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How to fit a C Tek Trickle charger

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Can anyone tell me how do I fit or can I fit a C Tek trickle charger to my RCZ. As the battery is hidden away and only one battery terminal is visible. I cannot see how you can attach the trickle charger. Any answer needs to be in simple terms as I am no good with electrics. Thank you in anticipation
 

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Positive to the battery, negative I think goes to a metal stud towards the front of the engine bay near the slam panel.
From memory of the RCZ.
 

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Yes the battery terminal you can get to is the positive the negative you can’t get to without removing the battery box, so you can use the connection on the slam panel which you also use when using jump leads
 

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Doesn't necessarily have to be that particular earth point - any decent earth point in the engine bay will do. You will know you're good to go or not because the charger light will only come on when the connections are good. 👍
 

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Thanks for the reply but I had seen that in the owners manual and have just had a look again at my car and there is only one terminal visible (not like it says in the manual, I cannot see two) this is nearest to the car front. I assume the one visible is the + terminal and the - is hidden towards the back of the battery. So I assume I connect the positive to terminal showing and the negative to a earth point on the car. Sorry but I ain't good with electrics and mechanical issues
 

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Just new to this forum thing so had not seen earlier replies. Thanks for bearing with me. Could I use one of the engine lifting brackets as the earth or should I just use the metal stud shown in manual. Thanks again
 

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Yes, positive battery terminal is the one you can see (should see a + on the little plastic cover on it if you look closely). You can try the other lead anywhere handy really. If it's a good earth the charger will light up and start working. I use the little silver pipe at the front of the engine block. 👍
 

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This is the earth pole on the car they are referring to.
This is where the black lead (- negative lead) would connect to.

Before turning the charger on, make sure the car has shut down, eg all the computers have gone to sleep state.
Usually takes about 3-5 minutes after ignition off or unlocking etc.
If unsure connect charger, but wait 10 minutes before switching on, would ne my advice.
 

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In the past, I have used a small solar panel plugged onto the cigarette lighter socket. The solar panel on top of the dash and trickle charged the battery quite well.
 

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Sorry to be a pain but how long is the main lead you get from the charger to the mains plug and if not very long can I use an ordinary extension cable to the mains. Also should I leave the bonnet open fully when it is on or can I close it a bit. I ask because the car is garaged and car usually fully covered. Thanks once again
 

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I have both my cars on trickle charge and I have the charger in the engine space to the left hand side of the engine and put the extention lead up into the engine bay so the bonnet is shut down and have a safety trip out lead... It works well for me...
Drive safe and stay lucky 🍀
Les n Co
 

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Yeah, you can use a regular extension lead. I wrap mine up in a plastic bag a shove it behind the front wheel, close the bonnet and lock the car since it's outside on the drive.
 

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I have both my cars on trickle charge and I have the charger in the engine space to the left hand side of the engine and put the extention lead up into the engine bay so the bonnet is shut down and have a safety trip out lead... It works well for me...
Drive safe and stay lucky 🍀
Les n Co
Hi what do you mean by a Safety Trip out Lead
 

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Like this _20200505_215604.JPGno risk of over charge _20200505_215856.JPGhope this helps you out...
Drive safe and stay lucky 🍀
Les n Co
 
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