CTEK 250S Incorrectly Connected




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    Default CTEK 250S Incorrectly Connected

    I have a ctek 250s fitted in my Xcape to maintain the 2 x 105amp batteries. Have 2 separate Brad Harrison plugs, one for the alternator fitted to towbar and a separate one for the solar input. On recent holiday, solar was not doing the job due to cloudy weather for 2 days. Stupidly disconnected the solar panels and connected the vehicle to the solar lead. So alternator was charging the batteries via the solar input on the ctek. Idled vehicle for about 15min and the batteries were charging before I realized my mistake.. Have i potentially damaged the ctek by making this mistake ?..

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    Default Re: CTEK 250S Incorrectly Connected

    If it is still working then its fine
    Johan Kriel

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    Default Re: CTEK 250S Incorrectly Connected

    When I idle the car my Ctek automatically charges the deep cell battery.

    If you ever have problems with the Ctek there are two standard fuses in the box.
    One is next to the Solar contact.

    An auto electrician blew my solar fuse a while back but we just replaced it.
    Paul

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    Default Re: CTEK 250S Incorrectly Connected

    Thanks for advice will test system once Xcape is back home, currently at agents for service.

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    Default Re: CTEK 250S Incorrectly Connected

    smart charger as Ctek surely have wrong polarity protection.
    mine of R500 does.
    you should be safe.

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