What is inside the box:
The CT5 TIME TO GO charger is the first charger in the world to tell you exactly when your battery will be charged and ready to go. A series of LED lights indicate the different charging stages, and how long (in hours) your battery has to go before it’s charge.
Ambient operating temperature : -20 ˚C to +50 ˚C
Positioning : Portable (mounting possible)
Warranty : 5 years
Input: 220–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz, 0.6 A
Output: 14.4/14.7/15.8 V, 5.0 A
Back current drain* : Corresponding to less than 1.5 Ah/month
Battery types : 12 V:, WET, MF, Ca/Ca, AGM, GEL
Battery capacity : 20–160 Ah
Ingress protection: IP65
Why is the charger called TIME TO GO?
- Because it shows how much ‘time to go’ before charging is complete.
I have a ride-on lawnmower. Can I use TIME TO GO to charge it?
- Yes, you can, if you have a 12 V lead-acid battery. Note that TIME TO GO is optimized for batteries of 20 Ah upwards, so if your battery has a lower capacity than 20 Ah you should use a different charger, such as an MXS 3.8.
Can I use the charger for long term maintenance?
- Yes, you can. The charger switches automatically to maintenance charging when the battery is fully charged.
How does TIME TO GO estimate remaining time?
- TIME TO GO estimates the remaining charging time by analysing the battery voltage and its capacity to accept charge.
What does "CARE" mean?
- This means that the battery is now fully charged and that the charger has switched to maintenance mode.
How many amps does TIME TO GO provide?
- It provides a maximum of 5 A and varies according to the needs of the battery.
What does the "TRY" lamp mean?
- When the "TRY" LED is lit, it means that you can try to start the vehicle ONCE if you're in a hurry. At that point the battery is charged to about 30–40% capacity, and it should be charged fully at the first possible opportunity.
If I choose Recond, how do I know when it's finished?
- When the charger is in "Care" mode it also means that the reconditioning is complete. Reconditioning is activated by pressing the Mode button and selecting "Recond".
I can't guarantee that I will be at home when the charger says it's finished. Should I disconnect it and continue charging when I come home?
- No, you don't have to monitor on the charger. It will automatically switch to maintenance mode and keep the battery fully charged until you return. If you want to leave the battery in maintenance mode long term, you should make sure that the charger has successfully charged the battery and that the "Care" light is showing
How do I know the battery is fully charged?
- When the green "Care" light shows, the battery is fully charged.
How should I connect TIME TO GO?
- Batteries installed in vehicles should in the first instance be connected according to the vehicle's user manual. If the manual is not available, connect the positive clamp (or eyelet) to the battery's positive pole (or positive charger terminal), and the negative clamp (or eyelet) to the chassis (or negative charger terminal). With a free-standing battery, connect the positive clamp to the positive pole and the negative clamp to the negative pole.
Why is TIME TO GO recommended for 20 Ah and upwards?
- The estimation of time remaining is less accurate with lower-capacity batteries.
What does "GO" mean?
- This means that the battery is over 80% charged and the vehicle can be started. We recommend that you complete charging at the first possible opportunity.