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June 14, 2016

12VDC Input 24 Volt Battery Wheel Chair Chargers for use in 12V cars and vans

30A 24V lead acid charger with 12VDC inputFor more DC input chargers: 12V to 12V, 24V to 12V, 24V to 24V chargers

DC Source Battery Charger for wheelchairs, scooters, bicycles, and wheel chairs

Four stage intelligent charger with 10 VDC to 15 VDC input to charge 24 volt (2x12 volt in series) lead acid batteries, (flooded, VRLA, Gel, or AGM.) Charge a wheel chair, bicycle or scooter in your car or van.

using the DC input charger in a car
XLR cable for wheel chairs is also available

An XLR connector cable is also available for those wheel chairs and bicycles that use it.

Preliminary Price/Quantity Qty 1 - 9 Qty 10 - 99 Qty 100 - 499 500+
PST-BC1224-10
DC Source Battery Charger for wheelchairs, scooters, bicycles, and wheel chairs
$185
DC/DC Converter Regulator
$167.40 $110.20 $102.90
XLR Charger Cable
charger cable with a standard wheelchair connector
$13.70
DC/DC Converter Regulator
  The wire is 12AWG, 6 feet (180 cm) long  
Model Number PST-BC1224-10
Input Voltage Range 10 VDC to 15 VDC
Input Current requirements 12 Amps peak
Battery Voltage 24 Volt nominal, 29.4 volt peak
Peak Output Power 280 W
Peak Charging Current 5 amps
Typical Charging Current 4 amps
Charge current options The peak charge current can be adjusted to 1-5 amps by internal trim pots VR2 (turn counterclockwise to lower the current) and VR1 (if you can't get low enough with VR2).
Charging Method 4 stage charging Trickle-Bulk-Over-Float for fast but safe charging
Click here to view the state diagram
Battery Size 5 AH to 200+ AH
No-Load Overhead 150 mA
Quiescent Current 80mA when the output is not connected to a battery
Efficiency >85%
Fuse Front panel fuse protects the customer's wiring from overcurrent events
Protection Polarity, Short Circuit, Input Reverse Voltage, Over Temperature
Indicators Front Panel LEDS Indicate DC Power Input, Alarm buzzer, and Charging Stage
Dimensions 200 x 164 x 67 mm
7.9 x 6.7 x 2.8 inches
Click Here for a Dimensioned Drawing.
Weight 1.5 kg



The following table describes the display of LED lights at different stages of charging:
Status Completion Red LED 1 Red LED 2 Yellow LED Green LED
Standby   LEDs cycle while waiting
Trickle before bulk charge 0-10% The two red LEDs cycle (alternating) Off Off
Bulk charge 10-90% Off Red 2 and yellow cycle (alternating) Off
Fill charge (also known as "over charge") 90-99%     Yellow and green cycle (alternating)
Float charge 100%       Green flash
Low battery voltage alarm   Flash Off Off Off
High battery voltage alarm   Off Flash Off Off
Low input voltage alarm   Flash Off On Off
High input voltage alarm   Off Flash On Off
Over temperature alarm   Off Off Flash Off
Q: Can I leave the battery continuously on the charger?
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 charge?
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?
A: Yes.
Q: Can the charger be adjusted to lower currents?
A: Yes. There are two trimpots that we can adjust here or click here to view the instructions

Applications:

OEM Battery Chargers Charging wheel chairs, bicycles, and scooters in a car, van or bus.

OEM Battery Chargers Microprocessor controlled 4 stage adaptive charging algorithm suitable for Gel, Absorbed Glass Mat, VRLA, or flooded lead acid batteries.

OEM Battery Chargers Fully automatic without intervention.

OEM Battery Chargers Output short circuit and battery polarity protections. Input low voltage and high voltage connections.

OEM Battery Chargers Charging 24 volt batteries from a vehicle.

OEM Battery Chargers Charging 24 volt "jump start" batteries from a 12 volt tow truck or service vehicle.

OEM Battery Chargers Charging 24 volt electric bicycle from a vehicle.

Universal Power Input OEM Power Supplies and OEM Battery Chargers 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 24 volt lead acid battery.

Universal Power Input OEM Power Supplies and OEM Battery Chargers 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 12 volt 100 AH battery would be able to charge a 24 volt 10 AH battery 4 or 5 times before the host battery needs recharging.


Installation Notes:
  1. A qualified automotive electrical technician should be used to wire the charger into the vehicle.
  2. The BC-1224-10 converts 12 volt power into 24 volt power, so for a 5 amp output the input needs over 10 amps. Make sure that the wires connecting the BC-1224-10 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).
  3. PowerStream can supply 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!)
  4. 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."
  5. It is OK to leave the unit on the charger when the power to the charger goes on and off.
  6. Mount the BC-1224-10 in an area that will get adequate ventilation and will be free from rain, spray, or excessive dust.


Summary:
Model BC-1224-10 in-car wheelchair chargers. DC Input Voltage 10-15V Charging Voltage 24V Nominal, 29.7 volt maximum. Maximum Charging Current 5A Charging Method 4-stage charging (Trickle-->Bulk-->Over--Float) Protections (1) Input and output polarity protect (2) Output short circuit protect (3) Over temperature protect Indicators Four front panel LEDs Alarm Buzzer and Panel LEDs Connections Binding Posts Cooling Forced air cooling Casing Aluminium extrusion Dimensions 120mm(W) x 68mm (H) x 198mm (H) 120mm(W) x 68mm (H) x 336mm (H) Weight 1.5Kg 2.5Kg


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