RCS-15 RCS-16 Smart Charger Instruction Sheet (rev. C)
Undersea Systems International, Inc. dba
Ocean Technology Systems
Operation Instructions for the
RCS-15 and RCS-16 Smart Battery Chargers
The RCS-15 and RCS-16 smart chargers are universalinput, nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery chargers for
rapid charging of the RB-11 NiMH batteries used in various
Ocean Technology Systems (OTS) communications
products, such as the Aquacom® SSB series of diver
transceivers and the MK-7 BuddyLine intercom. By
following the simple instructions provided here, you should
experience long-term, trouble-free use of your RCS-15 or
RCS-16 charger.
The RCS-15 and RCS-16 chargers consist of the charging
module and power output cord as one unit (Fig. 1). The
power output connector is a 4-pin “Amp” connector;
additionally, with the RCS-16 is provided a battery snap
adapter (Page 2, Fig. 2) for direct charging of the battery
(required for the MK-7 and optional for the SSB-2010,
SSB-1001B, etc.). A power input cord is provided with
your choice of plugs depending on the region of the world
where the charger is used.
Figure 1. Charging unit and power input cord
OPERATION
1. Connect the power input plug (Fig. 1) to the AC source and the power input connector to the charging module.
2.To charge the RB-11 battery through the communications unit (not applicable to the MK-7), connect the Amp
power output connector to the communications unit (described in greater detail on back of this page).
To charge the battery directly (RCS-16 only), connect the battery snap adapter to the power output connector
and its battery snap to the RB-11 battery.
3. Once the connections are made, the charger will
determine the battery condition before starting to charge
the battery. The LED on the charging module indicates
LED
Mode
the charging status (Table 1). If the battery is defective or
damaged, and the LED does not change from GREEN
Green
No battery connected
to RED after repeated charging attempts, the battery
may need replacement. (Replacement RB-11 batteries
are available from OTS or your local dealer.)
Red
Fast charge cycle
Green
Trickle charge (charge cycle
complete)
4. When the LED indicates “trickle charge” status (Table
1), charging is complete. Unplug the charger.
Table 1
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTES
1. Do not attempt to charge alkaline or other non-rechargeable batteries. Doing so may damage the
batteries and/or the charger.
2. Keep the charger away from water and dust.
3. The charger should remain uncovered and properly ventilated while in use.
4. Use the charger only with the batteries for which it was intended.
If you have any questions about the batteries with which the RCS-15 or RCS-16 should be used, contact Ocean
Technology Systems.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR SSB UNITS:
1. Connect the RCS-15 charger to the unit after removing
SSB-1001B
SSB-2010
transducer
and setting aside the transducer (see arrow).
2. Connect the charger’s power input cord to the AC power
source (90–260 VAC, 50–60 Hz).
3. Charge the battery for 4-6 hours, check LED on charger
periodically to ensure it is fully charged.
4. Disconnect the power input cord from the AC power source
and the transceiver from the charger.
Figure 2: Battery snap adapter (RCS-16 only)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MK-7 UNITS:
1. Locate latches on each side of the unit and release to
MK-7
gain access to the lower housing (battery pack area).
2. Attach battery snap adapter (see p.1) onto RCS-16, then
snap the charger onto the battery pack snaps (see arrow).
2. Connect the charger’s power input cord to the AC power
source (90–260 VAC, 50–60 Hz).
3. Charge the battery for 4 to 6 hours, check LED on charger
periodically to ensure it is fully charged.
4. Disconnect the power input cord from the AC power source
and the transceiver from the charger.
Ocean Technology Systems • 3133 W. Harvard Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704 USA
Toll-free: (800) 550-1984 • Tel.: (714) 754-7848 • Fax: (714) 966-1639 • ots@otscomm.com • www.otscomm.com
© Copyright 2008, 2011 Undersea Systems International, Inc., dba
Ocean Technology Systems. All rights reserved. Specifications subject to change without prior notice.
All users must fully understand the contents of these instructions before use of the product.
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