Clarke BC260N Specifications
HEAVY DUTY BATTERY
BOOSTERS / CHARGERS
MODEL Nos. BC260 • BC330 • BC420
OPERATING & MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS
1104
SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
260
330
420
Supply Voltage
230
230
230
Max Charge (Amps)
30
50 (cont)
60 (cont)
Max Boost (Amps)
250
300
400
Boost/Charge (Volts)
12/24
12/24
12/24
Internat Fuse Rating
250A
300A
400A
EM22220009
EM22220011
EM22220012
6225051
6225051
6225051
Internal Fuse Part No.
Part No.
For Spare Parts and Service, please contact your nearest dealer,
or CLARKE International, on one of the following numbers.
PARTS & SERVICE TEL: 020 8988 7400
PARTS & SERVICE FAX: 020 8558 3622
or e-mail as follows:
PARTS: Parts@clarkeinternational.com
SERVICE: Service@clarkeinternational.com
2
Thank you for purchasing this CLARKE Battery Charger. These units are suitable for
charging and boosting 12 or 24 Volt lead acid batteries.
Before attempting to operate the unit, please read this instruction manual
thoroughly, and follow all directions carefully. By doing so you will ensure the safety
of yourself, and others around you, and at the same time, you should look forward
to the unit giving long and trouble free service.
GUARANTEE
This product is guaranteed against faults in manufacture for 12 months from date
of purchase. Please keep your receipt as proof of purchase.
This guarantee is invalid if the product has been found to have been abused in
any way, or not used for the purpose for which it was intended, or to have been
tampered with in any way. The reason for return must be clearly stated.
This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.
CONTENTS
PAGE
Specifications ................................................................................... 2
Parts and Service Contacts ............................................................ 2
Safety Precautions ........................................................................... 4
Electrical Connections .................................................................... 5
Parts Identification ........................................................................... 5
Procedure For Normal Charging .................................................. 6
Procedure For Normal Charging with Timer ................................ 6
Procedure For Engine Starting ....................................................... 7
Parts Lists & Diagrams .......... BC260 ............................................... 8 - 9
BC330 ............................................... 10 - 11
BC420 ............................................... 12 - 13
Wiring Diagrams ............................................................................... 14 - 15
3
IMPORTANT: SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THIS UNIT
1.
WARNING: Some electronic equipment can be damaged by boost
charging or use of start facility. Check your vehicle handbook before using
your Start ’N’ Charge. If in doubt consult the vehicle manufacturer.
Nevertheless, you should not operate this equipment unless you are fully
conversant with vehicle electrical systems, and battery charging techniques.
2.
WARNING: Because highly inflammable hydrogen gas is released in the
process of battery charging, please remember to switch OFF the charger
first, and so avoid sparking which will occur when CONNECTING OR
DISCONNECTING LIVE LEADS.
3.
Black negative (-ve) lead must always be clipped to the negative, and Red
positive (+ve) lead must always be clipped to the positive.
When charging with battery installed in vehicle, or boosting, FIRST connect the
appropriate lead to the UNEARTHED battery terminal (on most modern cars this
is the positive (+ve) terminal), then connect the other lead to the chassis (or a
suitable engine bolt) away from the battery and fuel line. It is advisable to
disconnect the unearthed terminal from the battery, when charging in situ.
When disconnecting, remove the chassis lead FIRST, then the battery lead.
4.
To prevent battery overheating and consequent damage, use the BOOST
facility sparingly and do not exceed our recommendations.
5.
Battery acid is highly corrosive. If spillage occurs, wipe off immediately and
wash copiously with water. Particularly avoid contact with the eyes, but if this
occurs, you must seek medical advice.
6.
When charging is completed, ensure that the vehicle battery leads are
secured to the proper terminals which should be clean and lightly smeared
with petroleum jelly to prevent corrosion. Finally, re-check the electrolyte level.
7.
Do not expose this unit to rain.
8.
Never touch together the negative and positive leads on this unit whilst the
unit is switched on.
9.
Never attempt any electrical or mechanical repair. If you have a problem
with your machine contact your local dealer for service information.
10.
WARNING: Certain types of sealed or maintenance-free batteries need
extra care when charging. Please consult battery manufacturers instructions
before using this unit.
11.
WARNING: Since toxic fumes may be released during battery charging,
ONLY USE THIS UNIT IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA.
12. Before charging ensure the battery terminals are clean and that the cells are filled
with electrolyte to the correct level by adding distilled water where necessary.
4
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
Connect the three core mains lead to a suitable industrial supply isolator, or heavy
duty plug. These chargers must be connected to a supply having a rated
capacity of greater than 13 Amps.
WARNING: A 13 Amp (BS1363) plug is not suitable.
The maximum input amperages for these units are:
BC260 - 30amps, BC330 - 36amps, BC420 - 48amps
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
IMPORTANT: The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the
following code:
Green & Yellow - Earth
Blue
-
Neutral
Brown
-
Live
As the colours of the flexible cord of this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying terminals in your plug proceed as follows:
•
Connect GREEN & YELLOW coloured cord to plug terminal marked with a
letter ‘E’ or Earth symbol ‘
’ or coloured GREEN or GREEN & YELLOW.
•
Connect BROWN cord to terminal marked with a letter L or coloured RED
•
Connect BLUE cord to terminal marked with a letter N or coloured BLACK
If in doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
PARTS IDENTIFICATION
Fig. 1
A - Current Control Knob
B - Ammeter
C - Thermal Overload
Indicator
D - Mains Indicator Lamp
E - Timer Control Knob
F - 12 V Positive Terminal
G - 24 V Positive Terminal
H - Fuse
5
PROCEDURE FOR NORMAL CHARGING
NOTE: All references in brackets refer to Fig. 1
1)
Before charging or boosting, ensure that the cells are filled with electrolyte to the
correct level by adding distilled water where necessary.
2)
Where appropriate we recommend that the non-earthed lead on the battery is
disconnected prior to charging. It is possible that damage may occur to any
electronically controlled system fitted to the vehicle such as engine management,
anti-theft alarm, alternator etc.
3)
Check that the mains supply is OFF and the Current Control Knob (A) is in the ‘O’ OFF
position.
4)
Connect the appropriate lead to the unearthed battery terminal (on most modern
cars this is positive (+ve) terminal), then connect the other lead to the chassis (or a
suitable engine bolt) away from the battery and fuel line.
NOTE: Ensure the lead is plugged into the 12V or 24V receptacle, depending upon the
voltage of the battery to be charged
5)
Remove the battery filler caps during charging in order to prevent the build up of
dangerous gases within the battery.
6)
Switch ON the mains supply
7)
Turn the Current Control Knob (A) to the position necessary to obtain the required
charge rate, as indicated on the ammeter.
8)
Keep the battery on charge until the Ammeter (B) reads zero (or 0-2 amps) or has
stopped moving down, then turn the Current Control Knob (A) to the OFF position.
10) When disconnecting the charger, disconnect 1. supply, 2. chassis conductor
and 3. battery conductor, IN THAT ORDER.
Important:
If the fixed positive lead and the fixed negative lead are connected to the wrong
terminals, then a flash will occur when the 2nd Clamp is attached. Damage to the
charging unit and the battery will be avoided as your START’N CHARGE is fitted with
a polarity protection feature. It will however be necessary to replace the internal
fuse. Remove the black plastic cover on the back panel (marked ‘fuse’) and replace
the burnt fuse with an exact replacement. See ‘Specifications’ for replacement fuses.
CHARGING WITH TIMER
1.
Follow the same instructions as for NORMAL CHARGING UP TO AND INCLUDING PARA. 6
2.
Turn the timer control knob (E) clockwise to the desired charging time setting.
3.
Switch ON the mains supply.
4.
Turn the Current Control Knob (A) clockwise to position 5 or 6, to obtain the desired
charging rate as indicated on the ammeter.
6
Notes on charging procedure.
*
A complete charge is best done slowly in order to protect your battery We
recommend the charging ratebe no more than 10% of the battery capacity rating
(AH). eg. a typical battery has a rating of 40 Ampere Hours, therefore the charging rate
should be 4 amps , and a complete charge will take 10 hours.
**
If a low current reading (2 amps or less) is seen on the gauge, this may indicate that the
battery is either (a) already fully charged or (b) at the end of its useful life and in need
of replacement. Do not charge the battery for longer than is necessary.
Check the SG of the battery with a hydrometer
PROCEDURE FOR ENGINE STARTING
Note: We recommend that before attempting to boost start you charge the battery for 10-15
minutes. This will improve the chance of a first time start, particularly with big engines. When
the battery is completely flat, you must charge the battery for 10-15 minutes before attempting
to start, otherwise you may cause damage to the vehicle electronic systems.
a)
Check that mains supply switch is OFF and the Current Control Switch is in the OFF
position.
b)
Connect the cables as for normal charging.
c)
Switch ON trhe mains supply.
d)
Turn the key in the vehicles ignition to ‘start’, and get an assistant to hold the
Current Control Knob (A) in the BOOST START position.
IMMEDIATELY the engine starts, or after a maximum of 10 seconds, if the engine fails to
start, the Current Control Knob MUST be released. Failure to do this may cause damage
to some electronic equipment.
IMPORTANT: You must return the Current Control Knob to the OFF position after a
maximum of 10 seconds on boost start. Wait at least 30 seconds before repeating.
Failure to do this may damage the battery and the Start ‘N’ Charge unit and may
invalidate your guarantee.
NOTE: If the Start and Charge unit is overloaded at any time, a thermal cut out will
automatically come into operation, rendering it inoperative. These models are equipped
with a thermal overload indicator (D) which will illuminate. Allow approximately 5-10 minutes,
or wait for the indicator light to go out before using the unit again.
7
PARTS DIAGRAM
BC260
8
PARTS LIST
BC260
No.
Description
Qty
Part No.
1
Switch 12 A
1
EM22205012
2
Switch Knob D.34
1
EM21690015
3
Timer 16A 250V
1
EM22215001
4
Timer Knob
1
EM21690034
5
Control Panel
1
EM33710004
6
Ammeter 30A
1
EM22600015
7
Thermostat + Holder
1
EM04600113
8
Rectifier
1
EM22400007
9
P.C.board For Remote Control
1
EM22700001
10
Input Cable 3x1,5m
1
EM20220014
11
Lower Panel
1
EM33700028
12
Transformer 240V 12/24V
1
EM44105020
13
Thermostat
1
EM22210605
14
Remote Ctrl Cable Without Plug
1
EM40210768
15
Earth Cable 16mm²
1
EM43200015
16
Black Cable 16mm²
1
EM43200016
17
Dinsel Plug 25mm²
1
EM22100001
18
Clamp 120A
2
EM22110005
19
Wheels-axle D.20
1
EM55200001
20
Wheel D.175
2
EM21625009
21
Fuse Box Cover
1
EM21690110
22
Fuse 250A
1
EM22220009
23
Dinsel Socket 25mm²
2
EM22100002
24
Orange Pilot-lamp 220V
1
EM22610014
25
Green Pilot-lamp 220V
1
EM22610008
26
Cable Clamp D.20
2
EM21605010
27
Front Panel
1
EM33700709
28
Upper Panel
1
EM33705011
29
Handle
1
EM33725003
9
PARTS DIAGRAM
BC330
10
PARTS LIST
BC330
No.
Description
Qty
Part No.
01
Switch Knob D.34
1
EM21690015
EM22205028
02
Switch
1
03
Timer Knob
1
EM21690034
04
Timer 16A 250V
1
EM22215001
05
Controlpanel
1
EM33710004
06
Ammeter 50/400 A
1
EM22600019
07
Rectifier
1
EM22400014
08
Complete Thermostat+ Support
1
EM04600113
09
Contactor 24V 10A
1
EM22225005
10
Auxiliary Transformer 220/240V
1
EM44140016
11
PVC Input Cable
1
EM20220020
12
Lower Panel
1
EM33700028
13
Transfor.starter 400 240V 12/24V
1
EM44105016
14
Thermostat
1
EM22210605
15
Remote Control Cable Without Plug
1
EM40210768
16
Red Cable 25mm²
1
EM43200024
17
Black Cable 25mm² W/Clamp
1
EM43200025
18
Dinsel Plug 25mm²
1
EM22100001
19
Earth Clamp 120A
2
EM22110005
20
Wheels-axle D.20
1
EM55200001
21
Wheel D.175
2
EM21625009
22
Fuse Box Cover
1
EM21690110
23
Fuse 400A
1
EM22220012
24
Female Dinse Plug 25mm²
2
EM22100002
25
Orange Pilot-lamp 220V
1
EM22610014
26
Green Pilot-lamp 220V
1
EM22610008
27
Cable Clamp
2
EM21605010
28
Front Panel
1
EM33700709
29
Upper Panel
1
EM33705011
30
Handle
1
EM33725003
11
PARTS DIAGRAM
BC420
12
PARTS LIST
BC420
No.
Description
Qty
Part No.
1
Switch Knob
1
EM21690015
2
Switch
1
EM22205028
3
Timer Knob
1
EM21690034
4
Timer 16A 250V
1
EM22215001
5
Control panel
1
EM33710004
6
Ammeter 50/400 A
1
EM22600019
7
Rectifier
1
EM22400014
8
Complete Thermostat + Support
1
EM04600113
9
Contactor 24V
1
EM22225005
10
Auxiliary Transformer 220/240V
1
EM44140016
11
PVC Input Cable 3x2,5 m2,5
1
EM20220020
12
Lower Panel
1
EM33700028
EM44105016
13
Transfor. starter 400 240V 12/24V
1
14
Thermostat
1
EM22210605
15
Remote Control Cable Without Plug
1
EM40210768
16
Red Cable 25mm²
1
EM43200024
17
Black Cable 25mm²
1
EM43200025
18
Dinse Plug 25mm²
1
EM22100001
19
Earth Clamp 120A
2
EM22110005
20
Wheels-axle D.20
1
EM55200001
21
Wheel D.175
2
EM21625009
22
Fuse Box Cover
1
EM21690110
23
Fuse 400A
1
EM22220012
24
Female Dinsel Plug 25mm²
2
EM22100002
25
Orange Pilot-lamp 220V
1
EM22610014
26
Green Pilot-lamp 220V
1
EM22610008
27
Cable Clamp
2
EM21605010
28
Front Panel
1
EM33700709
29
Upper Panel
1
EM33705011
30
Handle
1
EM33725003
13
WIRING DIAGRAMS
BC260
BC330
14
BC420
15
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