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    TC10 Owner’ s Manual Xantrex T ruecharge 10 Battery Charger TM[...]

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    3 T able of Contents Introduction 5 T ruecharge 10 F eatures 5 T heory of Operation 7 Important Safety Instructions 10 P ermanent Installation 13 Battery Charging Safety 15 Grounding and AC P ower Cord Connection Instructions 16 Operating Instructions 17 Care and Maintenance 19 T roubleshooting 20 W arranty T erms 21 Specifications 25[...]

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    4 Xantr ex T ruechar ge 10 Battery Char ger © November 2002 Xantrex International. All rights reserved. T ruecharge is a registered trademark of Xantrex International. Xantrex is a registered trademark of Xantrex International. Disclaimer UNLESS SPECIFICALL Y AGREED TO IN WRITING, XANTREX TECH- NOLOGY INC. (“XANTREX”) (a) MAKES NO W ARRANTY AS[...]

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    5 Introduction Y our Xantrex T ruecharge 10 is an advanced battery char ger designed specifically for today’ s high performance deep-cycle lead-acid batteries. It provides charging performance that simple marine and automotive chargers are unable to provide. The T ruecharge 10 is designed to recharge 12 volt lead-acid batteries with capacities fr[...]

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    6 charging current for a short initial part of the char ge cycle. Charging current decreases rapidly (“tapers off”) as the battery char ges. Because it delivers rated current over most of the charge cycle, your T ruecharge 10 will charge your batteries faster than many other char gers rated at 20 amperes or more. Wide V oltage Range Operation N[...]

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    7 Theory of Operation High Frequency P ower Converter The T ruecharge 10 uses modern high frequency switching power circuits to convert the alternating current from the utility line to the low voltage direct current required to charge the battery . The circuits are similar to those used in power supplies for computers and other modern electronic eq[...]

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    8 Three-Step Charging Pr ocess Modern lead-acid batteries will last longer and charge faster if they are charged in a particular sequence known as a thr ee-step char ge. The T ruecharge 10 implements the three-step charging process. In the first step, known as the bulk char ge , the T ruecharge 10 delivers its rated current (10 A) until the battery[...]

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    9 conditions are met: • A battery is connected • The battery is connected with proper polarity • The battery voltage is between 5 volts and 13 volts The T ruecharge 10 will not act as a battery eliminator or power supply . It must be connected to a battery to operate. Once the T ruecharge 10 detects proper connection to a battery , it begins [...]

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    10 The first two conditions ensure that the T ruecharge 10 keeps your battery “topped up” if it is left permanently connected. The last two conditions ensure that the T ruecharge 10 starts in a predictable fashion after you disconnect the battery or the AC power . W ARNING! T o reduce the risk of sparking and damage to your T ruecharge 10, alwa[...]

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    12 this battery charger to char ge nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd), nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH), lithium (Li) and dry cell batteries commonly used with home appliances and electronic equipment. These batteries may burst and cause injury to persons and damage to property . The charger is not intended to supply power to an extra-low voltage electrical system[...]

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    13 DC Connection Precautions • Connect DC output clips only after the AC cord is connected to the electrical outlet and the charger indicator lights turn on. The char ger has an anti-sparking feature that only functions properly if the charger is on. • Attach clips to battery posts and twist or rock back and forth several times to make a good c[...]

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    14 CAUTION! T o r educe risk of fire, do not cover or obstruct the ventilation openings. Do not install the T ruecharge 10 in a zero- clearance compartment. Overheating may result. W ARNING: This equipment contains components that may produce arcs or sparks. T o prevent fir e or explosion, do not install in compartments containing batteries or flam[...]

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    15 Battery Charging Safety Charging a battery when it is installed in an engine compartment T o reduce the risk of a spark near the battery: 1) Position AC and DC cords to reduce risk of damage by access doors, hood, or moving engine parts. 2) Stay clear of fan blades, belts, pulleys, and other parts that can cause injury to persons. 3) Ensure that[...]

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    16 Charging a battery when it is installed outside the engine compartment T o reduce the risk of a spark near the battery: 1) Check the polarity of the battery posts. The POSITIVE (POS, P , +) battery post usually has a larger diameter than the NEGA TIVE (NEG, N, –) post. 2) Connect the charger to AC power . When the lights on the charger begin t[...]

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    17 Operating Instructions Charge Cycle The T ruecharge 10 can charge all 12 volt lead-acid batteries including sealed, maintenance-free, and gel types. It is best suited for batteries with capacities between 25 ampere hours and 200 ampere hours. (battery sizes from U1 to 4D). Charging is automatic. The READY status indicator on the T ruecharge 10 w[...]

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    18 3) Set the BA TTER Y TEMPERA TURE selector switch for the tem- perature of your battery . If your battery temperature is below 50 °F , (10 °C), set the switch to COLD. If your battery temperature is between 50 °F (10 °C) and 80 °F (27 °C), set the switch to HOT . 4) Attach the supplied AC power cord and connect the T ruecharge 10 to AC pow[...]

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    19 Charging Times Charging time will depend on the capacity of your battery and on how deeply it is discharged. The following equation gives an approximate charging time: Charging time = CAP × DOD 850 where: Charging Time = Battery rechar ge time in hours CAP = Battery capacity in ampere hours DOD = Battery depth of dischar ge in % (A fully discha[...]

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    20 T roubleshooting m e l b o r Pe s u a C e l b i s s o Pn o i t u l o S l l a e r a s t h g i l r o t a c i d n I s i r e g r a h c n e h w f f o C A n a o t d e t c e n n o c . e l c a t p e c e r C A t a r e w o p o N . e l c a t p e c e r . d r o c e v i t c e f e D . r e g r a h c n i e s u f n e p O t a e l b a l i a v a s i r e w o p t a h [...]

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    21 W arranty T erms What does this warranty cover? This Limited W arranty is provided by Xantrex Technology , Inc. ("Xantrex") and covers defects in workmanship and materials in your Xantrex Truechar ge 10. This warranty lasts for a W arranty Period of 12 months from the date of purchase at point of sale to you, the original end user cust[...]

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    22 altered, either internally or externally , or damaged from improper use or use in an unsuitable environment; b) the product if it has been subjected to fire, water, generalized corrosion, biological infestations, or input voltage that creates operating conditions beyond the maximum or minimum limits listed in the Xantrex product specifications i[...]

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    23 Return Material Authorization Policy Before returning a product directly to Xantrex you must obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number and the correct factory "Ship T o" address. Products must also be shipped prepaid. Product shipments will be refused and returned at your expense if they are unauthorized, returned without an [...]

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    25 Specifications Output current: 10 amps continuous duty Output voltage Charg e: 14.2–14.4 VDC (depending on setting) Float: 13.5–13.8 VDC (depending on setting) Input voltage: 120 V AC nominal (90–135 V AC) 50/60 Hz Efficiency: 85% W eight: 3 lbs. / 1.4 kg Dimensions (L x W x H): 9" x 6.5" x 2.75" 23 cm x 16.5 cm x 7 cm Outpu[...]

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    Xantrex T echnology Inc. T oll free 1 800 670 0707 Direct 1 604 422 2777 F ax 1 604 420 2145 CustomerService@xantrex.com www .xantrex.com 445-0071-01-01 Rev . 3 Printed in China[...]