Snowmobile Enthusiasts Should Think About Battery Life When Storing Their Machines, Advises CTEK
Posted: Thursday 17 May, 2012
As people put their snowmobiles into storage for the warmer months, they should consider the effects that a long period of dormancy will have on the batteries in their machines, says CTEK, a leading international supplier of smart chargers for batteries of all types.
Proper battery charging can ensure that a snowmobile is ready to go when needed, but also that the battery is protected and maintained whilst not in use. When left standing for considerable stretches of time, a battery will gradually discharge and could eventually die if left untouched. Flat batteries are not only inconvenient, but also expensive to replace.
Utilising a smart battery charger offers many advantages, namely that battery life can be prolonged and, in turn, snowmobile owners can save money and time when the snow starts falling again. Smart chargers like those produced by CTEK are completely automatic, spark resistant, polarity protected, and suitable for amateur use. Patented pulse technology helps to maintain the battery by ranging the charge levels as if it were being used normally so overcharging is avoided and the battery life can be extended considerably.
Jan-Ulf Soderberg, Head of Brand and Marketing at CTEK, commented: "As snowmobile owners put their machines away for the summer months and turn to other activities, it is important to remember basic battery maintenance steps and to consider the advantages of a smart charger. The last thing anyone wants is to be caught up in the building anticipation for winter, eagerly awaiting the snow, and then be faced with a dead battery when the snowy trails are calling."
Jan-Ulf continued: "Our partnerships with both Arctic Cat and Yamaha, two of the largest manufacturers of snowmobiles in the world, have helped us to adapt our products for the particular needs of machines like snowmobiles, which endure long periods of disuse and extreme weather conditions. CTEK smart battery chargers constantly communicate with batteries to put them through a series of stages during the charging process to disulphate, revive, condition, and maintain them without overcharging or undercharging."
Battery protection for seasonal vehicles like snowmobiles extends beyond using a suitable charger. When storing their machines for the summer, snowmobile owners should examine batteries for cracks, clean them, and lightly grease all terminal connections to protect them from corrosion and dust. Any noticeable faults should be repaired before storage to stop the problem from worsening whilst the machines are not being used.
For more information about CTEK and its range of smart battery chargers, please visit www.ctek.com.