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tigerspill
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:12 pm    Post subject: New charger needed - CTEK MXS 5? Reply with quote

Hi,

I have been using my old CTEK charger for many years but it had died. It's a Multi XS 3600.

So I need to replace it. When I google, it looks like the Porsche branded versions of the CTEK look very similar to mine.

Will I be OK going for the CTEK MXS 5? This seems to be around £55 on Amazon.
Current car is 997.2 C4S if that makes any difference.

Can i use the 12v cigarette lighter socket to charge or am I better connecting to the battery?

Thanks.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest MXS 7.0 as it copes with larger batteries. It's the one I use and I have the other half hard wired to the battery, with the battery status indicator. (CTX INDICATOR EYELET M8 )
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jl-c wrote:
I would suggest MXS 7.0 as it copes with larger batteries. It's the one I use and I have the other half hard wired to the battery, with the battery status indicator. (CTX INDICATOR EYELET M8 )


Thanks. Will take a look. But the 7 seems a big jump in price (£55 for the 5 and £112 for the 7).
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How would I know if I had an AGM battery?
I believe it is a Porsche original part battery.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

997 doesn’t use AGM batteries.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently bought an MXS 5.0, and it seems to work much better with the Bosch S5 battery, than my old XS 3600 charger did.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magic919 wrote:
997 doesn’t use AGM batteries.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poker2009 wrote:
I recently bought an MXS 5.0, and it seems to work much better with the Bosch S5 battery, than my old XS 3600 charger did.


Thanks. Think I will go for it. At half the price of the MXS 7, It is an easier buy.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: New charger needed - CTEK MXS 5? Reply with quote

tigerspill wrote:
Hi,

I have been using my old CTEK charger for many years but it had died. It's a Multi XS 3600.

So I need to replace it. When I google, it looks like the Porsche branded versions of the CTEK look very similar to mine.

Will I be OK going for the CTEK MXS 5? This seems to be around £55 on Amazon.
Current car is 997.2 C4S if that makes any difference.

Can i use the 12v cigarette lighter socket to charge or am I better connecting to the battery?

Thanks.


I use the CTEK MXS 5 with the extension lead and cigarette socket plug - works perfectly to condition my BOSCH S5 battery.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTEK MXS 5 working fine on my 944 Turbo and 996 C2
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject: is this for real? Reply with quote

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CTEK-Multi-MXS-5-0-12V-SMART-Fully-Automatic-Battery-Charger-UK-PLUG/323866083226?hash=item4b67ec3f9a:g:J6QAAOSwv9ldNtXk
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: is this for real? Reply with quote

DAVIDGT996 wrote:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CTEK-Multi-MXS-5-0-12V-SMART-Fully-Automatic-Battery-Charger-UK-PLUG/323866083226?hash=item4b67ec3f9a:g:J6QAAOSwv9ldNtXk


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