Phase Three
Three Stage Smart Charger
INSTALLATION/OPERATION
MANUAL
Models:
PT-24-45F
PT-24-95F
PT-32-30
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
Topic
Page
I)
II)
III)
GENERAL INFORMATION.........................................
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.........................
INSTALLATION.........................................................
A) Materials Provided.....................................
B) Location....................................................
C) Mounting...................................................
D) d.c. Output Wiring.....................................
E) a.c. Input Wiring........................................
F) Multiple Unit Parallel Wiring.......................
G) Gel-Cell/Lead-Acid Selector Switch............
H) Temperature Compensation Option............
OPERATION.............................................................
A) Three Stage Charge Regimen......................
B) Time-Out Circuit........................................
C) Status Indicators.......................................
APPLICATION NOTES...............................................
A) Constant Versus Occasional Use................
B) Proper Load Sizing.....................................
C) Operation with Engine................................
D) Cooling Fans..............................................
E) Current Limit Circuit..................................
TROUBLESHOOTING...............................................
SPECIFICATIONS.....................................................
BATTERY CARE TIPS................................................
REFERENCE APPENDIX...........................................
WARRANTY................................................................
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M-PT-LGSER
As of FEB 2003
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I)
GENERAL INFORMATION
Your Phase Three Series Battery Charger uses the latest microprocessor controlled three
stage charging technology to optimize the life and enhance the performance of marine, mobile and fixed site battery systems and is housed in a rugged stainless steel case designed to
withstand harsh environmental conditions.
This charger line has been developed in response to demand for increasingly sophisticated
charger performance, as the technology of new battery types and applications advances. The
Phase Three combines high power performance with adaptability to varied charging requirements and environmental conditions. Batteries are quickly and properly charged and maintained, assuring their long life and optimum performance.
Following is brief listing of some of the more important features/options of your Phase Three
Charger. Each is fully detailed later in this manual:
!
Micro-processor controlled three stage “smart” charging—bulk, absorption, float—for
optimum performance and long life of large battery systems.
!
Precision regulated, high power output for rapid rejuvenation of medium-to-large 24
or 23 volt battery systems; maintain batteries at peak voltage, even with high d.c.
system loads present.
!
Gel-Cell/Flooded lead-acid switch selects optimum charge/float voltages based on
battery type.
!
Three isolated output banks; ammeter indicates total output current.
!
Optional sensor adjusts output for optimum voltage based on battery temperature.
!
Current limiting—prevents damage from overloading.
!
L.E.D. and audible indicators show charger status and diagnose shut-down conditions
such as Battery Too Hot, Charger Too Hot, Over-Voltage Protection Activated
!
High charge time-out circuit prevents overcharge during continuous high amperage
demand.
!
May be wired in parallel to create higher power systems.
!
Built to last—rugged stainless steel case with marinized internal circuitry; drip
shield provided.
!
Numerous Safety and EMC Compliances; all models carry the CE mark.
In addition, your Phase Three Charger carries a full two year warranty against defects in
materials or workmanship from the date of purchase. Careful attention to these instructions
should help you to enjoy years of trouble-free service.
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II)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS — This manual contains important safety and operating
instructions for the Phase Three Battery Charger.
2. Before using this battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on (1) the
battery charger (2) the battery, and (3) any product powered by the battery.
3. CAUTION — To reduce the risk of injury, charge only 12 cell (24 volt models) or 16 cell (32
volt models) gel-cell or lead-acid rechargeable batteries. Other types of batteries may burst,
causing personal injury and damage.
4. Do not expose charger to rain or spray.
5. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by NEWMAR may result in a risk of fire,
electric shock or injury to persons.
6. To reduce the risk of damage to the electric plug and cord (if plugged into an a.c. outlet),
pull by plug rather than cord when disconnecting the charger.
7. Make sure the cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise
subjected to damage or stress.
8. An extension cord should not be used. Use of an improper cord could result in a risk of
fire and electric shock.
9. Do not operate the charger with a damaged cord or plug; replace them immediately.
10. Do not operate the charger if it has received a sharp blow, been dropped, or otherwise
damaged; take it to a qualified serviceman.
11. Do not disassemble the charger; take it to a qualified serviceman when service or repair
is necessary. Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock and fire.
12. To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect the charger from a.c. source before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
WARNING—RISK OF EXPLOSIVE GASES
1. WORKING IN THE VICINITY OF A LEAD-ACID BATTERY IS DANGEROUS. BATTERIES
GENERATE EXPLOSIVE GASES DURING NORMAL BATTERY OPERATION. FOR THIS REASON, IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT BEFORE INSTALLING AND USING YOUR
CHARGER, YOU READ THIS MANUAL AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY.
2. To reduce the risk of battery explosion, follow these instructions and those published by
the battery manufacturer and by the manufacturer of any equipment you intend to use in
the vicinity of the battery. Review cautionary markings on these products and on the engine.
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PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS
1. Someone should be within range of your voice or close enough to come to your aid when
you work near a lead-acid battery.
2. Have plenty of fresh water and soap nearby in case battery acid contacts skin, clothing or
eyes.
3. Wear complete eye protection and clothing protection. Avoid touching your eyes while
working near a battery.
4. If battery acid contacts skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water. If battery
acid enters the eye, immediately flood the eye with running cold water for at least 10 minutes and get medical attention immediately.
5. NEVER smoke or allow a spark or flame in the vicinity of the battery or engine.
6. Be extra cautious to reduce the risk of dropping a metal tool onto the battery. It might
spark or short-circuit the battery or other electrical part and cause an explosion.
7. Remove personal metal items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches when working with a lead-acid battery. A lead-acid battery can produce a short-circuit current high
enough to weld a ring or the like to metal, causing a severe burn.
8. Use the battery charger for charging gel-cell or flooded lead-acid batteries only. It is not
intended to supply power to a low voltage electrical system other than in a starter-motor
application. Do not use the charger for charging dry-cell batteries that are commonly used
with home appliances. These batteries may burst and cause injury to persons and damage to
property.
9. NEVER charge a frozen battery.
PREPARING TO CHARGE
1. Be sure the area around the battery is well ventilated.
2. Clean battery terminals. Be careful to keep corrosion from coming in contact with eyes.
3. Add distilled water in each cell until battery acid reaches level specified by battery manufacturer. This helps purge excessive gas from cells. Do not overfill. For a battery without cell
caps, carefully follow manufacturer’s recharging instructions.
4. Study all battery manufacturer’s specific precautions such as removing or not removing
cell caps while charging and recommended rates of charge.
GROUNDING AND a.c. POWER CORD CONNECTION
1. The charger should be grounded to reduce the risk of electric shock.
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(For marine applications only) EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS TO THE CHARGER SHALL
COMPLY WITH UL RECOMMENDATIONS AND/OR UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
ELECTRICAL REGULATIONS (33CFR183, SUB-PART I)
(For marine applications only) THE INSTALLATION AND PROTECTION OF VESSEL
WIRING ASSOCIATED WITH BATTERY CHARGERS SHALL COMPLY WITH ABYC STANDARDS; E-8) AC ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ON BOATS, E-9) DC ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ON
BOATS, AND A-20) BATTERY CHARGING DEVICES.
III)
INSTALLATION
A) Materials Provided
The Phase Three charger is provided completely assembled and ready for installation. Because of numerous installation variables, the installer will need to provide four suitable 1/4"
mounting screws/washers, as well as d.c. output wiring and connectors. Proper sizes and
gauges for the wire and connectors are noted in section D following. A warranty registration/
customer satisfaction card has been included in the packaging. Upon completion of the
installation, please fill out this card and return it to the factory. You will be contacted
promptly if you have any problems with or questions about your Phase Three charger.
B) Location
The charger should be mounted on a wall, bulkhead or other suitable mounting surface as
close to the batteries to be charged as possible. Do not mount the charger directly over the
batteries as battery fumes may cause excessive corrosion. WARNING: The charger is not
ignition protected so it must not be located in an area where ignition protected equipment is
required. The area should be well ventilated and free from excessive moisture, exhaust manifolds and battery fumes.
Vertical mounting is preferred. However, horizontal mounting is acceptable where absolutely
necessary. Do not mount the charger where water, spray or condensation can occur, as this will
shorten charger life. It should not be located where there is a possibility of dust or debris
being drawn into the unit through the fan. A minimum of 2" clearance around the charger is
recommended for proper cooling.
If the charger is located in an extreme heat area, such as an unventilated engine room, and
maximum operating temperature is exceeded, an automatic thermal shutdown circuit will
turn the charger off. Thermal cycling will shorten the life of the charger, so if this condition
occurs repeatedly, the charger should be relocated. For optimum performance and longer life
the charger should not be located in an area of extreme high temperature.
C) Mounting
Important Pre-Installation Notes: The wiring access port for a.c. input is located on the bottom
of the charger. If the factory-installed a.c. cord must be changed for any reason, this should
be done before mounting, as access will be difficult afterwards. Also, the drip shield will need
to be removed prior to setting the gel/lead acid selector or installing the optional tempera-
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ture compensation probe. The drip shield is removable with the charger mounted, but if
there is limited overhead clearance the installer may wish to accomplish these tasks also,
prior to mounting the charger. For information on these installation procedures refer to
sections III-E, G and H.
The charger may be mounted on either a metal or non-metal surface*. You will require four
screws (wood or machine screws, depending on mounting surface) with washers, sized for
1/4" holes, to mount the charger, plus two temporary holding screws. Note that, in addition
to the four permanent mounting holes in the flanges, there is a hole in each mounting flange
which is “keyhole” shaped. This is provided to ease vertical installation.
*Per ABYC A-20: A d.c. chassis grounding conductor shall be connected from the case of
the battery charger to the engine negative terminal or its bus, and must not be more than one
size under that required for the d.c. current-carrying conductors, and not less than 16 AWG.
Make a mark on the wall or bulkhead where each of the keyhole slots will be located. Then
drive a screw about halfway in at each of these marks. Hang the charger onto the bulkhead
using the keyhole slots. Doing this will save you from having to support the charger’s weight
while you are driving in the four permanent mounting screws. Note: The keyhole slots may
be used for additional support screws but they are not to be used as permanent mounting
points, by themselves.
IMPORTANT: Although the charger is constructed of materials and in a manner which
makes it highly resistive to the corrosive effects of moisture in the environment, the
charger is not water-resistant. Do not mount the charger where there is a possibility of
water entering the unit. Evidence of water entry into the charger will void the warranty.
D) d.c. Output Wiring
Note: Only qualified service personnel should access the output terminals of the charger.
Note: The output of the charger must be wired to batteries only. The charger is not designed to
power d.c. loads directly without a battery in-line. Electronic devices which are wired without a
battery in-line may not function properly or may not function at all, and the charger's overvoltage protection shutdown circuit may activate.
Remove the black plastic terminal cover at the base of the charger to expose the d.c. output
terminals. For a secure installation d.c. output wires must be attached with 1/4" ring lug
terminals sized appropriately to fit wire gauges as listed below.
The d.c. wire size table on the following page may be used to determine the correct gauge
wire, based on the model you have and the length of the wire run from the charger to the
batteries.
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d.c. Wire Size Table*:
Model
Distance from Batteries (in feet)
10'
15'
20'
Wire Gauge AWG (mm)
PT-32-30
#10(6mm)
#8 (10mm) #8 (10mm)
PT-24-45F
#6 (16mm) #6 (16mm) #4 (25mm)
PT-24-95F
#2 (35mm) #2 (35mm) #2 (35 mm)
*Based on N.E.C. Minimum Wire Size Chart and ABYC 3% Voltage Drop Chart
Typical d.c. wiring configurations are illustrated in FIGURES 1 and 2 below.
FIGURE 1: Simple d.c. Wiring (Preferred Method)
*
Note: This diagram does not
illustrate a complete system.
Refer to ABYC Standards E-8)
AC Electrical Systems on Boats,
E-9) DC Electrical Systems
on Boats
PHASE THREE
CHARGER
Optional Temperature Probe (see page 13
for installation information).
Use provided cable-clamps to secure
probe cable.
*Per ABYC A-20: A d.c. chassis
grounding conductor shall be
connected from the case of the
battery charger to the engine
negative terminal or its bus, and
must not be more than one size
under that required for the d.c.
current-carrying conductors, and
not less than 16 AWG.
a.c.
input
IMPORTANT: Install fuses at batteries
per ABYC recommendations.
FIGURE 2: Wiring With Battery Switch
*
Note: If batteries are closer to
charger than battery switch,
wire directly to battery posts
as shown in FIGURE 1
PHASE THREE
CHARGER
*Per ABYC A-20: A d.c.
chassis grounding conductor
shall be connected from the
case of thebattery charger to
the engine negative terminal or
its bus, and must not be more
than one size under that
required for the d.c. currentcarrying conductors, and not
less than 16 AWG.
a.c.
input
Note: This diagram does not
illustrate a complete system.
Refer to ABYC Standards E-8)
AC Electrical Systems on Boats,
E-9) DC Electrical Systems
on Boats
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When one or more of the available charger banks is not needed—if, for instance, you have
only two battery banks—it is not necessary to jumper the output of that bank onto one of the
others. Nor will you get additional charging by running a second wire from the extra bank to
your load. The charger is able to deliver its full rated output through a single bank, if necessary.
It is recommended that d.c. wiring from the charger to the batteries be as direct as possible.
Line voltage loss and electronic noise interference of sensitive electronics are possible if the
charging leads are routed through a central electrical distribution panel. Any elaborate
wiring configurations are best left to a qualified electrician.
ENSURE THAT LEADS ARE PROPERLY FUSED AT THE BATTERY. (REFER TO ABYC
RECOMMENDATIONS. SEE REFERENCE APPENDIX AT THE END OF THIS MANUAL FOR
ABYC CONTACT INFORMATION.)
Ensure that your connections are tight and that correct polarity is carefully observed at all
times. The battery posts should be free of any rust or corrosion.
CAUTION: SHORTING THE (+) AND (-) OUTPUTS (WHEN THE CHARGER IS ON) OR REVERSE POLARITY BATTERY CONNECTION (WHETHER OR NOT THE CHARGER IS ON)
WILL CAUSE CHARGER FAILURE. THE POSITIVE (+) TERMINAL MUST BE WIRED TO
THE POSITIVE POST OF THE BATTERY AND THE NEGATIVE OR COMMON (-) TERMINAL TO THE NEGATIVE POST OF THE BATTERY OR COMMON BUS. DOUBLE-CHECK
d.c. WIRING BEFORE ATTACHING TO CHARGER OUTPUT TERMINALS.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to increase battery bank capacity by splitting the output of one of
the banks with a diode-type battery isolator. Undercharging may occur on that output bank,
as a result.
A note about the d.c. fuse: The internal wiring of the Phase Three charger is protected against
dangerous overheating in the event of an internal short, or reverse polarity hook-up, by an
internal d.c. fuse. The fuse is not user replaceable. If this fuse blows the unit must be returned to NEWMAR or a qualified electronic technician for repair. (See the TROUBLESHOOTING section of this manual.)
E) a.c Input Wiring
Models PT-24-45F and PT-24-95F are designed to operate on 230V a.c., 50-60 Hz input only.
Model PT-32-30 is designed to operate on 115V a.c., 50-60 Hz input only. Ensure that the
model you have is compatible with the available a.c. power.
For the convenience of the installer an a.c. power cord has been factory installed. It is a
three-conductor stranded type, 16 AWG (model PT-24-45F) 0r 14 AWG (models PT-24-95F
and PT-32-30). The cord on the PT-32-30 is terminated with a NEMA 20P plug suitable for
115V, 20 amp USA outlets and uses USA color coded wires. The cord on 230V models is
unterminated and uses Euro color coded wires. Pay careful attention to the color coding as
listed on the following page, when hardwiring to the a.c. distribution panel or installing/
replacing a three-prong plug suitable for the available a.c. outlet.
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a.c. input for the charger must be routed through a separate dedicated fuse or circuit
breaker on an a.c. distribution panel with proper safety/earth chassis ground in
accordance with all applicable local codes and ordinances.
Color coding of the installed a.c. cord is as follows:
Euro (230 V)
USA (115V)
Brown...................Black.................... a.c. Hot (fused)
Blue......................White...................
a.c. Neutral
Green*..................Green...................
a.c. Ground (safety, earth)
* or Green with Yellow Stripe
Use the table below to determine the proper fuse or circuit breaker value:
a.c Fuse/Circuit Breaker Table
Model
PT-32-30
PT-24-45F
PT-24-95F
Breaker or Fuse Value
15 amp
10 amp
25 amp
CAUTION (230 V a.c applications only): If a.c. input is derived from a source consisting of two
HOT leads (phase-to-phase 230V a.c. input voltage), an external fuse or circuit breaker must
be used to protect the unfused (formerly NEUTRAL, now HOT) lead.
If the factory-installed cord must be replaced—for instance, by a longer cord where splicing
is unacceptable, or a cord with different color coding—use cord of equal or better AWG rating
with stranded (not solid) conductors and proceed with the installation as follows:
1) Remove the screw on the bottom front of the charger which holds the a.c. input
wiring compartment cover in place. Slide the cover out to expose the a.c. input terminals as shown in FIGURE 3 (models PT-24-45F and PT-32-30) or FIGURE 4 (model PT24-95F).
(Unused)
GROUND
HOT
Strain
Relief
NEUTRAL
FIGURE 3: a.c. Input Wiring—Models PT-24-45F and PT-32-30 only
Wire these terminals to a.c. cord
TERMINAL BLOCK
(Unused)
GREEN &
YELLOW
BLUE
Internal Wiring
BROWN
Do not loosen these terminals
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FIGURE 4: a.c. Input Wiring—Model PT-24-95F Only
TERMINAL BLOCK
Internal Wiring
BROWN
HOT
BLUE
NEUTRAL
GREEN &
YELLOW
GROUND
(Unused)
(Unused)
Strain
Relief
Wire these terminals to a.c. cord
Do not loosen these terminals
2) With a narrow blade (1/8") flat tip screwdriver loosen the compression screw terminals on the a.c. input terminal block. Loosen the top set of terminals only. Do not
loosen bottom terminals which are factory-wired to the internal circuitry.
3) Loosen the compression screw on the strain relief. Remove the factory-installed
cord.
4) Cut away the outer jacket of the new three-wire a.c. input cord so that individual
wire leads are about 3" long. Strip about 1/4" of insulation off the ends of each wire
and feed the cord through the strain relief.
5) Insert each a.c. input wire into the appropriate HOT, NEUTRAL or GROUND terminal, paying careful attention to the color coding as illustrated in FIGURE 3, and
tighten securely. With some models, working space in the a.c. compartment is very
limited, so use of needle-nose pliers may be necessary to manipulate the wires into
place in the terminal strip.
6) Tighten the compression screw on the strain relief. Replace the a.c. input wiring
cover.
(In marine applications) All charger wiring should be installed in accordance with UL,
U.S. Coast Guard and/or A.B.Y.C. regulations and recommendations, as well as all
relevant local codes. See section VIII) REFERENCE APPENDIX for sources.
A note about the a.c. input fuse: The a.c. input of your charger is protected by an input fuse
which is located inside the unit. Due to the current limiting characteristic of the charger, it is
highly unlikely that this fuse will blow unless there is some other malfunction within the
charger. This fuse is not user-replaceable. Replacement of the input fuse must be performed
by a qualified service person. (See TROUBLESHOOTING section for further information.)
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F) Multiple Unit Parallel Wiring
Multiple Phase Three chargers may be wired in parallel, if necessary. They are diode protected against feedback from other units and current limiting will prevent overloading.
There are two main reasons why you may wish to wire multiple units in parallel:
1) To meet the current requirements of very large capacity battery systems and/or large d.c.
loads which exceed a single charger’s rating, two or more units may be used. For instance, if
you require 115 amps for a 24 volt system and wish to maintain batteries at full (float) voltage while supplying this load, you may wire a PT-24-95F in parallel with a PT-24-45F:
PT-24-95F: Max amps at float voltage* = 80 amps
PT-24-45F: Max amps at float voltage* = 38 amps
Total maximum load with no loss of battery voltage = 118 amps
* Refer to the SPECIFICATIONS section for maximum current output at full (float) voltage for
each individual model.
Note: If the temperature compensation option is used with multiple parallel units, a separate
sensor must be provided for each charger. (See section III-H Temperature Compensation.)
FIGURE 4 below illustrates a typical wiring scheme of this sort:
FIGURE 4: Parallel Wiring for Large Capacity Battery Systems
PT-24-45F
PT-24-95F
Bank 1
Bank 2
Note: This diagram does not
illustrate a complete system.
Refer to ABYC Standards E-8)
AC Electrical Systems on Boats,
E-9) DC Electrical Systems
on Boats
Bank 3
To 115 amp total load(s)
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2) Two or more chargers may also be required to provide parallel/redundant “N + 1” power
system reliability. Certain critical d.c. systems, such as those which power emergency communications equipment, must remain fully powered, even in the event of a failure of one of
the battery chargers. To provide this extra measure of reliability, one more charger is wired
into the system than is required for normal operation.
For instance, if 45 amps are required for a 32 volt system and you wish to maintain batteries
at full (float) voltage, two PT-32-30's wired in parallel would normally be sufficient:
PT-32-30: Max amps at float voltage = 23 amps
x 2 = 46 amps
Total maximum load with no loss of battery voltage = 46 amps
However, if “N + 1” redundancy is required, a third PT-32-30 may wired in parallel with the
other two chargers, as well. Using this type of system, if one unit were to fail, the remaining
two would continue to power the entire load until the failed unit could be replaced or repaired.
FIGURE 5 on illustrates a typical “N + 1” wiring scheme.
FIGURE 5: Typical Parallel/Redundant “N + 1” Wiring
PT-32-30
PT-32-30
Bank 1
Bank 2
PT-32-30
Note: This diagram does not
illustrate a complete system.
Refer to ABYC Standards E-8)
AC Electrical Systems on Boats,
E-9) DC Electrical Systems
on Boats
Bank 3
To Critical 45 amp load(s)
Note: When wiring chargers together in parallel, the wire gauge for each charger remains the
same as if it were wired into a system by itself.
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G) Gel-Cell/Lead Acid Selector
Checking or Setting the Selector
The ideal charge/float regimen has been programmed into the Phase Three Charger for either
sealed gel-cell or flooded lead-acid batteries depending on the selector position. The selector
has been factory set in the lead-acid position. In order to check or change the gel/lead-acid
selector setting, proceed as follows:
1) Ensure a.c. power to the charger is shut off. The charger will go into a shutdown
mode if the selector is moved when power is on.
2) Use a phillips screwdriver to remove the four screw/nylon washer sets which secure the drip shield to the top of the charger. Remove the shield.
3) Locate the gray circular switch which is recessed into the internal black module.
(Note: There may be a black plastic cover over this switch.)
4) Use a flat blade screwdriver to rotate the switch into the correct position, with
either “F” or “7” showing as illustrated below:
FIGURE 6: Gel-Cell/Lead-Acid Selector Positions
Flooded/Lead-Acid
OR
Gel-Cell/VRLA
Front of Charger
Note: The other numbered or lettered selector positions are for use in other manufacturing applications and do not apply to this product. Either “F” or “7” must be selected for
the charger to function properly. If any other position is selected the charger will shut
down and the front panel status indicator will signal the shutdown mode with four red
flash/beeps.
5) Replace the drip shield. Note: If installing the optional Temperature Compensation
Sensor, proceed with that installation (described in section G following) before replacing the drip shield.
Gel/Lead-Acid Selector Function
According to battery manufacturers, the ideal charge regimen for gel-cell and wet or flooded
lead acid batteries differs somewhat.
The gelled electrolyte in a sealed battery may be lost or damaged by high voltage and, once
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lost, cannot be replaced as it can with a wet lead acid battery. Manufacturers of gel-cells
usually recommend an ideal charge voltage which is slightly lower for a gel-cell than a lead
acid battery.
However, when the charger is in the float voltage mode over lengthier periods of time, gelled
electrolyte in a sealed battery is not susceptible to evaporation, as is the non-immobilized
electrolyte of a wet lead acid battery. This evaporation can be accelerated by the applied
voltage. Consequently, the ideal float voltage is slightly higher for a gel-cell than a lead acid
battery.
Some batteries are available which do not conform to conventional descriptions as “gel-cell”
or “lead-acid”. If you are unsure about your battery type, consult the manufacturer and use
the battery type selector setting which most closely conforms to the recommended voltages.
See the SPECIFICATIONS section for the actual preset charge and float voltages for each
battery type and charger model.
H) Temperature Compensation Option
Installing the Probe
The optional Temperature Compensation Probe (available from NEWMAR, model TP-12/24)
is provided with 25' of cable, with the probe at one end and a keyed five-pin plug at the
other. Installation of the probe proceeds as follows:
1) Ensure a.c. power to the charger is shut off. The charger will go into a shutdown
mode if the temperature sensor is installed when power is on.
2) Use a phillips screwdriver to remove the four screw/nylon washer sets which secure the drip shield to the top of the charger. Remove the shield.
3) Locate the five-pin keyed receptacle which is recessed in the black internal module.
(Note: There may be a black plastic cover over this receptacle.)
4) Route the plug through the left or right side drip shield bracket (see FIGURE 1) and
insert it firmly into the receptacle. Replace the drip shield.
5) It is recommended that the cable running to the battery be secured with the provided cable clamps to prevent the plug from accidentally being dislodged.
6) The probe itself should be mounted on the inside of the battery box, or more ideally, mounted directly onto one of the batteries using a clamp or a small amount of
silicon-type adhesive.
Important note: When wiring multiple units in parallel and using the temperature compensation option, you must use a separate probe for each charger, and the probes must be
mounted close together in the same battery box or on the same battery for proper operation.
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Temperature Compensation Probe Function
Because low battery temperature increases resistance to charging and high battery temperature
reduces impedance, requiring a lower charge voltage, the ideal charging voltage will vary depending on the temperature of the battery’s environment when it is being charged.
If a charger has a fixed output voltage which is ideal at, say 77° F, that same output may cause a
battery charged in a consistently high temperature environment to be overcharged, resulting in
excessive loss of electrolyte. Conversely, if the batteries are located in a consistently cool environment, they may be chronically undercharged, resulting in sulfation of the battery plates. Either of
these two conditions will shorten battery life.
Therefore, the Phase Three charger is designed to utilize an optional probe which provides automatic temperature compensation. The function of the probe is to signal the charger to fine tune
its output voltage so that it is properly optimized for the temperature of the battery or battery
environment. The adjustment rate is approximately -5 mV per cell per °C.
To give some idea of the effect of the temperature compensation probe, the chart below lists the
charge/float output voltages of the charger when no sensor is installed (or when batteries are at
25° C) and some sample charger output voltages at colder or hotter battery temperatures with
the probe installed:
Temperature Compensation Chart
Battery
Temperature
°F
°C
50
72
90
10
22.2
32.2
Output V d.c : 24 Volt Models
Output V d.c : 32 Volt Model
Charge
Float
Charge
Float
Gel-Cell Lead Acid Gel-Cell Lead Acid Gel-Cell Lead Acid Gel-Cell Lead-Acid
28.8
28.0*
27.4
29.2
28.4*
27.8
28.0
27.2*
26.6
27.6
26.8*
26.2
38.3
37.3*
36.4
38.8
37.8*
37.0
37.2
36.2*
35.4
36.7
35.7*
34.8
* Factory pre-set voltages without temperature compensation option installed
IV)
OPERATION
A) Three Stage Charge Regimen
The Phase Three Battery Charger features the three stage charge regimen which is widely
recommended by battery manufacturers for allowing the fastest possible recharge time without loss of batteries’ electrolyte (gel or liquid) which may be caused by sustained charging at
higher voltages.
This three stage regimen is initiated each time a.c. is first applied, when drained batteries
are most likely to be encountered, and proceeds slowly or quickly through each stage depending on the battery’s relative state of charge. The L.E.D. Status Indicator on the front
panel indicates which stage the charger is in.
The regimen proceeds as follows:
1) Bulk Charge - Status Indicator: Glowing Yellow. When batteries are significantly discharged the charger responds initially by delivering a high amount of d.c. current, at or near
the charger’s maximum rated output, in order to rapidly replenish them. It is during this
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stage that charging current is maintained at a high level as battery voltage increases. Bulk
charging continues until battery voltage reaches the “charge” voltage level (where batteries
are at about 75-80% of capacity). A power limit circuit prevents charger overload during this
maximum output stage. Note: During this bulk phase the charger is in a “constant power”
mode; therefore, as output current increases, output voltage decreases, and vice versa. Full
output voltage is achieved and maintained only when the charger switches to the absorption
stage.
2) Absorption Charge - Status Indicator: Glowing Green. During this second stage of the
charge cycle, battery voltage is maintained at the “charge” voltage level. Output current
begins to taper off as the battery plates become saturated. Charge voltage is maintained until
the current sensing circuit detects that output current has tapered to about 5-15 % of
charger rating*. At this point the batteries are at about 95 % of full charge and the charger
switches to the third and final stage of the charge cycle.
* Note: The absorption phase may also be ended by the time-out circuit. See section B following for an explanation of the purpose and functioning of the time-out circuit.
3) Float Charge - Status Indicator: Blinking Green. For extended battery life the Phase
Three then automatically switches to a lower float voltage level. This float charge keeps
batteries at peak condition without overcharging. The charger may be left in this stage for
lengthy periods of time without attention (though periodic checks of electrolyte level in
flooded batteries is recommended). It is not necessary or recommended to shut the charger
off when this stage is reached.
A typical three stage charging cycle is illustrated in FIGURE 7.
FIGURE 7: Typical Charger Output Graph (into battery without load)
*
* Approximately 10 hours maximum at factory setting.
Note: If a load is applied during the absorption phase, the charger may revert to the bulk phase
depending on the total current draw. When the charger switches to the float phase, it will remain in that phase regardless of current draw. The charger is still able to deliver full output
current when in the float phase. To re-initialize the three stage process shut the charger off
momentarily, then back on again.
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B) Time-Out Circuit
Batteries have a tendency to lose their electrolyte and may be damaged if they are maintained for long periods of time in the elevated voltage of the absorption phase. Therefore, the
Phase Three Charger employs a special high charge rate time-out circuit. This circuit is
initialized each time a.c. is first applied to the charger and runs for a pre-set interval of
approximately 10 hours before forcing the charger to go into the float (lower voltage) mode.
If the current demand of the batteries/load falls below 5-15 percent of the charger’s output
capacity prior to the circuit timing-out, the charger will switch to the float mode and will
remain in that mode until the charger is shut off and restarted, although it will continue to
respond to any current demand within charger rating.
If current demand continues to remain above the 5-15 percent-of-capacity threshold, the
charger will remain in the bulk or absorption phase (depending on total current draw) until it
is forced into the float mode by the time-out circuit.
C) Status Indicators
The Phase Three Charger is equipped with an L.E.D. (located on the front panel directly
beneath the designation STATUS INDICATOR) which signals each of the three normal operational stages (labeled OPERATING MODE), and which also, in combination with an audible
tone indicator, provides warning and diagnostics of abnormal conditions which result in
charger shutdown (SHUTDOWN MODE). Note: If the Status Indicator L.E.D. is not lit, this
probably indicates either disconnection from a.c. power (check a.c. input) or thermal cycling
(see Note in item 1, below).
OPERATING MODE
The three indications in the Operating Mode are as follows: Glowing Yellow, Glowing Green
and Blinking Green. These correspond respectively with the Bulk, Absorption and Float
charger stages, which are fully described in the previous section, A) Three Stage Charge
Regimen.
SHUTDOWN MODE/SELF-RESET ADVISORY MODE
There are four warning/diagnostic indications to alert the user to a condition in which the
charger is currently shut down. In each case, a flashing red L.E.D. is accompanied by an
audible “beep”. Additionally, there are two diagnostic indications to advise that the charger
shut itself down but has since resumed operation. The warning/diagnostic indications are as
follows:
1) One Red Flash-Beep: Cause: The charger’s internal module is too hot and the
charger output has shut off. This may be due to high ambient temperature, insufficient clearance around the charger resulting in poor ventilation, or debris causing a
blockage of the fan intake vent at the bottom of the charger. Corrective Action: Turn
charger off at the AC source. Verify proper clearance, remove debris and, if necessary,
relocate charger to a cooler location. Turn charger back on to resume normal operation and L.E.D. indications. Note: Even if no corrective action is taken, when the
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charger cools sufficiently by itself then it will automatically return to service and the
L.E.D. indicator will begin to display a series of single yellow flashes (see item 5 below). If this type of thermal cycling is noted, and continues after all of the above corrective actions are taken, please contact the factory.
Note: Overheating will normally result in the above indication. However, there is a
second thermal switch mounted to an internal diode heat sink and, in certain cases of
extreme overheating, this switch may temporarily shut off a.c. input to the charger
entirely. In this case the L.E.D. will be extinguished and there will be no audible indication, but the charger will probably be warm to the touch.
2) Two Red Flash-Beeps: Cause: The Over Voltage Protection (OVP) circuit has been
activated and charger output has shut down. The purpose of this circuit is to protect
batteries and load against damaging high output voltage in the event of an internal
malfunction or component failure. This circuit may also be activated if the charger is
putting out high current into heavily discharged batteries and the batteries are
abruptly switched off of the output (called a load dump). The abrupt removal can
cause an output voltage spike which triggers this circuit. Corrective Action: Verify
proper connection of charger output terminals to batteries. Turn charger off for a few
seconds, then back on again to resume normal operation and L.E.D. indications.
3) Three Red Flash-Beeps: Cause: Battery temperature is too hot and the charger is
shut off. (Note: The optional thermal probe must be installed for this diagnostic function to operate. See section III-H for complete information.) This may be due to extremely high ambient temperature in the battery environment, such as when installed
in a hot engine room. It may also be due to a shorted cell in one of the batteries,
causing “thermal runaway”. Corrective Action: Turn charger off. Relocate batteries to a
cooler area or improve ventilation and/or check for a shorted cell in each battery—
refer to BATTERY CARE TIPS section for procedure or refer to battery manufacturer
for recommendations. Turn charger back on to resume normal operation and L.E.D.
indications.
Note: This shutdown/warning will also occur if the temperature sensor is plugged in or
unplugged while the charger is in operation. If this is the case, make sure the plug is
properly inserted and shut the charger off and then back on; normal operation will
resume.
If the battery cools sufficiently for safe charger operation, the charger will automatically return to service, however the L.E.D. indicator will begin to display a series of
double yellow flashes (see item 6 below).
4) Four Red Flash-Beeps: Cause: The battery type selector is not in either the correct
“7” lead-acid or “F” gel-cell position. Corrective Action: Refer to the previous section IIIG) Setting the Gel-Cell/Lead-Acid Selector. (Note: The charger cannot distinguish
when the selector has been incorrectly set for gel-cell when using lead-acid batteries
and vice-versa. It is up to the installer to ensure the proper setting of the selector in
this case.) Turn charger off before making the corrective action, then switch back on
to resume normal operation and L.E.D. indications.
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5) One Yellow Flash: Cause: Charger was too hot and shut down but has cooled
sufficiently and has returned to service. Corrective Action: Refer to Item 1 of this list of
indications.
6) Two Yellow Flashes: Cause: Battery was too hot but has cooled sufficiently and
charger has returned to service. Corrective Action: Refer to Item 3 of this list of indications.
In each of the above cases, if corrective action has been taken and the charger has been shut
off and turned back on, but does not resume normal operation, refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING section or contact the factory for assistance.
V)
APPLICATION NOTES
A) Constant Versus Occasional Use
In general, it is recommended that the charger be left connected continuously to a.c. power
so that it will be in operation whenever a.c. is available. This will maintain batteries at peak
voltage and will automatically compensate for the natural self-discharge of the battery system. When a load is applied to the battery system the charger’s output will automatically
increase to supply the current which would otherwise draw battery voltage down. Repeatedly
allowing batteries to become completely discharged before recharging will greatly shorten
their life. Leaving the charger on continuously will prevent this.
While the output regulation of the charger will minimize battery gassing and water loss,
monthly checks of the electrolyte level (for wet lead acid batteries) are still strongly recommended. Some water loss is an inevitable aspect of the charging process, and maintaining
the correct electrolyte level in your batteries is the most important thing you can do to assure their maximum performance and long life.
B) Proper Load Sizing
The Phase Three Charger is rated for continuous duty. While the charger cannot be damaged
by overloads that exceed its continuous rating, excessive load demands may draw battery
voltage down faster than the charger can resupply it. If battery voltage continues to drop,
check to ensure that your average d.c. loads are not exceeding the charger’s rated output at
full (float) voltage. (Refer to SPECIFICATIONS section for Max Current ratings.) If loads exceed
this rating, you may wish to consider adding another charger in parallel to provide sufficient
power for your requirements. (See section III-F) Multiple Unit Parallel Wiring.)
C) Operation With Engine
It is perfectly acceptable to allow the charger to remain on when the engine is started and
while it is running. The current limit feature of the Phase Three Charger will protect against
any damage due to the high current demands of engine cranking. Output diodes will prevent
any back-feed of current into the charger from the alternator while the engine runs.
As the alternator starts to charge the battery, the charger output will decrease. When the
battery voltage exceeds the rated output voltage of the charger it will cease charging and will
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have no output as long as the batteries are in this high state of charge. If the battery voltage
should drop below the charger’s rated output voltage it will automatically return to service.
D) Cooling Fans
To maximize the life of the internal components and to allow continuous operation at full
rating, the Phase Three chargers employ multiple integral cooling fans. Both variable speed
and thermally cycling fans are used. Whenever load and/or ambient temperature cause a
significant rise in the internal temperature, these fans will adjust automatically or cycle on
and off, as necessary, to cool components, extending their operating life. Under no load and
cool ambient temperature no fan movement may be detected, but this does not indicate fan
failure. Increased load and/or rising ambient temperature should cause fan activation.
No lubrication or maintenance is required. Simply ensure that there is a free flow of air
around the charger (approximately 2 or more inches around all sides) and that there is no
debris clogging the ventilation perforations in the charger chassis.
E) Current Limit Circuit
The Phase Three Charger is self-limiting and protected against overloads by a fast-acting
current limit circuit which automatically reduces output voltage to protect the charger when
a current demand is encountered which exceeds the charger's power limit rating. This may
be due to extremely discharged batteries which are beyond the recommended amp-hour
rating, or a large d.c. load being applied while batteries are heavily discharged, for instance.
(See SPECIFICATIONS section for maximum power limited amps and recommended battery
capacity ratings.) If a check of the output voltage is taken when the charger is under this
extreme current draw, it may measure only a fraction of normal output voltage. This is a
normal function of the current limit circuit. To check proper charger operation, simply remove the overload and observe that normal output voltage has automatically resumed.
Important Note: The current limit circuit will not protect the charger against a dead
short across the (+) and (-) output terminals when the charger is turned on. Charger
failure will result.
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VI) TROUBLESHOOTING
Note 1: The Phase Three charger incorporates a self-contained a.c. to d.c. conversion module. This module houses several automatic protection circuits, as well as the a.c. input and
d.c. output fuses to protect internal wiring. Under most circumstances these fuses will fail
only if the charger has an internal fault. They are not user-replaceable. The following section
deals primarily with the charger’s protection features (some requiring manual charger reset;
others auto-resetting). If an apparent charger fault cannot be corrected using any of the
recommendations in this section, the charger should be returned to the factory or place of
purchase for inspection and repair or replacement.
Note 2: Certain charger or battery problems are self-diagnosing with the Phase Three
charger. For any shutdown condition which has caused the charger's Status Indicator to
signal with one or more Red L.E.D. "Flash/Beeps" or Yellow Flashes, refer to section IV-C
Status Indicators to diagnose and resolve the problem.
Condition
Possible Cause
Solution
A. Status Indicator shows
charger has shifted into float
stage but batteries are not
coming up to full charge.
1. High -rate time-out circuit
has activated, but extremely
discharged batteries requiring longer recharge time.
1. Turn off all d.c. loads and
allow charger 24-48 hours to
recharge batteries. See section IV-B for explanation of
time-out circuit.
2. Charger limiting its output
due to overload.
2. Reduce d.c. load.
3. Charger output is not
properly connected to batteries
3. Refer to d.c. wiring section
of this manual and verify
compliance with instructions
and diagrams.
1. d.c. load drawing current
from batteries (not a problem
condition)
1. To confirm charger will
output minimal amperage to
fully charged batteries, shut
off all d.c. loads or turn off
main battery switch to d.c.
distribution panel.
2. Bad cell in one of the
batteries to which charger is
connected.
2. Check for shorted cell in
all flooded type batteries—
see Battery Care Tips section. Refer to manufacturer
for testing maintenance-free
batteries.
B. Charger continues to
charge at 3 amps or more—
does not taper back in
charge.
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Condition
Possible Cause
Solution
C. Front panel status indicator is not lit and there is no
indication of charger output.
1. Charger is not receiving
a.c. input voltage or is connected to incorrect a.c. voltage.
1. Confirm charger model is
compatible with 115V or
230V a.c. voltage being
applied. Check for proper
input voltage with a.c. voltmeter. Check input wiring
connections.
2. Extreme overheating of
charger has caused thermal
switch to temporarily shut off
a.c. input.
2. If charger is warm to the
touch while the Status Indicator is extinguished, refer to
section IV-C, item 2, which
explains the two types of
thermal shutdown indications and solutions.
3. Reverse polarity connection or direct short across
output terminals has caused
failure.
3. Refer to factory contact
information below.
D. Charger repeatedly trips
input circuit breaker with no
batteries connected.
Internal short.
Refer to factory contact
information below.
E. High output voltage measured across output terminals
Batteries not connected to
charger.
Check for tight connection of
charging leads to batteries.
Factory Contact Information
If a problem with your charger persists after you have applied the above-outlined solutions,
or if you have any questions about the installation and proper operation of your charger,
please contact NEWMAR's Technical Services Manager:
Phone: 714-751-0488 — From the hours of 7:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. weekdays, P.S.T.
Fax: 714-957-1621 — Anytime
E-Mail: techservice@newmarpower.com — Anytime
We will respond no later than the following business day and are always happy to consult
with you to resolve any problem you may have. If it appears the charger must be returned to
the factory for repair we will issue a Return Materials Authorization at that time.
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VII) SPECIFICATIONS
Model
Input
Output
Battery
VAC±10%
Max Max Amps Max Amps Banks Capacity
50-60 Hz
Amps
@ P.L.* @ F.V.**
(Amp-Hour)
PT-24-45F
230
8
45
38
3
90-450
PT-24-95F
230
17
95
80
3
180-950
PT-32-30
115
13
27
23
3
50-300
* P.L. = Maximum amps at Power Limit
** F.V. = Maximum amps at Full (Float) Voltage—See OUTPUT VOLTAGES below
Case
Size
Ref.
A-4
A-6
A-4
Weight
Lbs.
Kg.
12.2
34.0
12.2
5.6
15.4
5.6
CASE SIZE
Ref.*
Inches
Centimeters
HxWxD
HxWxD
A-4 15.5 x 9.7 x 5.0 39.4 x 24.6 x 12.7
A-6 19.5 x 12.2 x 8.2 49.5 x 40.0 x 20.8
* Dimensions with drip shield
and AC input strain relief installed
OUTPUT VOLTAGES (without Temperature Compensation option installed):
Setting
Gel-Cell
Lead Acid
24 VOLT MODELS
Charge
Float
@ 50 % load @ .5 amp load
32 VOLT MODEL
Charge
Float
@ 50 % load @ .5 amp load
28.0V d.c.
28.4V d.c.
37.3V d.c.
37.8V d.c.
27.2V d.c.
26.8V d.c.
36.2V d.c.
35.7V d.c.
TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION: - 5 mV per cell per ° C
PROTECTION FEATURES
COMPLIANCES
Input Fuse
Output Fuse
Self-Limiting (Current Limited)
Over Voltage Protection
(Latching circuit; resets
when a.c. is cycled off and on)
Cooling Fans
Automatic Thermal Shutdown
Safety: EN60335-1
EMC:
IEC 1000-4-2, -4
EN55014
Carries the CE Mark
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VIII) BATTERY CARE TIPS
Regular maintenance and proper care will assure you reliable service from the most depended upon and sometimes most neglected items, your batteries and battery charger.
NEWMAR battery chargers are designed to keep your batteries fully charged but your batteries also need proper regular maintenance to provide a maximum life of service.
ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW THE BATTERY MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS
Battery Installation
Batteries must be securely mounted to prevent them from falling over when the vehicle or
boat is in motion. A loose battery can do serious damage. Batteries should be mounted in a
battery box to contain any acid spill. Batteries give off a certain amount of hydrogen gas
when they are charging. When concentrated, this gas is highly explosive. Therefore make
sure they are in an accessible place with adequate ventilation for any hydrogen gas discharge.
Cleaning Batteries
Dirt and electrolyte salts can build up on the top of your batteries. This accumulation conducts electricity stored in the battery and can cause the battery to discharge by itself. Therefore, at least twice a year, it is a good idea to disconnect the battery cables and scrub the
battery with a baking soda solution. Rinse with fresh water and dry with a clean cloth.
You may wish to purchase a set of terminal post corrosion prevention rings. These are alkalisaturated felt rings that slip over the battery post to reduce corrosion. Do not apply grease to
any part of the battery terminals, but you may use an occasional light spray of silicone
lubricant.
Routine Checks and Maintenance
Batteries should periodically be “exercised” (slowly discharged and then recharged) to keep
them in top condition. New batteries may need to be exercised before they will be capable of
their full rating.
If your batteries are not the sealed type, distilled water should be added to them whenever
needed. The electrolyte should cover the plates by about 1/2", allowing a small air space at
the top. Do not fill the cells up to the filler cap as this could cause the battery to sputter out
electrolyte when it is being charged. Only distilled water should be used never plain tap
water. Tap water contains chemicals and elements that can alter the properties of the electrolyte, including specific gravity. Some chemicals may also create an insulating coating on
the battery plates which will retard current flow.
The rate that water is lost by the battery is dependent on several factors; battery condition,
ambient temperature, battery use, charge voltage, etc. It is normal for batteries which are not
maintenance-free to require topping off about once a month.
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A battery’s state of charge may be monitored by checking the specific gravity or by open
circuit voltage. You may use the following table to evaluate the condition of your batteries:
Battery Condition Table
Specific Gravity
Measured by
Hydrometer
Open Circuit Voltage
1.265
1.225
1.190
1.155
1.120
24 Volt System
25.2 or more
24.8
24.4
24.0
23.4 or less
32 Volt System
33.5 or more
33.0
32.5
32.0
31.1 or less
State of
Discharge @ 80° F
Fully Charged
25 % Discharged
50 % Discharged
75 % Discharged
100 % Discharged
* Note: Wait at least 5 minutes after charging or discharging before checking specific
gravity or open circuit voltage. The battery’s voltage needs to stabilize in order to get an
accurate reading.
* Note: Wait at least 5 minutes after charging or discharging before checking specific gravity
or open circuit voltage. The battery’s voltage needs to stabilize in order to get an accurate
reading.
Troubleshooting Your Battery System
If your battery will not accept or hold a charge, one of the following conditions may exist:
1. A BAD BATTERY. You may have a battery with an open or shorted cell, a battery without
any “life” left. Check by charging the battery until all cells have a specific gravity of 1.225 or
greater at 80° F. If you are unable to obtain 1.225 in each cell, replace the battery. For maintenance-free or gel-cell batteries consult the manufacturer.
2. A BAD BATTERY CHARGER. If the battery open circuit voltage is low and/or the hydrometer indicates your batteries are low, the battery charger should be providing current to the
batteries. If it is not, check a.c. input and check to see that you have charging voltage on the
output with no battery attached. Note: You will not get an accurate voltage reading on the
output of the charger with no batteries attached. This is checked merely to ensure that you
do not have an open circuit on the output.
The battery charger has a thermal cutout switch to turn the charger off if it is overheating. If
you suspect this is the case, refer to the information regarding charger location in the Installation section and cooling fans in the Application Notes section.
3. ELECTRICAL LEAKAGE. You may have a previously unsuspected source of current drain
from the battery. To check for a leakage of this sort, disconnect the battery ground cable and
connect an ammeter between the negative battery post and ground. If you have a reading
over .1 amp, there is a source of current drain from the batteries which must be located and
removed.
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IX) REFERENCE APPENDIX
*
For more information about boat wiring to conform to U.S. Coast Guard regulations,
write:
Superintendent of Documents
Government Printing Office
Washington, DC 20402
*
Request : 33 CFR 183 Subpart I
For information about American Boat and Yacht Council recommendations for boat
wiring, write to:
American Boat and Yacht Council
3069 Soloman’s Island Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
Request: Standards and Recommended Practices for Small Craft.
AC systems: Section E8
DC systems: Section E9
A-20: Battery Charging Devices
*
For additional installation instructions, refer to:
ANSI NFPA 302
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X) TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
NEWMAR warrants with the original purchase of products sold by NEWMAR, that they shall
be free from defects of material and workmanship for two years from the date of purchase.
In the event of a product failure caused by defect of material or workmanship you must
return the entire product with original packing if possible, freight pre-paid, to the place of
purchase or to NEWMAR, 2911 W. Garry Avenue, Santa Ana, California 92704. Besides
paying to send back the product, you must include proof of purchase reflecting where the
product was purchased, the date of purchase and a written explanation of the alleged defect.
If this product is determined to be defective by NEWMAR, we will repair the product and ship
it back to you without charge. If non-repairable within 30 days, we will ship an equivalent
or better replacement product or provide you with a refund of your purchase price.
Repairs or adjustments to be made on the defective product shall be determined by
NEWMAR at its sole discretion. If you have any questions concerning this Limited Warranty,
contact us at the above address or call Customer Service at 1-800-854-3906..
This Limited Warranty does not apply to products that have not been installed properly or
maintained adequately. This Limited Warranty does not apply to damage through accident,
negligence, misuse, abuse, or normal wear and tear. Further, this warranty does not cover
products that have been altered or modified from their original sale condition. For information regarding proper installation, please consult the instructions enclosed with the product.
You may contact NEWMAR or an authorized retailer for additional installation instructions.
It is your responsibility to check the product upon receipt for any damage during shipping
and to contact the carrier or shipper regarding such damage. No person including any
NEWMAR dealer, is authorized to assume any further liability for NEWMAR beyond this
Limited Warranty, in connection with products sold by NEWMAR. A customer’s sole and
exclusive recourse against NEWMAR is this Limited Warranty, regardless of a customer’s
recourse against a seller.
THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WHICH EXIST BEYOND THE
TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS NEWMAR’S SOLE
OBLIGATION TO YOU FOR THIS PRODUCT AND CONSTITUTES YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THE LAW. NEWMAR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES CAUSED AS A RESULT OF ANY DEFECT IN MATERIAL
OR WORKMANSHIP. LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THIS
PRODUCT. NEWMAR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THIS PRODUCT CAUSES
TO ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT.
Some states do not allow limitations in how long an implied warranty may last, so the above
limitation may not apply to you. Also, some states do not allow the exclusional limitation of
incidental or consequential damages so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to
you. Finally, this warranty gives you specific legal rights; however, you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
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