These battery chargers, especially designed for marine use, have a four stage IUoU charge programme
In the first Bulk charge stage, the battery receives a continuous maximum current charge.
Once the battery is recharged to approximately 75% of its full capacity, the charger switches automatically to a constant voltage Absorption stage for the remai
When the battery is fully charged, the charger will maintain this charge phase for 15 minutes
(providing the charge is under 6.25 % of the full charge current) and then switches over to the Float
charge stage. In this stage the battery charger maintains the full charge without overloading the
battery. It compensates for self-discharge and “floats” any loads on the battery.
After being in the float stage for 12 days, the charger implements the final Reconditioning stage. In
this stage the charger will switch to the Bulk stage for 85 minutes only, to ensure that the battery
stays in optimum condition.
With easy access dipswitches, the maximum charge voltage can be adapted to suit the type of
battery being charged. These chargers are suitable for all AC power sources from 90 V to 265 V. The
active Power Factor Correction feature takes care of any unwanted line disturbances.
Vetus battery chargers are extensively tested, including a 2G vibration test, to meet our quality standards and ensure long term operation.
These new chargers are compatible with Lead Acid, Li-ion, Gel and AGM batteries, and can be
connected to a remote control panel (BCRP) and a battery temperature sensor (BCTS). The chargers
have a separate alarm contact and the fan speed can be adjusted for comfort reasons.
A trickle charger with maximum output of 2A is provided on models BC12151, BC12252 and BC12352