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Wayneclarke



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black
Ctek extention cable

Is it ok to put two extension cables together so I can make 5 metres in length as I can only find 2.5 m cables

Post #549907 Tue Feb 27 2018 3:11pm
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Cymruambyth



Member Since: 27 Feb 2017
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Wales 

I never thought of that Laughing I wanted a longer one! Steve.

Post #549910 Tue Feb 27 2018 4:05pm
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Andy K



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Location: GL
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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

Mr Stuart of D3 fame posted about this on D3 forums. He asked CTEK, who said No.

Given the price of them, I'm sure there must be a better solution (like having a connection at the rear of the car) or maybe the front ?

Post #549921 Tue Feb 27 2018 5:47pm
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Lindab



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I have two 2.5m cables joined together on mine, no problem. Never even gave it a thought when I did it

Post #549938 Tue Feb 27 2018 7:03pm
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Wayneclarke



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

i wonder why cute would say no, and if thats the case then why not provide longer cables

Post #549946 Tue Feb 27 2018 7:51pm
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Andy K



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

there will be a voltage drop along their thin cables.

which may cause intermittent problems.

I like to put a charging socket in the boot.



Didn't stop you though Whistle

Cymruambyth wrote:
Well.....strangely...after buying a 12v plug in adapter for my CTEK...my rear socket which seemed to be permanent live the other week, apparently isn`t Rolling Eyes

Not to be beaten....I "made" a route from the battery to the boot Laughing

Comfort connector from battery to door and inside the Sport




Then the extension fitted and run through the inside to boot





Then charger plugged into 240v extension and into the garage.....where there`s a will there`s a way Laughing Bit of a palava but it`ll only be done once in a while Thumbs Up





NOTE TO SELF.....UNPLUG BEFORE DRIVING OFF Mr. Green

Post #549950 Tue Feb 27 2018 8:06pm
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wilf



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I too have two 2.5M cables joined together, never had a problem. MY2016 HSE D SDV6 - gone due to fuel dilution problems.

By the age of 50 you have the face you deserve - George Orwell.

Post #549969 Tue Feb 27 2018 9:15pm
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Lindab



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I have had 2 cables feeding my F type Jag since November with no problems & also my Range Rover which is used once every week or so. No problems. The ctek lights are all as they should be

Post #549977 Tue Feb 27 2018 10:16pm
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Andy K



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Good to hear. I didn't think there would be a problem in practice but ctek say no.

Post #549980 Tue Feb 27 2018 10:20pm
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PC76



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Adriatic Blue

Problem would happen mainly when charging a dead battery or running as a supply as the voltage drop is directly related to the amount of current being drawn.

for those that are interested it's calculated as mv*a*m diveded by 1000 (milivolts * amps * meters)/1000

Post #549986 Tue Feb 27 2018 11:35pm
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wilf



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All that would happen is the charging would take a little longer, since the volt drop would fall as the charging current drops off, and the charger would automatically compensate for it. MY2016 HSE D SDV6 - gone due to fuel dilution problems.

By the age of 50 you have the face you deserve - George Orwell.

Post #549995 Wed Feb 28 2018 8:00am
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