It is important you use the right battery charger for your battery.
Using the wrong battery charger, there will be a risk of damage to your battery, reduces life expectancy, the battery will not provide max.
When mentioned damage the battery conceivable that bla. on, the AGM and GEL batteries must be charged correctly, However, many battery chargers today built for charging AGM and Gel batteries.
When you have 230 Volts available, you can charge the battery with a battery charger. The battery full capacity is achieved only if you bought a battery charger that can charge for 14,4 volt, and simultaneously self regulating charge current down to about. 13,8 Volt after battery is fully charged, also called “vedligeholdesesladning” (Maintenance charging with pulses improves battery life and performance).
Battery chargers with eg temperature sensor, improve the charge of the battery, fordi temperature sensors justerer automatisk ladespændingen, if the temperature deviates from +25 grader. A high temperature lowers the voltage, and freezing conditions are handled by higher voltage.
The top of the cake, if the battery charger is with temperature sensor, with a temperature sensor increases the battery life of the, and charging takes place under the best conditions – Often battery from approximately. 13A, and up equipped with temperature sensor.
The above-mentioned battery chargers are often called 3, 6 or 8 speed fully automatic charging process leaves, there are many different 230 volt quality battery charger on the market today, such is a CTEK battery charger good at AGM, Optima batteries and gel batteries. Polaris BC1216 is also a good 4 stage switch-mode charger, the charger can be set to let the lead-acid batteries, Gel or AGM batteries, and has thermostatically controlled cooling fan and a rectifier which prevent, that the current can flow from the battery to the external power source.
The above battery chargers just to name a suitable battery charger for AGM, yellow, Optima batteries. You should also be aware of the battery charger you buy can leave a 100 % discharged battery up as Ctek example can. Battery charger is available in different sizes such as 5.0 A, 7.0 A, 10 A, 15 A and 25 A bigger battery charger you buy, the faster your battery charged.
Battery chargers 15 A and after, often with built-in fans for cooling and the temperature sensor. The advantage of the battery charger is with temperature sensor, the charger is charging the battery properly in the winter where the charging thrills to be higher, and allows a lower charging surge in summer.
If you buy Cetek 12 volt battery charger for your caravan, you should buy Ctek M100 (10A), M200 (15A) or M300 (25A) – Also known as marine leaves, and is designed for fixed installation. The difference between such Ctek M100 (10A) battery charger, MXS Ctek og 10A, is that M100 has fixed ring cable (See pictures at bottom of page), where such MXS 10A with clamps which most often used by auto repair shops not permanent installation.
Alle Ctek (M) models with fabriksmonteret ring cables for permanent installation.
Last and not least, there are also differences in warranty if you buy one of the larger battery charger example 25A. Buy a MXS 25A you get 2 year warranty, Buy a M300 which is also 25A you get 5 year warranty.
Replace a battery charger in a Nordic winter caravan such as Kabe, you must be aware of, a Kabe not have a 12 volt electrical power built. Kabe caravans are typically equipped as standard with 25-30 A battery charger because the charger Opladen battery alone supplies caravan 12 volt. The battery thus receive multiple charging cycle when the voltage falls below a certain voltage, which is hard for battery and battery charger.
Switching battery charger in Nordic winter caravans do not choose too small a battery charger, select any. same size for example 25A, Thus, you avoid the battery has trouble keeping up with.
Below are pictures of Ctek M300 (25A) battery charger:
Kabe caravan – Replacing the battery charger:
Kabe has a factory-installed 25A battery charger as in our caravan suddenly did not work more – Was a little disappointed with such a short life.
Replace a battery charger in a Nordic winter caravan such as Kabe, you must be aware of, a Kabe not have a 12 volt electrical power built such as in German produced caravans (see picture below):
We chose to replace a Ctek M300 (25A), that is the same size as the factory-fitted 25A battery charger. In Kabe Caravans charger battery charger battery, and it is alone battery supplying caravan 12 volt.
The battery thus receive multiple charging cycle when the voltage falls below a certain voltage, which is hard for battery and battery charger.
By choosing the same size battery charger as the fabriksmontert 25A and a good battery, do not you come out for the charger can not keep up with the consumption of the battery. We have selected an Optima Yellow Top 75 Amp, which is really good battery, and probably one of the most optimal for use mover.
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Temperature sensor as you can see mounted battery + pol, and improve the charge of the battery, fordi temperature sensors justerer automatisk ladespændingen, if the temperature deviates from +25 grader. A high temperature lowers the voltage, and freezing conditions are handled by higher voltage.
M300 is a fully automatic 8-step charger, supplying 25A, and is ideal for batteries between 40 ah 500 Ah.
M300 (25A) analyzes, if the battery can accept and retain the charge, it removes harmful lead sulphate crystals, gives an effective charge and automatically switches to safe maintenance charging, when the battery is fully charged.
The practical Recond mode reconditions the battery following deep discharge cycles, which may be present.
The quality of the charging voltage and charging current is very important.
A high current ripple heats the battery and, that the positive
electrode age. High voltage ripple can damage other equipment, is connected to the battery. Battery chargers from CTEK Producer one
very clean voltage and current with low ripple.
Interruptions and ripple from voltage and current can damage sensitive equipment, which is connected to the battery.
IP44 classification means, to Ctek M300 is approved for outdoor use.
It generates no harmful galvanic, is fully protected from producing voltage, which can damage the electronic parts, and it is designed for safe charging: spark, reverse polarity and short circuit protected. M300 comes with five-year warranty.
Eyelet M10 (10,4 mm)
Tempsensor på kabel.
The above Ctek M300 (25A) battery charger was installed with the new Optima Yellow Top 75 Ah as shown in the picture below.
Optima Yellow Top battery can hold a high voltage across the discharge phase, and holding spændningen 12 volts almost to 100% expiration – You have such minimum 12 volt consumption of the battery until the battery is almost 100% discharged. In addition, the battery has the capacity, that happens fast in- and discharge, and the battery can withstand 100 % discharge.
With Optima Yellow Top battery installed, you have a quality power station which is also the best battery for use Mover. Supplemented with a good battery charger such Ctek M200 15A or 25A M300, you have quality, stability and long life.
• Optima Yellow Top battery properties cause the battery for example 38 Ah, corresponds to a normal. battery approx. 75 Ah, and 75 Ah corresponds to approximately. 150 ah bacteria.
• The battery can withstand up to 15 times more tremors.
• Up to 3x longer life.
• Optima Yellow Top taber ca. 1 v, and is therefore suitable to stand for long periods without charging happens, which bla. is an advantage when the caravan is put into hibernation.
• There are factory installed 4 meter cable fitted with ringelkabelsko, you have such opportunities to place the battery ca. 4 meters from the battery
Den fabriksmonteret 25A mascot batterilader, can not compare with Ctek battery charger quality.
The factory fitted 25A mascot battery charger also had temperature sensor, but it was located on the battery which was located up the central heating, it is definitely not ideal for measuring the temperature from the central heating radiator when you heat the caravan, and not by the battery.
Ctek's battery charger temperature sensor can be placed on the battery itself, for example + pol, Thus, the temperature is measured at the battery itself to reflect the correct. Mascot battery charger is not fabriksmonteret ringkanelsko, that is, you must own to cut the mounted clamps and mounting eyelet terminals for permanent installation.
Mascot charger was also not with IP44 classification which means, that is approved for outdoor use.
The factory fitted Mascot battery charger only 3 Step charging cycle, hvor har Ctek 8 step, fully automatic charging cycle and RECOND: Reconditioning of deeply discharged batteries.
No doubt the replacement of the battery charger to Ctek is a good choice compared to the factory-installed Mascot.
75 Amp Optima Yellow Top batteri:
February month and about. -2 grader – You can see the battery 12,86 volts before charging, and the temperature is -2. Picture two shows that you can see how much battery charge the battery with. Our battery charger has temperature sensor mounted, and increases the charging voltage if the temperature is such -1 city.
See picture (Digital multimeter):
With a digital multimeter you can check whether your caravan battery, battery charger, Mover of the correct voltage m.v. and check if there is power in your car 13 pol stik m.v.. - A good tool (set to kr. 69,50 – At uncle nyborg).
You can benefit from reading the following via the links below on 12 volt, batteries, wires / fuses, etc.:
•Link: 12 Volt from car
•Link: bacteria info.
•Link: 12 voltage cables and fuses
•Link: Winterizing Battery
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