CTEK MXS 5.0 Fully Automatic Battery Charger Charges, Maintains Reconditions Car Motorcycle Batteries 12V, 5 Amp - UK Plug  £58.59 @ Amazon
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CTEK MXS 5.0 Fully Automatic Battery Charger Charges, Maintains Reconditions Car Motorcycle Batteries 12V, 5 Amp - UK Plug £58.59 @ Amazon

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Posted 16th Feb
Overwhelingly positively reviewed, I fancied one of these to replace the cheapie 'smart' charger I had that died but hesitated at the price.
This is the best price I've seen by about a tenner.
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TipsyNurse51 m ago

Modern lead acid batteries are resilient - if they can take being charged …Modern lead acid batteries are resilient - if they can take being charged by an alternator, they can take being charged by a battery charger.Likewise batteries are cheap - you could buy two for the price of this.Can't really see the point




Average decent make batteries start at £50 upwards,how could you buy two.
Bhav12320 m ago

Typical this comes on offer after months of watching it. I can't recommend …Typical this comes on offer after months of watching it. I can't recommend this charger highly enough. Its been a life saver with the recent cold snap as I rarely drive my cars these days. After 3 weeks of my car being sat there the battery was dead. I plugged the charger to my car on a full recond charge and after 16 hours it was like new again. Now I tend to hook it up every two weeks and it only takes a couple of hours and then it drops into float mode where it just monitors the battery.If you don't drive much and you suffer from flat batteries often, this could be your solution. It's working well for me. My battery is about 3 years old and my car is 2006 BMW 330i for reference.


Great it works for you, but you could get (when available) a Lidl/Aldi charger for approx £13. It would do the same thing in this case. Not a criticism of this deal, and I know I'll be told the ctek can bring a battery back from the dead. But if all that's needed is an occasional charge or constant trickle charger the cheap ones do the job.
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What's a 'Car Motorcycle'?
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Edited by: "gidsterc" 16th Feb
gidsterc2 m ago

What's a 'Car Motorcycle'?[Image]


Same as ‘Charger Charges’ and ‘Maintains Reconditions’
gidsterc3 m ago

What's a 'Car Motorcycle'?[Image]


They forgot to use a comma ,,,,,,,,,
Brilliant bit of kit. Know from experience they pay for themselves in a single dead battery
Typical this comes on offer after months of watching it. I can't recommend this charger highly enough. Its been a life saver with the recent cold snap as I rarely drive my cars these days. After 3 weeks of my car being sat there the battery was dead. I plugged the charger to my car on a full recond charge and after 16 hours it was like new again. Now I tend to hook it up every two weeks and it only takes a couple of hours and then it drops into float mode where it just monitors the battery.

If you don't drive much and you suffer from flat batteries often, this could be your solution. It's working well for me.

My battery is about 3 years old and my car is 2006 BMW 330i for reference.
Bhav12320 m ago

Typical this comes on offer after months of watching it. I can't recommend …Typical this comes on offer after months of watching it. I can't recommend this charger highly enough. Its been a life saver with the recent cold snap as I rarely drive my cars these days. After 3 weeks of my car being sat there the battery was dead. I plugged the charger to my car on a full recond charge and after 16 hours it was like new again. Now I tend to hook it up every two weeks and it only takes a couple of hours and then it drops into float mode where it just monitors the battery.If you don't drive much and you suffer from flat batteries often, this could be your solution. It's working well for me. My battery is about 3 years old and my car is 2006 BMW 330i for reference.


Great it works for you, but you could get (when available) a Lidl/Aldi charger for approx £13. It would do the same thing in this case. Not a criticism of this deal, and I know I'll be told the ctek can bring a battery back from the dead. But if all that's needed is an occasional charge or constant trickle charger the cheap ones do the job.
compadre17 m ago

Great it works for you, but you could get (when available) a Lidl/Aldi …Great it works for you, but you could get (when available) a Lidl/Aldi charger for approx £13. It would do the same thing in this case. Not a criticism of this deal, and I know I'll be told the ctek can bring a battery back from the dead. But if all that's needed is an occasional charge or constant trickle charger the cheap ones do the job.


I was open to looking at those chargers, however after reading so many bad reviews, I bit the bullet and bought the Ctek. It's also reassuring to see that Ctek also make the same chargers for most manufacturers to such as BMW, Merc, Audi who put their own badges on them. I definitely see your point though. If budget isn't an issue, I'd certainly go the Ctek route, however if it's a stretch I imagine the Aldi/Lidl ones are worth a try for the price.
compadre27 m ago

Great it works for you, but you could get (when available) a Lidl/Aldi …Great it works for you, but you could get (when available) a Lidl/Aldi charger for approx £13. It would do the same thing in this case. Not a criticism of this deal, and I know I'll be told the ctek can bring a battery back from the dead. But if all that's needed is an occasional charge or constant trickle charger the cheap ones do the job.


They're in tomorrow at Lidl if anyone is interested.
Overpriced!!!!! Bought mine from ali.. For 15£
Pisnahuj16 m ago

Overpriced!!!!! Bought mine from ali.. For 15£


Well, that's sure to be genuine!
compadre12 m ago

Well, that's sure to be genuine!


Yes, for 15£, it’s bound to be genuine, but if it’s not and overheats, catches alight and takes your car with it, at least you can be pleased you saved over 40£ not buying the genuine article
Edited by: "marky.mark" 16th Feb
This was absolutely fantastic in reconditioning a car battery that wasn’t holding its charge - highly recommended.
Ive had one of these for a couple of years & it's been great - would recommend it!
We use these professionaly at work - you will often see a £250k car with one of these on maintaining the battery.

The cheaper ones are ok for basic charging but these are what the pro's use.

*Edit - we use the bigger ones as we normally use the 1000CCA batteries for testing.
Edited by: "bbdom" 16th Feb
davidsr1 h, 55 m ago

They're in tomorrow at Lidl if anyone is interested.


That's what I had before. Seemed like a good idea, but it died... so I bought the CTEK.
CTEK chargers are the best you can get, I’ve been using this model for 5 years. Great price.
bbdom12 m ago

We use these professionaly at work - you will often see a £250k car with …We use these professionaly at work - you will often see a £250k car with one of these on maintaining the battery. The cheaper ones are ok for basic charging but these are what the pro's use.*Edit - we use the bigger ones as we normally use the 1000CCA batteries for testing.


Which model is one you are referring?
The ones we use are the MXS 25 - we've only had one of them give us any trouble and that was replaced under warranty.
Modern lead acid batteries are resilient - if they can take being charged by an alternator, they can take being charged by a battery charger.

Likewise batteries are cheap - you could buy two for the price of this.

Can't really see the point
If you have a modern car with start / stop technology, you'll likely have an AGM battery. these charge them as well. If you charge them with an aldi special you will never fully charge it!

I've had a ctek 5 for years and love it. Am tempted to get another one for in the van when camping for the leisure battery that runs the freezer as I have the cheap Aldi one in there.
Are these ok with stop start engines?
Looks like Eddy already answered that one. My battery is AGM, and due to short journeys it just doesn't get the charge it needs.
Edited by: "Jaspabt1" 16th Feb
Eddy_Slade13 m ago

If you have a modern car with start / stop technology, you'll likely have …If you have a modern car with start / stop technology, you'll likely have an AGM battery. these charge them as well. If you charge them with an aldi special you will never fully charge it!I've had a ctek 5 for years and love it. Am tempted to get another one for in the van when camping for the leisure battery that runs the freezer as I have the cheap Aldi one in there.


Errrrr, but the car will fully charge it! You only every need to charge a battery enough to start the car.

But anyway, any charger will fully charge any battery if left on for long enough.
This seems very expensive for a charger. Any cheap charger will charge a flat battery, this being only 5amp won't even do that very quickly. If you have say a rarely used classic car, then these are probably good for maintaining a float charge, but on a rarely used car you are better off just disconnecting the battery, fully charging it then checking it with a voltmeter every 6 months.
TipsyNurse51 m ago

Modern lead acid batteries are resilient - if they can take being charged …Modern lead acid batteries are resilient - if they can take being charged by an alternator, they can take being charged by a battery charger.Likewise batteries are cheap - you could buy two for the price of this.Can't really see the point




Average decent make batteries start at £50 upwards,how could you buy two.
It's a maintenance charger for a top up on the likes of a weekend car ,not really meant for charging from completly flat (if it will even do that)...I have a couple of other makes of these smart chargers and if the battery is too low a voltage it will not charge at all and turn itself off....then you need to start the battery of with a conventional charger to get some power in to it then connect the smart charger. At 5 amps you'd be looking at a full day+ charge....buy a good 8 or 16 amp that will do anything.
CTEK the 'Apple' of battery charging.
compadre4 h, 54 m ago

Well, that's sure to be genuine!


They all are genuine china where did you think they all come from?
Bhav12313 h, 4 m ago

Typical this comes on offer after months of watching it. I can't recommend …Typical this comes on offer after months of watching it. I can't recommend this charger highly enough. Its been a life saver with the recent cold snap as I rarely drive my cars these days. After 3 weeks of my car being sat there the battery was dead. I plugged the charger to my car on a full recond charge and after 16 hours it was like new again. Now I tend to hook it up every two weeks and it only takes a couple of hours and then it drops into float mode where it just monitors the battery.If you don't drive much and you suffer from flat batteries often, this could be your solution. It's working well for me. My battery is about 3 years old and my car is 2006 BMW 330i for reference.


You could hook up a 20w solar panel to it so it gets a trickle charge.
TipsyNurse9 h, 17 m ago

Modern lead acid batteries are resilient - if they can take being charged …Modern lead acid batteries are resilient - if they can take being charged by an alternator, they can take being charged by a battery charger.Likewise batteries are cheap - you could buy two for the price of this.Can't really see the point


BWAHAHAHA! What a load of bs!
SFconvert8 h, 45 m ago

This seems very expensive for a charger. Any cheap charger will charge a …This seems very expensive for a charger. Any cheap charger will charge a flat battery, this being only 5amp won't even do that very quickly. If you have say a rarely used classic car, then these are probably good for maintaining a float charge, but on a rarely used car you are better off just disconnecting the battery, fully charging it then checking it with a voltmeter every 6 months.


It's a very good charger. Do some research and thee shall learn something.
I use this to keep my leisure battery charged up over winter. Have had two cheaper chargers, and both failed within their first year of use, luckily Amazon refunded on both. I have had this charger for three years now and works a dream.
Edited by: "sonygeezer" 17th Feb
Still at 68.90 with 3rd party sellers
simate40 m ago

You could hook up a 20w solar panel to it so it gets a trickle charge.


That was my first option, but it didn't work for me.
Do you still need to remove the battery lead when charging as I’ve heard you can damage the cars electrics if you keep the battery connected?
Edited by: "Jaybeam" 17th Feb
Pisnahuj8 h, 28 m ago

They all are genuine china where did you think they all come from?


No doubt they are all 'genuine china' not necessarily genuine ctec!
simate1 h, 20 m ago

It's a very good charger. Do some research and thee shall learn something.


What, does it put a special, higher quality of electricity in to the battery or something?
Other than maintaining a float charge (which is actually a waste of electricity if you are going to leave it connected for weeks at a time as opposed to just disconnecting the battery), what else can this possibly do that a cheap basic charger can't do?
These are brilliant. I've had a CTEK for 15+ years, initially keeping a garaged TVR battery alive, and now doing the same for an S2000. I can't think of any other device that I've had plugged in for 15+ years without any problems.
simate2 h, 0 m ago

It's a very good charger. Do some research and thee shall learn something.


Depends on which research you look at!
pistonheads.com/gas…338
vx220.org.uk/for…re/
You can find anything you want. No doubt they are good, but do they do anything much more than cheaper conditioning chargers?
Edited by: "compadre" 17th Feb
Excellent piece of kit.
Have used C-Tek charger for years and also have 5 year warranty
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