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Post by mark seeker » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:51 am

Hi

As winter approaches I will definitely be using the Zed less, does anyone have a link to the easiest way to connect a battery conditioner at all? I've read it can be connected via the bonnet or boot? I couldn't find anywhere inside the bonnet then struggled to remove the top of the battery case in the boot (I blame the fact it is tight and dark in the garage). :roll:

Any help would be much appreciated

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Post by mr wilks » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:58 am

The live connection is on bulkhead slightly to right of centre behind a small plastic flap , the negative is on passenger strut tower top ( its a hex bolt head )

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Post by nickw6666 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:40 pm

I use the CTEK 12v outlet cable extension lead and charge the car through the cigarette lighter socket which works brilliantly on my Coupe. I route the cable through the boot and simply leave the boot hatch resting nearly closed.
I've charged this way for years and am still on my original battery with the car..
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Post by Zoomer » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:36 pm

I a lead permanently connect to the battery terminals in the boot. Just disconnect boot light
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Post by srhutch » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:38 pm

MY CTEK is connected using the patch cable directly to the battery. You can also close the boot fully and lock the car.

The cable is fine as there is plenty of give in the seal.
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Post by tadekk » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:46 pm

Zoomer wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:36 pm
I a lead permanently connect to the battery terminals in the boot. Just disconnect boot light
I don't think you need to do that - the boot light seems to go off after few minutes automatically even with the boot lid open.

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Post by Jembo » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:18 pm

I’ll let you know how my Solar charger looks after my //M during the winter months... next year

Its just had a 6 week test & span up strongly... fingers x the trickle over shorter days connected through dedicated battery leads will keep it healthy, with a couple of warm ups during the winter months.

Went for solar (a) because no garage power (b) didn’t think a perm charge was as good as an intermittent charge
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Post by 2dogs » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:48 pm

srhutch wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:38 pm
MY CTEK is connected using the patch cable directly to the battery. You can also close the boot fully and lock the car.

The cable is fine as there is plenty of give in the seal.
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Post by mark seeker » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:51 am

mr wilks wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:58 am
The live connection is on bulkhead slightly to right of centre behind a small plastic flap , the negative is on passenger strut tower top ( its a hex bolt head )

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Many thanks for this - much appreciated.

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Post by Bigpow » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:35 pm

I run the cable under the bonnet with no problems. Ctek used as well 👍🏻
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Post by PerryGunn » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:50 pm

Jembo wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:18 pm
... didn’t think a perm charge was as good as an intermittent charge
The CTEKs are intelligent chargers (as are a number of others) - they don't keep charging the battery all the time but monitor battery voltage and only start to recharge it once it drops below a certain value
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Post by RedUn » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:13 pm

srhutch wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:38 pm
MY CTEK is connected using the patch cable directly to the battery. You can also close the boot fully and lock the car.

The cable is fine as there is plenty of give in the seal.
What he said :thumbsup:
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