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    Xantrex T ruecharge 10TB Multistage Battery Charger TC10TB Owner's Manual TM[...]

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    T able of Contents 1.0 Introduction .............................................................................. 1 2.0 Important Safety Instructions … Before Y ou Install the T ruecharge ............................................................................... 2 2.1 General Safety Precautions ..............................................[...]

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    Notice of Copyright Xantrex T r uechar ge 10TB Multistage Battery Charger © October 2002 Xantrex International. All rights reserved. T ruechar ge is a trademark of Xantrex International. Xantrex is a registered trademark of Xantrex International. Disclaimer UNLESS SPECIFICALL Y AGREED T O IN WRITING, XANTREX TECHNOLOGY INC. (“XANTREX”) (a) MAK[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 1 1.0 Introduction Thank you for purchasing the Xantrex T ruecharge ™ 10TB Automatic Battery Charger . The Truecharge 10TB is part of an advanced family of battery chargers from Xantrex. It is specifically designed for charging high performance deep-cycle lead acid batteries from 25 to 200 ampere-hour capacity .[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 2 2.0 Important Safety Instructions … Before Y ou Install the T ruecharge Incorrect installation or operation of the T ruecharge may result in hazardous conditions. We urge you to pay special attention to all CAUTION and W ARNING statements. CAUTION statements identify conditions or practices that may result in [...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 3 1 1. Ensure existing wiring is in good electrical condition, and that AC wiring size is 14 A WG or larger and less than 100 feet long. Do not operate charger with damaged or substandard wiring. This will avoid risk of fire and electric shock. 12. Do not operate the charger if it has received a sharp blow , been [...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 4 3.0 Design Features The design of the T ruecharge incorporates numerous features that traditional battery charger designs cannot match. Key features and their benefits to the user are as follows. 3.1 Microprocessor Controlled 3-Stage Charging T ruecharge provides fast, complete charging without sacrificing batte[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 5 • Automatic restarting of the charging sequence if 21 days has passed since the last charging cycle has occurred. This eliminates reduced battery capacity problems caused by normal internal battery leakage. • Automatic restarting of the charging sequence each time AC power is reconnected. 3.2 Switchmode Powe[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 6 4.0 Installation Procedure T o install the T ruecharge, you will need to purchase additional items to suit your particular installation, such as mounting screws, wires, and ring terminals for terminating the wires. These items are described in the instructions below . 4.1 Choosing a Location The T ruecharge is d[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 7 4.2 Mounting the T ruecharge Mount the T ruecharge using four #8 (or M4) screws. Don’t skimp on either the number or type of screws. Damage resulting from insecure mounting is not covered under warranty . Mount on a vertical surface with the terminal block end below . 4.3 Connecting the DC Wiring If the T ruec[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 8 Figure 1. AC and DC Connections[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 9 1. Run 2 (or 3) wires from the T ruecharge to the battery(s), and fasten neatly along their length. Do not connect wires yet. For a single battery system, use one black wire for the negative connection and one red wire for the positive connection. For a two battery system, add a second red wire. Follow local cod[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 10 4.4 Connecting the AC Wiring The following table lists the standard AC wire color codes and the ring terminal color code required to terminate the wires inside the T ruecharge. Use only wire that meets local and national AC wiring codes. The T ruecharge is designed to operate from a grounded (3-wire) 120 volt A[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 11 “ N ” terminal and the Green “ground” wire to the terminal. T erminal screws must be fully tight. 5. T ighten the wire clamp firmly around the wires. If a jacketed 3-wire cable was used, tighten the wire clamp around the end of the cable jacket, not the individual wires. The cable jacket must protrude s[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 12 2. Review any literature that was supplied with the batteries regarding battery-specific charging requirements. 3. For “Flooded” batteries, top up the electrolyte level with distilled water . 4. Switch on AC power to the charger , and switch on the 15-amp breaker installed in section 4.4. Also, switch on th[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 13 5.0 Operation 5.1 Automatic Charging Sequence 1. When AC power is first switched on, an initialization procedure begins. The microprocessor checks for excessive voltage at the battery . It then checks to ensure the internal charger temperature is not greater than 175°F (80°C). If both these conditions are met[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 14 below the 1-amp threshold that would normally trigger the transition to float mode. 5.2 Charging Sequence Initiation The T ruecharge always begins, or restarts, the above charging sequence by initiating a bulk charge. If the battery is only slightly discharged, the T ruecharge will quickly switch into absorptio[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 15 6.0 Charging Times The time taken for the T ruecharge to fully recharge the battery(s) connected to it depends on many factors such as, the size (capacity in amp hours) of the battery (or total capacity if two batteries are connected), and how deeply the battery(s) are discharged. The following simple formula c[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 16 7.0 Care and Maintenance The T ruecharge requires very little care and essentially no maintenance. Provided the location and mounting instructions have been followed, and the T ruecharge is not exposed to corrosive fumes from batteries, water or similar liquids, it will continue to function indefinitely with no[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 17 8.0 Output Protection Fuse Replacement The T ruecharge has two built-in 15 amp, 32 volt rated, automotive blade-type output protection fuses. Their function is to protect the unit against reverse battery polarity caused by incorrect installation. Should one or both fuses be blown, replace as follows. 1. Disconn[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 18 9.0 Troubleshooting . n o n r u t t o n o d s t h g i l r o t a c i d n I : m e l b o r P e s u a C e l b i s s o Py d e m e R d e t s e g g u S . r e w o P C A o N e r a s n o i t c e n n o c C A e r u s n e o t k c e h C . n o d e h c t i w s s i r e k a e r b d n a , t c e r r o c n i e s u f C A l a n r e t[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 19 g n i t c e t e d s i e g r a h c e u r T e h t ( s e h s a l f ) y l n o ( t h g i l " k l u B " : m e l b o r P . ) e r u t a r e p m e t l a n r e t n i e v i s s e c x e e s u a C e l b i s s o Py d e m e R d e t s e g g u S t u h s s a h e g r a h c e u r T e h T l a n r e t n i o t e u d n w o d[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 20 10.0 Limited W arranty What does this warranty cover? This Limited W arranty is provided by Xantrex Technology , Inc. (“Xantrex”) and covers defects in workmanship and materials in yo ur Xantrex Truecharge 10TB Battery Char ger . This warranty lasts for a W arranty Period of 12 months from the date of purch[...]

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    T ruecharge 10TB Owner ’s Manual 22 1 1.0 Specifications 1 maximum continuous duty 2 exact value dependent on battery selector switch setting Specifications subject to change without notice t n e r r u c t u p t u O 1 s p m a 0 1 e g a t l o v t u p t u O 2 s t l o v 4 . 4 1 – 2 . 4 1 : e d o m e g r a h C k l u B : e d o m e g r a h C t a o l [...]

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    445-0091-01-01 Rev . 2 Printed in China 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 .xantex.com[...]