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Old 02-09-2018, 05:14 PM
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2009 V8V and CTEK Mus 4.3 settings quesiton

I just connected the battery tender for the first time and was wondering if any of you have a recommendation as to what setting of the Ctek should be. For now I've set on standard 12 V but have 3 other options including cold weather.
I read the various threads but didn't come across the answer I'm looking for.

The battery seems to be in good condition, though after sitting a few days my passenger door won't open as the window won't slide down (I have a roadster). It's been cold. This happened before and after a good drive the battery charged and the window slid down to allow for the door to open.
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Any electrical problems, start with a fresh battery. Or at least have it tested. 2 days and you loose the window memory..... I'd say your battery needs replaced. Maintainers don't fix batteries.
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I have had my car on the snowflake setting all winter. All good so far.
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Thank you for the tips.
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Thank you for the tips.
The settings are

1st Motorcycle battery; 2nd Regular type car batter; 3rd (Snowflake) Gel or Lithium type Battery

Up top----- second orange light means charging the battery; third light when green means battery is topped off, but will send pulses through the system every so often to measure and top off the battery to keep it maintained.

From what I read online last week---Cytek 3300 model

I had for last summer it on SnowFlake-----I dont think it matters a ton, but the algorithms for regular type and gel or lithium should be slightly diff. So run it on the second button push. Reg battery mode.
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Hope this helps.

Here's the mfg page for the various model manuals. https://smartercharger.com/manuals/

I have the MULTI US 3300 and the manual states to use Snowflake mode when temps are below 41F. That is what I am using for Philly winter storage. I imagine that Denver gets a lot colder.

The product promo page states:

The MULTI US 3300 is specifically developed for different needs, vehicles and batteries. There is a choice between three different modes. The low current mode (the motorcycle icon) is perfect for smaller 12V batteries such as motorbikes, lawn mowers, jet skies, snowmobiles, etc. The higher current mode (the car icon) is for automotive or marine applications with larger batteries. Finally, an additional winter mode (the snowflake) is specifically aimed at charging and maintenance in cold weather. It is also perfectly suited for Optima Red Top batteries.
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Hope this helps.

Here's the mfg page for the various model manuals. https://smartercharger.com/manuals/

I have the MULTI US 3300 and the manual states to use Snowflake mode when temps are below 41F. That is what I am using for Philly winter storage. I imagine that Denver gets a lot colder.

The product promo page states:

The MULTI US 3300 is specifically developed for different needs, vehicles and batteries. There is a choice between three different modes. The low current mode (the motorcycle icon) is perfect for smaller 12V batteries such as motorbikes, lawn mowers, jet skies, snowmobiles, etc. The higher current mode (the car icon) is for automotive or marine applications with larger batteries. Finally, an additional winter mode (the snowflake) is specifically aimed at charging and maintenance in cold weather. It is also perfectly suited for Optima Red Top batteries.
I set it on the 2nd mode for auto batteries as while it does get cold in Denver, having lived in NYC, it's not as cold as Philly. If we happen to get an arctic front I will switch to snowflake. Thanks for the post
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