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Chicago Tribune names CTEK MUS 4.3 POLAR ‘Best Of The Best’


CTEK’s MUS 4.3 POLAR has been named ’best of the best’ in a Chicago Tribune ’BestReviews’ consumer test of trickle chargers.

Through their BestReviews process, the Chicago Tribune spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for consumers.  

For the trickle charger test, they considered 51 chargers, consulted 60 consumers and spoke to 2 experts before selecting CTEK’s MUS 4.3 POLAR as the ’best of the best’ saying ”This top of the line model has great versatility and an exceptional feature set”, adding that ”This charger is fantastic”. 

The test looked at a number of important aspects such as battery compatibility, charging speed, overcharge protection, recovery modes and safety features like reverse polarity and spark free clamps.  

The MUS 4.3 POLAR came out on top because it ticked a lot of the reviewers’ boxes. The charger is easy to use with a simple LED display, its fully automatic 8-step charging program will fully charge a 12V battery in under 12 hours, it has a ‘RECOND’ mode to restore deeply discharged batteries and it’s designed to be used in temperatures right down to -22°F (-30°C). It’s also safe to use, with spark free, reverse polarity protected clamps and a patented float/pulse system that makes it ideal for long term maintenance charging. 

As part of the review, the Chicago Tribune also gives drivers handy advice on battery charging:  

“Most people don’t realize that the battery in a car is constantly draining, even when the vehicle isn’t being used,” they said. ”If a car is placed in storage, the battery will be dead in as little as a month or two. That's when a trickle charger comes in handy.  

”A trickle charger delivers a slow and steady charge to keep a battery operating at its peak. However, you must take care not to overcharge the battery because overcharging will damage it. The best trickle charger is designed to eliminate the possibility of overcharging the battery.” 

You can read the Chicago Tribune’s BestReviews trickle charger test here and you can find out more about the MUS 4.3 POLAR here. 

“Having owned several of another ‘popular’ brand of charger, the CTEK is far and above superior in every possible category. WELL worth the miniscule additional cost. ”