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Battery Chargers

 
Charging your battery must be done with the correct equipment and to achieve this there are many chargers available to us. It's important to keep the battery in a fully charged state whether its being used or not. This will guard against sulphation, a process that will reduce the battery's ability to perform to its maximum specification. The Gel battery uses lower voltages than the flooded and AGM units and must have a dedicated charger. Some chargers have a selection switch for flooded / AGM or Gel.

Automotive Chargers

Loosely speaking, an automotive charger has a fixed voltage (say 14.7v) and the amperage reduces as the battery voltage equals the charger voltage (water finds its own level). As the state of charge increases, so does the rate of charge slow and the last 20% of the charge is really slow.

Also bear in mind, that gassing (boiling) of a lead acid battery occurs at 14.4v (at average temperatures) and the automotive charger is insensitive to this. If left on through an extended time frame, the electrolyte will evaporate to a dangerously low level - the battery will overheat and internal damage will result. However, the automotive charger can be low in price but must be managed.

Adaptive Charger

Known for its ability to adapt to the state of charge and condition of the battery. The adaptive charger essentially has 3 steps - Bulk, Absorption and Float and sometimes as many as 8.

  1. Bulk charge. Often over a given time frame, the charge rate is at a constant amperage for fast recovery up to about 80%. The charger will automatically click into the next stage -
  2. Absorption. This will maintain a given voltage and reduce current as the charge comes up. This will minimise the recovery period with minimum electrolyte loss.
  3. Float. The battery is now fully charged and the voltage will drop to approximately 13.6v (below gassing voltage of 14.4v) The float mode will guard against parasitic discharge or loss due to the maintenance of memory circuits such as radios and other electronics.
  4. The 4th stage when present, could be described as a pulse wake up call. Periodically, the charger will click from float mode back to bulk mode for a brief time and then back to float. This process will guard against stratification (the electrolyte settling into layers of different concentration) Many battery advisors will recommend the battery be equalised every 4 or 6 months to ensure all cells are fully charged which also promotes de stratification.

The adaptive charger is ideal for retaining and holding a battery in a fully charged state over prolonged periods. Ideal for moored vessels, seasonal agricultural equipment and vehicle restoration projects.

Battery Conditioners (Maintainer)

The battery conditioner is a low amperage charger at 13.8 volts. It will charge a battery over time but ideal to hold up against parasitic discharge over long periods. It will have a indication LED that will flash on and off when the battery is fully charged. It is quite safe, in fact benificial to leave a 'conditioner / maintainer' charging your battery for long periods of time.

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Automatic Chargers Powertrain Multi stage chargers 

BC12160

12 volt Automatic 3 stage 1.6A battery charger/Maintainer. Suitable for 12V- 4 amphour thru 20 amphour sealed lead acid batteries.

Suitable for 12V batteries used for seasonal work batteries in cars, tractors, boats quads. Keeps your battery fully charged to prevent sulphation over off season periods

$49.95

PTC12v2.5A
12 volt Automatic battery charger and maintainer with 3 Sage 2.5Amp output. Suitable for 12V batteries used for seasonal work batteries in cars, tractors, boats quads. Keeps your battery fully charged to prevent sulphation over off season periods $86.80

PTC12v4A

12volt 4 amp switchmode 3 Stage charger. Ideal for deep cycle batteries up to 100 amphours  90.44

PTC12v6A7S

12volt 6 amp 7 stage. Ideal for deep cycle batteries up to 125 amphours $110.80

 

PTC12V12A 

 12volt 12 amp 7 stage. Ideal for deep cycle batteries up to 200amphours  162.00

PTC24v 4A

24V 4A charger 152.00

 

PTC 20A

 12V 20A charger suitable for 230AH Cyclic bank 299.00 

PTC12v x 3 20A

12V 20A charger with 3 outlets -Good workshop or multibank charger 331.82

 

PTC 30A

 12V 30A Charger  328.66
PTC40A 12V 40A Charger 381.33

 

SBC10A

 6v,12v,24v 10A 3 stage workshop battery charger. Flooded, Gel, AGM, Calcium selectable  294.00

Xantrex Truecharge 2

3 outlets

  • 12V models available in 20A, 40A and 60A
  • Microprocessor-controlled, multistage charging algorithms
  • Settings for two and three-stage charging
  • Settings for flooded, gel, AGM or lead-calcium batteries
  • Auto-ranging universal input voltage (90-265 Vac, 47-63 Hz) is also compatible with a generator or other low-quality power sources
  • Temperature-compensated charging
  • Power factor corrected for efficient charging
  • Battery-equalization feature
  • Ability to charge ‘dead’ batteries
  • Battery temperature sensor available (Part #808-0232-01)
  • Optional remote panel (#808-8040-01) required for parallel stacking
Includes GST and delivery

TC2 - 20Amp - 12V 

20A charger supporting up to 3 battery banks up to 240AH $549.50

TC2 - 40Amp - 12V

40A charger supporting up to 3 battery banks up to 440AH $705.00

TC2 - 60Amp - 12V

60A charger supporting up to 3 battery banks up to 660AH $1179.00

TC2 - 10Amp - 24V

10A charger supporting up to 3 battery banks up to 100AH @ 24V $667.00

TC2 - 20Amp - 24V

20A charger supporting up to3 battery banks up to 240AH @ 24V $815.00

TC2 - 30Amp - 24V

20A charger supporting up to3 battery banks up to 300AH @ 24V 1112.00
OZ Charge
The most affordable chargers available - designed for our conditions.
OzCharge is a range of sophisticated Battery Chargers and Maintainers which have been Designed and Made for Australian Conditions. They all contain Reverse Polarity Protection.
They will Charge and maintain batteries which are all commonly used in all automotive, marine and solar applications.
All pricing includes GST and freight in NZ

OC-61201
Selectable 6 & 12V 1000mAmp Charger/maintainer.Includes quick connecting ring terminals and alligator clips $107.34

OC-SW121020
12v 2Amp Charger/maintainer.Designed for AGM, Gel, Wet , Calcium batteriesIncludes quick connecting ring terminals and alligator clips No longer available

OC-SW121040
12v selectable 1/2/4Amp Charger/maintainer.Designed for AGM, Gel, Wet , Calcium batteriesIncludes alligator clips $182.82

OC-SW121060
12v selectable 2/4/6Amp Charger/maintainer.Designed for AGM, Gel, Wet , Calcium batteriesIncludes alligator clips $203.42

OC-SW121080
12v selectable 2/4/8Amp Charger/maintainer.Designed for AGM, Gel, Wet , Calcium batteriesIncludes alligator clips $244.31

OC-SW121160
12v selectable 2/8/16Amp Charger/maintainer.Designed for AGM, Gel, Wet , Calcium batteriesIncludes alligator clips $356.86

OC-SW121210
12v selectable 2/10/21Amp Charger/maintainer.Designed for AGM, Gel, Wet , Calcium batteriesIncludes alligator clips $387.33

OC-SW241040
24v selectable 1/2/4Amp Charger/maintainer.Designed for AGM, Gel, Wet , Calcium batteriesIncludes alligator clips $313.39
  A range of ring terminals and alligator clip leads are available to suit chargers from $19.95
CTEK
"the smartest battery charger in the world"
Approved for outdoor use.
Made in Sweden
  The price includes GST and delivery in New Zealand.
Charger for 6 volt
XC800 - 6 volt batteries
A full featured 6v charger in mini format. Charges batteries as small as 1 AH, up to the biggest tractor batteries. $107.34
Charges and maintains
Vertex DryCellXS800 - 12 volt batteries
The XS easily charges all small batteries. Perfect for motor cycles, lawn mower or jet ski. Also is an ideal maintenance charger for seasonal batteries up to 100 AH. Also ideally suited to our Vertex DryCell "Lighten up your race car" battery $107.34
Practical household charger
Multi XS3600 - 12 volt
A multi tasker in compact format. It replaces all the chargers in your home. Switch between your lawn mower, you car or RV. The built-in cold weather mode is perfect for flat batteries in the winter. It is also compatible with AGM and Gel where conventional transformer chargers cannot be used. $197.80
Universal charger for Cars, Boats and Motor Homes
Multi XS7000 - 12 volt
Suitable for Cars. Boats and Motor Homes. It is ideal for year-round use. The supply mode provides you with power even without a battery. It also works as a Memory Saver so you can unhook the battery without loosing settings and codes in vehicle computer, anti theft radios, keyless-entry systems etc. The boost mode reconditions your battery after deep discharging. The battery will recover quickly and last longer. $381.80
Universal charger for Cars, Boats and Motor HomesMulti XS15000 - 12 volt As above $501.40
Maximum Power
Multi XS 25000 - 12 volt
The MULTI XS 25000 is powerful for batteries that require rapid charging in your Motor Home, boat or workshop. The charger automatically adjusts the charge to the batteries temperature. It has the same supply mode as the MULTI XS 7000. The Multi XS 25000 features built-in functions that analyse the status of your battery. Maintenance charging uniquely combines battery requirement of high capacity and long life. $841.80
Maximum Power
Multi XS 14000 - 24 volt
AS above $841.80
Victron
Why does the Navy use Victron !
Made in Holland
  Quality, simplicity and reliability for a good
price sums up the Victron Centaur.

The design brief was to design a reliable
quality charger without any unnecessary
accessories or features.

Don't be mistaken though, this is not a
low budget compromise:

  • Multi stage automatic charge characteristic
  • Temperature compensated charging
  • Unity power factor
  • Universal 90V-260V 45-65Hz input
  • 3 full power outputs
  • Renowned durable Victron construction
Victron Centaur 12/20 Quality, simplicity and reliability
for a good price sums up the Victron Centaur
$878.40
Victron Centaur 12/30   $953.60
Victron Centaur 12/40   $1176.00
Victron Centaur 12/50   $1224.00
Victron Centaur 12/60   $1272.00
Victron Centaur 12/80   $2112.00
Victron Centaur 12/100   $2580.80
Victron SkyllaTG 24-30 24V Automatic 3-stage charger.
Can be matched to suit all types of batteries.
Standard temperature compensation and
voltage sensing. Additional trickle outlet.
$1625.60
Victron SkyllaTG 24-50   $1760.00
Victron SkyllaTG 24-80   $2928.00
Victron SkyllaTG 24-100   $4246.40
Lifeboat charger  
Lifeboat Battery charger  CD4212-2  42VAC  12VDC 3 or 5 amp charger $922.37
Wind Turbine Rutland 914i $1523.17
     
     
     
Battery Maintenance tools Price including GSTDelivery to your door - Free

Cobra Jump Pack

$179.00
Battery Hydrometer
Checks the charge level of the battery by measuring the specific gravity
  $13.65
Water Spout
Fits most bottles - to top up your battery with distilled water and stops flow at the correct level
  $5.18
Anti corrosion pads
Chemically treated to assist in the prevention of battery terminal corrosion
  $5.18
Battery Carrying Strap
Makes carrying batteries easy and clips onto the posts
  $12.99
Battery Post and Terminal cleaner
Removes corrosion to ensure clean terminal connection
  $14.29
3 Way Battery Post and Terminal cleaner
Includes reamer for making good electrical connections and a separate positive and negative post re-shaper
  $14.29
 
 

 

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