The Hazards of Traditional Jump Starting
Why CTEK Battery Chargers Maximize Performance While Eliminating Risk
It used to be commonplace to carry a set of jumper cables around in your vehicle. Perhaps you kept a set in your trunk. These days, with the level of modern technology in our vehicles, there are many reasons that the jumper cable is no longer a sound choice. Here we will go over some of the risks of jumping the vehicles of today, and why CTEK Battery chargers deliver maximum performance while minimizing the risk to you and your mode of transportation.
Jumper Cables: The Risk Outweighs the Benefits
First and foremost there are physical risks to using jumper cables. Batteries contain sulfuric acid, and if a battery is damaged in any way, this acid can turn to a gas. Under certain circumstances, this flammable gas can spark and ignite possibly causing injury and in extreme circumstances, an explosion.
Consider the Computers in Todays Modern Vehicle
As if the physical risk is not enough, another thing to consider is the level of reliance that today’s vehicles have on computers. The systems built into vehicles today are highly complex and control many integral parts of the vehicle such as:
- Engine monitoring
- Fuel efficiency
- Cruise control
- Servicing requirements
- Bluetooth components
- Other standard features
By hooking up jumper cables you increase the risk of damaging those computer systems. This can cause a huge expense to you as the owner, or even destroy the value of your vehicle.
CTEK Battery Chargers Are a Smarter Charger
CTEK Battery Chargers, such as the MXS 5.0, or MUS 4.3 POLAR are built with safety and performance in mind. Our battery chargers charge only to your vehicles direct needs and therefore avoid any possibility of incorrectly charging the battery. Additionally, not only do CTEK battery chargers charge your battery, but they condition the battery as well which promotes battery life. Each CTEK Smart Battery Charger regulates mains voltage to protect any sensitive electrical and hi-fi equipment. It also goes without saying that using our chargers such as the MXS 5.0 keeps your battery consistently charged, eliminating the possible need for the risky set of jumper cables that you used to carry in your trunk. For more information on the various charging options that CTEK offers, click here…and go with the smarter charger for your safety and peace of mind today!