Technical Data
Type of Charger
8 Step, fully automatic, switch mode with maintenance charging
Type of Batteries
12V Lead acid rechargeable batteries (WET, MF, VRLA, AGM,GEL & Calcium)11
Input Voltage AC
220V-240VAC, 50/60Hz
Output Voltage
Nominal : 12V
Input Current
0.65A RMS Max.
Data Log Graph illustrating the recharge characteristics of the National Luna 5Amp Intelligent Charger
applied to a 105 A/H deep cycle battery after it was subjected to a 70% depth of discharge.
(i.e. 73.5 A/H was removed from the battery and then recharged over a 24hr period).
Battery
Voltage
Minimum Battery Voltage 2.0V
Output Power
Charging Voltage
14.4V ± 0.25V
80%
Charging Current
0.8A
 14.7V ± 0.25V
13.0
BOOST 16.0V
12.0
72
11.0
66
5A Max.
-30°C to 50°C, reduced output power at higher temperatures
54
Battery Capacity
1.2-120Ah (charging) up to 160 Ah for maintenance
48
Housing Protection
IP65 (dust and splash proof) outdoor
Ripple Voltage
42
< 2%
Charging
Amps
Back Current Drain *
5mA
5.0
30
Noise Level
< 50dB (Tested from a distance of 50cm)
4.0
24
Dimensions (LxWxH)
187x63x48mm
3.0
18
Weight
0.75kg
2.0
12
1.0
6
0.0
0
Back current drain is the amount of current drawn by the charger from the battery,
when the charger is connected to the battery without the AC power cord connected.
Battery
Size (Ah)
MODE
6
8
12
charge
(hours)
EN 61000-3-2
EN 60335-2-29
EN 61000-3-3
EN 55014-1
EN 62233
+27 (0)11 452-5263 (fax)
PO Box 8899
50
44
220V AC
38
30 %
Float Charge
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
Hours
14
16
18
20
22
12V DC
24
Battery Voltage (V)
Accumulative A/H Charge
Quick Connector
Charging Set-Up
Charging using battery clamps
In Line Fuse
Charging using M6 eyelets
UNIQUE FEATURES - ONE CHARGER DOES IT ALL !
• Automatically Diagnoses, Recovers & Charges
Flooded (WET), MF, VRLA, AGM, GEL & Calcium Batteries
• Unique charging and maintenance feature enhances battery life
(Can be permanently connected)
3) Quick contact battery leads with eyelet terminals
(Ø 6.5mm) with in-line battery protection fuse (10A)
for permanent attachment to the battery posts to allow
quick connection/disconnection using a snap-connector.
Edenglen 1613
• Rescues drained batteries over 2 Volt
• Includes Quick Connect battery clamps
AC Power Supply
AC Plug
12V Charge Cable
HPN Rubber Cable
Battery
Clamp
1609 Johannesburg
Johannesburg
• 1.2Ah - 120Ah (charging) up to 160Ah battery capacity
Mains Cable
H05RN-F Rubber
info@nationalluna.com
Eastleigh, Edenvale
• 8 Step fully automatic smart charge & maintenance program
AC Input Plug
and conforms to:
34 Plantation Road
A compact Dual Function 12Volt Battery Charger
suitable for motorcycle, motor vehicle
and Deep Cycle batteries
56
2) Quick contact battery leads with clamps
Lead Acid Flooded Battery, (can be serviced).
Maintenance Free (Sealed, cannot be serviced).
Valve regulated Lead Acid (Sealed).
Absorption Glass Matt
Gel Cell (Sealed).
Lead Calcium, maintenance free.
EN 60335-1
POSTAL ADDRESS
62
1) NL 5Amp 8 Step Intelligent Battery Charger
EN 55014-2
STREET ADDRESS
State of
Charge
Kit Includes / Contents of Package
Type of Batteries
+27 (0)11 452-5438 (tel)
68
In the above example it can be seen that the battery took approximately 19
hours to reach maximum charge. Thereafter the charger reverts to an
automatic float / maintenance state to keep the battery in peak condition.
Declaration of Compliance
CONTACT
74
Full Charge
4
12
16
24
5.0A
Tested and approved by
80
Intelligent Charging Current (A)
7
9
14
Batteries below 12Ah should not be charged with 5Amp current
1
WET MF VRLA AGM
GEL Calcium -
86
For ± 80%
0.8A
20
60
80
120
Flooded (WET), MF, VRLA, AGM, GEL & Calcium Batteries
92
36
Bulk Charging Times
Charges & Maintains
100 % Full
98
60
Ambient Temperature
*
BATTERY CHARGER
14.0
60W
Efficiency
A/H
Intelligent
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DC Snap-on
Connector
HPN Rubber
Cable
Eyelet M6
Terminals
10A
Fuse Holder
South Africa
South Africa
Panel Mount Housing
(Available as an optional extra)
A special housing has been designed to clip
over the existing snap-on connector supplied
with the battery charger. Simply drill the
mounting holes on the panel where required.
Ø - 27mm (Large hole)
Ø - 3.5mm (M3 Screw)
Dust Cover
NL - Bat Charger - B - R- Feb 2017
SET PDF Min Line Width .25 !!!!!
• Includes Quick Connect ring terminals
12V 5A
0.8A
5.0A
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User’s Manual And Guide To Professional Battery Charging
GOOD REASONS FOR BUYING A BATTERY CHARGER
How The
National Luna
5Amp Battery
Charger Works
To get an understanding of good battery maintenance, this document will assist the user regarding the correct
charging procedures in order to prolong the life of a battery.
As a general rule, a battery should never be allowed to be left in a discharged state. (This causes unnecessary
damage and greatly reduces the life of the battery).
There is a popular misconception that a battery can rapidly re-charge itself in a short space of time. (This is
simply not true for most batteries). If not properly re-charged after use, irreparable damage to the battery will
occur if not maintained with a full charge.
Previously the older type batteries could be serviced and the electrolyte (distilled water) added.
Most common battery chargers were developed to charge these older type batteries.
Most modern batteries are of a sealed maintenance free design, and require specialised charging.
The battery charger must not subject the battery to over charging (gassing) as this will deplete the electrolyte and cause
damage to the battery.
Newer batteries such as Dry Cell, AGM and Gel batteries should never be charged with the older type battery chargers.
The National Luna Battery Charger is suitable for all battery types
Small Battery Mode
CHARGING MODES
For Batteries greater than 12Ah
For Batteries less than 12Ah
Mode 14.4V/0.8A
This mode is suitable for batteries less than 12Ah.
BOOST
Mode 14.4V/5.0A
This mode is used for Flooded (WET), MF, VRLA, AGM, GEL,
Deep Cycle and Calcium batteries.
Mode 14.7V/0.8A
This mode is recommended for AGM batteries less than 12Ah.
This mode is also suitable for charging batteries in sub-zero
temperatures.
Mode 14.7V/5.0A
This mode is recommended for AGM batteries.
This mode is also suitable for charging batteries in sub-zero
temperatures.
Mode 14.4V/0.8A + 16.0V/0.3A
This mode is suitable to recover severely discharged batteries
smaller than 12Ah.
(Recommended to boost at least once a year).
BOOST
Mode 14.4V/5.0A + 16.0V/1.5A
This mode is suitable to recover severely discharged batteries.
(Recommended to boost at least once a year).
BOOST
Mode 14.7V/5.0A + 16.0V/1.5A
This mode is suitable to recover severely discharged AGM
batteries or charging in sub-zero temperatures.
Mode 14.7V/0.8A + 16.0V/0.3A
This mode is suitable to recover severely discharged AGM
batteries smaller than 12Ah or charging in sub-zero
temperatures.
BOOST
Boost Mode
Cold Mode
Cold Mode
Error LED
Normal
Battery Mode
Boost Mode
THE NATIONAL LUNA NL 5Amp CHARGER PERFORMS AN 8-STEP FULLY AUTOMATIC CHARGING CYCLE
DIAGNOSIS
RECOVERY
BULK
8 hours
20 hours
ABSORP TION
ANALYSIS
BOOST
FLOAT
MAINTENANCE
5 minutes
30 minutes
12 days
Voltage
Dependant
Voltage (V)
Choosing the correct Battery Charger
Power LED
Current (A)
• Motorcycle - Typically a motorcycle is rarely used and the battery goes flat over time.
• Boating
- When a boat is in storage the battery will naturally discharge over time.
• Motor Vehicle - Many motor vehicles are driven short distances on a daily basis, and the battery is never
able to reach full charge.
Most vehicles are fitted with an electronic alarm system that requires power from the battery.
In the event of the vehicle being left in storage and not used (i.e. being on holiday) the battery could be completely discharged, causing irreparable damage. Connecting a maintenance
charger will keep the battery in peak condition.
• Auxiliary
- When camping, an additional auxiliary battery can be used to provide power for 12Volt lighting & refrigeration. (It can take up to 24Hrs to recharge the battery back to full capacity after use).
- When a Dual Battery System is installed in a vehicle the main battery remains fully charged and only the auxiliary battery is being used (discharged). Even though the car is driven for, say 6Hrs, and the main battery is fully charged, the auxiliary battery has not had sufficient time to recharge completely.
• Household - Should there be a power failure at home, back-up batteries used for motorised gates, computer
UPS and alarm systems would need to be re-charged.
8 Step state of charge indicators
Mode Button
Max
Time
3 seconds
10 hours
1) Diagnosis : This unique diagnostic function checks the status of a battery and ascertains if the
battery can accept charging.
2) Recovery : A deeply discharged battery of over 2.0V can be recovered and charged with pulse
charging of a small current.
3) Bulk : 80% of energy is returned in this phase with maximum charging current.
4) Absorption : With use of declining current technology charging up to almost 100% is achieved.
5) Analysis : Checks status of charge. If battery does not retain energy, it must be replaced.
6) Boost : Recovers severely discharged batteries under high voltage charge.
7) Float : Battery is fully charged and ready to use.
The battery is maintained at maximum level by applying low current charge.
8) Maintenance Charge : The charger continuously monitors the terminal voltage in order
to determine if a maintenance charging should be initiated to keep battery fully charged.
(i.e. When the charger is permanently connected).
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