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Posted 12 January 2021 - 06:58 AM

Just out of curiosity how many members are leaving their Touareg on trickle charge during this lockdown?.
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Posted 12 January 2021 - 08:23 AM

View PostEd Taylor, on 12 January 2021 - 06:58 AM, said:

Just out of curiosity how many members are leaving their Touareg on trickle charge during this lockdown?.


I put my CTEK on for a full cycle once a month at the moment - from previous experience it'll go a couple of months unused so a monthly recharge seems to eliminate all the issues.
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Posted 12 January 2021 - 08:37 AM

I bought a CTEK charger just before christmas on recomendations here. I will give it a go as soon as it stops raining then.
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Posted 12 January 2021 - 09:14 AM

Put my ctek on about once a month. I use the AGM setting.
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Posted 12 January 2021 - 11:13 AM

When I worked offshore if my Touareg was at home I used to leave it permanently connected to a CTEK charger which kept the battery 100%. Longest trip was 15 weeks in this state.
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Posted 12 January 2021 - 02:41 PM

Both my cars are on CTEKs currently. One for virtually all of last year. Lockdowns initially, then i finally got abroad, returning to the UK to 14 days quarantine then Tier4 almost immediately, now lockdown again šŸ˜©

Touareg not going anywhere soon either now so back on the other CTEK šŸ˜
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Posted 12 January 2021 - 02:50 PM

I connect my smart charger and leave it on for a few days every couple of weeks at the moment.

Because I'm only going to the shops once a week the treg seems to flatten the battery quite quickly.

My previous Tiguan was exactly same.
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Posted 12 January 2021 - 03:30 PM

View PostEd Taylor, on 12 January 2021 - 08:37 AM, said:

I bought a CTEK charger just before christmas on recomendations here. I will give it a go as soon as it stops raining then.

Have you fitted the convenience plug under your bonnet? Makes life far easier than messing about with cricket clips
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Posted 12 January 2021 - 04:40 PM

Not Der Panzer as its in daily use but my Capri has been hooked up to the CTEK for about the last 4 weeks in the garage, shite weather so will stay there till we get a a couple of dry salt free days.

Spare battery on the back of the bench been hooked up to to a CTEK for 18 months or more, Bike plugged into an Optimate, not been pout of the garage since the end of November

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 12:01 PM

Mine is on charge just now. When I connected the CTEK it showed the battery at its lowest level on the charge scale. Be interesting to see how long till it says full.
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 12:15 PM

View PostEd Taylor, on 15 January 2021 - 12:01 PM, said:

Mine is on charge just now. When I connected the CTEK it showed the battery at its lowest level on the charge scale. Be interesting to see how long till it says full.

The process always starts at the low end of the sequence but if the battery is discharged it will simply work through the various stages and it might take a good few hours or even a couple of days to settle at the float maintenance charge.

Iā€™m putting my car on the CTEK today as it has been standing unused for a few weeks now ;)
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 01:17 PM

View PostEd Taylor, on 15 January 2021 - 12:01 PM, said:

Mine is on charge just now. When I connected the CTEK it showed the battery at its lowest level on the charge scale. Be interesting to see how long till it says full.

Yep, they always start like that, if trhe battery is fully charged it will rapidly click through the levels.
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 01:19 PM

Mine now after about 1.5 to 2 hours and the charge scale is now on 3/4 full. On that basis it hopefully wont be too long till it says full.
Should I leave it on charge still as the battery is full. I appreciate that leaving it on charge will keep it topped up. But I might be using the car tomorrow.
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 02:54 PM

View PostEd Taylor, on 15 January 2021 - 01:19 PM, said:

Mine now after about 1.5 to 2 hours and the charge scale is now on 3/4 full. On that basis it hopefully wont be too long till it says full.
Should I leave it on charge still as the battery is full. I appreciate that leaving it on charge will keep it topped up. But I might be using the car tomorrow.


Leave it on charge until you need to use the car. Smart chargers will switch to a maintenance phase when fully charged which can be left connected indefinitely.
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 03:21 PM

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 03:31 PM

Is the bonnet alarmed?.
Reason I ask. The red LED is flashing on the drivers door. But when I lift the "semi locked" bonnet the alarm doesn't go off.
I think I semi closed the bonnet. Then locked the car LED flashing. Maybe that's why no alarm when I lift the bonnet. Something for me to try later...
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 04:27 PM

View PostEd Taylor, on 15 January 2021 - 03:31 PM, said:

Is the bonnet alarmed?.
Reason I ask. The red LED is flashing on the drivers door. But when I lift the "semi locked" bonnet the alarm doesn't go off.
I think I semi closed the bonnet. Then locked the car LED flashing. Maybe that's why no alarm when I lift the bonnet. Something for me to try later...

I used to put the extension lead under the bonnet, CTEK under there too and close the bonnet fully.
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 05:36 PM

View PostEd Taylor, on 15 January 2021 - 03:31 PM, said:

Is the bonnet alarmed?.
Reason I ask. The red LED is flashing on the drivers door. But when I lift the "semi locked" bonnet the alarm doesn't go off.
I think I semi closed the bonnet. Then locked the car LED flashing. Maybe that's why no alarm when I lift the bonnet. Something for me to try later...



If you want to keep all the electrics indoors, house or garage, (which i find preferable) CTEK have simple extension leads to reach in/out to the bonnet from such places. Plug one or two in line, job done :)
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 06:55 PM

Cheers for that Sarakina. I will look into that. I presume their website has these extention leads. I like the idea..
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Posted 15 January 2021 - 07:09 PM

I use the extension lead for my caravan, don't need it on the Treg.

I place the ctek on top of the front passenger side wheel, standard lead goes over the top of the headlight, through the slight gap between the headlight and grille and onto the terminals.

Bonnet shuts fully.
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