I have mine on the M8 location ... the dealer opened up the eye (into a C) and put a bolt on top, but others have used the M6 location for convenience after checking with their dealer.Can I connect the Ctek charger to the M6 location in this photo, The eye of the connectors on my charger will fit over that and I can use the same hex nut that is there. Thanks for your help.
@Ardt and @BeerGuy --- I just finished hooking mine up today...I haven't fired it up as I'm awaiting some confirmation from this thread I'm good to goI have mine on the M8 location ... the dealer opened up the eye (into a C) and put a bolt on top, but others have used the M6 location for convenience after checking with their dealer.
I do use a high quality extension cord without problems. I run the thin cable out the trunk folded in microfiber towel and connect to my extension cord / garage outlet.@Ardt and @BeerGuy --- I just finished hooking mine up today...I haven't fired it up as I'm awaiting some confirmation from this thread I'm good to go
You can find the pics here: link
I used the M6 location to avoid buying the nut for the positive. For the ground I used the point used by AgeRebel and Bob.
My ctek came with the full circle eyelet connectors 1/4"/M6
Please let me know if I'm good to go!
also @BeerGuy which charging program do you normally use? Normal, Cold, or Recond? Have you used an extension cord also? (I see some caution notes about using extension cord w/ the CTEK)
You can leave it plugged in for months ... that's what I do over winter. I plugged mine in Dec 1 and I'll unplug it for first time Friday to take the car in for Crystalline 70% film on windshield.@BeerGuy --- stupid question, but do you just leaved this plugged in for weeks on weeks or it's recommended to unplug the tender from wall outlet and give it some time?
I plugged mine in on Saturday/Sunday on the normal program...now it's hit stage 7 which means that it is "done" and has been on stage 7 for atleast a day ...can I leave it plugged in or I should change to a different program or should I unplug?
That is an option used by some. The Maserati trickle charger version also includes the clamps for folks who want to use that approach.I saw someone else post this question but did not see an answer. Can you connect a battery charger to the charging points under the hood? I.e. the red positive spot and then the negative to a grounded point on the car? I tried this and the lights of the charger all lit up in in the right order. I’m using a NOCO Genius G350 charger. I did notice that if you open a door and the dome lights go on that it starts the process over again. Just seems like an easier set-up and if it’s appropriate I’d run a connect to the front of the car so I don’t need to even open the hood. Any thoughts?
Either the car body post or the negative terminal location I.M. posted in his pictures will work fine ... that should make it easy for you. As Toshy indicates there are a host of 12V chargers that work perfect. I'd keep it simple and lower cost CTEK from Amazon ... the Maserati OEM is overpriced version with nothing more than logo surcharge.Hey Guys (especially Beer Guy) , proper location of the negative battery tender connection and I was confused as to where is the correct location is for a 2015 Ghibli ? I saw a few posts say it is on a side bolt of the actual negative terminal, and then I read a few posts that it is on an independent bolt located on the actual body of the car. I saw both sets of pictures and just confused which one is the most current and accurate? I even saw a Maserati Tech Tips 34 that seemed confusing because the left-side picture is mounting to the negative battery terminal while the right-side picture looks to be mounting to the actual car body ??
hey guys, sorry to be still confused, but this page out of the manual below is what I was referring to regarding IBS . It sounds like it’s rather important where you mount the negative lead of the charger, but then I got confused reading a post by IM that said this was incorrect and you should mount it directly to the well wall of the car ? Beer Guy, how is yours currently mounted ?Uh... What IBS? You're charging the battery, not the car. I scrolled up a few posts and seen this mentioned, but it's irrelevant. As long as the tender lead is connected directly to a mass point that has a clear circuit path to the battery, the tender will do its job.
Remember you are charging the battery, car's electrical systems are irrelevant in this scenario.