MANUAL
to the purchase of 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.
SUPPLY PLUG*
MAINS CABLE
CHARGING
1. Connect the charger to the battery.
2. Connect the charger to the wall socket. The power lamp will indicate that the mains
cable is connected to the wall socket. The error lamp will indicate if the battery clamps
are incorrectly connected. The reverse polarity protection will ensure that the battery
or charger will not be damaged.
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CONGRATULATIONS
3. Press the MODE-button to select charging program.
4. Follow the 8-step display through the charging process.
The battery is ready to start the engine when STEP 4 is lit.
The battery is fully charged when STEP 7 is lit.
CTEK COMFORT CONNECT
2
5. Stop charging at any time by disconnecting the mains cable from the wall socket.
REAdY TO USE
CHARGE CABLE
1
FULLY CHARGEd
ERROR LAMP
TEMPERATURE
SENSOR
MOdEBUTTON
CTEK COMFORT CONNECT – eyelet M8
CTEK COMFORT CONNECT – clamp
POWER
LAMP
*Supply plugs may differ to suit your wall socket.
1 Attach the temperature sensor to the charger.
2 Attach the temperature sensor to the clamp.
TEMPERATURE
SENSOR
INdICATOR
NORMAL
BATTERY
PROGRAM
AGM
BATTERY
PROGRAM
RECONd
PROGRAM
SUPPLY
PROGRAM
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CHARGING PROGRAMS
Settings are made by pressing the MODE-button. After about two seconds the charger
activates the selected program. The selected program will be restarted next time the
charger is connected.
The table explains the different Charging Programs:
Program
AGM
RECOND
Battery
Size (Ah)
Explanation
Temp range
Normal battery program
14.4V/10A. Use for WET batteries,
Ca/Ca, MF and for most GEL batteries
-20°C–+50°C
(-4ºF–122ºF)
20–300Ah
AGM battery program 14.7V/10A
Use for AGM batteries.
-20°C–+50°C
(-4ºF–122ºF)
-20°C–+50°C
(-4ºF–122ºF)
20–300Ah
Recond program 15.8V/1.5A
Use to return energy to the empty
WET and Ca/Ca batteries. Recond
your battery once per year and after
deep dischare to maximise lifetime
and capacity. The Recond program
adds STEP 6 to the normal battery
program. Frequent use of the Recond
program may cause water loss in the
batteries and reduce service life of
electronics. Contact your vehicle and
battery supplier for advice.
Supply program 13.6V/10A
Use as 12V power supply or use for
float maintenance charging when 100%
capacity of the battery is required.
Supply program activates step 7 without
time or voltage limitation.
-20°C–+50°C
(-4ºF–122ºF)
WARNING!
The spark protection on the battery charger
is disabled during SUPPLY program.
If the error lamp is lit, check the following:
1. Is the chargers positive lead connected to the batterys
positive pole?
2. Is the charger connected to a 12V battery?
20–300Ah
20–300Ah
ERROR LAMP
3. Has charging been interrupted in STEP 1, 2 or 5?
Restart the charger by pressing the MODE-button. If charging is still
being interrupted, the battery...
STEP 1: ...is seriosly sulphated and may need to be replaced.
STEP 2: ...can not accept charge and may need to be replaced.
STEP 5: ...can not keep charge and may need to be replaced.
POWER LAMP
If the power lamp is lit with a:
1. STEAdY LIGHT
The mains cable is connected to the wall socket.
2. FLASHING LIGHT:
The charger has entered the energy save mode. This happens if the
charger isn´t connected to the battery in 2 minutes.
TEMPERATURE SENSOR
The MXS 10 is equipped with an external temperature sensor. The temperature sensor is attachable. If so, the charger will compensate voltage according to ambient temperature. Activated temperature sensor will be indicated
by a lit temperature sensor indicator lamp.
REAdY TO USE
The table shows the estimated time for empty battery to 80% charge
BATTERY SIZE (Ah)
20Ah
50Ah
100Ah
200Ah
TIME TO 80% CHARGEd
2h
5h
10h
20h
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CHARGING PROGRAM
SOFT START
BULK
ABSORPTION
ANALYSE
RECOND
FLOAT
PULSE
11
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
AGM
RECOND
15.8V
10A until 12.6V
15.8V
10A until 12.6V
15.8V
10A until 12.6V
Increasing voltage
to 14.4V @ 25°C
10A
Increasing voltage
to 14.7V @ 25°C
10A
Increasing voltage
to 14.4V @ 25°C
10A
14.4V @ 25°C
Declining current
Checks if voltage
drops to 12V
13.6V
10A
12.7V‒14.4V
10‒2A
14.7V @ 25°C
Declining current
Checks if voltage
drops to 12V
13.6V
10A
12.7V‒14.7V
10‒2A
14.4V @ 25°C
Declining current
Checks if voltage
drops to 12V
13.6V
10A
12.7V‒14.4V
10‒2A
Max 15.8V
1.5A
Max 13.6V
10A
SUPPLY
Limit:
Max 8h
Max 8h
Max 20h
Max 10h
STEP 1 dESULPHATION
Detects sulphated batteries. Pulsing current and voltage, removes sulphate from the lead
plates of the battery restoring the battery capacity.
STEP 2 SOFT START
Tests if the battery can accept charge. This step prevents that charging proceeds with a
defect battery.
STEP 3 BULK
Charging with maximum current until approximately 80% battery capacity.
STEP 4 ABSORPTION
Charging with declining current to maximize up to 100% battery capacity.
3 minutes
30 min or 4h
depending on
battery voltage
10 days
Charge cycle restarts
if voltage drops*
Charge cycle restarts
if voltage drops
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*Supply program is not time or voltage limited.
CURRENT (A)
VOLTAGE (V)
DESULPHATION
STEP 5 ANALYSE
Tests if the battery can hold charge. Batteries that can not hold charge may need to be replaced.
STEP 6 RECONd
Choose the Recond program to add the Recond step to the charging process. During the Recond step
voltage increases to create controlled gasing in the battery. Gasing mixes the battery acid and gives
back energy to the battery.
STEP 7 FLOAT
Maintaining the battery voltage at maximum level by providing a constant voltage charge.
STEP 8 PULSE
Maintaining the battery at 95–100% capacity. The charger monitors the battery voltage and gives a
pulse when necessary to keep the battery fully charged.
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ort
ect
CONNECT THE CHARGER TO A BATTERY
INFO
If the battery clamps are incorrectly connected, the reverse polarity protection
will ensure that the battery and charger
are not damaged.
For batteries mounted inside a vehicle
1. Connect the red clamp to the battery's
positive pole.
2. Connect the black clamp to the vehicle chassis remote from the fuel pipe and the battery.
3. Connect the charger to the wall socket.
4. Disconnect the charger from the wall socket
before disconnecting the battery.
5. Disconnect the black clamp before the red
clamp.
Comfort
Connect
–
+
–
+
Some vehicles may have positively
earthed batteries.
1. Connect the black clamp to the battery's
negative pole.
2. Connect the red clamp to the vehicle chassis
remote from the fuel pipe and the battery.
3. Connect the charger to the wall socket.
4. Disconnect the charger from the wall socket
before disconnecting the battery.
5. Disconnect the red clamp before the black
clamp.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Charger model
MXS 10
Model number
1046
Rated Voltage AC
Charging voltage
220–240VAC, 50–60Hz
Start voltage
2.0V
Charging current
10A max
Current, mains
1.0A rms (at full charging current)
Back current drain*
<1Ah/month
Ripple**
<4%
Ambient
temperature
-20°C to +50°C, output power is reduced
automatically at high temperatures
Charger type
Eight step, fully automatic charging cycle
Battery types
All types of 12V lead-acid batteries
(WET, MF, Ca/Ca, AGM and GEL)
Battery capacity
20―200Ah up to 300Ah for maintenance
dimensions
197 x 93 x 49mm (L x W x H)
Insulation class
IP65
Weight
0.8kg
14.4V, AGM 14.7V, RECOND 15.8V, SUPPLY 13.6V
*) 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.
Comfort
Connect
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• The charger is designed for charging 12V lead-acid batteries. Do not use the charger
for any other purpose.
• 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.
A damage cable must be replaced by a CTEK representative.
• Never charge a damaged battery.
• Never charge a frozen battery.
• Never place the charger on top of the battery when charging.
• Always provide for proper ventilation during charging.
• Avoid covering the charger.
• A battery being charged could emit explosive gasses. Prevent sparks close to the
battery. When batteries are reaching the end of their lifecycle internal sparks may occur.
• 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 during charging unattended for a longer period
of time.
• Ensure that the cabling does not jam or comes into contact with hot surfaces or sharp
edges.
• Battery acid is corrosive. Rinse immediately with water if acid comes into contact
with skin or eyes, seek immediate medical advice.
• Always check that the charger has switched to STEP 7 before leaving the charger
unattended and connected for long periods. If the charger has not switched to STEP 7
within 55 hours, this is an indication of an error. Manually disconnect 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.
• 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.
• Connection to the mains supply must be in accordance with the national regulations
for electrical installations.
LIMITEd WARRANTY
CTEK SWEDEN AB, 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 2 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.
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SAFETY
SUPPORT
CTEK offers a professional custom support: www.ctek.com.
For latest revised user manual see www.ctek.com. By e-mail: info@ctek.se,
by telephone: +46(0) 225 351 80, by fax +46(0) 225 351 95.
By mail: CTEK SWEDEN AB, Rostugnsvägen 3, SE-776 70 VIKMANSHYTTAN,
SWEDEN.
VIKMANSHYTTAN, SWEDEN 2011-09-01
Bengt Hagander, President
CTEK SWEDEN AB
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