For 6 Volt batteries rated up to 100Ah
Compact charging for your vintage car
Clear charging and maintenance
The XC 0.8 can give your vintage car a new lease of life. And, as you can keep the charger permanently connected in its maintenance mode, you’re always ready to get out on the road.
The XC 0.8 is a compact 4 step 6V charger that delivers 0.8A and charges and maintains 6V batteries from 1.2-100Ah. It’s simple to use and you can follow the whole charging process on the clear, easy to read display. After charging, the XC 0.8 will automatically switch to its maintenance phase using CTEK’s patented pulse charging, which is the most efficient mode if a battery is connected for long periods, so the charger can be permanently connected to your vehicle.
- Charges 6V batteries from 1.2-100Ah
- Fully automatic ‘connect and forget’ 4 step charging
- Patented desulphation function
- Comes with Connect – Eyelet connectors and Connect – Clamp connectors
In the box:
- Crocodile Clips
- M6 Eyelets (for permanent connections)
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 XC 0.8 is great for any 6 Volt batteries in vehicles; both motorbikes and vintage cars. A must if the vehicle is in seasonal use. Perfect if you plan to keep the charger connected for several days / weeks / months.
Not recommened for vehicles with alarms or immobilisers (unless the battery is removed from the vehicle to be charged).
Input: 220–240VAC, 50–60Hz, 0.2A max
Output: 7.2V, 0.8A 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, 6V, WET, MF, Ca/Ca, AGM, GEL
Battery capacity: 1.2–100Ah
Warranty: 5 years
Insulation class: IP65
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.