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Victron Automotive Battery Chargers

Victron Automotive Battery Chargers
Victron automotive 6V and 12V battery chargers are designed to be able to leave connected to the battery all the time.
The charger will drop its voltage to a storage mode whenever the battery has not been subjected to a discharge during a 24 hour period.
Once a week the charger will raise the voltage to absorption level to equalize the battery. This feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulphation, major causes of early battery failure.
The chargers are supplied with clamps, eyelets and a cigarette lighter style plug.

1.1A - 6V / 12V Charger
The smaller 1.1A Victron automotive charger will automatically adapt its charge algorithm to 6V or 12V batteries and is fully protected against overheating and reverse polarity.
When connected to the AC supply the STAND-BY LED will turn on. No voltage will be present at the output. After connection to a battery (battery voltage must exceed 2V in case of a 6V battery and 7V in case of a 12V battery), charging is initiated by pressing the MODE button.
The state of charge of the battery is indicated by 4 LEDís:
Red LED marked 25% flashing: state of charge less than 25%.
Red LED marked 25% on, and red LED marked 50% flashing: state of charge less than 50%.
Red LEDís on, and yellow LED marked 75% flashing: state of charge less than 75%.
Red and yellow LEDís on and green LED marked 100% flashing: battery nearly charged.
All charge level LEDís solid on: battery fully charged.
Flooded, AGM or GEL batteries. Ambient temperature below 10įC, or batteries requiring a higher charge voltage (OPTIMA spiral cell batteries for example).
In case of reverse polarity connection, the orange LED ! will turn on after pressing the MODE button.
If the red LED STANDBY remains on, even after pressing the MODE button, the connection to the battery is interrupted.
The charger always starts in STANDBY mode when connected to the AC supply.

4A Ė 12V Charger
When the Victron 4 Amp battery charger is connected to the AC supply the STAND-BY LED will turn on. No voltage will be present at the output. After connection to a battery (battery voltage must exceed 8,5V), a choice can be made out of three charge profiles with the MODE button:
Current limited t0 0,8A and 14,4V absorption voltage. The red LED <14Ah will be on.
Current 4A and 14,4V absorption voltage. The red LED >14Ah will be on.
Application: Flooded, AGM or GEL batteries. Ambient temperature 10-35įC. Current 4A and 14,7V absorption voltage. The red LED COLD will be on.
Application: Flooded, AGM or GEL batteries. Ambient temperature below 10įC, or batteries requiring a higher charge voltage (OPTIMA spiral cell batteries for example).
Until the battery is fully charged, the red LED CHARGE will be on. After completion of the charge process, the red LED FULL will be on.
In case of reverse polarity connection, the red LED ! will be on
If the red LED STANDBY remains on, even after pressing the MODE button, the connection to the battery is interrupted.
The charger always starts in STANDBY mode when connected to the AC supply.

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