MULTI XS 4003
Battery charger
FI
NO DK SE NL
IT
For lead-acid batteries 1.2–140Ah
ES FR DE QUICK GUIDE EN
®
Model 1035
User’s Manual and a guide to professional battery
charging for starter/deep cycle batteries.
QUICK GUIDE
MULTI XS 4003
For details – see manual
V
A
Connect the
red lead to the
positive pole
of the battery and
the black lead to the
negative pole.
+
–
When you are sure the battery
leads are correctly placed,
connect the charger to the
wall socket.
Mains
voltage
connected
Error
Battery size
1.2–14Ah
A
V
Battery size
14–140Ah
Ready to
use
Snowflake
Battery size
14–140Ah
Fully
charged
Recond
Battery size
14–140Ah
QUICK GUIDE
Settings are made by pressing the “MODEbutton” and stepping forward one press at a
time until the required mode is reached, the
button is then released.
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on purchasing your new professional switch mode battery
charger. This charger is included in a series of professional chargers from
CTEK SWEDEN AB and represents the latest technology in battery charging.
Please read this user´s manual and follow the instructions carefully.
SAFETY
• The charger is designed for charging 12V lead-acid batteries. Do not use the
charger for any other purpose.
• Battery acid is corrosive. Rinse straight away with water if acid comes into contact
with skin or eyes, and seek immediate medical advice.
• Ensure that the cabling does not jam or comes into contact with hot surfaces or
sharp edges.
• A battery being charged could emit explosive gasses, which is why it is important
to prevent sparks close to the battery. When batteries are reaching the end of their
lifecycle internal sparks may occur.
• Always provide for proper ventilation during charging.
• Avoid covering the charger.
• Ensure that the mains cable is not exposed to water.
• Never charge a frozen battery.
• Never charge a damaged battery.
• Never place the charger on top of the battery when charging.
• Connection to the mains supply must be in accordance with the national
regulations for electrical installations.
• Check the charger cables prior to use. Ensure that no cracks have occurred in
the cables or in the bend protection. A charger with damaged cables must not be
used.
• Always check that the charger has switched to maintenance charging mode before
leaving the charger unattended and connected for long periods. If the charger has
not switched to maintenance charging within 72 hours, this is an indication of an
error. In such cases 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 some rare errors in the
battery could still exist. Don’t leave any battery unattended for a longer period of
time.
• This appliance is not designed for use by young children or people who cannot
read or understand the manual unless they are under the supervision of a
responsible person to ensure that they can use the battery charger safely. Store
and use the battery charger out of the reach of children, and ensure that children
cannot play with the charger.
• Batteries consume water during use and charging. For batteries where water can
be added, the water level should be checked regularly. If the water level is low add
distilled water.
4
BATTERY TYPES AND SETTINGS
EN
The MULTI XS 4003 model offer several alternative settings to suit specific charging
needs and required functionality. The following recommendations should only be
regarded as guidelines. Please observe the battery manufacturer recommendations
in the event of uncertainty.
Settings are made by pressing the “MODE-button” and stepping forward one press
at a time until the required mode is reached, the button is then released. After about
two seconds the charger activates the selected mode. The selected mode setting will
be restored next time the charger is connected.
The table explains the different modes:
Mode
RECOND
Battery
size
(Ah)
Explanation
1.2–14
Mode 14.4V/0.8A
This mode shall be used for batteries smaller than 14Ah.
14–140
Mode 14.4V/4A
Normal mode for wet batteries, MF and for most GEL
batteries.
14–140
Mode 14.7V/4A
This mode is recommended for charging batteries at
temperatures lower than +5°C. It is also recommended for
many AGM batteries. This setting is not recommended for
maintenance charging when the temperature temporarily
exceeds +5°C. Here we recommend the 14.4V/4A or
14.4V/0.8A mode.
14–140
This mode is used to recover deeply discharged batteries
where you could expect a stratified acid (high acid weight
in the bottom, low on top). This problem arises primarily in
open vented batteries, i.e. not Gel and AGM. Use this step
with care, because the high voltage may cause some water
loss in the battery. Contact the battery supplier if you are
uncertain. 15.8V is normally no problem for electronics in
12V systems but consult your supplier when in doubt. The
service life of lamps drops at higher voltages. Maximum
effect and minimum risk for electronics is achieved by
charging a disconnected battery in this step.
5
The table explains the various lamps:
Mains voltage connected.
If the mode is incorrect, the charger cuts the charging/voltage supply.
The charger switches to error mode before starting in the following
circumstances:
If the battery has been connected with reverse polarity to the charger
terminals.
The charger’s analysis function has interrupted the charge.
The charger has been in start mode for a time that exceeds max time.
Where possible, correct the cause of the fault and start the charge by
pressing the “MODE” or “RESET” button. The charger restarts in the
mode that was last used.
1
Desulphation
2
Soft Start
Charge acceptance check
3
Bulk Charge
4
Absorption Charge
5
Analysis
6
Recond
7
Maintenance Charge – Float
8
Maintenance Charge – Pulse
CHARGING
Connection of the charger to batteries that are fitted in vehicles:
1. The mains cable should not be connected to the wall socket when connecting or
disconnecting the battery leads.
2.Identify the pole that is earthed (connected to chassis). Earth is normally
connected to the negative terminal.
3.Charging of negatively earthed battery: Connect the red lead to the positive pole
of the battery and the black lead to the vehicle chassis. Be careful not to connect
the black lead close to the fuel pipe or the battery.
4.Charging of positively earthed battery: Connect the black lead to the negative pole
of the battery and the red lead to the vehicle chassis. Be careful not to connect the
red lead close to the fuel pipe or the battery.
Connection of the charger to batteries that are not fitted in vehicles:
1. The mains cable should not be connected to the wall socket when connecting or
disconnecting the battery leads.
2.Connect the red lead to the positive pole of the battery and the black lead to the
negative pole.
6
If the battery leads are incorrectly connected, the reverse polarity protection will
ensure that the battery and charger are not damaged.
EN
Start charging
1. When you are sure the battery leads are correctly placed, connect the charger
to the wall socket. The charger will indicate that the mains voltage is connected.
If the battery leads are incorrectly connected, the reverse polarity protection will
ensure that the battery and charger are not damaged. The fault indicator lamp will
be lit. If this is the case start from section 1 again “Connection of charger...”.
2.In order to start charging the correct current and voltage must be set by pressing
the “MODE” button until the proper setting is lit. Selecting the setting for your
battery is described in “BATTERY TYPES AND SETTINGS”.
3.The lamp for deeply discharged battery will indicate if the battery voltage is low
(see Min battery voltage in “TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS”).
4.Normal charging will be indicated by the lamps for soft start (deeply discharged
battery) bulk charge, absorption charge or maintenance charge. When the
lamp for maintenance charge is lit this means that the battery is fully charged.
The charge will restart again if the voltage drops. Indications for Recond and
Snowflake modes are described in “BATTERY TYPES AND SETTINGS”.
5.If the lamp that indicates settings and the power lamp remains lit but no other lamp
is lit, there could be a bad connection to the battery or chassis or the battery could
be defect or have a terminal voltage that is too low. The charger requires that the
battery voltage is above a certain level, see “TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS”
to start the charging cycle. This means that if the battery is in a state of deep
discharge the charger will be unable to charge the battery in question. Another
reason could be lack of power from the wall socket. Start by improving the
connection between the battery and the charger.
6.Charging can be stopped at any time by disconnecting the mains cable from
the wall socket. Always disconnect the mains cable from the wall socket before
disconnecting the battery leads. When you interrupt charging of a battery installed
in a vehicle, you must always disconnect the battery lead from the chassis before
disconnecting the other battery lead.
CHARGING STEPS
All battery chargers charge and analyse in eight fully-automatic steps.
The MULTI XS 4003 model has many different settings, see “BATTERY TYPES AND
SETTINGS”.
The battery chargers have an 8 step fully-automatic charging
cycle:
Desulphation
Desulphation with pulses restores sulphated batteries. This is indicated with a fixed
beam during this step.
Soft start
Starting mode for charging cycle. The start step continues until the battery terminal
voltage has risen above the set value, at which time the charging switches to bulk
charge. If the terminal voltage has not reached the set level within a set time, the
charge is stopped and the charger indicates error mode. The battery is then probably
defective or too large.
Bulk
Main charge until 80% of the charge is complete. The charge is carried out at
maximum current charge until the terminal voltage reaches the set level. Bulk
charging has a maximum time. The charging then switches to Absorption.
Absorption
Final part of the charge up to 100%. During this step the charge current falls
gradually to ensure the terminal voltage does not get too high. If the maximum time
for Absorption is exceeded, the charger switches automatically to maintenance.
7
Analysis
Tests the self-discharge. If the self discharge is too high, the charging is interrupted
and error mode indicated.
Recond
Reconditioning of deeply discharged batteries. This step is used to restore deeply
discharged open vented batteries. With increased charging voltage over a limited
time, the voltage is allowed to rise so that the battery starts to emit gas. As a result
you get a mix in the battery that is good both for its capacity and service life. Note
that the battery may emit explosive gases during this step. Recond takes place
between the analysis and maintenance steps. When choosing the Recond-mode,
the charger will first charge your battery up to full-charged. When this is done
the charger will start the Recond and the upper Recond-lamp will lit. The charger
reconditions the battery between 30 min and 4 hours depending on the need of the
battery. Once the recond is done, the charger will switch into maintenance-mode
(green light for fully charged). The bottom Recond-lamp will still be on as a reminder
that you have chosen the Recond.
Maintenance charge – Float
Charging with constant voltage.
Maintenance charge – Pulse
The state of charge varies between 95% and 100%. The battery receives a pulse
when the voltage has dropped to a predefined level. This keeps the battery in trim
when not in use. The charger could be connected for months at a time. Check the
water level in the battery if possible. The charger measures the terminal voltage
continuously to determine whether a charge pulse should be started. If the battery is
loaded and/or the terminal voltage drops, the charger starts a charge pulse so that
the terminal voltage rises to the set level. The charge pulse is then finished and the
cycle is restarted. If the terminal voltage drops even lower, the charger automatically
reverts to the beginning of the charge cycle.
CHARGING TIME
The table below shows the estimated time for bulk charging.
Battery size (Ah)
Time to ~80% charge (h)
2
2
8
8
20
4
60
12
140
28
TEMPERATURE PROTECTION
The chargers are protected against overheating. The power reduces when the
ambient temperature increases.
The charger may be perceived as being hot during charging. This is completely
normal, although you should avoid placing it on a sensitive surface.
8
The charger is maintenance free. Please note that dismantling the charger is not
permitted and will void the warranty. A defective mains cable has to be replaced by
CTEK or by a representative authorised by CTEK. Keep your charger clean. Wipe
it with a soft tissue and mild cleaning liquid. The charger must be disconnected for
cleaning.
EN
MAINTENANCE
EQUIPMENT
The MULTI XS 4003 model is delivered with one battery lead with battery clamps and
one battery lead with eyelet terminals.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Charger model
Model number
Rated Voltage AC
Charging voltage
Min battery voltage
Charging current
Current, mains
Back current drain*
Ripple**
Ambient temperature
Cooling
MULTI XS 4003
1035
220–240VAC, 50–60Hz
Car/Motorcycle 14.4V,
14.7V, RECOND 15.8V
2.0V
4A max
1.2A rms (at full charging current)
<1Ah/month
Max 240mVp-p and 160mA p-p
-20°C to +50°C, output power is reduced
automatically at high temperatures
Natural convection
Charger type
Eight step, fully automatic charging cycle
Battery types
All types of 12V lead-acid batteries
(WET, MF, AGM and GEL)
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Insulation class
Weight
1.2–140Ah
168 x 65 x 38 mm (L x W x H)
IP65***
0.6kg
*) Back current drain is the current that drains the battery if the charger is not
connected to the mains. CTEK chargers has a very low back current.
**) The quality of the charging voltage and charging current is very important. A
high current ripple heats up the battery which has an aging effect on the positive
electrode. High voltage ripple could harm other equipment that is connected to the
battery. CTEK battery chargers produce very clean voltage and current with low
ripple.
***) If connection to the mains is by the flat Euro connector, the battery charger has
the IP63 insulation class apart from in Switzerland where IP65 applies.
9
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Soft start
Bulk
Absorption
Revives a
sulphated battery
Tests the state
of the battery
Main charge
Top charge and
minimal fluid loss
Current (A)
Voltage (V)
Desulphation
10
YES
4A for max 8h until the
voltage reaches 12.6V.
4A for max 20h.
A combination of
current limits and
timers, max 10h.
YES
0.8A for max 8h until
the voltage reaches
12.6V.
0.8A for max 20h.
A combination of
current limits and
timers, max 10h.
Recond
Float
Pulse
Tests whether the
battery can retain
energy
Reconditioning
of deep discharged
batteries
Maintenance for
maximum performance
Maintenance for
maximum service life
Alerts the user if the
voltage drops to 12V in
3 minutes.
Max 15.8V and 1.5A for
4h for deep discharged
batteries. Otherwise
for 30 minutes (only in
RECOND mode).
Alerts the user if the
voltage drops to 12V in
3 minutes.
13.6V with max 4A for
max 10 days.
EN
Analysis
Pulse starts at 12.9V,
max voltage 14.4V.
13.6V with max 0.8A for Pulse starts at 12.9V,
max 10 days.
max voltage 14.4V.
Note:
In snowflake mode, MULTI XS 4003 follows the same program as CAR but with a higher voltage (14.7V).
The product is protected by the following:
Designs
RCD 000509617
US D571179
US D575225
US D581356
US D580853
RCD 321216
RCD 200830199948X pending
RCD 000911839
RCD 081418
Trade marks
CTM TMA669987
CTM 844303
CTM 372715
EP1716626 pending
SE526631
US-2006-0009160-A1 pending
EP1903658 pending
EP1483818
US2005-0225300-A1 pending
US D29/319135 pending
RCD 001119911
RCD 321197
RCD 321198
RCD 200830120183.6 pending
RCD 200830120184.4 pending
RCD 000835541
US D596125
US D596126
CTM 3151800
CTM 2009/04811 pending
2009-10-21
Patents
EP1618643
SE525604
US7541778B2
EP1744432 pending
EP1483817 pending
SE524203
US7005832B2
11
LIMITED WARRANTY
CTEK SWEDEN AB, Rostugnsv. 3, SE-776 70 VIKMANSHYTTAN, SWEDEN issues
this limited warranty to the original purchaser of this product. This limited warranty is
not transferable. The warranty applies to manufacturing faults and material defects
for 5 years from the date of purchase. The customer must return the product together
with the receipt of purchase to the point of purchase. This warranty is void if the
battery charger has been opened, handled carelessly or repaired by anyone other
than CTEK SWEDEN AB or its authorised
representatives. One of the screw holes in the
bottom of the charger is sealed. Removing
or damaging the seal will void the warranty.
CTEK SWEDEN AB makes no warranty other
than this limited warranty and is not liable for
any other costs other than those mentioned
above, i.e. no consequential damages.
Moreover, CTEK SWEDEN AB is not obligated
to any other warranty other than this warranty.
DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE
CTEK SWEDEN AB, Rostugnsvägen 3, SE-776 70 VIKMANSHYTTAN, SWEDEN.
Hereby declares under sole responsibility that the MULTI XS 4003 battery charger,
to which this declaration relates, conform with the following LVD standards:
EN60335-1, EN60335-2-29 observing the provisions of directive 2006/95/EC.
This product also conforms with the following EMC standards: EN55011,
EN 61000-3-3, EN 61000-3-2, EN 55014-1 and EN 55014-2 observing the provisions
of directive 2004/108/EC. The battery chargers conform with the requirements in
EN 50366:2003.
The chargers are available in a range of models with different mains cables.
The charger with the flat Euro connector is designed for Switzerland.
VIKMANSHYTTAN, SWEDEN 2009-10-01
Jarl Uggla, President
CTEK SWEDEN AB,
Rostugnsvägen 3
SE-776 70 VIKMANSHYTTAN, SWEDEN
Fax: +46 225 351 95
www.ctek.com
12