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CTEK | Our Product Is Built for Snow Days

Chicago – CTEK, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries, is on your side even when mother nature isn’t.

Stop wasting time solving a preventable problem, a dead battery, and start making family memories that will last a lifetime.

Long known for its luxury auto and classic car affiliations, CTEK realizes the impact their product can have on everyday folks that struggle in cold temperatures with the same issues; battery performance. CTEK keeps its promises so that you can keep yours.

“Nothing is more frustrating than a dead battery and not knowing how long a charger will take to charge a dead battery enough to start your car,” said Bobbie DuMelle, executive vice-president of CTEK North America. “The CTEK CT5 TIME TO GO is the first charger that tells you exactly when your battery will be fully charged. It will even tell you when the battery has reached a sufficient charge to start your car.” This technology sure helps when you have an excited kiddo eager to hit the sledding hill, on their snow day, with you.

A series of LED lights indicate the different charging stages – 8 hours, 4 hours, 2 hours, 1 hour, and GO – to communicate how long it will take before the battery is charged and ready to go. If the user is in a hurry, there is a “TRY” indicator that lights when it is safe to start the vehicle when charging a discharged battery, and a “CARE” indicator to show when the charging is complete. The battery can remain connected for safe, long-term storage and keep the battery in optimal shape. 

The CTEK CT5 TIME TO GO charger is perfect for all types of lead-acid, 12V batteries: flooded, maintenance-free, Ca/Ca, absorbed glass mat (AGM) and Gel. It has a maximum charging rate of 4.3A for normal batteries, 4.7A for AGM. Easy to use and fully automatic, the CT5 TIME TO GO charger uses advanced technology to continually monitor the battery’s condition and adjust as required. The unit is non-sparking, reverse polarity protected and short-circuit proof.

The CT5 TIME TO GO charger has multiple charging and maintenance stages to maximize the charge capacity and service life of the battery. In addition to the “NORMAL” charging mode, the charger has a “RECOND” mode for batteries that haven’t been used for long periods and need reconditioning. An “AGM” mode for is for absorbed glass mat batteries used in late model luxury cars and Start/Stop vehicles.

As with all CTEK products, the CT5 TIME TO GO charger delivers extremely clean voltage and current that ensures vehicle electronics are protected; there is no need to disconnect a battery when charging. It can be attached to the battery indefinitely, if required, without risk of over or undercharging.

The CT5 TIME TO GO battery charger comes with a five-year warranty. A full range of additional connection accessories is also available for added user convenience.

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  • CTEK is a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries.
  • CTEK is a world-leading authority on battery technology, battery chargers, and battery care and has built a reputation for being first to market with new products.
  • CTEK chargers use patented technology to ensure that chargers condition, charge, and maintain all types of lead-acid and lithium (LiFePO4) batteries quickly, simply and safely.
  • CTEK supplies chargers to the world’s most recognized manufacturers including Audi, Bentley, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes, Porsche, and Rolls- Royce.

CTEK North America
5521 N. Cumberland Ave, Suite 1104
Chicago, Illinois 60656