2) Connect it under the hood and you should lose nothing. Be careful, the battery terminals that you will be working with will be hot with all the current that the CTEK can provide.
One needs to keep the work area as simple as possible.
Fully charge the battery with the CTEK on the bench before installation.
A PIA job from early in my career was removing electric plant control panel meters for calibration, that had to be done 450 VAC hot. We built a rubber room with only a hole in the curtain to work on the particular meter, but it was really cramped. Once I was 'safety' while another guy was working, and he yipped and jumped a half dozen times before we could get him out. 450 VAC hurts.
Scepticism and Animal Faith (1923)
Scepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness. (The Works of George Santayana p. 65)
Eschew eristical argumentation. I am responsible for what I write, not for your understanding of it.
Last edited by Doug Huffman; 12-26-2016 at 05:47 PM.