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RED CHARGER
FOR RED BRICK V-LOCK LITHIUM ION BATTERIES
OPERATING MANUAL
Please read these instructions concerning your safety
The RED CHARGER lithium-ion battery charger has been designed to manage relatively high currents in order to minimize
charging time. The chargers will become warm during operation and it is therefore very important to keep their ventilation openings
unobstructed.
Moreover, please follow the safety instructions below:
• Protect the equipment from humid environments. Avoid any contact with water or other fluids. Do not use if any liquid has been
accidentally spilled inside the equipment. Contact qualified service personnel for inspection or repair.
• Clean only by using a dry cloth
• Unplug when not in use and avoid power surges
• Read the supplied instructions thoroughly and keep handy
• Avoid setting up near heat sources such as fire places, radiators, stoves or other heat generating equipment
• NEVER use without proper grounding
• Protect the AC mains power plug, connector and cord
• If the equipment develops a fault, have it repaired by qualified service personnel only
• NEVER block the ventilation openings or obstruct cooling fan airflow
• Use only as instructed by the manufacturer
• Do not remove cover or dismantle the apparatus. No user-serviceable parts inside
WARNING:
THIS EQUIPMENT MUST BE EARTHED. TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD DO NOT EXPOSE THE UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. TO AVOID ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT OPEN THE APPARATUS AND ALWAYS REFER ANY SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
PERSONNEL.
The user is being alerted of the importance of going through the literature accompanying this product and familiarizing himself with
the important safety and operating instructions included.
RED CHARGER IS INTENDED FOR OPERATION WITH LINE VOLTAGES BETWEEN 100 AND 240V AC AND LINE FREQUENCIES
BETWEEN 43Hz AND 60 Hz.
Note that this equipment is not supplied with an AC power cord.
Package contents:
• RED CHARGER* sequential dual position charger with Aux output
• Safety operating instructions
• 10 ft D.C power cable
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Introduction
The RED CHARGER intelligent Lithium ion battery charger has been specifically designed for fast and reliable charging of
RED BRICK V-lock batteries. The charger is capable of delivering 4.8 Amperes in constant current mode making them particularly
suitable to users who require a fast turnaround from their batteries. External dimensions have been kept as compact as possible for
maximum portability.
Properties
• Robust construction for studio and field use
• Sophisticated electronics for detecting the charging state
• Three-color LED indicator for individual charge-station monitoring
• Pre-charge function for protecting heavily discharged cells against high currents until their voltages rise to a safe level.
• Maximum compactness and space utilization
Battery charging and performance features
Initially, the charger will only apply a pre-charge current of a few milli-amperes to batteries that are heavily discharged. Once the
cells inside the batteries reach a safe level, the full (maximum) charging current is delivered until the battery reaches almost 80% state
of charge. After this, a constant voltage phase begins with the charging current decaying slowly until cut-off.
Charger performance
The RED CHARGER is designed to support an overnight recharge of two fully discharged RED BRICK 140 batteries (approximately
6 hours) when an appropriate A/C power source is available. When only one battery is inserted, the battery is charged to
approximately 80% in about 95 minutes, then is topped to 100% in about 85 minutes.
When two batteries are inserted, the first battery (or the one having the lowest voltage) is charged up to the 80%. After that the
second battery is also charged up to the 80%. When both are at the 80%, the first is topped to the 100% and then is the second.
In addition, when connected to an appropriate A/C power source, the RED CHARGER may be used to provide up to 100W of
continuous power at 13.8V D.C to a RED ONE Digital Cinema Camera using the supplied 10ft D.C power cable.
RED CHARGER Performance
2 x Lion V-type Sequential
BATTERY
MODEL
Approximate charging time
per channel (min)
100%
RED BRICK 140 140Wh "180
02
80%
"95
IPCS and fast charging
The RED CHARGER features the highest charging current for a Li-Ion charger
13500 in the broadcasting sector. This results in currently the
shortest possible battery charging time.
RED BRICK Li-Ion battery series allow fast charging due to several intrinsic features such as pre-charge protection
and cell balancing;
Step-1
13000
avoiding cell damage and life-cycle shortening, as demonstrated by the life-cycle
performances.
Step-2
Additionally, the new RED CHARGER supports and enhances these features with IPCS, a 2-step Intelligent Pre-Charge System.
12500
Since fast charging can damage cells if not properly applied, especially with low voltage (discharged) cells, appropriate care must be taken.
The 2-step procedure implemented by IPCS, initially boosts very low voltage cells to a state where charge can be applied with a medium-low
current without damage, then starts to charge with a 300mA current for a while. Finally, when the pack reaches a reasonable voltage state,
it speed-up the charge process by going to full throttle.
12000
The operation implemented by IPCS is only applied if the prevailing cells-state need it, and normally takes
a few minutes, depending on the
VOLTAGE
state of discharge of the cells.
11500
The operation implemented by IPCS is outlined in the chart below.
CURRENT
IPCS 2-step Intelligent Pre-charge System
11000
0
13500
Step-1
3
5
8
10
13
15
18
20
23
Step-2
13000
15300
4500
Before CTP activation:
charger at normal speed
12500
After CTP activation:
charger at reduced speed
15200
4000
VOLTAGE
12000
15100
3500
15000
3000
14900
2500
VOLTAGE
11500
CURRENT
11000
0
03
3
5
8
10
13
15
15300
18
20
23
CURRENT
14800
2000
14700
1500
4500
Before CTP activation:
After CTP activation:
Step-1
Step-2
13000
12500
12000
11500
CTP: flexibility of operation and charger reliability
Due to the high charging currents developed by the RED CHARGER, heat control is an issue for a travel charger, especially if the
travel charger is used in potentially hot environments.
To improve the reliability of the device without compromising its usage flexibility, RED has developed an innovative feature; CTP
(Charger Thermal Protection) that allows the electronics to work out the best possible charge profiles without causing damage, even
in adverse temperature
conditions.
VOLTAGE
In case of the charger internal temperature reaching a high level, the charging current is automatically reduced to avoid possible
damage caused by internal overheating. When the charging speed is reduced, the internal temperature starts to descend. As soon
as the temperature reaches a safe level, normal charging speed is resumed.
CURRENT
11000
Through indoor usage, CTP features do not normally intervene (unless the air convection flow path is obstructed or the internal cooling
fan is damaged).
0
3
5
8
10
13
15
18
20
23
The operation implemented by CTP is outlined in the chart below.
15300
4500
Before CTP activation:
charger at normal speed
After CTP activation:
charger at reduced speed
15200
4000
VOLTAGE
15100
3500
15000
3000
14900
2500
CURRENT
14800
2000
14700
1500
500
650
800
957
1107
1260
1410
1560
1710
1860
Time (min)
04
17000
Red Charger- charging performance of RED Brick battery packs
8000
7500
Operating Instructions: RED CHARGER
This charger sequentially charges two batteries with charging
currents of up to 4.8 Amperes.
• Plug an AC power cord provided into the charger AC input
• Plug and switch on the AC mains supply
• Insert a battery inside any one of the two V-plate adapters
• Observe the LED. In addition, the charge status may be read in
20% steps through the RED BRICK battery LED array
(see table on page 5).
• Leave the battery to charge for the appropriate time
(see table on page 4)
• Unplug the battery when the LED becomes steady green
In the case when you want to charge 2 batteries:
Insert the second battery into the second V-plate adapter.
The LEDs will always display the correct status of the charging
process for each battery.
In the case when an accessory is plugged into the 6 pin LEMO
auxliary power output, the charging process will be suspended. The
AUX LED will light up and the other battery LEDs will show ‘WAITING’.
Once the accessory has been unplugged, the charger will continue the previous charging sequence and from the same point of interruption.
NOTE THAT THE MAXIMUM LOAD THAT CAN BE CONNECTED TO THE LEMO OUTPUT SHOULD NOT EXCEED 100W.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY NOTES
Chargers and/or batteries may become hot during charging. This is normal. Please consult RED if you notice that either a charger
or a battery become excessively hot during the charging operation
Be careful not to block the equipment’s ventilation outlets
Never insert any metallic or any other objects inside the equipment through the ventilation openings or otherwise.
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OPERATING MODE
TIME OUT
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5
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
BATTERY DETECTION
Bat1 on charge / Bat2 waiting
BATTERY WAITING:
GREEN: 1s ON / 1s OFF
Type
Constant current and voltage
control system with timer interventions
BATTERY NOT ALLOWED
10Kohm < ID resistor < 60Kohm
BATTERY NOT ALLOWED:
CC-MODE: Output current
4800mA +/- 2%
BATTERY EVALUATION
i) Total pack voltage < 8000mV
CC-MODE: Vmax
16800 ± 50mV (0.3%)
VOLTAGE TOO LOW:
RED: 500ms ON / 500ms OFF
CV-MODE: Vmax
16800 ± 50mV (0.3%)
BATTERY FAILURE:
CV-MODE: Cutoff current
120mA ± 10mA
Short circuit protection
Available
Overcharge protection
Available
Overtemperature protection
Available
ORANGE: 250ms ON / 250ms OFF
LEDS
3 colour type for BAT1, BAT2 and AUX
CC-MODE:
Special features
IPCS and CTP
Auxiliary power
13.8V 100W (max)
Power supply
•AC mains 100V ~ 240V,
47 ~ 63 Hz autoselect
Power consumption 220W
GREEN: 500ms / RED: 500ms
ii) I < 10mA
If the charging does not rise within
30s, the battery does not accept
charge
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LED INDICATION
Steady RED
iii) Individual cell voltages < 2800mV
10mA < I < 30mA
3600s
PRECHARGE-1:
iv) Individual cell voltages > 2800mV
Total pack voltage < 13000mV
30mA < I < 300mA
1200s
PRECHARGE-2:
CONSTANT CURRENT MODE
State of charge: from 0% to 80%
13000mV < V < 16800, I = 4.8A
18000s
CONSTANT VOLTAGE MODE
State of charge: from 80% to 100%
V =16800mV, 120mA < I < 4800mA
10800s
ORANGE: 500ms ON / 500ms OFF
Steady ORANGE
CV-MODE:
80% to 95%: ORANGE 500ms / GREEN 500ms
95% to 100%: ORANGE 1sec / GREEN 1 sec
FULL CHARGE
V = 16800mV
I = 120mA
FULL CHARGE:
OTHER INDICATIONS
In the case of premature charge
termination, the charger retries to
charge after 30 seconds. If after 30
minutes, there is still no response, the
indication is changed into ‘BATTERY
FAILURE’ In the case of a battery
temporarily not accepting any charge
(i.e. an overheated battery) the
charger will retry every minute. In this
case the charger flashes red indicating
a temporary failure
PREMATURE CHARGE TERMINATION:
Steady GREEN
RED: 250ms ON / 100ms OFF / 250ms ON /
1s OFF (2 blinks + 1 pause)
TEMPORARY FAILURE:
RED 500ms ON / 500ms OFF
Operating temperature range 0°C - 45°C
Storage temperature range
-20°C - 65°C (-4°F - 149°F)
Dimensions
250 x 145 x 80mm
Weight
970g
This charger has been tested for and is fully CE compliant.
CARRYING HANDLE
DC INPUT
22V/5A
BAT1 LED
BAT2 LED
AUX LED
AUX OUT
13.8V 100V
MAIN SWITCH
BATTERY
RELEASE
VENTILATION
AC MAINS
INPUT
ROTATING SUPPORT FOOT
BATTERY CONTACT AREA
The rotating aluminium foot is pulled out and rotated 90˚ in a left or right hand direction for vertical free standing operation. The unit
has been designed to remain in balance with only one battery or with both batteries connected.
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Notes concerning charger usage with RED Brick battery packs
It is preferable to charge batteries immediately before use. Some loss from self-discharge can result if the batteries are charged
several weeks in advance of their use. However, this slight loss can be topped up at any time without any degradation of battery
performance. Batteries should be stored in a cool and dry place. Charging should be performed at temperatures above 5oC and
below 45oC. Slight heating of the battery is expected to occur during the charge cycle, however if for some reason, the pack
temperature reaches 60oC, charge activity is suspended. The pack resumes normal charging once the temperature drops back to
below 50oC. In the case of a battery whose temperature is outside the tolerated range of 5 - 45 ^ deg C, the charger will indefinitely
keep retrying every minute, to allow the battery to enter within the correct range.
Warranty
High current draw from a RED-BRICK battery pack can heat the internal cells to a temperature at which it is not safe to perform an
immediate fast re-charge. Therefore the RED-CHARGER incorporates a cell temperature test for this condition. Specific RED-CHARGER
behavior depends on the firmware version.
Firmware prior to v1.4
When mounted, if the RED-BRICK battery cell temperature is greater than the maximum allowed value, charge operation is suspended
and the LED will indicate solid red. Remove the RED-BRICK battery from the RED-CHARGER and allow it to cool for a few minutes.
On re-mounting the battery on the RED-CHARGER, if the cell temperature has fallen below the maximum allowed value, the REDCHARGER will then proceed to charge the RED-BRICK battery.
Effective with firmware v1.4
When mounted, if the RED-BRICK battery cell temperature is greater than the maximum allowed value, charge operation is suspended
and the LED will flash red (500ms on 500ms off). Leave the RED-BRICK battery mounted. The RED-CHARGER will retest the battery cell
temperature at one minute intervals, and when the cell temperature has fallen below the maximum allowed value the RED-CHARGER
will then proceed to charge the RED-BRICK battery.
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Warranty
As a responsible manufacturer, RED Digital Cinema is confident of the quality and workmanship of this RED CHARGER. We
guarantee it to be free from defects in material or workmanship for twelve months from date of purchase. In case of claim,
please contact RED Digital Cinema at www.RED.com to obtain an RMA number. Instructions will be provided on how to return the
defective equipment to RED. Equipment found to be faulty in manufacture will be repaired or, at our option, replaced free of charge. This guarantee does not cover defects caused by incorrect handling, inexpert repair, unsuitable storage, accidental or abnormal
conditions of operation, transport damage, tampering, and normal wear. The above guarantee does not affect your statutory rights
as a consumer.
Complete information about product warranties and product return policies are available at www.red.com/service.
ALL WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY LAW, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE OF A DURATION OF ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE
OF PURCHASE. NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE, GIVEN BY A PERSON, FIRM OR
CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS LENS SHALL BE BINDING TO RED. SOME STATE DO NO ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON
HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NEITHER RED NOR
ANY OTHER PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION IS OR SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES CAUSED BY THIS EQUIPMENT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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Printed in Europe 2007