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CTEK to take the Electrical Vehicle market by storm!

27 April 2018

CTEK to take the Electrical Vehicle market by storm!

CTEK acquires Chargestorm AB to enter the Electrical Vehicle market

CTEK, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries, has today announced the acquisition of Chargestorm AB, a market-leading Swedish developer of products and systems for the charging of electric vehicles.

As a global leader in battery management solutions, entry into the electrical vehicle sector will enable CTEK to build further upon its solid base and become a major force in this dynamic, growing market.

This decision comes at time when vehicle manufacturers are preparing to spend a record amount on research and development within e-mobility. Consumer demand for more ecologically sound vehicles is on the increase and the cost of buying and maintaining electric vehicles is reducing.

Jon Lind, Chief Executive at CTEK said “The acquisition of the electrical vehicle charging business from Chargestorm AB will further expand our business and help us to enter a new market that is rapidly growing.”

Jon continued ”Our new colleagues from Chargestorm will bring additional expertise to our business, enabling us to develop the most advanced electrical vehicle charging solutions; we want to build upon what they have achieved already within the energy & facilities markets here in Scandinavia. We have proven capability and strong relationships with vehicle manufacturers to enable us to drive the development, manufacture and distribution of products and systems for electric vehicles on a global scale.”

Tomas Wolf, Chairman at Chargestorm said “You could say that with Scandinavia being one of the largest market for electric vehicles in the world, it is only right that two Scandinavian companies are joining together to enable global reach of Electrical Vehicle products. The combination of Chargestorm’s cutting edge technology and CTEK’s globally renowned expertise in battery charging means we have increased resource to continue to push the boundaries of research and development to bring to the market new, exciting and innovative products.

Jon Lind said “There are many synergies between the two companies; we have the same core values based on quality, safety, ease of use and maximizing battery performance. We are looking forward to developing strong relationships with Chargestorm customers as well as introducing this exciting technology to our existing customer base.”

Chargestorm is Scandinavia’s largest producer of electric vehicle charging solutions, and the acquisition by CTEK will take Chargestorm products to a worldwide audience.

To find out more about this acquisition please visit www.ctek.com/chargestorm

ABOUT CTEK

  • 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.
  • Established in 1997, CTEK now sells over a million chargers every year in over 70 countries.
  • 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, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes, Porsche, and Rolls- Royce.

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ABOUT CHARGESTORM

Chargestorm is an award-winning Swedish developer and manufacturer of products and systems for the charging of electric vehicles (EV).

Founded in 2009, Chargestorm AB is a privately owned, rapidly growing company. They have customers come from different industries and sectors, including local government organisations, energy companies, tenant-owner housing associations, private individuals and property owners.

To date, Chargestorm has already produced 22,000 domestic and commercial charging stations, with an average number of 4,000 charging sessions every day. This translates to around 600,000 fossil free kilometres every week.

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CTEK Reminds Motorists That Summer Heat Is A Battery Killer

April 12, 2018

Chicago, IL, — Sunny days are here, and along with the summer also comes vacation time. But as families get ready to hit the road, CTEK – the Swedish manufacturer of high-tech battery chargers/maintainers – wants to share some advice to help make sure the heat doesn’t stop their cars in their tracks.

Most drivers probably know that high temperatures put a tremendous strain on a car’s cooling system. But it’s probably not as well known that heat is also the number one killer of car batteries.

While freezing weather brings out the weaknesses in a battery, it’s actually hot weather that causes a significant reduction in battery life. In fact, a battery in Florida can expect to have about one half of the service life of a comparable battery in a really cold climate like Illinois.

Add to that the fact that modern electrical systems demand much more from the car’s battery than just starting the engine. Electronics make up almost half of the content of today’s automobile and that puts a terrific strain on the battery.

So how can motorists extend the life of their battery and help avoid being stranded on the side of the road? One way, according to experts, is to have a program of regular battery maintenance.

That’s right. Despite being labeled “maintenance free,” most modern batteries really aren’t.

“Today’s maintenance-free battery may not have filler caps on the top like the batteries in your grandfather’s car,” says Bobbie DuMelle of CTEK. “But that doesn’t mean that they don’t need regular care.”

DuMelle explains that the car’s alternator can’t always keep up with the heavy demands of navigation systems, premium sound and on-board computers. The battery, whose primary job is to start the car and balance the electrical demands of the system, suffers as a result and rarely gets recharged above 80 percent of capacity. That can significantly shorten battery life.

In fact, DuMelle says that the regular use of a smart charger, like the ones from CTEK, can actually double or triple battery life. The process is very simple with the CTEK charger; it’s totally automatic and fool proof. Its eight-step process actually reconditions the battery and tests it for any potential problems.

The newest CTEK charger, the MXS 5.0 smart charger, automatically adjusts the charging rate depending on ambient temperature to ensure ideal charging in extreme cold or hot weather conditions. It also continually monitors the battery throughout the charging process, adjusting the charging rate to the battery condition. It offers 4.3 amp charging current as well as the company’s proprietary, eight-step battery care program.

Included in the eight steps are desulphation and reconditioning phases that can restore discharged batteries to peak condition. Each stage ensures that any lead-acid battery is optimally conditioned, charged and maintained. If desired, the MXS 5.0 can maintain a battery indefinitely without the risk of damage to the battery or delicate vehicle electronics.

CTEK wants consumers to understand that a regular program of battery maintenance can significantly extend the useful life of an automotive battery. And with modern AGM batteries costing several hundred dollars, that could help pay for a few extra days of summer vacation.

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CTEK MXS 5.0 Smart Charger Automatically Provides Temperature Adjusted Charge Rate; Helps Extend Battery Life

April 12, 2018

Chicago, IL, — Since battery charging is an electro-chemical reaction whose efficacy is affected by temperature, the MXS 5.0 Charger/Maintainer from CTEK has an automatic temperature sensor to ensure the duration and rate of charge is exactly the amount needed. The microprocessor-controlled CTEK MXS 5.0 (part # 40-206) is the first in a new generation of smart chargers that is able to sense the battery condition throughout the charging cycle, avoiding overcharging that can damage cells and shorten battery life.

“Cold batteries need a higher charge voltage in order to push current into the battery plates and electrolyte, while warmer batteries require a lower charge voltage to eliminate potential damage to cells and reduce unnecessary gassing,” said Bobbie DuMelle, executive vice-president of CTEK North America. “The CTEK MXS 5.0 automatically adjusts the charging rate depending on ambient temperature to ensure ideal charging in extreme cold or hot weather conditions.”

The CTEK MXS 5.0 smart charger also continually monitors the battery throughout the charging process, adjusting the charging rate to the battery condition. It offers 4.3 amp charging current as well as the company’s proprietary, eight-step battery care program. Included in the eight steps are desulphation and reconditioning phases that can restore discharged batteries to peak condition. Each stage ensures that any lead-acid battery is optimally conditioned, charged and maintained. If desired, the MXS 5.0 can maintain a battery indefinitely without the risk of damage to the battery or delicate vehicle electronics.

“Our new MXS 5.0 charger features a unique combination of advanced charging modes coupled with automatic temperature sensing,” said DuMelle. “It is the fastest, most effective and easiest-to-use consumer charger CTEK has ever made.”

DuMelle went on to note that the battery in today’s automobile is under enormous stress from the plethora of electronic devices incorporated into its design, both for engine and drivetrain management, as well as entertainment. “The alternator is not capable of fully recharging the battery and, as a result, many batteries never achieve their full service life,” DuMelle said. “The use of a CTEK charger can help double or even triple average battery life.”

The MXS 5.0 charger is the first CTEK product to be sold in North America using the thoroughly tested 5.0 platform, which has won numerous industry and media awards in Europe where it was first launched. The MXS 5.0 will be followed by a number of other specialized battery chargers based on similar technology.

The MXS 5.0 has two battery analysis programs, which can quickly identify whether the battery is capable of taking and holding a charge. The integration of an automatic temperature sensor means the MXS 5.0 battery charger will continually adjust the charge rate depending on ambient temperature to achieve maximum charge levels.

The new generation CTEK MXS 5.0 revives, charges, conditions and maintains all types of 12V lead-acid batteries including wet, calcium, GEL, EFB and AGM; for cars, motorcycles, UTV, watercraft and more. Patented float and pulse maintenance stages ensure that once fully charged, the battery can be maintained indefinitely on vehicles that are not used for an extended period, without the risk of overcharging or undercharging. All CTEK battery chargers deliver extremely clean voltage and current, with very little supply ripple to ensure sensitive vehicle electronics are protected. This also means the battery does not need to be disconnected while charging.

The CTEK MXS 5.0 has safety features including a welded casing, which seals the smart battery charger against dust and moisture. It also employs a new cable strain relief design to provide protect against the risk of cable breakage, particularly in extremely cold weather. The charger is fully automatic, and has a one-way quick connector that is spark-proof and reverse-polarity protected for user safety.

The CTEK MXS 5.0 Battery Charger comes with a five-year warranty, is easy to operate, fully automatic and requires no specialized knowledge to use. An intuitive display allows the complete charging process to be monitored.

The MSRP for the CTEK MXS 5.0 is $92.99 and a full range of CTEK connection and convenience accessories are available for added flexibility. For further information on the MXS 5.0, and the complete range of CTEK Battery Chargers and accessories, please visit www.CTEK.com.

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CTEK Battery Sense Helps Prevent Unplanned Breakdowns And Maximize Battery Life

April 12, 2018

Chicago, IL, — Battery Sense from CTEK, the Swedish maker of advanced battery chargers/maintainers, is a Bluetooth enabled battery monitor that can track the health of vehicle batteries, helping to prevent frustrating breakdowns and maximizing battery performance. The Battery Sense unit is easy to install, and data is delivered through a free, downloadable iPhone or Android App.

Once connected, the Battery Sense monitor (part no. 40-149) continuously tracks the vehicle battery condition, to get information about battery health, syncing stats automatically to a mobile phone via Bluetooth. The free Battery Sense iPhone or Android App provides a simple-to-understand condition report on the vehicle battery, putting the control over the vehicle’s battery literally in the hands of its owner.

The Battery Sense monitor gathers data to provide information on battery voltage, battery temperature and battery charge status; information that is available instantly on the App, as long as the Android or IOS phone is in Bluetooth range of the Battery Sense unit. The battery charge status data gathered by the Battery Sense monitor can be viewed as a graph on the App that, as a default, shows the last five days of data. Users can zoom in to see data for a specific day or see trends over a longer period of time – up to three months – by zooming out of the screen.

The App will send a push notification if the battery’s charge status falls to a critical level or if measurements have not been taken for seven days. The App also enables multiple Battery Sense monitors to be synced to the phone, so collectors can have all their cars monitored on one phone.

“Battery Sense means no more worrying about charge levels or when to charge,” said Bobbie DuMelle, executive vice-president of CTEK North America. “Battery Sense provides valuable information about the vehicle battery in a simple, user-friendly way.”

The MSRP for the Battery Sense is $57.99 and comes with a 2-year warranty. For further information on the Battery Sense, and the complete range of CTEK Battery Chargers and accessories, please visit www.CTEK.com.

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CTEK Suggests Three Easy Steps For Preparing Batteries For Winter Storage

April 12, 2018

CHICAGO, Ill., —For those who live in areas where winter prevents year-round enjoyment of a classic car or boat, all good things must come to an end. As the time comes to put their toys away for the winter, owners need to start thinking of the steps necessary to prepare for storage.

CTEK, the Sweden-based manufacturer of high-tech battery chargers/maintainers, reminds owners that taking a little extra time now to properly prepare your battery for storage can eliminate many hours of frustration in the spring.

CTEK suggests three easy steps to avoid problems in the spring:

1) Clean the battery, cable clamps and tray

Remove the battery from the battery compartment and use a paste of baking soda and water to clean and neutralize any acid.  Accumulations of acid or dirt can enable small amounts of current to flow between the terminals. Use clean water to rinse off the cleaning solution.

Use a wire brush on the terminals and cable clamps until all corrosion, grease and other contaminating material is gone, and the metal is shiny. Apply dielectric grease to the terminals as a means of preventing corrosion in the future.

2) Inspect the battery exterior and check the electrolyte level

Inspect the battery tray and the exterior of the battery case thoroughly. Look for leaks, cracks and corrosion, all of which can compromise performance and even safety. A leaking or corroded battery should be replaced.

If it is a conventional (vented) battery, used in many classic cars, check that the level of electrolyte is above the minimum and at or below the maximum level line on the side of the battery. If it is an Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) battery, also referred to as Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VLRA) or Maintenance Free, these batteries are sealed and do not need to be checked.

Either return the battery to the battery compartment or find a clean, dry location to store it over the winter where it won’t have a chance of being damaged or knocked over.

3) Attach a smart battery charger/maintainer

To avoid overcharging and possible battery damage, it is important to use a smart battery charger/maintainer, like the CTEK MXS 5.0. This charger actually “talks” to the battery while it is attached, sensing the charge level and adjusting the rate accordingly.

The MXS 5.0 will turn itself off when the battery is at 100 percent charge; avoiding overcharging and gassing that can damage the battery. When the charge falls below 95 percent, the MXS 5.0 automatically resumes charging.

The MXS 5.0 also has a temperature monitor that adjusts the charge rate depending on the ambient temperature – very important to maintain the optimum charge rate, especially important in cold weather.

Taking a few minutes to follow these steps to properly store a classic car or marine battery for the winter will potentially avoid a lot of problems — and expense — when the owner gets ready for next season’s fun and sun.

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CTEK Offers Battery Management For The Professional Shop

April 12,2018

Introducing the MXS 25EC – a 12V, 25A Battery Charger and Power Supply – meeting the demands of the modern service facility.

Chicago, IL, – CTEK, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries, has launched the MXS 25EC – an innovative, versatile and highly efficient 25A battery charger and power supply, designed around the needs of the modern service facility.

With around 1 in 4 vehicles entering the shops with an undercharged battery, premature battery failure during service or diagnostic work is becoming increasingly common – not good for the shop in terms of both productivity and profit. With the MXS25EC these problems can be avoided.

The MXS 25EC restores, charges & reconditions the battery using a patented multi-step charging process. It’s compatible with all types of 12V battery lead-acid battery including those supporting Start Stop functions increasingly found on imported vehicles.

The MXS25EC is an ideal power supply for supporting diagnostic, procedures that require the vehicle’s ignition to be switched on for long periods of time. Providing up to 25A of clean current at a constant 13.6V, the MXS 25EC has an extremely stable output, offering total security during diagnostic work on sensitive electronics. Due to its inherently low voltage ripple, low current ripple and a range of integrated safety features, the MXS 25EC is safe for the battery and the vehicle’s delicate electronic systems.

The MXS25EC is designed to be user friendly, it has a simple interface based around a Mode button, which can be used to select battery charging, battery reconditioning or constant power supply.

The MXS25EC is designed for use in even the toughest shop environment and is built to last. It is supplied with 19’ DC cables with an integral hanging bracket and heavy-duty clamps. The strong polycarbonate body is built to last and the small size – achieved by the advanced electronic design – means it is highly portable.

Bobbie DuMelle, executive vice-president of CTEK North America said, “There is ever increasing demand for chargers capable of providing battery support when diagnostic work is being undertaken. There is also a great need for a safe and versatile charger with the ability to deliver a rapid charge in today’s demanding shop environment. With the MXS25EC’s unique combination of advanced technology and innovative features, it is the essential tool for professional battery management”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, CTEK was formed by Creator Teknisk Utveckling AB, a leading Swedish industrial design consulting firm. A major battery manufacturer hired Creator for research and development of batteries and later for research on a new system of battery chargers. CTEK emerged from the innovative charging solutions that were developed to meet the requirements for maintenance of this new generation of batteries.

 

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Collectors Car Garage Selects CTEK as Preferred Battery Charger

Bedford Hills, NY, — Collectors’ Car Garage (CCG) – a company that provides climate-controlled storage facilities for the preservation and storage of vintage and collectible vehicles – has selected CTEK as their Official Supplier of Chargers. Located in Bedford Hills, NY, and Chicago, the two purpose-built facilities can accommodate up to 700 cars, with a total 135,000 square-feet of floor space. The climate-controlled, dust-free environments utilize digital camera surveillance, plus 24-hour life-safety systems and fire protection.
“We strive to provide our members with the ultimate in protection for their automotive treasures,” said CCG founder James Machinist. “Everything we provide is the very best available, and that’s why we are excited to have CTEK as our preferred battery charger. Members are required to provide a trickle charger for their car while it is in storage at each CCG location, and electrical outlets are provided.”
CCG members will be able to purchase the newest member of the CTEK family, the CTEK MXS 5.0, from the CCG member store, located on premises. The CTEK MXS 5.0 has an automatic temperature sensor to ensure the duration and rate of charge is exactly the amount needed. The microprocessor-controlled CTEK MXS 5.0 (part # 40-206) is the first in a new generation of smart chargers that is able to sense the ambient battery condition throughout the charging cycle, avoiding overcharging that can damage cells and shorten battery life.
“Collectors’ Car Garage sets extremely high standards for care of the cars in its facilities,” said Bobbie DuMelle, executive vice-president of CTEK North America. “We are honored that they place their trust in CTEK chargers to keep the batteries in these beautiful cars in top condition.”
The expert CCG staff is trained to handle any of their members’ car’s needs, including in-house washing & detailing, service work coordination and even restoration management. CCG member benefits also include monthly breakfasts, drives, and social events, providing a true enthusiasts experience.
For further information on the MXS 5.0, and the complete range of CTEK Battery Chargers and accessories, please visit smartercharger.com.

ABOUT CTEK
• 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, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes, Porsche, and Rolls- Royce.

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CTEK Crowned the Winner in Auto Express Battery Charger Test Leading Global Brand Retains Top Spot

CTEK, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries, is celebrating after taking home the Auto Express ‘Best Battery Charger‘ award with the CT5 TIME TO GO charger, beating off competition from brands including Noco, Ring, Sealey & Victron, to once again retain its crown.

As well as being the most efficient charger in the test, the CT5 TIME TO GO charger was commended for its safety and build features. The test also highlighted that CTEK continues to lead the way in product development. Unlike all other chargers in the test, the CT5 TIME TO GO takes a different approach to charging that will tell you how long it will take until the battery is charged and ready to go. Auto Express stated “If battery chargers are a mystery to you, this is the one to buy. It has all the various charging stages of other CTEK units, but doesn’t confuse you with them. Instead, there’s a more useful progress display indicating when to try to start the car after a flat battery.”

Stefan Magnusson, Sales Manager Nordic & UK, CTEK commented: “We continue to see new entries into this category and we are absolutely delighted to win this highly prestigious accolade once again. Maximizing Battery Performance isn’t just our strapline – it’s right at the heart of everything we do and every product we make. It means we push the boundaries of research and development to bring new battery charging technologies to the market, our customers expect nothing but the best from our products. And we’re ahead of the competition because we constantly improve and constantly innovate. The award is testament not only to the unrivalled technology contained within our complete range of consumer chargers, but also to the safety and useability of the CT5 TIME TO GO charger that best meets the today’s motorist.”

He continued “Vehicle batteries are becoming ever-more advanced and sensitive, being used more frequently and under more demanding conditions than ever before. As a result, battery care is a fast growing issue, particularly as life expectancy drops rapidly due to inadequate maintenance.”

The CTEK CT5 TIME TO GO charges, conditions and maintains all types of 12V lead-acid batteries including maintenance free types and all chemistries including Wet, Calcium, GEL, AGM and EFB – the last two ytpes fitted to Start Stop vehicles. As with all CTEK products, the CT5 TIME TO GO is fully automatic, foolproof to connect, spark proof and reverse-polarity protected, for user safety and comes with a free 5 year manufacturers warranty.

ABOUT CTEK

  • 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, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes, Porsche, and Rolls- Royce.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CTEK BY WATCHING OUR VIDEO (CLICK HERE)

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CTEK PARTNERS WITH PIRELLI FORP ZERO WORLDLOS ANGELES

CTEK PARTNERS WITH PIRELLI FORP ZERO WORLDLOS ANGELES

Display vehicles in Pirelli flagship store will be maintained by CTEK Battery Chargers and accessories

CTEK Power, Inc.–the world’s leading automotive Battery Charger manufacturer – is delighted to announce a partnership with Pirelli for the Los Angeles-based P Zero World.

Launched to the media and celebrities in a star-studded grand opening last summer, P Zero World is the first of a new premium retail and brand experience for Pirelli. Centers such as this will be opened in key cities around the world, offering class-leading products and world-class service for drivers who expect the very best.

Part of the overall experience when entering P Zero World is the stunning array of Pirelli-shod vehicles for visitors to admire. According to Pirelli Prestige Activation Manager, Kevin Hinton, “We select the finest cars from around the world to display. The only prerequisite is that they come equipped with Pirelli tires. And since Pirelli provides rubber to most of the world’s finest automobiles, it guarantees visitors a memorable experience.

“We are curators for the display cars over extended periods of time, and during their stay we like to ensure the vehicles are always ready for action. As a result, we were delighted to partner with CTEK for its world-class battery charging products.”

Jon Lind, CEO for CTEK Sweden is also delighted to be able to contribute to the smooth operation of P Zero World. “As you may know, CTEK battery management solutions are offered as genuine accessories by the vast majority of premium car manufacturers, including most of the vehicles displayed at P Zero World. Therefore, it was only natural that we would provide the center with our range of battery chargers and accessories to keep its impressive inventory in top condition.”

Among the CTEK products in use at P Zero World are the MUS 4.3battery chargers. These “smart chargers” communicate with the battery to ensure it is fully charged and maintained. They are also able to recondition the battery if it is suffering from common problems such as acid stratification.

Like all CTEK chargers, the MUS 4.3 uses a multi-stage charging process, eight steps in this case, to ensure optimal charging. In fact, independent tests have proven that regular battery maintenance can extend battery life by up to three times –a statistic that becomes more significant when many supercars tuck their batteries out of sight to obtain perfect weight distribution, but make battery changes expensive and time-consuming.

Among the CTEK accessories provided to P Zero World is the CTEK Battery Sense. This ingenious device puts battery knowledge in your pocket thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity. It allows users to pair it with their smartphone, gaining access to battery status and push notifications to remind you to check and charge the battery.

All CTEK battery chargers can be connected to a vehicle safely and indefinitely without damaging either the battery or the vehicle’s delicate electronics. The CTEK Battery Sense perfectly complements this feature by ensuring the owner can regularly and remotely check on battery condition. So, whether it’s a daily driver that has been exposed to snow all weekend, a beloved classic that sits out the winter, or a power sports machine that doesn’t get used once the mercury drops, Battery Sense will keep you informed about battery condition and the vehicle’s status. It means you’ll know it’s ready to go whenever you are!

Installing Battery Sense to the display vehicles as they arrive at P Zero World means Prestige Activation Manager Kevin Hinton instantly knows the status of each car. He knows if it’s ready to drive or should be charged beforehand. Of course, the best way to keep a car in top condition is to keep the battery fully charged–even new cars, which typically suffer parasitic losses from their electrical systems while parked. With his CTEK battery management solutions, Kevin will keep the cars at P Zero World connected and primed for action.

CTEK Battery Chargers and Battery Sense are available from leading automotive outlets such as Turn 14 and Amazon.

ABOUT CTEK

CTEK SWEDENAB develops and manufactures battery chargers and maintainers for all types of lead-acid and lithium batteries for both private and professional use. CTEK’s unparalleled innovation has enabled it to develop cutting edge technology with several patented functions and properties that make CTEK Battery Chargers and accessories unique.

For more information about CTEK, please visit the company website at ctek.com

ABOUT PIRELLI

Founded in Milan in 1872, Pirelli has become one of the world’s largest tire manufacturers in its 144-year history. Through its commitment to R&D, Pirelli products are synonymous with Italian excellence and focus on high-end vehicles. Pirelli counts 20 tire factories around the world –including the US plant in Rome, GA – plus a commercial presence in 160 countries. Successfully competing in motorsport since 1907, Pirelli is currently the exclusive supplier to the Formula 1 World Championship, the Superbike World Championship, and many single-marque championships around the world.

For more information about Pirelli, please visit the company website at pirelli.com

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CTEK LICENSES WITRICITY TECHNOLOGY FOR WIRELESS VEHICLE BATTERY CHARGING

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CTEK LICENSES WITRICITY TECHNOLOGY FOR WIRELESS VEHICLE BATTERY CHARGING

Leading battery charger manufacturer looks to revolutionize the automotive battery charging industry.

Modern vehicles are totally reliant upon their electrical systems, with car manufacturers running everything from GPS navigation to electric power steering, stability control, adjustable suspension systems and so much more from the car’s electrical circuits. Most vehicles also rely on a charged battery to allow vehicle access, so a dead battery can ruin the start to anybody’s day.

With such dependence on the electrical system, the importance of keeping a vehicle’s battery charged and in top condition is crucial to its performance and reliability. This has been recognized for many years, which is why most premium carmakers specify CTEK battery chargers and maintainers to their customers, providing them as approved genuine accessories – some specialized vehicles are even supplied with a CTEK charger as standard equipment.

As the world’s leading automotive battery charger manufacturer, CTEK is always looking for ways to make its products even easier to use. They currently have simple one-button operation, easy-to-connect terminals, battery charge indicators and non-reversible connectors. The next step in this development will be heralded by the advent of wireless power transfer using magnetic resonance, initiating a new era in automotive battery charging.

With an eye to the future, CTEK Corporation has announced a technology and patent license agreement with WiTricity: the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance. The licensing agreement enables CTEK to commercialize WiTricity’s patented technology to create high performance, efficient wireless charging systems for a wide range of battery charging and battery conditioning applications in various automotive and powersports applications.

“CTEK will adopt WiTricity’s technology to revolutionize battery charging by removing the need for cables in a wide range of automotive, industrial and recreational vehicle battery systems, eliminating the need for our customers to plug in,” said CTEK CEO, Jon Lind. “We are excited to be on the forefront of the next generation of battery charging products for consumers and the automotive industry, and look forward to leveraging WiTricity’s ground-breaking technology to bring a new level of convenience and ease of use to market.”

Under the terms of this licensing agreement, CTEK will be able to create wireless charging solutions based on WiTricity technology for a wide range of vehicle battery systems. By providing a flexible and efficient method of wireless power transfer, CTEK will begin to develop a line of products that will bring a new level of convenience and ease to battery charging.

Future applications should make it possible for drivers to simply park over a contact patch in their garage or parking spot, leaving the battery to charge in their absence. Owners who have vehicles for occasional use, such as classic cars or powersports machines that only come out at the weekend, could also take advantage of such a device.

Among the myriad of potential uses for this new technology, emergency vehicles could be among the first to benefit. First responders need their vehicles to start first time, every time, maintaining electrical systems while the vehicle is parked.

Since its founding, CTEK has sold more than 6.2 million battery chargers in 70 countries around the world. CTEK is a trusted supplier to many of the world’s most respected car and motorcycle manufacturers, and has won more than 15 different independent battery charger awards since 2005.

“WiTricity is excited to partner with CTEK, a company that is respected for both its technical prowess and worldwide distribution network,” said WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen.  “CTEK is a world leader in designing charging systems for a wide range of applications, and has a number of technologies to complement WiTricity’s cutting edge wireless power transfer technology. In addition to its worldwide reach in consumer markets, CTEK is well positioned within Europe to work with WiTricity in providing a variety of customized battery charging solutions for industrial and transportation applications.”

About CTEK

CTEK SWEDEN AB develops and manufactures battery chargers for all types of lead-acid and lithium batteries for both private and professional use. CTEK’s unparalleled innovation has enabled it to develop cutting edge technology with several patented functions and properties that make CTEK battery chargers and accessories unique.

For more information, please visit www.ctek.com

About WiTricity

WiTricity Corporation provides the foundational technology to enable wireless power transfer over distance using magnetic resonance. Through deep domain expertise, a strong IP portfolio and an extensive reference design library, WiTricity works with innovative companies to incorporate WiTricity technology in their products and solutions. With a growing list of global licensees in consumer electronics, automotive, medical and defense industries, the company has emerged as the leader in wireless power transfer over distance.

For more information, visit witricity.com

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Media Contacts:

CTEK

Jon Lind, CTEK CEO, Sweden
Email:   jon.lind@ctek.com

 

WiTricity

David Schatz, WiTricity
david.schatz@witricity.comJean Serra/Katie Kennedy, Version 2.0 Communications, US PR
mailto:kkennedy@v2comms.com
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