CTEK Battery Charger Comfort Indicator Port

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CTEK Battery Charger Comfort Indicator Port

Post by GT Spec » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:17 pm

If like me you only use your M for 6 months during the the fair weather months then you probably either disconnect the battery or connect a trickle charger to it during the winter months. I got annoyed of needing to remove the battery cover to gain access to the battery terminals so I installed a CTEK comfort indicator panel will prevents the need to remove the battery cover and also acts as a charge indicator.
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Post by AndyBeech » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:06 am

Can you not use the battery terminal underneath the bonnet (near the bulkhead), what I usually do?
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Post by SiJar » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:29 am

Yes I also use the terminals under the bonnet, however this does look like a better option as it saves having to keep popping the bonnet to disconnect. Can I ask how much the kit was and where did you purchase it from.
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Post by GT Spec » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:09 am

SiJar wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:29 am Yes I also use the terminals under the bonnet, however this does look like a better option as it saves having to keep popping the bonnet to disconnect. Can I ask how much the kit was and where did you purchase it from.
Cheapest place I found was Amazon for the Comfort Indicator Panel. Believe is was £25. Works with all CTEK chargers :thumbsup:
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Post by Status » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:11 am

I do mine through the cigarette lighter,works a treat

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Post by Status » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:11 am

I do mine through the cigarette lighter,works a treat

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Post by XMetal » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:00 pm

SiJar wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:29 am Yes I also use the terminals under the bonnet, however this does look like a better option as it saves having to keep popping the bonnet to disconnect. Can I ask how much the kit was and where did you purchase it from.
Don't you still have to pop the "boot" to disconnect this as well? What am I missing here?

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Post by kaiser01 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:15 pm

These are great accessories for CTEK chargers. This installation looks really neat and tidy. Having it in the boot is also more convenient than under the bonnet. Just don’t forget to unplug it before driving off!

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Post by srhutch » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:00 pm

I just use the quick connect lead, it just pops out under the tool pocket.
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Post by Justino » Mon May 03, 2021 11:42 am

I went for the trailing lead version of this, which is attached with ring terminals in the engine bay to the +ve terminal and earth. It then threads under the back of the bonnet by the base of the wipers. I can then see it without opening a door or the boot as I have a cover over the car. The light is bright enough to shine through the fleece indoor cover - I also have one on the Clio, so over winter I just switch the CTEK from one to the other when one of them turns to amber or red. Cheaper than buying another CTEK for the timebeing.

When the car is in use, the cable just threads back into the engine bay and tucked out of the way. All cables have been routed within the loom, so it looks factory.
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