5Amp Automatic Battery Charger
For batteries rated up to 110Ah
& Maintenance ‘trickle’ charging for batteries up to 160Ah
+ Advanced charging with temperature compensation
The MXS 5.0 comes with automatic temperature compensation for the best charging performance, even in extreme conditions.
+ Cold weather performance
At a glance:
- Fully automatic ‘connect and forget’ 8 step 12V charging
- Smaller battery, normal battery, AGM and Recond programs
- Built in automatic temperature compensation
- Patented float/pulse maintenance for batteries up to 160Ah
The MXS 5.0 is an advanced microprocessor controlled battery charger with automatic temperature compensation built in providing unrivalled performance on lead-acid batteries from 1.2Ah up to 110Ah. The MXS 5.0 solves a broad range of battery problems and is the ideal charger for the user with high demands. Features of the MXS 5.0 include diagnosis of battery condition to establish if it can receive and retain charge, patented automatic desulphation step and a special reconditioning step that will revive and restore deeply discharged and stratified batteries. AGM option is perfect for maximising performance and life of most Stop-Start batteries. The built in temperature compensation ensures ideal charging performance even in the most extreme conditions. Patented Float/Pulse maintenance makes the MXS 5.0 ideal for long-term maintenance. The entire process of battery testing, charging and maintenance is easily followed on the clear LED display.
The MXS 5.0 is a fully automatic “connect and forget” 12V charger with 8 charging steps and offers selectable car, and bike programmes. The RECOND and AGM options operate individually or together in both car and bike programmes providing great flexibility for the user. Wide charging range on all lead-acid battery types from 1.2Ah up to110Ah with additional maintenance capability to 160Ah. Splash proof and dust proof (IP65). The MXS 5.0 is easy and safe to use, protects vehicle electronics, is spark-free, reverse polarity protected and short circuit proof. The MXS 5.0 features a 5-year warranty.
In the box:
- Crocodile Clips
- M6 Eyelets (for permanent connections)
- Carry Bag
Why do Groves sell this and what are our recommendations?
CTEK boasts incredible popularity in the battery aftercare market due to how well their products work. Using their chargers is extremely easy and can provide a ‘connect and forget’ battery charging solution; we even use them ourselves at our workshop.
They are fully automatic which means you can leave them on charge and they will switch themselves off when they are done.
When a battery is not in use, we recommend charging once every 3 months or so.
We recommend this charger if you:
The MXS 5 is great for charging all types of batteries. From motorbike to leisure batteries; this charger will charge quickly and can be left to maintain batteries for as long as you like. Perfect if you plan to keep the charger connected for several days / weeks / months.
We would recommend this charger for leisure batteries.
Input: 220–240VAC, 50–60Hz, 0.6A max
Output: 14.4V/14.7V/15.8V, 5.0A max
Start voltage: 2.0V
Back current drain*: Corresponding to less than 1Ah/month
Ambient temperature: -20˚C to +50˚C
Battery types: All types of lead-acid batteries, 12V, WET, MF, Ca/Ca, AGM, GEL
Battery capacity: 1.2–160Ah
Warranty: 5 years
Insulation class: IP65
Temperature compensation: Built in charge voltage temperature compensation according to ambient temperature.
Why do batteries need to be charged?
With a fully charged battery you don’t have to worry about whether your sports car or motorbike will start after a winter stored away. You have full control and avoid any unpleasant surprises. In addition, the battery remains in top condition, and you can rest assured it will work correctly. Regular charging also prolongs battery lifespan.
When should batteries be charged?
All batteries self-discharge to some extent, but the amount depends on the temperature. If the battery’s no-load voltage drops to 12.4 V or less for an extended period, sulfation increases, which impairs charging. So it is important to keep the no-load voltage high, even if the battery is not being used. This applies, for example, to batteries for pleasure boats, motorbikes and other vehicles that are only used part of the year. You can do this either by charging the battery at intervals or through continuous maintenance charging.