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  • Duckers
    Member Since: 22 Sep 2020
    Location: Bolton
    Posts: 5
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Indus Silver

    Ctek battery charger

    Hi
    Where is the best position to connect a Ctek charger on a MY2019 D5, I understand that post MY2018 the permanent live on the 13 pin tow bar is now switched off as the vehicle goes to sleep?
    Any thoughts
  • B50int
    Member Since: 02 Sep 2018
    Location: Yorkshire
    Posts: 67
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    I plug mine into the tow socket on an MY18 with factory fit electricaly deployable. It works fine.

    Alternatively follow the LR instructions and connect direct to the battery internally.

    http://accessories-instructions.landrover....y/G2010807

    Just don’t trap the mains lead in the boot catch...!

    Jon
  • Duckers
    Member Since: 22 Sep 2020
    Location: Bolton
    Posts: 5
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Indus Silver

    Many thanks Smile
    K
  • Darling
    Member Since: 16 Nov 2019
    Location: Middlesex
    Posts: 29
    United Kingdom 

    B50int wrote:
    I plug mine into the tow socket on an MY18 with factory fit electricaly deployable. It works fine.

    Alternatively follow the LR instructions and connect direct to the battery internally.

    http://accessories-instructions.landrover....y/G2010807

    Just don’t trap the mains lead in the boot catch...!

    Jon


    Hi Jon,

    could i just use crocodile clips as opposed to buying a JLR Ctek charger ? i have a Ctek i use for my other older car and i could just pull the battery panel off and use the same charger and crocodile clips that come with it.... surely that will be ok ?

    regds

    D.
  • B50int
    Member Since: 02 Sep 2018
    Location: Yorkshire
    Posts: 67
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    D.

    You can buy a ctek panel mount socket. This has fused wires and can be securely fixed to the terminals as per the JLR unit.

    Personally I would only use croc clips as a last resort as they can work lose easily and create sparks or a short. The gel filled batteries shouldn’t be venting hydrogen gas in the same way old lead acids did, but I would still suggest a permanent fix is less risky.

    If you are doing occasional recharge and the tow socket option isn’t working, you could use the jumper terminals under the bonnet? That’s got to be easier than refitting that awkward panel over the battery.

    Jon
  • Darling
    Member Since: 16 Nov 2019
    Location: Middlesex
    Posts: 29
    United Kingdom 

    HI Jon,

    no tow socket on mine..

    it would only be occasional as twice a year I'm over seas for 40 days at a go and the other half wont drive it unless I'm about for some reason, so if i can use the jumper terminals that may work, I'll also look at the Ctek mount socket on line.

    cheers.

    D
  • Russell
    Member Since: 26 Jun 2016
    Location: Lydd
    Posts: 868
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 First Edition Namib Orange

    Under bonnet use the jump point
    I have the CTECK plug in adaptor and positive goes onto the positive jump point negative goes into earth stud
    Worked with no issues for three years

    Namib Orange 1st Edition with black roof and wheels.
    Privacy, tow bar, drive pack, surround camera, heated front & rear seats, auto dim door mirrors, side steps, remote Pro, RSE, arm rest fridge dash cam front and rear.
  • Leo disco
    Member Since: 03 Oct 2019
    Location: North east
    Posts: 21
    United Kingdom 

    Hi all

    When you connect the CTEK does it ever go up to number 8 ? Mine stops on 7. Been like that for days.
  • B50int
    Member Since: 02 Sep 2018
    Location: Yorkshire
    Posts: 67
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    I think that’s quite normal. The battery is effectively charged at that point and a small trickle charge keeps it there.

    The final stage is more for long term storage where a continual trickle charge would actually damage the battery in the long term. The final stage is a pulsed version of the trickle charge so only kicks in as needed. I seem to recall that it’s about 10days before it switches to stage 8.

    Jon
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