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Facing the deepest, stickiest mud holes starts at the very bottom, and Can-Am’s multiple mud racing championships mean these mud monsters wear 30-in ITP Cryptid tires, rock up to 15-in. of ground clearance, and have specially arched suspension to help clear hidden obstacles. Up top, the aggressive snorkeled intakes mean only one thing: if you can breathe, they can, too.
CTEK MXS 5.0 Smart Charger Automatically Provides
Temperature Adjusted Charge Rate; Helps Extend Battery Life
Chicago, IL, — Since battery charging is an electro-chemical reaction whose efficacy is affected by temperature, the MXS 5.0 Charger/Maintainer from CTEK has an automatic temperature sensor to ensure the duration and rate of charge is exactly the amount needed. The microprocessor-controlled CTEK MXS 5.0 (part # 40-206) is the first in a new generation of smart chargers that is able to sense the battery condition throughout the charging cycle, avoiding overcharging that can damage cells and shorten battery life.
“Cold batteries need a higher charge voltage in order to push current into the battery plates and electrolyte, while warmer batteries require a lower charge voltage to eliminate potential damage to cells and reduce unnecessary gassing,” said Bobbie DuMelle, executive vice-president of CTEK North America. “The CTEK MXS 5.0 automatically adjusts the charging rate depending on ambient temperature to ensure ideal charging in extreme cold or hot weather conditions.”
The CTEK MXS 5.0 smart charger also continually monitors the battery throughout the charging process, adjusting the charging rate to the battery condition. It offers 4.3 amp charging current as well as the company’s proprietary, eight-step battery care program. Included in the eight steps are desulphation and reconditioning phases that can restore discharged batteries to peak condition. Each stage ensures that any lead-acid battery is optimally conditioned, charged and maintained. If desired, the MXS 5.0 can maintain a battery indefinitely without the risk of damage to the battery or delicate vehicle electronics.
“Our new MXS 5.0 charger features a unique combination of advanced charging modes coupled with automatic temperature sensing,” said DuMelle. “It is the fastest, most effective and easiest-to-use consumer charger CTEK has ever made.”
DuMelle went on to note that the battery in today’s automobile is under enormous stress from the plethora of electronic devices incorporated into its design, both for engine and drivetrain management, as well as entertainment. “The alternator is not capable of fully recharging the battery and, as a result, many batteries never achieve their full service life,” DuMelle said. “The use of a CTEK charger can help double or even triple average battery life.”
The MXS 5.0 charger is the first CTEK product to be sold in North America using the thoroughly tested 5.0 platform, which has won numerous industry and media awards in Europe where it was first launched. The MXS 5.0 will be followed by a number of other specialized battery chargers based on similar technology.
The MXS 5.0 has two battery analysis programs, which can quickly identify whether the battery is capable of taking and holding a charge. The integration of an automatic temperature sensor means the MXS 5.0 battery charger will continually adjust the charge rate depending on ambient temperature to achieve maximum charge levels.
The new generation CTEK MXS 5.0 revives, charges, conditions and maintains all types of 12V lead-acid batteries including wet, calcium, GEL, EFB and AGM; for cars, motorcycles, UTV, watercraft and more. Patented float and pulse maintenance stages ensure that once fully charged, the battery can be maintained indefinitely on vehicles that are not used for an extended period, without the risk of overcharging or undercharging. All CTEK battery chargers deliver extremely clean voltage and current, with very little supply ripple to ensure sensitive vehicle electronics are protected. This also means the battery does not need to be disconnected while charging.
The CTEK MXS 5.0 has safety features including a welded casing, which seals the smart battery charger against dust and moisture. It also employs a new cable strain relief design to provide protect against the risk of cable breakage, particularly in extremely cold weather. The charger is fully automatic, and has a one-way quick connector that is spark-proof and reverse-polarity protected for user safety.
The CTEK MXS 5.0 Battery Charger comes with a five-year warranty, is easy to operate, fully automatic and requires no specialized knowledge to use. An intuitive display allows the complete charging process to be monitored.
The MSRP for the CTEK MXS 5.0 is $92.99 and a full range of CTEK connection and convenience accessories are available for added flexibility. For further information on the MXS 5.0, and the complete range of CTEK Battery Chargers and accessories, please visit smartercharger.com.
• CTEK is a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries.
• CTEK is a world leading authority on battery technology, battery chargers and battery care and has built a reputation for being first to market with new products.
• CTEK chargers use patented technology to ensure that chargers condition, charge, and maintain all types of lead-acid and lithium (LiFePO4) batteries quickly, simply and safely.
• CTEK supplies chargers to the world’s most recognized manufacturers including Audi, Bentley, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes, Porsche, and Rolls- Royce.
3M proudly introduces two all new high powered brake cleaners for low and high VOC applications. This will allow you to work like a pro while saving both time and money. Oil, brake dust, and grime accumulates and builds up on brake components over time making it difficult to remove. For states that use low VOC brake cleaner, 3M has a new high powered, low VOC brake cleaner that cleans brake parts better and quicker, ultimately outperforming the competition. This new formula will end up saving you both time and product while giving off less odor from the solvents. For states that use high VOC brake cleaner, 3M has developed a new high powered, high VOC brake cleaner. Compared to the previous 3M formula, it removes oil and grime up to two times faster while using 50% less product. 3M high powered brake cleaners will allow you to work like a pro and save on time and money. ► Facebook: http://3mauto.us/KraCaU ► Twitter: http://3mauto.us/j2Odij ► Instagram: http://3mauto.us/5cWBMp Learn more about 3MAuto @ http://3mauto.us/Vy5xP4 More on Bondo @ http://bondo.us/rFSuzX For more information, questions, comments, concerns or praises... please call our support line at 1.877.MMM-CARS
3M Auto will be unveiling their latest products at SEMA, Las Vegas Nevada
To say that Walker Fowler’s season has been a dominant one is an understatement. Fowler clinched his third straight GNCC ATV championship with ten race wins despite the burden of building and managing his own private race team program. Congratulations Walker and team WFR on your amazing 2017 season! Follow Us: http://www.flyracing.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FlyRacingUSA/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLYRacing Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlyRacingUSA
The crew from FLY Racing was on site once again in North Branch, Minnesota for the annual Hay Days swap meet, snowmobile grass drags, UTV races, and freestyle exhibition. If you haven't been to this event yet be sure to add it to your calendar for next year!
The Rugged Radios is proud to announce the new 100 Watt VHF radio, the RM100-V. This is a true 100 Watt radio, boosting transmit range to 40-50 miles. Not only does this radio pack some serious power, it’s the same size as the RM60-V which means it conveniently fits the same mounts as our RM60. This relatively small radio is half the size and weight of a typical 100w radio making it much easier to mount in any UTV, Desert Truck, Buggy or Chase Truck. Long distance off-road adventures rely on clear communications, which is why Rugged Radios continues to develop the best in 2-way radios for offroad racing, recreation, and trail riding. Packed with a variety of features that will make your off-road trips much more enjoyable, the RM100-V comes pre-programmed with X channels, but can have up to 200 channels if needed. The front digital display is bright and colorful allowing you to view and operate the radio into the late night hours. This impressive display also can have 4 of your favorite channels readily available. With the press of a button you can quickly tune into any of these 4 channels without scrolling. Although most 100 Watt radios come with a hefty price tag, the RM100-V is an affordable radio for any off-road enthusiast. The RM100-V is offered as a standalone radio, a car-to-car package, and base camp kit to meet any long distance communication needs. Features: • 100 Watts of power • VHF: 150MHz-174MHz • 40-50 mile range • 200 programmable channels • Dozens of pre-programmed off-road channels • DCS / CTCSS tone code capable • Channel scan • Adjustable squelch • Channel edit • Tone code scan • Adjustable power level • Keypad lockout • Hand mic • Vehicle voltage indicator • Time-out-timer • Busy channel lockout Includes: • VHF RM100-V Radio • Hand Mic • U-Bracket • Power cable with inline fuse • Mounting hardware Learn more at: https://www.ruggedradios.com
100-Watt Radio Delivers the Distance
ARROYO GRANDE, California (October 2, 2017) - More horsepower. Bigger engines. Faster speeds. For everyone who appreciates bigger and better, Rugged Radios is excited to announce the new RM100-V 100 Watt VHF Mobile Radio. This remarkable radio boasts a full 100 watts of power to reach distances up to 50 miles on your favorite VHF channels.
The new RM100-V is sure to rise to the top of the desert racing scene where communications are key over long distances. Not only does this radio pack some serious power, but it does so in a small compact unit that is significantly lighter and requires less amp draw than the old, big-box 100 watt radios of the past. It is easy to mount in any UTV, Desert Truck, or Buggy and being the same size as the 60-watt RM60-V leaves you just a few screws and a couple of wires away from upgrading to 40 more watts of power.
Packed with features that will make your off-road trips more enjoyable, the RM100-V comes pre-programmed with our favorite off-road channels and has the ability to hold up to 200 channels. The digital display will have your 4 favorite channels readily available at the press of a button and is bright enough to operate well into the night hours.
100 watts can be the difference between success and failure on a long-distance, off-road adventure. More power, more efficient and more affordable...this is the radio you need for your Chase Truck set-up before you head down to Mexico or take that adventurous trail ride into the deep unknown.
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