As a farmer, you know the importance of keeping your machines in top condition so you don’t have to stop working at critical times. But what about your batteries? A dead battery in your vehicle means you will waste your time and money, because the life for your batteries will be shorter. Modern batteries are more durable than they used to be but if you want to maximise the life your battery you need to maintain and care for them.
Three key signs of poor battery health
- SULPHATING CAN REDUCE YOUR BATTERY CAPACITY
When batteries become discharged, the lead sulphate forms crystals which build up on your battery plates. This build-up of crystals can seriously damage your batteries and reduce their capacity. With a CTEK charger you can dissolve sulphate deposits and restore your battery to its partial or original capacity.
- ACID STRATIFICATION PREVENTS YOUR BATTERY FROM ACHIEVING A FULL CHARGE
If your batteries become deeply discharged, the acid and water split into separate layers (known as acid stratification). When this occurs, you will not be able to achieve a full charge of your battery through “normal” battery charging. CTEK chargers have a special reconditioning function (not for Gel or AGM batteries) which mixes the acid and water together again, to help the batteries to regain their original capacity and extend the life of your batteries.
- DESICCATION CAN CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO YOUR BATTERY
Charging your batteries with a voltage that is too high will overcharge your batteries. This will cause the water in your batteries to evaporate. Dry battery plates will cause permanent damage to your battery. CTEK’s Hi-tech smart charge curve is designed to avoid over charging, giving your batteries a longer life. It’s also important to regularly top up the water in your battery.
Farmers work in tough conditions and so do CTEK chargers. Rain, dust, hot summers and cold winters are all part of a farmer’s work. CTEK chargers are robust and protected against dust and being splashed by water.
Don’t wait until dead batteries stop you from getting your work done. Let a CTEK charger give you peace of mind that your batteries will be charged, conditioned and powered up when you need them.