Quasar PAG User's Manual
U5047A PAG QUASAR INSTRUCTION MANUAL
U5047A PAG QUASAR INSTRUCTION MANUAL
SECTION 1
SAFETY
PAG Quasar
All-Chemistry Charging System
1.1
This manual contains important safety and operating instructions.
Please read these fully and note all warnings before using the charger.
Please follow all instructions and retain this manual for future
reference.
1.2
PAG Quasar chargers are not intended for any use other than the
charging of batteries and the powering of broadcast cameras as
detailed in Section 2 , Specification, Page 3.
1.3
IMPORTANT: Use only on AC supplies 100V-250V, 47-63Hz or with
PAG approved voltage converters. Connection of the supply to the
unit should be made using only the standard lead provided with this
equipment.
1.4
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched. Unplug this
apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
1.5
Ensure that the ventilation slots are not obstructed when in use, e.g.
do not site the charger on a carpet, or cover when in use.
1.6
WARNING: Indoor use only. To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
1.7
Although the charger is reverse polarity and short circuit protected,
extreme care should always be taken not to short circuit the battery
itself. Rechargeable batteries can deliver power at a very high rate,
and short circuiting even a partially charged battery could result in a
fire or personal injury. PAG supplies a range of connector leads for
most charging requirements, and does not accept responsibility for
any other form of charging connection.
1.8
Do not disassemble the charger. There are no user-serviceable parts
inside. Incorrect re-assembly may result in a safety hazard.
1.9
Double Insulation: When servicing use only identical replacement parts.
Instruction Manual
CONTENTS
SECTION
PAGE
1
SAFETY
2
2
SPECIFICATION
3
3
INSTALLATION
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4
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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5
SERVICING & REPAIRS
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6
WARRANTY
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1.10 Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as the supply
cord or plug has been damaged, liquid has been spilled, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or
has been dropped. In this event you should seek advice from your
nearest PAG Dealer, or direct from PAG Ltd., London, by telephoning
+44 (0)20 8543 3131.
◗ Non-PAG batteries (other than Ni-Cd or Ni-MH) using appropriate
PAG Intelligent Charge Adaptor.
2.3
PAGlok connectors:
Patented professional connector compatible with all PAGlok batteries.
Incorporates self-cleaning military-type beryllium-copper leaf
contacts.
SECTION 2
Snap-On compatible connectors:
Patented professional connector compatible with Li-Ion Time Batteries
(Models 9366 and 9383), and most Anton-Bauer batteries (excluding
Dionic batteries).
SPECIFICATION
2.1
PAG Quasar range:
PP90 connectors:
Polarised connector suitable for 2.1mm coaxial DC power connectors.
NOTE: centre pin negative.
Model No. 9726
◗ Two PAGlok connectors and two PP90 (2.1mm) connectors.
2.4
Model No. 9727
◗ Two Snap-on compatible connectors and two PP90 (2.1mm)
connectors.
Main Charge Program:
◗ Auto Mode - automatically selects the correct charge current.
◗ Manual selection - 2A or 3A charge current.
Model No. 9752
◗ Two PAGlok connectors and two PP90 (2.1mm) connectors.
◗ Built-in Power Supply.
◗ Li-Ion voltage-charge program only available with PAG intelligent
batteries or suitable PAG intelligent adaptor. PAG intelligent
batteries automatically over-ride the Auto Mode or Manual
selection, and control their own charge regime.
Model No. 9753
◗ Two Snap-on compatible connectors and two PP90 (2.1mm)
connectors.
◗ Built-in Power Supply.
2.2
Battery Connections:
2.5
Recovery Charge:
This special program conditions the battery for a period of one hour.
The charger will then automatically enter the Main Charge program,
which will run until the battery is fully charged. This program also
recovers PAG Li-Ion batteries which have been over-discharged to the
point where the internal safety protection circuit has tripped.
2.6
Ancillary Charging Programs:
Range of Batteries Charged:
◗ Nickel-Cadmium batteries having nominal voltages of between
4.8V and 14.4V, and nominal capacities of between 1Ah and 10Ah.
◗ Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries of reputable manufacture having
nominal voltages of between 4.8V and 14.4V, and nominal
capacities of between 1Ah and 10Ah.
The following programs may be automatically entered after charging:
◗ Balancing Charge.
◗ PAG Lithium-Ion batteries.
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◗ Self-adjusting Maintenance Charge (not applied to PAG Li-Ion
batteries).
2.7
2.8
Self Test Program:
The internal microcomputer constantly monitors the battery under
charge or process as well as the operation of the charger’s own
functions which will be shut down to a safe condition should any of
the tests fail.
Mains Input:
100-250V~. Frequency 47-63 Hz. Maximum power consumption 100W.
2.10
Output:
26V DC 4A peak.
2.11
Output Protection:
Charger protected against short circuit, open circuit, excess battery
voltage and reverse battery voltage.
2.12
AC Mains Failure Protection:
Should mains failure occur during a charging program, or whilst the
charger is connected, it will shut down to a safe condition.
2.13
User Interface:
The backlit LCD screen has a display area of 64mm x 15mm, which
displays 2 lines of text, with 16 characters per line.
The front panel incorporates a soft function switch for the selection
of programs and interrogation of charge data.
2.15
2.16
Operating Temperature Range:
0ºC to 40ºC (+32ºF to +104ºF).
2.17 Overall Dimensions:
Models 9726 & 9752:
72mm high x 135mm wide x 185mm deep (2.8" x 5.3" x 7.3" approx.).
Models 9727 & 9753:
80mm high x 135mm wide x 185mm deep (3.1" x 5.3" x 7.3" approx.).
Camera Power Supply (Models 9752 & 9753 only):
These models feature a power supply rated 13.5V to 15V DC, 3.7A
(50W nominal), and is intended for powering a camera only.
Connector: XLR-4 (F), pin 1 negative, pin 4 positive.
2.9
2.14
◗ EMC Directive 89/336/EU.
◗ Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EU.
2.18 Weight:
Models 9726 & 9752: 882g (1.94lbs approx.).
Models 9727 & 9753: 844g (1.86lbs approx.).
SECTION 3
INSTALLATION
Safety:
Designed to comply with electrical safety standard EN60065 and
UL6500. NOTE: U.K. mains leads are fitted with a 1" fuse to BS1362
rated 5A as standard.
European Union Directives:
Complies with the following EU Directives:
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3.1
All Quasar chargers are fitted with a mains input socket conforming to
CEE22 (IEC socket). This is situated on the back panel. Mains supply
connection to the charger should only be made using the standard
lead supplied with this equipment.
3.2
Quasar chargers have been designed for use on AC mains supplies
worldwide, and automatically accept supplies in the range 100-250V ~.
Mains supply frequency must be in the range 47-63 Hz.
3.3
Quasar chargers may be operated from a vehicle 12V battery using the
PAG Vehicle Battery-Power Converter, Model No. 9774.
3.4
PAG TECHNICAL SALES AND INFORMATION DESK:
For further information, contact the PAG Technical Sales and
Information Desk (London) on +44 (0)20 8543 3131, PAG USA
Technical Sales and Information Desk on +1 818 760 8265, or your
nearest PAG Authorised Service Centre. Alternatively, visit the PAG
websites at www.paguk.com or www.pagusa.com
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SECTION 4
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
4.1
POWERING UP
Connect the charger to a suitable supply using the standard lead
supplied. The LCD screen will illuminate and briefly display the PAG
logo and charger model before entering normal operating mode. With
no batteries connected, all channels will indicate absent. Quasar
chargers may be disconnected from the supply at any time in complete
safety and without damage to the charger or any batteries connected.
4.3
ABST
Continuous
No battery connected
WAIT
Continuous
Waiting in queue for charge
CHRG
Blinking
Charging in progress
BLNC
Blinking
Balance charge in progress
DONE
Continuous
Program completed
FAIL
Continuous
Battery unsuitable for processing
RCVY
Blinking
Recovery charge in progress
CHRG/NiMH
Alternate
Charging of PAG NMH in progress
CHRG/Liion
Alternate
Charging of PAG Li-Ion in progress (or other
Li-Ion via PAG Intelligent Charge Adaptor).
THE FUNCTION BUTTON
Operating modes and display options are selected by means of the
Function button, the operation of which can be summarised as
follows:
Press once: displays charge loaded.
Press twice: selects Recovery Charge program for channel 1. A further
button press moves the selection to channel 2.
4.4
Battery status is indicated by means of text messages. Where the
battery is not undergoing a process, these messages are displayed in a
steady state. Where the battery is undergoing a process, the message
blinks. Due to space considerations, text messages are abbreviated.
Indications are as follows:
Appearance: Status:
Waiting - battery too hot or cold
In Camera Power Supply Mode (models 9752 & 9753 only):
disconnect camera and press Function Button for one second to exit
Power Supply mode.
THE SCREEN
The screen displays two lines of information. The top line indicates
battery status, and the lower line indicates battery voltage, charge
loaded, and discharge capacity. The lower line also confirms charge
rate selection.
Indication:
Alternate
Hold in while connecting supply: selects charge rate menu.
IMPORTANT: Note section 4.10, Supply Failure. The charger remembers
the status of batteries when the mains supply is disconnected. If the
charger has been previously disconnected from the supply with
charged batteries connected, it is important to connect the charger
to the supply BEFORE connecting another set of batteries.
4.2
WAIT/°C
CHANGING THE CHARGE RATE
IMPORTANT: DO NOT CHANGE THE SETTING FROM AUTO MODE UNLESS
THERE IS A GOOD REASON FOR DOING SO, AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF
CHARGING AT THE ALTERNATIVE RATE ARE FULLY UNDERSTOOD.
AUTO MODE: The charger is set to the Auto Mode before leaving the
factory. Auto Mode automatically selects the most appropriate charge
rate for all specified batteries, and it is designed so that even at the
lowest rate it can charge batteries up to 10Ah capacity.
2A CHARGE RATE: Nickel-Cadmium or Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries
of reputable manufacture having nominal voltages of between 4.8V
and 14.4V, and nominal capacities of between 1Ah and 5Ah. Batteries
with a capacity in excess of 5Ah will not be fully charged.
3A CHARGE RATE: Nickel-Cadmium batteries of reputable manufacture,
having nominal voltages of between 4.8V and 14.4V, and nominal
capacities of between 2Ah and 8Ah. Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries of
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indicate the rate by flashing ‘AU’ and the charge rate (2A or 3A)
alternately. PAG intelligent batteries control their own charge rate,
and are identified separately. Charging will then automatically
commence. A ‘CHRG’ indication will blink once every second to show
that the charging program is being executed, and the on-charge
battery voltage will be displayed.
reputable manufacture, having nominal voltages of between 4.8V and
14.4V, and nominal capacities of between 5Ah and 8Ah. Batteries
with a capacity in excess of 8Ah will not be fully charged.
NOTE: PAG intelligent batteries automatically over-ride the Auto Mode
or Manual selection, and control their own charge regime.
Charger set to Manual Selection: the display will indicate the charge
rate, and charging will automatically commence. PAG intelligent
batteries control their own charge rate, and are identified separately.
A ‘CHRG’ indication will blink once every second to show that the
charging program is being executed, and the on-charge battery
voltage will be displayed.
Hold the Function button in while connecting the charger to the
supply. The screen will display the instruction “HOLD FOR SETUP V
x.xxLi”.
Continue to hold the button for a few seconds until the set-up screen
appears. The screen will now display the instruction “CURRENT SET
AUTO. PRESS TO CHANGE”.
A 'WAIT' indication will be displayed on any other channel that has a
battery connected. The balancing process is indicated by 'BLNC'. At
the end of the program the screen will display a 'DONE' indication.
Press the Function button to choose between the AUTO mode or 2A or
3A rate. The displayed rate will be selected 5 seconds after the last
button activity.
The charge loaded into the battery can be viewed at any time during
charge by pressing the Function button once. The screen will display
the charge loaded for both channels. The charge loaded into the
battery can be a useful guide as to the battery’s fitness for use. If a
fully discharged battery only accepts a small amount of charge against
its rated capacity the battery will require further investigation.
The screen will now display the instruction “SETTING SAVED. PLEASE
WAIT”. The selection will be stored in memory, and will become the
default charge rate for the Main Charge program.
4.5
CONNECTING A BATTERY
Quasar chargers are intelligent, requiring only the battery positive and
negative connections (no thermal sensors are necessary). Some
batteries can be connected directly to the charger; other batteries
should be connected to the charger using the appropriate adaptor
leads. The first battery to be connected, irrespective of the channel
chosen, will be the first battery selected.
NOTE: Quasar chargers offer a choice of connector on each channel.
Batteries may be connected to either but not both connectors at the
same time. Connection of a battery to a front panel 2.1mm socket will
disconnect the alternative connector (depending upon model) for
that channel.
4.6
MAIN CHARGE
Charger set to Auto Mode: connect the battery to the charger. A
period of analysis lasting a minimum of 30 seconds is required before
the correct charge rate is determined, and the display will then
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4.7
RECOVERY CHARGE
IMPORTANT: SELECTION OF RECOVERY CHARGE IS A PRIORITY
COMMAND, AND WILL TEMPORARILY SUSPEND OPERATIONS ON THE
OTHER CHANNEL.
Press the Function button twice. The screen will indicate the
selection and any further operation of the button will move the
recovery indication to channel 2. A dwell time of over five seconds on
the selected channel will allow the Recovery Charge program to be
initiated. After a period of one hour the charger will automatically
enter the Main Charge program, which will run until the battery is
fully charged. If a battery is severely faulty, and has not responded to
treatment by the Recovery Charge program, it will be indicated as
faulty when the Main Charge program is entered, and will not be
charged. Rejected batteries should be investigated.
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SUPPLY FAILURE
If the AC mains power fails during operation, the charger will shut
down safely; no damage will occur to either the charger or the
batteries.
The charger will not attempt to process batteries which produce a 'FAIL'
indication, or which have completed a program. If a battery is disconnected, the status will revert to the 'ABST' state. Another battery can
now be connected to the free channel without affecting the other
channel.
When the mains power is restored the charger will default to the Main
Charge program. Batteries which had been identified as charged or
faulty before the supply failure, and which had not been removed, are
recorded, and the charger will not attempt to charge these batteries
(note: this does not apply to PAG Li-Ion batteries).
4.9
To the charger there is no difference between a disconnected battery
and one that is open circuit. If the charger indicates that a battery is
disconnected even though it appears to be plugged in, check the
battery fuse and any leads and adaptors before suspecting the charger
of a fault.
CAMERA POWER SUPPLY MODE (Models 9752 & 9753 only)
The above Quasar models incorporate a Power Supply suitable for
powering a camera. The output is rated at 50W, which is suitable for
powering most professional broadcast cameras, without a light.
Each battery will be charged to its maximum available capacity, and no
advantage is to be gained from attempting to charge it further.
Although re-application is safe, repeated attempts to overcharge a
battery may overheat the battery, resulting in a shortened life.
To enter Power Supply Mode: plug the camera lead, terminated with
an XLR-4 (M) connector wired pin 1 negative, pin 4 positive, into the
Power Supply connector on the front of the charger, and turn the
camera ON. Charging of batteries will be automatically suspended, and
the power supply output will operate. The camera can be turned OFF
without exiting Power Supply Mode so long as the Quasar remains
powered.
5.1
To exit Power Supply Mode: turn the camera OFF. Power Supply Mode
will remain engaged until the Function Button is operated for one
second, which will return the Quasar to Charging Mode. The Quasar will
auto-matically revert to Charging Mode if the mains supply is
disconnected.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not attempt any
servicing or repairs unless you are qualified to do so. Refer all
servicing or repairs to qualified servicing personnel. The Quasar
contains advanced electronics that do not require periodic
maintenance. Consequently there are no user serviceable parts inside.
5.2
Qualified electronics engineers who wish to gain access to internal
assemblies should note that parts of the power circuit retain a high
voltage even after the mains supply has been disconnected. Wait for a
period of five minutes following disconnection before commencing
disassembly.
5.3
When the charger is correctly connected to a mains supply and the
display is not functioning, it may be that a supply fuse has become
open circuit. Equipment supplied for use in the UK is supplied with a
standard UK mains cordset, complete with a moulded, fused plug. If
this fuse has become open circuit it should be replaced by another of
the correct rating (see Specification Section 2.14). USE ONLY A FUSE
OF THE CORRECT RATING.
4.10 GENERAL
The charger continuously monitors the status of all channels and
provides this information to the screen. If the charger detects a
severely faulty battery while a program is running, a ‘FAIL’ indication
will be displayed. This could be caused by one of several conditions,
such as a very old or damaged battery, a short circuit battery, or an
excessively high or low voltage battery. An ‘ABST’ indication will be
displayed if a battery becomes open circuit while being charged.
Conditions that could cause this include a blown battery fuse, a
battery’s internal thermal cutout operating, intermittent connections,
or a disconnected battery.
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SERVICING & REPAIRS
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If the replacement of the fuse fails to correct the above symptoms,
do not attempt further fuse replacement. It is likely that a fault has
developed. Seek advice from your nearest PAG dealer or direct from
PAG Ltd., London, by telephoning +44 (0) 20 8543 3131.
5.4
5.5
SECTION 6
WARRANTY
Quasar chargers feature a fail-safe shutdown mode. In the unlikely
event of an internal malfunction, an error message will be displayed
on the screen to show that the charger is in shutdown mode. This
could be the result of any number of undesirable situations from
which the system is protecting itself, such as the obstruction of
ventilation slots causing inadequate cooling, or the microcomputer’s
detection of an internal fault. In these cases the charger should be
disconnected from the supply, any obstruction of the air vent system
removed, and the unit allowed to cool before reconnecting to the
supply. Should the charger re-enter the fail-safe shutdown mode, more
detailed investigation is required. Make a note of the error message,
and seek advice from your nearest PAG dealer, or direct from PAG Ltd.,
London, by telephoning +44 (0) 20 8543 3131.
6.1
Notwithstanding any provision of any agreement the following
Warranty is exclusive: PAG Limited warrants each PAG Quasar charger
it manufactures to be free of defects in material and workmanship
under use and service for two years from the date of purchase. This
warranty extends only to the original purchaser. This warranty shall
not apply to fuses or any product or parts which have been subject to
misuse, neglect, accident or abnormal conditions of operation.
6.2
In the event of failure of a product covered by this warranty, PAG
Limited will repair and calibrate equipment returned to an authorised
Service Facility within the period of the warranty, provided the
warrantor’s examination discloses to its satisfaction the product was
defective. The warrantor may, at its option, replace the product in
lieu of repair. With regard to any equipment returned within this
period, said repairs or replacements will be made without charge. If
the failure has been caused by misuse, neglect, accident or abnormal
conditions of operation, repairs will be billed at a nominal cost. In
such a case, an estimate will be submitted before work is started, if
requested.
6.3
The foregoing Warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, express or
implied, including but not limited to any implied warranty or
merchantability, fitness or adequacy for any particular purpose or use.
PAG Limited shall not be liable for any special, incidental, or
consequential damages, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise.
Unqualified personnel should not attempt further investigation (see
paragraph 5.1). Any such interference would invalidate the guarantee
and invariably cause more damage than the original fault.
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