991 ctek charger connection

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2018/02/28 18:33:08 (permalink)

991 ctek charger connection

Give  my 991.1 is parked up for a week or two in the current weather, am thinking I should hook it up to my ctek charger to keep the battery topped up. I have directly connected to the battery on other cars before but gather that's not a runner on the 991 (and it's a faff to fit and access as well).
Is the cigarette lighter connection the way to go in a 991.1? what do you guys do with yours?

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    Terry PCGB Member
    Re: 991 ctek charger connection 2018/02/28 19:05:25 (permalink)
    Yes, I use a cigarette lighter connection in the socket in the central armrest and that works absolutely fine.

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    Re: 991 ctek charger connection 2018/02/28 19:15:52 (permalink)
    perfect thanks
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    Stratman PCGB Member
    Re: 991 ctek charger connection 2018/02/28 19:54:30 (permalink)
    Ditto. Have used that for the last few years in both a 981 2014 Cayman S and current 991.1 C4S and works a treat. You can close and lock the car while it charges. 
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    DrSimon PCGB Member
    Re: 991 ctek charger connection 2018/02/28 20:51:11 (permalink)
    I use the ciggy lighter in my 997.2 turbo and close the door on the lead. There's plenty of play in the seal to not cause any damage to the cable.
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    Re: 991 ctek charger connection 2018/02/28 22:12:57 (permalink)
    For my 991.1 I have the Porsche charger plugged into the passenger footwell socket as it did not work correctly when plugged into any other.......after a while the other sockets switch off and when you come back to the car the charger light is flashing showing it is effectively disconnected. No issue in the footwell socket. Mine is a very early 991 (Dec 2011 - one of the original launch cars) so things may well have progressed since!
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    Re: 991 ctek charger connection 2018/03/01 09:11:44 (permalink)
    Me too, I use the cigarette lighter socket as it is live at all times so is perfect. No problems
    Not sure about the other power sockets but I do know that the one in the glove box  only works with the ignition on which is no good.
    post edited by fireblade - 2018/03/01 09:15:39
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    Re: 991 ctek charger connection 2018/03/02 09:43:01 (permalink)
    Connecting a charger is not a problem. I simply checked with the services guys at my local dealer. Just connect the charger to the positive terminal on the battery but ensure you connect the negative lead to the body NOT the battery terminal direct. There are several earthed bolts in the battery area that you can connect to.
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    991JAW PCGB Member
    Re: 991 ctek charger connection 2018/03/09 16:59:52 (permalink)
    Plug mine into the footwear 12v socket no issues and was once told that's why Porsche but it there.One step further Ferrari have a magnetic charger point on the rear of the 488.So just snaps on and off when needed.
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