average speed of 201.02 MPH in the 1000cc MPS/AG class at the recent Motorcycle-only BUB Speed Trials.  Valerie held this record for only a short period, as her record was surpassed later in the event.  “They say you don’t own a record, they are only on loan.  It would have been nice if they loaned it to me for a bit longer,” said a smiling Thompson.

“Because of the support of our sponsors and partners such as CTEK, our BMW was perfectly prepared and performing much better at BUB as soon as it rolled-off the trailer. Even with the strong winds I achieved a long-time goal of joining the BUB 201 MPH Club here on the Salt,” stated Thompson. “I’ve taken my BMW over 200 mph multiple times, but it was always on paved tracks. Exceeding 200 mph on the salt at Bonneville is extremely gratifying due to the difficulty to achieve those speeds on the irregular, unpredictable surface,” added Thompson.

“Valerie has a passion for speed that runs deep, and her enthusiasm and personality draw others into her quest for more and more velocity,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc.  “At CTEK we are happy to be a part of Valerie’s program, and be able to take part in her journey.  Valerie does a great job of promoting CTEK at events, and makes sure all of her fans feel like part of the team.”

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CTEK Introduces the MURS 7.0 Racing Charger for 12V & 16V applications

Twinsburg, Ohio – The MURS 7.0 battery charger from CTEK is the perfect batteryCTEK_MURS7_RGB_LR charging solution for owners of vehicles equipped with 16 volt batteries.  Whether it’s a race car without an alternator or a vehicle equipped with an audio system for competition, the MURS 7.0 charger keeps batteries fully charged at all times.  With settings for 12 volt and 16 volt WET or AGM batteries, this charger offers a fully automatic 7-step charging process and can be left attached to the battery for extended periods of time without the possibility of battery damage due to overcharging.

Designed with convenience in mind, the MURS 7.0 is small and portable and is sealed from dust and water so that the charger can be used in any weather conditions.  CTEK chargers are recognized worldwide as the most advanced and reliable chargers available today.  This CTEK charger comes with a 2-year warranty and all the parts needed to connect it to your vehicle right out of the box.

The CTEK MURS 7.0 sells for a M.S.R.P. of $224.99 (U.S.).

CTEK will be exhibiting its full line of battery chargers and accessories in November at the SEMA and AAPEX shows in Las Vegas. Visit them at SEMA booth #10543 and AAPEX booth #674.

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Versatile New Battery Analyzer from CTEK

Battery AnalyzerTwinsburg, Ohio – The Battery Analyzer from CTEK is the perfect testing solution for technicians as well as hobbyists and weekend mechanics. From cars to lawn mowers to snowmobiles, the Battery Analyzer can quickly test and diagnose all types of 12V lead-acid batteries including Wet, Maintenance Free, Ca/Ca, Gel and AGM.

With the CTEK Battery Analyzer you can quickly get to the source of battery problems in any vehicle. Connecting and testing is easy, with no need to disconnect or remove the battery from the vehicle prior to testing. Simply connect the battery clamps to the charging posts on the battery, select the battery type, and press the “test” button.  The Battery Analyzer displays an easy-to-understand battery diagnosis which suggests a next course of action to remedy the issue, or if the battery needs to be replaced.

The CTEK Battery Analyzer is the perfect tool for technicians to ensure that all of the vehicles they service have a battery that is in good working order before it causes an unexpected problem.  The patented technology incorporated into the CTEK Battery Analyzer protects both the user and the vehicle’s electronics from sparks, short circuits and reverse-polarity connections.

For more information about CTEK chargers and battery maintenance systems, phone 330-963-0981, info@smartercharger.com, or visit www.smartercharger.com.

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