PHB1969RayI have a similar set up to Ralphs although I do not use that much cable. I take my connector to the rear of the batter, up and onto the tray with just about 10cm cable/connector laying on the tray top.If I knew how to post photo's I would but I cannot. RayHi Raydo you connect to both battery posts or do you connect to the positive and an earth point for the negative? I have a permanently wired connection on my Vx220 and just plug in as you do. Probably need a charger for the 718. I do have an Optimate are they any good? ThanksPaul
RayI have a similar set up to Ralphs although I do not use that much cable. I take my connector to the rear of the batter, up and onto the tray with just about 10cm cable/connector laying on the tray top.If I knew how to post photo's I would but I cannot. Ray
RayPaul,Ctek MXS 5.0. My other is an Optimate 2. I do have a third which is a heavy duty charger for my twin battery Pajero SWB.Ralph if memory serves me right has an all singing Ctek charger but the MXS 5.0 does ok for my needs. Ray
RayPaul,Sadly my vehicle only does mostly short runs nowadays and to keep the battery up to spec I connect mine every night. The battery take a beating in the winter especially with the heater, demister etc going.
PHB1969RayPaul,Sadly my vehicle only does mostly short runs nowadays and to keep the battery up to spec I connect mine every night. The battery take a beating in the winter especially with the heater, demister etc going.Although mine is only just over a year, it’s only done 2k miles.....so unless it gets a good run, start/stop doesn’t kick in.....it is garaged but I know that one day it will probably decide it isn’t keen on starting....
RayHi Guys,I am struggling trying to place a photo on this thread. I have some images on the imgur site but where the blazes is the URL. I dont use hosting sites as I dont trust them so this is the first time I have done this. Ray
Steve BrookesRayHi Guys,I am struggling trying to place a photo on this thread. I have some images on the imgur site but where the blazes is the URL. I dont use hosting sites as I dont trust them so this is the first time I have done this. RayI guess you found out Ray? Just in case, click on the pic and you get a choice of links to use. For the PCGB forum I usually use the 'direct link' and paste it into the pop up box that appears when you choose the picture icon to link a photo.
PHB1969Ok...got mine and set it up this evening. Used the positive terminal and the battery clamp nut and bolt at the front of the battery. Lead comes out in the middle under the bonnet below the windscreen. So...charging...if I open the bonnet.....the front storage area light comes on.....does it ever go off either after time or can it be switched off Or do I just lock the car and it goes off then....? Many thanks Paul
RayNo stopping me now. Ray
Dick DastardlyDo you simply attach the CTEK leads to the negative post and positive terminal using the supplied leads, not sure if vibration would dislodge them whilst driving ? Thanks Neil
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