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warkman



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Best CTEK Charger to buy for RRS

Had the dreaded flat battery today, so I am looking to invest in a CTEK charger

Looking at the MXS 5.0

Is this the right one for the RRS (2007, Deisel 2.7) Just bought a RRS 06 MY HSE TDV6 136,000 miles, to be a second car to my gorgeous 65 plate Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design lux nav

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warkman



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England 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

Now faound a MXS7 cheaper..
Just one other question, what size are the eylets needed to fit to the battery?
8mm or 10MM?

Thanks all Just bought a RRS 06 MY HSE TDV6 136,000 miles, to be a second car to my gorgeous 65 plate Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design lux nav

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riverblanche



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Hi,
Which charger depends how you are going to use it Question

If you leave the car a few days between short trip use Then the lower spec can be fine as it has time on its side to get the battery fully charged, if it's short trips every other day then a higher spec one may be better suited, if you plan to do any work on the car (IID updates) then you may be best getting a 25

Don't know about terminal size, I either use the Tow electric plug or crocs to the jump lead posts, not direct to battery
(see Tim's post regarding solar charge)

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Buckster



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I find tow bar electrics is the easiest way to connect and charge Thumbs Up 2003 BMW M5 - 5 Litres of V8 Optimax Slurping Goodness in Carbon Black

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warkman



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Unfortunately, my tow bar electrics are only 5 pin, not the 7 pin on younger models Just bought a RRS 06 MY HSE TDV6 136,000 miles, to be a second car to my gorgeous 65 plate Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design lux nav

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Tyrefitter



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5 pin.? Never seen those,they are either 7 pin or 13 pin.

Andy. Andy.

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warkman



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Sorry, you are right, 7 pin πŸ˜„ Just bought a RRS 06 MY HSE TDV6 136,000 miles, to be a second car to my gorgeous 65 plate Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design lux nav

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Buckster



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Can use some 7pin as long as its not the one with black flap on it. Have a look in the forum shop as there is more info regarding 7 pin charging Thumbs Up 2003 BMW M5 - 5 Litres of V8 Optimax Slurping Goodness in Carbon Black

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Cymruambyth



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Sorry to hijack, I assume towbar electrics were an option? Steve.

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Andy K



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yeap towbar electrics were option.


M8 size I think.

5 amp is fine. About Β£65 on the bay ?

Try and get a Free indicator lead M8. Good for connecting in the boot

Some of the ebay ones have this bundled in

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Andy K



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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CTEK-Multi-MXS-5...Sww9xZAi8i

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Col



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MXS7 or MXS10 they have the advantage of having a separate 12 volt power supply should you need it to retain memory on a vehicle etc.

This is how I connect mine, just tucks back under bonnet out of the way, never had any problems with water ingress during rain etc. saves having to remove tow bar cover etc. as well.





Cheers
Col

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warkman



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England 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

Just ordered the MXS7 with extension lead and battery connectors.


Unfortunately, the tow plug socket is the black sap 7 pin Just bought a RRS 06 MY HSE TDV6 136,000 miles, to be a second car to my gorgeous 65 plate Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design lux nav

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Meiang



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I have 3 C-Tek MXS-5 units and I find the mode switch becomes unresponsive after a while from new. They work but the mode switch does not seem to change the setting until it has been pressed a few times. The issue is the same for all 3 units I have. When they are new they responded instantly. I would go for the MXS-7 as I find the MXS-5 a bit undersized for the RRS battery.

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warkman



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Col wrote:
MXS7 or MXS10 they have the advantage of having a separate 12 volt power supply should you need it to retain memory on a vehicle etc.

This is how I connect mine, just tucks back under bonnet out of the way, never had any problems with water ingress during rain etc. saves having to remove tow bar cover etc. as well.





Cheers
Col


Where does your comfort connection come out? Can’t quite fathom it πŸ˜€ Just bought a RRS 06 MY HSE TDV6 136,000 miles, to be a second car to my gorgeous 65 plate Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design lux nav

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