MSW’s take: These are the same chargers that BMW, Mercedes, and other premium brands rebadge as their own chargers. Lithium batteries are becoming ever more popular in racing applications and you must use a charger made specifically for these types of batteries.
The LITHIUM US (Part No. 56-926) is an advanced microprocessor controlled charger specially designed to recharge and maintain the cells of Lithium-Iron (LiFePO4) batteries – maximizing their performance and lifespan. With up to 4.3A of charge current available the LITHIUM US is extremely flexible and will charge LiFePO4 batteries from 5Ah to 60Ah and maintain up to 120Ah.
Operation is simple and charging will commence upon connection. With no need to disconnect the battery from the vehicle, at charge start the LITHIUM US will automatically reset any low voltage protection electronics (Battery Management System) fitted. Charging can be restarted manually at any time using the ‘Reset’ button.
- COMPLETE LIFEPO4 BATTERY CARE – UNIQUE AND PATENTED SYSTEM TO RECOVER, CHARGE AND MAINTAIN LIFEPO4 BATTERIES TO MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE AND EXTEND LIFE.
- SAFE TO USE – USER SAFETY THROUGH SPARK FREE OPERATION AND REVERSE POLARITY PROTECTION. VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SAFETY THROUGH EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN VOLTAGE AND CURRENT DELIVERY WITH NO SURGES OR SPIKES. NO NEED TO DISCONNECT BATTERY FROM THE VEHICLE WHEN CHARGING.
- CONNECT AND FORGET – SIMPLE PLUG AND PLAY OPERATION. MANUAL RESET AVAILABLE
- UNIQUE 8 STEP CHARGING – THE PATENTED 8 STEP PROGRAM TESTS BATTERY CONDITION AND, CHARGES AND MAINTAINS TO ENSURE MAXIMUM LIFEPO4 BATTERY LIFE AND PERFORMANCE. FLOAT / PULSE MAINTENANCE ENSURES ID DEAL BATTERY CARE DURING PERIODS OF INACTIVITY.
- EXTENDS BATTERY LIFE – THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF CTEK CHARGERS COMBINE TO MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE AND EXTEND LIFEPO4 BATTERY LIFE.
|Charge voltage||13.8 / 14.4V|
|Charge current||Max 4.3A|
|Type of charger||8 step, fully automatic charging cycle|
|Type of battery||12V lithium Ion Phosphate (LiFePO4)|
|Battery Capacity||5.0Ah – 60Ah, maintenance charging up to 120Ah|
|Protection Rating||IP65 (splash and dust proof)|
|Warranty||5 year warranty|