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      05-03-2016, 07:01 PM   #89
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@peterparker and others, just FYI and in case if you ever plan to flash a module that takes long, better go with a PSU and not a 4.3Amps trickle charger. Some people flashed small/quick modules by ensuring battery is topped with the CTEK lithium, but I wouldn't risk it.
What do you use for flashing?
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      05-03-2016, 07:12 PM   #90
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What do you use for flashing?
I only flashed Kombi which is like 7mn so I was one of those people I made sure battery was charged overnight using the Optimate LiFePO4 trickle charger then flashed. Had it been any longer I wouldn't have done it. Some people risk it but I won't...

Most good PSU with flash mode are $500 upwards... Here's what Shawn uses: https://www.amazon.ca/Schumacher-INC.../dp/B002Z2Z7ZY
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      05-04-2016, 09:03 AM   #91
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What do you use for flashing?
I have an e90 335i, not a f80 m3/m4. But we have this phone app called MHD. Connects via k+dcan cable to your phone and allows you to log and flash. Kinda like a mini Cobb accessport.
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Battery Tender/Charger

Hello!

I've got a question about this "BMW" branded ("Ctek") charger.

It is Part # 61432408594.

As can clearly be seen in this image, It has indicated on it, "...For 12v Lead Acid And LIFEPO Batteries".

Yet, "ShopBMWUSA" sites all indicate this model as, "Not for Lithium Ion Batteries"

My Confusion is further enhanced as it shows up on the ETK for F8x M3/M4 and also on "RealOEM" for
the same application.

It's not listed at "Tischer" and at "ECS" it's listed as "New", so maybe that's it?!?

Any thoughts?

Help!

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      06-25-2016, 05:32 PM   #93
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I've got a question about this "BMW" branded ("Ctek") charger.
Hard to tell. Why don't you buy the ctek or Optimate lithium charger from Amazon and call it a day? Unless you want a dual charger and not sure if it exists or maybe that BMW charger is one.
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      06-26-2016, 01:38 AM   #94
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Hard to tell. Why don't you buy the ctek or Optimate lithium charger from Amazon and call it a day? Unless you want a dual charger and not sure if it exists or maybe that BMW charger is one.
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      06-26-2016, 07:26 AM   #95
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Hello!

I've got a question about this "BMW" branded ("Ctek") charger.
Hard to tell. Why don't you buy the ctek or Optimate lithium charger from Amazon and call it a day? Unless you want a dual charger and not sure if it exists or maybe that BMW charger is one.
Ok I visited ecstuning, and this picture shows it's a dual type charger (mode button to select between lead/Li-ion)! Funny, I didn't find any charger like this one on CTEK website so it must have been made just for BMW! That sucks as I wouldn't have minded having a dual type charger, must be new! OP good find
BTW, the same part nb shows us all over the Internet with different type of BMW CTEK chargers. The one from ecs is the only one with this unique dual mode charger, the other ones are only for lead acid batteries. I'd call your source and double check that the faceplate has this mode button that switches between lead acid and LI-ion.
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Kinda looks like the CTEK I have
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      06-26-2016, 06:27 PM   #97
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Kinda looks like the CTEK I have
Does yours has a "Mode" or "Reset" button?
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      07-01-2016, 02:09 PM   #98
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Hey there.

If you're still looking for a great lithium ion battery charger, NOCO has a large variety of sizes to choose from to fit your specific needs. Check them out!
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If you're still looking for a great lithium ion battery charger, NOCO has a large variety of sizes to choose from to fit your specific needs. Check them out!
Did Noco recently update their Genius line to support Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries? And can you provide more info specifically for charging our LifePO4 batteries, charging voltage, cell voltage optimization, cell damage detection, ... TIA.
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Kinda looks like the CTEK I have
Does yours has a "Mode" or "Reset" button?
Has a reset button. And I'm happy to say after 8 months sitting with the charger attached, car started right up with no hiccups.
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      07-13-2016, 08:02 AM   #101
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...Has a reset button. And I'm happy to say after 8 months sitting with the charger attached, car started right up with no hiccups.
Then you have the CTEK lithium model, not the dual type one above, which of course works great too.
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      11-02-2016, 02:35 PM   #102
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Ctek lithium xs not charging

Hello guys, I have just bought my Ctek Lithium XS charger. My M3 battery is currently out of my car. So I decided to charge it, while it is out of my car.

I have connected battery to the charger, but nothing happens. Charger will start to blink it's LED, which, according to manual means, there is nothing to charge. Like it is not connected to anything.

I do have another Ctek charger, for AGM batteries, so I know what should happen.

Can some one tell me, if this battery can only be charger ON the car? Maybe it has some kind of protection? The batter has a socket, on its' side. For what it is used?

Thank you for any help!

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      12-21-2016, 11:41 AM   #103
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Noco has a few options. new models all support Lithium batteries

https://no.co/products/charging/multipurpose
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      12-25-2016, 11:02 PM   #104
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Hello guys, I have just bought my Ctek Lithium XS charger. My M3 battery is currently out of my car. So I decided to charge it, while it is out of my car.

I have connected battery to the charger, but nothing happens. Charger will start to blink it's LED, which, according to manual means, there is nothing to charge. Like it is not connected to anything.

I do have another Ctek charger, for AGM batteries, so I know what should happen.

Can some one tell me, if this battery can only be charger ON the car? Maybe it has some kind of protection? The batter has a socket, on its' side. For what it is used?

Thank you for any help!

Regards!
i would also like to know since my garage does not have a wall outlet so this would be my only choice.
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      12-27-2016, 08:15 AM   #105
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...So I decided to charge it, while it is out of my car.

I have connected battery to the charger, but nothing happens. Charger will start to blink it's LED, which, according to manual means, there is nothing to charge. Like it is not connected to anything.
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i would also like to know since my garage does not have a wall outlet so this would be my only choice.
Can you check the battery voltage? Our LifePO4 batteries do have an internal disconnect switch, which will disconnect for a variety of reasons (temp, overload, ...)

If the battery's internal switch is disconnected (open), then you'll measure close to zero Volts. The CTEK is supposed to reset it, if not you can manually start the charging procedure by pressing the reset for 10s CTEK lithium manual!
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      12-28-2016, 03:10 PM   #106
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I got this one at autozone, but so far haven't really needed it. It never fully charges to 100% however and maintains around 91 to 96%.

http://m.autozone.com/test-scan-and-...ger/747179_0_0

Charges both lead and lithium.
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Would you guys sell a G3500 (I have one) and get a CTEK for an F80 M3? Debating using it to charge but don't want to screw anything up.
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      12-31-2017, 03:45 PM   #108
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Noco g3500 ftw!

60 bucks in amazon

Brings batteries back to life from death
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Optimate works well
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I assume this NOCO would work as well? There's a couple of different versions and amp ratings but at 5A it's close to the CTEK 4.3A. Anyone use or have the Genius5?

https://no.co/genius5

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