Battery Chargers
For Sealed or Valve Regulated
Lead Acid Batteries
FC-Series
OPERATING PROCEDURES AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT REMOVE COVER NO USER FRIENDLY PARTS
CAUTION
THIS UNIT SHOULD NOT BE USED IN OUTDOOR APPLICATIONS.
EXPOSURE TO MOISTURE MAY RESULT IN FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS— This document contains important safety and operating instructions for all FCSeries battery chargers. Before using the battery charger please read all instructions and
cautionary markings on the battery charger, the battery and the product using the battery.
CAUTION!
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
Do not expose the unit to rain or moisture—use indoors only.
Do not remove cover. There are no user serviceable parts inside. Refer service to qualified service personnel.
The plug must be plugged into an outlet that has been properly installed and grounded in accordance with
all local and national codes and ordinances.
Disconnect charger from AC power before attempting any maintenance or cleaning. Turning off controls
may not reduce this risk.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to recharge non-rechargeable batteries. Charge only sealed or valve regulated , lead- acid,
non-automotive, maintenance free rechargeable batteries. Attempting to charge other types of batteries
may result in personal injury and battery damage.
The enclosure will become hot during the charging cycle—DO NOT TOUCH!
Connect or disconnect the output connectors only when the unit is disconnected from AC power or arcing
and burning may result (due to the possible presence of explosive gases).
Ensure correct polarity connection: positive (red) to positive, negative (black) to negative.
Do not leave chargers plugged in when they are not connected to a battery.
DANGER!
Never make alterations to the charging unit provided. If it will not fit the outlet have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. Improper connection will result in the risk of an electric shock or fire.
Make sure any cords are located so that they will not be stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise subjected
to damage or stress. Do not operate this unit with a damaged cord or plug – replace the complete unit immediately. To reduce the risk of damage to electric plug, pull by plug rather than cord when disconnecting
unit.
Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow, been dropped, or otherwise damaged in any way.
Do not disassemble charger; incorrect reassembly will result in the risk of an electric shock or fire. Refer
service to qualified service personnel.
Recharge batteries in well ventilated areas to prevent build-up of explosive gases. Allow space around the
charger and adequate air circulation to reduce internal heat buildup.
Make sure that the current output of the charger is within recommended parameters for the selected
battery as described by the battery manufacturer.
Always keep children away from charging equipment when it is in use. Do not allow them to handle or play
with the chargers when they are not in use.
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION
This unit is designed to operate in a single stage, float charge mode. This unit is not designed to operate as a
standalone power supply. The operating temperature range for FC-Series chargers is 32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Before using this battery charger, make sure it is compatible with your battery. Refer to the ratings on the
battery charger, the specifications in this manual, and your battery documentation.
The FC-Series chargers may be used with input voltages of 110-240 VAC, 50 or 60Hz.
Make sure that the nominal voltage of the charger matches the nominal voltage of the battery.
Plug the charger into the power source before connecting the output leads to the battery. The green LED light
indicates that the power is on.
Please refer to the Charging Characteristics Curve on page 4.
CHARGING BATTERIES
Our Technical Manual provides detailed information about charging procedure. A copy can be downloaded
from our website: www.power-sonic.com (go to Technical and click on the tab at the right hand side of the
page).
Power-Sonic Corporation
7550 Panasonic Way
San Diego, CA 92154
Tel: 619-661-2020 Fax: 619-661-3650
E-Mail: quality-assurance@power-sonic.com
Website: http//www.power-sonic.com
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