XS 7000
Battery Charger
For lead-acid batteries 14–225Ah
User’s manual and guide to
professional battery charging for
starter and deep cycle batteries.
Model 1007
• The charger is designed for lead-acid batteries 14–225Ah. Do not use the charger for any
other purpose.
• Use safety glasses and turn your head away when connecting or disconnecting a battery.
• Battery acid is corrosive. Rinse immediately with water if acid comes into contact with skin or
eyes. Seek medical advice.
• Make sure that the cable is not being pinched or in contact with warm surfaces
or sharp edges.
• While charging, a battery can emit explosive gases, so it is important to avoid sparks in the
immediate area.
• Always provide for proper ventilation during charging.
• Avoid covering the charger.
• Make sure that the electrical cable does not come into contact with water.
• Never charge a frozen battery.
• Never charge a damaged battery.
• Do not place the charger on the battery while charging.
• The electrical connection must fulfil the national heavy current requirements.
• Check the cabling in the charger before use. Make sure there are no cracks in the cabling or
in the protective covering. A charger with damaged cables may not be used.
• Always check that the charger has gone over to maintenance charging mode before leaving
the charger unattended and connected for long periods. If the charger has not gone over
to maintenance charging within 3 days, this is an indication of a problem. In this case the
charger must be disconnected manually.
• All batteries fail sooner or later. A battery that fails during charging is normally taken care of
by the chargers advanced control, but certain uncommon errors in the battery can still arise.
Don’t leave the battery charger unattended for a longer period of time.
• Only mount the charger on a flat surface.
• This equipment may not be used by children or by those who can not read and understand
the manual if they are not supervised by a responsible person who can guarantee that the
battery charger is being used in a safe manner. Store and use the battery charger out of the
reach of children. Make sure that children do not play with the battery charger.
The following recommendations should only be considered as guidelines. In the event of
uncertainty always refer to the battery manufacturer’s recommendations.
XS 7000 is suitable for charging all types of 12V lead-acid batteries: open batteries, MF, AGM
and most GEL-batteries. Battery sizes 14–225Ah.
Charging batteries mounted in a vehicle:
1. The power cord should be disconnected before connecting or disconnecting
the battery leads.
2. Identify the pole that is grounded (attached to the chassis). Ground is normally connected to
the negative terminal.
3. Charging a negatively grounded battery. Connect the red wire to the positive pole of the
battery and the black cable to the vehicle’s chassis. Be careful not to connect the black cable in
the vicinity of a fuel pipe or the battery.
4. Charging a positively grounded battery. Connect the black wire to the negative pole of the
battery and the red cable to the vehicle's chassis. Be careful not to connect the red cable in the
vicinity of a fuel pipe or the battery.
Charging of a battery not connected to a vehicle:
1. The power cord should be disconnected before connecting or disconnecting the
battery leads.
2. Connect the red wire to the positive pole of the battery and the black cable to the
negative pole.
Connecting the provided cables with eyelet terminals:
Make sure that the cable is not being pinched or in contact with warm surfaces or sharp edges.
When the cable is mounted on the battery, it should not be connected to the charger. Connect
the eyelet terminals to the battery's poles - the red cable to the positive pole and the black cable
to the negative pole. After this, the quick contact can be connected.
Reverse Polarity Protection
If the battery cables are connected incorrectly, the reverse polarity protection will make
sure that the charger and the battery are not damaged. In this case, the red warning
lamp (0) will be lit.
Start charging
1. Connect the power cord to the power outlet.
2. The lamp for Deep Discharged battery (1) will indicate if the battery voltage is low.
If lamp 1 blinks, this indicates that the battery is lightly sulfated. Read more under
3. Normal charging is indicated by the following lamps: Deep Discharged (1), Bulk Charge
(2), Absorption Charge (3) or Maintenance Charging (4). When the maintenance lamp is lit,
the battery is fully charged. The charge will restart if the voltage drops. The charger can be
connected for months.
4. If the battery cables are connected incorrectly, the reverse polarity protection will make
sure that neither the charger nor the battery will be damaged. In this case, the red warning
lamp (0) will be lit.
5. If nothing happens. If none of the lamps come on this may be due to the connection to the
battery or chassis is poor or that the battery is faulty or has a too low terminal voltage. Another
cause may be a lack of voltage in the wall socket.
6. Charging can be interrupted at any time by disconnecting the power from the wall socket.
Always disconnect the power cable from the wall socket before removing the battery cables.
When you interrupt charging of a battery mounted in a vehicle, always disconnect the battery
cable from the chassis before removing the other battery cable.
XS 7000 is a multi stage fully automatic charger.
Desulphation (Lamp 1, blinking)
Desulphation with pulses to recover sulphated batteries. Indicated by blinking lamp 1.
Start (Lamp 1)
Starting phase for charging. The starting phase continues until the battery’s terminal voltage
has risen over a preset level. At this point, charging goes into the bulk phase. If the terminal
voltage has not reached the preset level within 8 hours, charging is suspended. The error mode
is indicated. This indicates a battery which is faulty or has too large capacity. If a large battery
is charged that has been severely discharged, it may be necessary to restart the charger after 8
hours. Start is indicated by lamp 1.
Bulk (Lamp 2)
Primary charging where approximately 80% of the charging happens. The charger delivers
maximum current until the terminal voltage has risen to the preset level. After a number of
hours, the charger goes on to the next phase, even if maximum voltage is not reached. Bulk is
indicated by lamp 2.
Absorption (Lamp 3)
Final charging, voltage is kept at the preset level. During this phase, the current is gradually
reduced. If the maximum length of time for Absorption is exceeded, the charger automatically
continues with Analysis. Absorption is indicated by lamp 3.
Analysis (Lamp 3)
Charging is suspended for a short period and the battery voltage measured. If it falls too quickly, the battery is probably faulty. Charging is suspended and an error is indicated (lamp 0).
Maintenance charging - float (Lamp 4)
During the first 10 days of maintenance charging the battery is maintained with constant
voltage, 13.6V. Float-maintenance is indicated by lamp 4.
Maintenance charging - pulse (Lamp 4)
Charging level varies between 95% and 100%. The battery receives a pulse when the voltage
drops, keeping the battery in good shape when it is not being used. The charger can be
connected for months.
If the battery is charged and/or the battery’s terminal voltage drops, the charger starts a charge
pulse until the voltage has reached the preset level. The charge pulse is then interrupted and
the cycle is repeated as long as the charger is in pulse maintenance phase. If the terminal
voltage drops even lower, the charger automatically reverts to the beginning of the charging
curve. Pulse maintenance phase is indicated by lamp 4. If possible, check the water level
in the battery.
XS 7000 is protected from being overheated. The power will be reduced if the ambient temperature is raised.
The charger is maintenance free. Note that disassembly of the charger is not permitted and
will void the warranty. If the power cord is damaged, the charger must be left to the reseller for
maintenance. The case can be cleaned with a soft damp cloth and mild cleanser. The charger
should be disconnected from the power while cleaning.
CTEK SWEDEN AB, Rostugnsvägen 3, SE-776 70 VIKMANSHYTTAN, SWEDEN provides
a limited warranty to the original purchaser of this product. This limited warranty is not
transferable. The unit is warranted against defective workmanship or materials for 2 years from
the date of purchase. The customer must return the product together with the original purchase
receipt to the place of purchase. This warranty is void if the unit is handled carelessly, opened
or repaired by anyone other than CTEK SWEDEN AB or its authorized representative. CTEK
SWEDEN AB makes no warranty other than this limited warranty and expressly excludes any
implied warranty including any warranty for consequential damages. This is the only expressed
limited warranty and CTEK SWEDEN AB neither assumes nor authorizes anyone to assume or
make any other obligation towards the product other than his limited warranty.
CTEK SWEDEN AB, Rostugnsvägen 3, SE-776 70 VIKMANSHYTTAN, SWEDEN. Declares
under sole responsibility that the battery charger XS 7000, to which this declaration relates is
in conformity with the following LVD standards: EN60335‑1, EN60335‑2‑29 according to the
terms of directive 73/23/EEC with the addition of 93/68/EEC. This product also is in agreement
with the following EMC standards: EN61000‑3‑3, EN61000‑3‑2, EN55014‑1 and EN55014-2
according to the terms of directive 89/336/EEC with the addition of 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC.
Börje Maleus, VD
Rostugnsvägen 3
Fax: +46 225 30793
Model 1007
Voltage AC
170–260VAC, 50–60Hz
Back current drain*
< 1mA
Charging voltage
14.4V (Nominal 12V)
Max 150mV rms, max 0.3A (=4%)
Current 7A max
Ambient Temperature -20°C – +50°C, power is reduced automatically at
increased ambient temperature.
Cooling Natural convection.
Charging cycle XS 7000 is a multi stage fully automatic charger
Type of batteries All types of 12V lead-acid batteries (Wet, MF, AGM and GEL).
Battery Capacity 14–225Ah
191 x 89 x 48 mm (L x W x H)
Weight 0.8 kg
*) Back current drain is the current that the charger drains the battery with, if the wall socket
is disconnected.
**) Quality of the current and voltage are very important. High current ripple heats up the
battery and makes the positive electrode age prematurely. High voltage ripple could harm other
equipment connected to the battery. XS 7000 produces a high quality current and voltage with
very low ripple.
The table shows the length of time for bulk charging.
Battery size (Ah)
Time to ~80% charge (h)
0Error mode, the charger suspends the
charging / voltage maintenance. See
further description below.
Start mode.
Bulk charging, maximum voltage.
Absorption charging, voltage is limited.
Pulse maintenance charging
Power On
Error mode
The charger enters error mode before start in the following situations:
• The battery is connected with poles reversed to the charger’s terminals.
• The terminals on the charger are short-circuited.
Error mode before start is reset by removing the error situation.
The charger enters steady error mode in the following situations:
• The charger’s analysis function has interrupted charging.
• The charger has been in start mode longer than maximum time.
Steady error mode is acknowledged/reset by pressing the ”RESET” button.
XS 7000 is delivered with a set of battery leads with battery pole clamps and a set of battery
leads with eyelet terminals.
Congratulations on your purchase of your new professional XS 7000 Switch Mode Charger
with Pulse Maintenance, Float and Analysis. XS 7000 is a member of a family of professional
chargers from CTEK Sweden AB. It represents the state-of-the-art technology for battery
charging. A XS 7000 will prolong the lifetime of your battery. Read this user manual and follow
the instructions carefully before using the charger.