London, UK (PRWEB) October 7, 2010
CTEK, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries, has launched the D250S Dual, a new onboard 12V battery charger that is powered from either solar power or the alternator and, will not only charge leisure batteries, but also condition and extend their life, saving the consumer valuable time and money.
The problems of battery charging whilst on the move are well known. With an increasing number of electrical items available that draw from the battery, leisure batteries are notoriously difficult to maintain and, are especially prone to sulphation, loss of capacity and ultimately a shortened life span.
Where fitted, many onboard charging systems currently available aren't adequate to maximise the capacity of a leisure battery and cannot condition it, potentially resulting in it underperforming or becoming unrecoverable.
Developed using the unique patented technology available in CTEK's mains powered chargers, the new D250S Dual charger allows CTEK's safe and effective charging technology to be utilised when on the move - using either the vehicle alternator or solar as the power source.
The D250S Dual provides a six step charging curve to condition, charge and maintain the leisure battery, increasing performance, extending its life span and, saving user money on unnecessary battery replacement. With around 80% of all battery failures due to sulphation caused by undercharging - a direct result of lack of care and maintenance, the D250S Dual removes lead-sulphate from the plates using its patented desulphation mode before delivering up to 20 amps of controlled charging power.
The D250S Dual is in constant communication with both the alternator and the leisure battery. Recognising when the alternator is powered, the D250S switches itself on, reads the condition of the leisure battery and begins its charging cycle. The unit switches itself off once the engine is stopped and the alternator shuts down. Operating in this way the D250S Dual is completely separated from the starter battery whose performance and operation is unaffected.
An important factor when considering onboard charging is total system cost - equipment, cabling and installation. The cost of onboard charging systems can be high as they often require specialist knowledge and heavy gauge cabling - all of which add to the overall expense. However, the D250S Dual is highly affordable with installation being both simple and straightforward with cabling requirements below current industry norms.
Safe and simple to use, the D250S Dual offers an affordable and comprehensive solution to battery protection and charging whilst on the move. With a 2 year warranty the D250S Dual offers a unique and effective option for on board battery care and maintenance.
For more information or to find the nearest stockist, visit http://www.ctek.com.