|4 stage, 3 level, microcontroller based charger for sealed lead acid,
VRLA, flooded and gel batteries with 10 VDC to 15 VDC input. Charge 12 volt
lead acid batteries. Charge a small 12V battery from a large one, or from an
automobile, truck, tractor or back-hoe.
For 24V to 12V, 12V to 24V, 24V to 24V, 72V to 12V chargers
|XLR Charger Cable
The following table describes the display of LED
lights at different stages of charging:
||10 VDC to 15
|| 7.5 Amps
charge current can be adjusted to 1-7.5 amps by internal trim pots.
||4 stage, 3
level adaptive microprocessor controlled
State diagram showing the charge
||0.5 AH to 100
High input voltage protection
Output short circuit protection
||200 x 164 x 67
7.9 x 6.7 x 2.8 inches
Click Here for a
Output: binding posts
output is not connected to a battery
fuse protects the customer's wiring from overcurrent events
||When 12 volts
is applied to the center screw of the input terminal the unit will turn on if
the rocker switch is turned off.
||1.5 kg, 3.3
||Red LED 1
||Red LED 2
||LEDs cycle while waiting
|Trickle before bulk charge
||The two red LEDs cycle
||Red 2 and yellow cycle
|Fill charge (also known as "over charge")
||Yellow and green cycle
|Low battery voltage alarm
|High battery voltage alarm
|Low input voltage alarm
|High input voltage alarm
|Over temperature alarm
Q: Can I leave the battery continuously on the
A: Yes, the charger will go into "maintenance mode" and keep
the battery topped off.
Q: Can I draw power from the battery when the
charger is connected?
A: Probably. . . There is some pulsing going on
with the charger which your equipment might not be happy with (it is a
pulse-charger, 1 second pulses with 20mS gaps), but if you combine this with
the battery the battery will fill in the gaps, so the ripple is no more than it
would see in an automotive application.
Q: If I discharge the battery
while the charger is attached will the charger maintain a full
A: Yes, When the charger detects that the battery voltage has
dropped it knows that the battery needs to be charged and goes into "bulk
charge" mode again automatically.
Q: Can the charger be left connected to
the battery when the charger is not turned on, or when the input voltage of the
charger has been cut off?
Q: Can the charger be adjusted
to lower currents?
There are two trimpots that we can adjust here or click here to view the
Q: Can I charge my 12 volt golf caddy from my
Yes, the charge time should be less than 2 hours for a fully
depleted golf trolley.
Inexpensive DC input
Protects even small 12
volt batteries from gassing or damage.
Charge efficiency is 95% for the a SLA, VRLA, or Gel
Cell battery and 85% for the charger, making a combined efficiency of 81%. So a
100 AH 12 volt battery would be able to charge a 10 AH 12 volt battery 8 or 9
times before the host battery needed recharge.
Charging wheel chairs,
bicycles, and scooters in a car, van or bus.
4 stage adaptive charging algorithm suitable for Gel, Absorbed Glass Mat, VRLA,
or flooded lead acid batteries.
Fully automatic without
Output short circuit and
battery polarity protections. Input low voltage and high voltage
Charging 12 volt sealed
lead acid batteries from a vehicle.
Charging 12 volt "jump
start" batteries from a 12 volt tow truck or service vehicle.
Charging 12 volt electric
bicycle from a vehicle.
Four stage charge--constant current, constant voltage,
fill, and float. This charges your battery the fastest way possible without
damaging the battery. It is suitable for any size 12 volt lead acid
- A qualified automotive electrical technician should be
used to wire the charger into the vehicle.
- The BC-1212-15 converts 12 volt power into 13.8 volt
power for charging, so for a 7.5 amp output the input needs over 9 amps. Make
sure that the wires connecting the BC-1212-15 are adequate for the current and
the length of the run. If the voltage drop in the wires are too much the "Low
Battery Voltage" alarm will come on. Wires that are too small may also overheat
and melt the insulation, causing a dangerous situation. 12 gauge is usually
adequate for runs up to 20 feet of wire (adding together the positive and
negative wire lengths). If 9 amps is not available we (or you) can also lower
the output current by internal adjustments to match your needs.
- PowerStream does have the connector that fits into many
wheelchairs (we have the 3 pin XLR style in stock)
. Consult the manufacturer or a wheel chair technician to obtain the proper
cable and plug. (If you know about such things please educate us!)
- Try to connect or disconnect the battery when the
charger power is "on." It is possible but extremely rare for the charger to go
into a fault mode if the battery is connected first, but cycling the power
switch will clear this "false fault."
- It is OK to leave the unit on the charger when the
power to the charger goes on and off.
- Mount the BC-1212-15 in an area that will get adequate
ventilation and will be free from rain, spray, or excessive dust.