Caravans and motorhomes often depend on their batteries to supply a constant, reliable rate of power, meaning a battery that is not holding a charge properly or is not charged to its optimum state can potentially fail. Therefore, CTEK a global battery maintenance and care brand, is advising travellers to have a charger at hand to help avoid inconvenient breakdowns and being left in the dark.
Most modern motorhomes have three main sources of power – gas, mains electricity and a 12 volt battery. If the gas runs out and there is no mains cable available, the essential electrics and appliances such as lights, the water pump and appliances can be powered by the battery, providing that it is charged and in good condition.
To ensure the unit is in the best condition possible it is useful to keep a 12V battery charger in the motorhome or caravan to connect during a regular maintenance routine. Models, such as the CTEK MXS 25 also have an in-built diagnosis feature, meaning vehicle owners can find out in advance if the battery is showing signs of failure. Also CTEK smart chargers can be left connected to batteries for long periods of time, for example during the winter months, and will ensure the battery remains in an optimal condition.
The CTEK MXS 25 has a special reconditioning function that restores stratified and deeply discharged batteries, meaning motorhome and caravan owners who have never before undertaken a battery maintenance regime can quickly get their batteries back into top shape. For travellers that are on the move in extreme hot or cold conditions, the temperature sensor ensures optimised charging, regardless of the weather conditions.
Katariina Stahl, director of sales and marketing at CTEK, commented: “Although there are power source options available on caravans and motorhomes, it is important to ensure that the battery is checked and fully charged as it’s a key back-up power source on the occasions when a hook-up isn’t available. As with other vehicle components, if they are not properly cared for and maintained failure is more likely to occur. When travelling or during a long lay-up period, a battery charger, such as the CTEK MXS 25, should be kept with the vehicle so checks and charges can easily be undertaken, helping to avoid any nasty breakdown and power shortage surprises.”
Whether you’re looking for a motorbike, car, boat or caravan battery charger, CTEK has a model for every vehicle. For more information about CTEK’s range of chargers and accessories, please visit www.ctek.com or connect to CTEK socially on Facebook and Twitter via CTEKBatteryChargers and @CTEKChargers.