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CTEK named 2022 Global Media Award winner at the SEMA Show

CTEK is crowned winner at the 2022 Global Media Award at the SEMA Show. The winner is their cutting-edge product CS FREE, the multi-functional and portable 4-in-1 charger and maintainer. The SEMA Global Media Awards (GMA) Program acknowledges outstanding products in the area of specialty equipment and accessories, which would have a mass appeal to countries outside of the United States. The jury consists of prestigious international journalists from seven different countries.

“Vehicle customization and personalization has been growing worldwide,” said Linda Spencer, SEMA director of international and government relations. "The GMA program taps top international media experts to weigh in on which new products are likely to succeed in their home markets. The global automotive specialty-equipment market is made up of enthusiasts who are passionate about the hobby. This passion can be found not only throughout the United States but also in countless spots around the globe including in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Melbourne Australia and Stockholm, Sweden.”

The program this year included 23 highly esteemed judges, who were considering and evaluating almost 2000 product entries at the SEMA Show before they reached a decision. They wanted to find the product that would appeal the most to the customers in their home countries.

“Having used CTEK chargers for a number of years, voting for the CS FREE was a very easy choice for me,” said Mike Rysiecki, feature writer at Fast Ford, Auto Italia and Retro Ford magazines. “The CS FREE is a good choice for many different use cases in my home market of the UK and Europe, from car aficionados, off-road enthusiasts, motorcyclists and more.” 

The CS FREE is four top-of-the-line products in one portable unit – Adaptive Booster, smart maintainer, battery charger and hi-tech power bank. The Adaptive Boost makes sure that your dead battery will be able to start in a safe and smooth way in around 15 minutes. You can use the CS FREE in multiple ways; use it as a portable charger to power up your battery, connect it to a power outlet or you can even hook it up to a solar panel kit! Additionally, you can also connect it to a 12V battery for complete charging freedom anywhere you go. When you use it as a Smart Maintainer, your battery can remain in optimal condition no matter where you go. When you use it as a hi-tech power bank, you are able to top off the battery of your smartphone, your laptop or camera no matter where you are.

The CS FREE is an accessible and easy-to-use product – no unnecessary modes or buttons, just a clear display with countdown LEDs that show you the time left before the battery is fully charged. It can charge and maintain any type of 12V-lead-acid and lithium (LiFePO4) batteries and there is an extensive range of accessories which gives users freedom from a power outlet.

“We couldn’t be happier about the CS FREE being recognized by international journalists as a product they viewed as having immense value for customers in their home countries,” said Bobbie DuMelle, executive vice president at CTEK. “As the company that invented battery charging technology, our teams work tirelessly to continue innovating and seek to provide customers the kind of freedom and flexibility they desire when it comes to battery maintenance. Validation in the form of awards such as these are cherished by our entire company.”

CTEK Team celebrating Global Media award winner at SEMA