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Recommend a battery tender/maintainer?

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Can anyone recommend a battery tender/maintainer? I'm assuming they mean the same thing.


Somebody at a Ferrari/Maserati dealership I really trust recommended a make called Ctek, although I'm looking for the most cost efficient one. Don't need a premium brand name if it functions the same, just want a good safe easy to use one.


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I use a Ctek and it works like a charm.
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Hey guys


Can anyone recommend a battery tender/maintainer? I'm assuming they mean the same thing.


Somebody at a Ferrari/Maserati dealership I really trust recommended a make called Ctek, although I'm looking for the most cost efficient one. Don't need a premium brand name if it functions the same, just want a good safe easy to use one.


Thanks!
C-tek (and it's not expensive -- not cheap either).

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Looks to me like there are many different models of Ctek tenders, which one would be best for our GTs?
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Looks to me like there are many different models of Ctek tenders, which one would be best for our GTs?
I have the Multi US 7002. Not sure where it ranks on the C-Tek spectrum...I had the dealer throw it in when I bought the car.

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I have a bosch c3. You can fix the cable on your battery and unplug the device easily. It has a rubber cap on the cable to prevent sparks/fire. The device works fully automatic. Just plug it in and done.
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I had the dealer install the Ctek on my GTS. They were running a special so I bought it.
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I have switched all my battery charger/maintainers to Save-A-Battery. I use the Model 9999. You can find them on Amazon. Not cheap, but the only brand I feel comfortable leaving hooked up 24/7. Also, if you live in an area that can have lightning storms, buy a single outlet surge protector to put between the charger and the wall outlet. A lightning strike can not only burn out the charger, but also can totally mess up the car's computers.
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Pigtails are a must!

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Ah, 3 different brand/model recommendations above to choose from. Hmm.

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Pig tails?
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Ah, 3 different brand/model recommendations above to choose from. Hmm.



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It attaches to your battery (and remains there) and on the other end it has a quick connect/disconnect to your battery tender. Takes seconds to connect and disconnect your tender.

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It attaches to your battery (and remains there) and on the other end it has a quick connect/disconnect to your battery tender. Takes seconds to connect and disconnect your tender.

Indeed! It's the only way to go (and comes with the C-tek).

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This is actually a bit more complex than I expected. Ctek has a ton of different models.






I don't need anything too fancy. Tips?
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This is actually a bit more complex than I expected. Ctek has a ton of different models.






I don't need anything too fancy. Tips?
I think I've got the US3300 (4 years ago) and it does all the stuff I need.

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I have the Ctek 4.3 for my GT and it seems to do everything it's supposed to do. It comes with everything you need and is simple to install. My Maserati dealership recommended the brand.
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