10th Nov, 2020
Getting the right charger for a battery is essential for ensuring that the battery recharges properly. Both the specifications of the battery and the charger need to be studied so that there are no compatibility issues. For the battery, it is important to check its voltage rating and then checking if it can be handled by the charger. Most chargers are designed for 12V batteries but there are chargers which are specifically designed to handle 24V batteries. Enertec aims to highlight this distinction by providing overview of the MXT 14, a charger for 24V batteries from CTEK. We would cover the charger from different perspectives so that the vendor has clarity regarding the chargers features and is able to convey them to their prospective customers.
MXT 4.0’s big brother, MXT 14 is designed for larger 24V batteries. This makes the charger ideal for use with batteries present in freightliners, powerful 4x4’s and big buses. It comes with different specialised modes that make the charger useful in different conditions. Recond mode is used to revive deeply discharged batteries while the supply mode allows to take the battery out for inspection without disrupting the supply to the electronic systems. Its different safety features, which include short circuit protection, spark-free charging and reverse polarity protection, makes the MXT 14 a trustworthy choice for both technicians and customers alike.
Before looking at a breakdown of the charging steps, let us have a look at the technical data of MXT 14. The charger has 3 different maximum charging currents and charging voltages for 3 different modes. 14A/28.8V for the normal mode, 14A/27.2V for the supply mode and 1.5A/31.6V for the recond mode. The charger follows the 8-step automatic charging cycle, and it is designed for 24V lead-acid batteries. It can charge batteries with capacities ranging from 28Ah to 300Ah. The range increases to 500Ah when it comes to charging the battery for maintenance purposes. It has a IP44 rating which makes it suitable for outdoor use. It comes with a 2-year warranty.
The charging process of the MXT 14 comprises of the following 8 steps: