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IMPORTANT NOTICE
This manual contains important safety and operating instructions for ProTech-i Models: 1210i, 1215i,
1220i, 1225i, 1230iPlus, 1240iPlus and 2420iPlus. Please save and read all safety, operating, and
installation instructions before installing or applying AC power to your ProTech-i Series Battery Charger.
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200 International Drive, STE 195
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
TEL: 603-433-4440
FAX: 603-433-4442
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specifications subject to change without notice
Do not return this product to retailer or dealer for any service or warranty requirements.
Please call our Customer Care Department at 800-824-0524 from 8:30 am to 5 pm Eastern Time
for any warranty, service or installation assistance. Thank you - ProMariner Customer Care
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Model Number:
Serial Number:
Date of Purchase:
Serial number is located inside the ProTech-i Charger. To view, simply unscrew and slide off the top cover of the DC Power end cap.
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TWO YEAR
WARRANTY
Important Notices - Please read each important notice below and
this entire manual before installing your ProTech-i Series Charger.
This manual is written to assist in the installation of the Protech-i Series On-Board Marine
Battery Charger, however because this is a permanent AC and DC hardwired installation,
ProMariner strongly recommends that an ABYC certified marine electrical technician
be used for the electrical installation of your new ProTech-i Series charger to insure a
safe install that is compliant to ABYC and UL Marine Standards to include but not limited
to proper marine grade wire rated for the amperage rating of your charger and the length
of wire used or needed.
All existing electrical hardware i.e. battery switches, distribution blocks, fuses, protective
breakers for each battery, must be inspected for proper condition, ratings and operation.
All connections and wiring must conform to ABYC and UL standards.
To avoid risk of injury, fire, and electrical shock, inspect all new or existing AC and DC
wiring associated with your boat’s battery charging system for properly rated wire gauge
for the amperage rating of the ProTech-i Series Charger you will be installing (See page
11 for wire gauge and Ratings by ProTech-i Series model). All undersized and substandard
non-marine wiring must be replaced before proceeding with your installation and
applying power connections to your ProTech-i Series Charger.
The ProTech-i Series Charger is a dry or weatherproof compartment charger and must be installed
with the required protective drip shield included with your charger. Do not expose your ProTechi Series Charger to rain, snow, fresh or saltwater, wash down water or bilge water.
Important Notice: FCC Class B Part 15 Notification
Your ProTech-i Series On-Board Marine Battery Charger has been designed and tested to
comply to FCC Class B part 15. These regulations are to provide adequate protection against
harmful interference while operating in a commercial application. If in a residential setting
you are encountering interference with TV and Radio reception then: Simply disconnect AC
power from the ProTech-i Series Charger to confirm if your battery charger is causing
interference, if so the user can explore the following to minimize interference:
1) Choose a different AC circuit to power your On-Board Marine Battery Charger
2) Make sure your AC Connections include a proper Ground Connection.
3) Reposition the receiving antenna
4) Purchase a separate AC Line filter
5) Relocate Charger so separation from the receiving equipment is at its furthest point.
World Wide Approvals and Certifications:
Certified to UL 1236 SB, ULc, Ignition Protected, CE,
c UL To: CSA C22.2 No. 107.2-01
FCC Class B, Meets ABYC A-31 requirements
Customer Service & Warranty
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We are committed to customer satisfaction and value your business. If at any time
during the warranty period you experience a problem with your ProTech-i Series OnBoard Marine Battery Charger call us at 1-800-824-0524 or email [email protected]
for technical support.
WARRANTY CARD CAN BE REGISTERED AT WWW.PROMARINER.COM
or the warranty card included in this manual can be completed
and sent to ProMariner by mail.
PROTECH-i SERIES ON-BOARD MARINE BATTERY CHARGER
TWO YEAR WARRANTY WITH A LIMITED
LIFETIME REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT POLICY
Each ProMariner ProTech-i Series Model is guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for two
full years after purchase.
Each serial numbered product has an additional repair adjustment provision after the 2 year limited warranty that
limits the maximum charge for repair or replacement to 50% of the current list price, plus shipping and handling.
• Warranty and repair adjustment calculated from manufacture date if not
registered or proof of purchase within two weeks of sale.
• Warranty void if unauthorized repairs attempted.
• Customer is responsible for shipping to ProMariner.
• Cosmetic repairs are done at the owner’s request and expense.
Purchase or other acceptance of the product shall be on the condition and agreement that Professional Mariner,
LLC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND. (Some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may
not apply to you.) This warranty is made in lieu of all other obligations or liabilities on the part of Professional
Mariner. Professional Mariner neither assumes nor authorizes any person for any obligation or liability in
connection with the sale of this product.
To make a claim under warranty, go to www.promariner.com and click on the support tab and follow the instructions
making sure to identify the product and the problem. If you can not use our online warranty claim registration,
please feel free to call ProMariner at the toll free number listed below. Professional Mariner will make its best
effort to repair or replace the product, if found defective within the terms of the warranty, within 30 days after return
of the product to the company. Professional Mariner will ship the repaired or replaced product back to the purchaser.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
This warranty is in lieu of all others expressed or implied.
Factory Service Center & Technical Support
Professional Mariner, LLC
200 International Drive, STE 195
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Tel: 1-800-824-0524
Professional Mariner, LLC
Tel: (603) 433-4440 / Fax: (603) 433-4442
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Accessories
Table of Contents
ProSport 1.5 Battery Maintainers
Fully automatic, with built-in safety.
LED status indicator, 1-year warranty
Introduction...
10115
10116
Corrosion Control: Galvanic Isolation Products & Systems
ProMariner makes a variety of corrosion
control products providing corrosion control
protection, isolation & green wire/ground
wire monitoring.
22030 & 22020
20001
Test Meters
ProMariner makes a variety of hand held
digital test meters for measuring voltage
and amperage on-board.
87015
Model
2-4
Setup and Operation…
5-7
Selecting a Charging Profile and Understanding Battery Types…
7-8
Installation...
9-14
DC Connections & Wiring Diagrams…
9-12
Grounding Connection & Drip Shield Installation…
visit www.promariner for details
Corrosion Control Workbook
Educate yourself on the process of performing
a galvanic survey. (Recommended with
Corrosion Test Meter Part # 20006)
Handheld DC System Tester
Digital Multi-Meter
ProSport 1.5 Portable
ProSport 1.5 On-Board
Clamp-It Multimeter
ProSafe 1 Single Line Galvanic Isolation System
ProSafe Isolation Transformers 3.6-12KVA,
visit www.promariner.com for details
Adjustable Corrosion Monitoring System
Corrosion Monitoring System
Corrosion Workbook
CAUTIONS, WARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS…
AC Connections...
22086
Part No.
87730
Cable Length
Volts
Banks
87710
87730
10115
10116
87015
22086
n/a
n/a
3'
4'
4'
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
12
12
n/a
120
120/240
n/a
n/a
1
1
n/a
n/a
n/a
22020
22030
20001
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
To Place an Order Please Contact Your Local Dealer, retailer or call ProMariner at:
Tel: 603-433-4440 / Fax: 603-433-4442 / www.promariner.com
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Troubleshooting...
13
14
15-16
Periodic Maintenance...
17
Frequently Asked Questions...
18
Accessories...
19
Warranty Information...
20
Introduction
Frequently Asked Questions
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Introduction
Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you from all of us at Professional Mariner, LLC and congratulations on the recent
purchase of your ProTech-i Series On-Board Marine Battery Charger. The ProTech-i OnBoard Marine Battery Charger is the latest in Advanced Electronic Marine Battery Charging
Technology and is ideal for: cuddy, cruiser, sail, house boats, yachts commercial offshore
& sport fishing boats.
The ProTech-i Series is designed to be installed in an area where the charger will NOT be
subjected to water. Recommended installation is in an engine room or dry compartments
where 6 inches of clearance on all sides is available.
The ProTech-i Series battery charger incorporates industry leading technology, delivering
fully automatic and Sequential Multi-Stage Charging that provides electronically controlled
charging, conditioning and maintenance of all batteries and or banks connected.
High Line Features:
Automatic Wide Range / Global AC input 95 - 250VAC
Active Battery Balance Control (BBC) monitors charging while conditioning and
extending battery life ensuring that no battery is ever overcharged
(1230i Plus, 1240i Plus & 2420i Plus only)
User Programmable Absorption / Conditioning Mode: 1, 2, 3, or 4 hours.
User Programmable Battery Type / Charge Profile Selector- 4 settings:
Out of Box Factory / User Setting 1 : Flooded (Lead-acid)/AGM1
User Setting 2 : AGM 2
User Setting 3 : Sealed - Maintenance Free
User Setting 4 : GEL
Standard Features:
Advanced electronic technology yielding a heavy duty stylish and compact
on-board marine charger.
Expanded LED operation status center includes high disibility LEDs for: AC Power On, DC
Power Output, Thermal Overload, & Reverse Polarity. Fast Charge, Absorption, Float,
& discrete Battery Type LED indicators for: Flooded, AGM 1, AGM 2, Sealed & GEL
batteries.
Fully Automatic & Sequential Multi-Stage Charging
(example below is for a 12 Volt ProTech -i model)
Factory set out of the box for Flooded (Lead-acid) battery (s).
Q: Do I have GEL Cell batteries?
A: Look at the battery housing and see if it is identified as a GEL battery. If you do
not know what kind of battery you have contact the manufacturer of the batteries
you have on-board.
Sequential Multi-Stage Battery Charging
Stage 1 Fast Charge = Maximum Amperage Output until Battery (s) reach 14.7 VDC
Stage 2 Absorption Charge / Conditioning Mode = Precision 14.7 VDC to Fully Charge
& Desulfate Battery(s).
Stage 3 Float / Maintenance/ Ready Mode = Precision Finishing & maintaince
Voltage of 13.5VDC
Stage 4 Recycle / Dockside Power = If while docked and connected to shore power your
batteries have a continuous excessive DC load for lighting, entertainment, or appliances, etc.
The ProTech-i Series will return to Mode 1 providing your batteries up to the full amperage
rating of the charger to meet the demand of the load and begin charging your battery (s).
Q: What do I do if my ProTech-i Series LEDs do not turn on?
A: Check to make sure that an AC power connection is made. If LEDs remain off,
review the troubleshooting procedure on pages 15 and 16.
Q: Will water hurt my ProTech-i Series charger?
A: Yes, these are dry compartment chargers and must be mounted in a dry location.
Damage caused by water is not covered under the ProTech-i warranty policy.
Q: How do I change my ProTech-i Series charger to GEL cell mode?
A: Please double check that you have a GEL cell battery(s). There is a misconception
that AGM is GEL. This is not the case. AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery(s) require
a different charge profile than GEL Batteries. If you have confirmed that you have
GEL (Gelled Electrolyte Lead-acid) battery(s), simply follow the procedure outlined
on page 6 of this manual.
Q: Does my ProTech-i Series really need 6 inches of all around clearance for ventilation?
A: We recommend this for cooling, more clearance is better.
Q: I think my ProTech-i Series charger is too hot. What should I do?
A: The charger will get to the point where it can be touched, but you would not want
to carry it across a room. This is normal. Note: the charger is thermally protected. See
the service LED Operation and trouble shooting guide on page 15
Q: How do I change the AC input on my ProTech i charger from 120v to 240v?
A: The NEW ProTech-i charger is equipped with the most advanced charging
technology and will automatically adjust for the correct voltage.
Periodic Maintenance
Cautions, Warnings & Safety Instructions
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Periodic Maintenance
Process:
Per battery manufacturers’ instructions monitor and maintain
proper levels of distilled water. (not tap or bottled water that
contains minerals) in each battery
When:
Monthly
Process:
Check charger for water damage
When:
Monthly
Process:
Visually inspect all wiring for cuts and/or abrasions. Have all damaged
or sub standard wiring or electrical hardware replaced to conform
to ABYC marine UL standards for AC & DC electrical systems on
boats. Consult your local certified ABYC marine electrical
technician. Contact ProMariner if your charger needs to be serviced.
When:
Monthly
Process:
Clean and tighten all battery connections. Follow battery manufacturer's
instructions for cleaning a battery. Clean all battery terminals with a
wire brush where required and tighten all battery connections.
When:
Monthly
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING: HIGH VOLTAGE / ATTENTION : HAUTE TENSION
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM ELECTRICAL SHOCK. BEFORE OPENING TURN OFF AC SUPPLY POWER.
CHOC ELECTRIQUES PEUVENT PROVOQUER LA MORT OU DE SERIEUSE BLESSURES. AVANT D'OUVRIR LA BOITE,
COUPER LE COURANT.
WARNING: LOW VOLTAGE / ATTENTION : BASSE TENSION
ELECTRICAL BURN AND SPARK HAZARD. BEFORE OPENING DISCONNECT CHARGER CONNECTIONS AT BATTERY(S).
(DANGER DE BRULURES ELECTRIQUE ET ETINCELLES). AVANT D'OUVRIR LA BOITE DECONNECTER LES
CONNECTIONS ENTRE CHARGEUR ET BATTERIE.
WARNING / AVERTISSEMENT :
DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN OR SPRAY / NE PAS EXPOSER AUX INTEMPÉRIES
CAUTION:
- HOT SURFACES - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BURNS, DO NOT TOUCH.
- CHARGE ONLY USER SELECTABLE TYPE BATTERIES (FLOODED, AGM, GEL OR CALCIUM) OTHER TYPES OF BATTERIES
MAY BURST CAUSING PERSONAL INJURY AND DAMAGE
- RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS. RETURN TO MANUFACTURER FOR SERVICING
- THIS CHARGER IS MEANT FOR CONTINUOUS DUTY
- IGNITION PROTECTED
- FOR MARINE USE
ATTENTION :
- SURFACES CHAUDE-NE PAS TOUCHER, RISQUES DE BRULURES
- UTILISER POUR ATTENTION: CHARGER UNIQUEMENT LES BATTERIES DU TYPE (PLOMB/ACIDE OU PLOMB/GEL/AGM
ET BATTERIE AU CALCIUM). D’AUTRES TYPES DE BATTERIES POURRAIENT ÉCLATER ET CAUSER DES
BLESSURES OU DOMMAGES
- RISQUE DE CHOCS ELECTRIQUE-RETOURNER AU FABRIQUANT POUR SERVICE.
- CE CHARGEUR EST FABRIQUE POUR LE DEVOIR CONTINU
- PROTÉGÉ CONTRE L’EXPLOSION
- POUR UTILIZATION MARINE
Before connecting to batteries or AC power, read all instructions and cautionary markings
on the battery charger and batteries. Do not discard this manual, save it for future reference.
1. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - This manual contains important safety & operating instructions
for ProTech-i Models 1210i, 1215i, 1220i, 1225i, 1230i Plus, 1240i Plus, & 2420i Plus chargers.
2. Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
3. Use of attachments not recommended or sold by Professional Mariner, LLC will void
warranty and may result in a risk of fire, electrical shock or personal injury.
4. Do not operate the charger if it has received a sharp blow, direct hit of force, been
dropped or otherwise damaged in any way.
5. Do not disassemble the battery charger. If service or repair is required please contact customer
service at 1-800-824-0524. Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock or fire.
6. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, remove 120 volt or 240 volt AC shore power. Also
remove DC battery connections prior to any maintenance or cleaning. Turning off controls
will not reduce this risk.
WARNING AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM FIRE, EXPLOSION OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK
- Make connection in an open atmosphere free of explosive fumes.
- Make connection in a secure manner that will avoid contact with water.
Cautions, Warnings & Safety Instructions
Tr o u b l e S h o o t i n g
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Important Safety Instructions Continued
Charger Output Trouble Shooting
7. WARNING – RISK OF EXPLOSIVE GASES.
To troubleshoot for correct DC charging voltages and to confirm proper operation of
each charging stage. Please follow steps 1 thru 7.
a) WORKING IN THE VICINITY OF A LEAD-ACID BATTERY IS DANGEROUS. BATTERIES
GENERATE EXPLOSIVE GASES DURING NORMAL BATTERY OPERATION. FOR THIS
REASON, IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT EACH TIME BEFORE USING YOUR
CHARGER, YOU READ THIS MANUAL AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY.
b) To reduce risk of battery explosion, follow these instructions and those published by
battery manufacturer and manufacturer of any equipment you intend to use in vicinity of
a battery(s). Review cautionary markings on these products.
8. PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS
a) Someone should be within the range of your voice or close enough to come to your
aid when working near a Lead-acid battery.
b) Have plenty of soap and water nearby in case battery acid comes in contact with skin,
clothes or eyes.
c) Wear complete eye protection and clothing protection. Avoid touching eyes while
working near battery(s).
d) If battery acid contacts skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water. If acid
enters eye, immediately flood eye with running cold water for at least 10 minutes and get
medical attention immediately.
When working with tools near electricity serious electrical shock can occur resulting in injury.
1) Turn off all power to the charger and disconnect all the DC cables at the batteries
making sure that no cables are in contact with equipment, other wiring, or one another.
2) Please note switch positions before changing settings. Set the user programmable
battery type selector switch to the Flooded (Lead-acid) position shown on page 6 (Note
switch position to reset after troubleshooting is complete).
3) Set the user programmable absorption type selector switch to one hour as shown on
page 6. (Note: Please make sure to make note of your ProTech i Charger's programmed
settings for battery type and absorption time so you can reprogram your charger after
troubleshooting is completed).
4) Apply AC power. The charger will first be in the Fast Charge Mode, followed by the
Absorption/ Conditioning Mode. Note: Because the batteries will not be connected during
this test the transition from Fast Charge to absorption may be so quick you will not see
the change in modes. This is normal and acceptable. Once you have confirmed your
ProTech-i Series Charger is in the absorption mode use a digital volt meter (DVM) to check
the output voltage of the charger. It should read between 14.6 and 14.7 Volts DC (for the
Factory Flooded (Lead-acid) Setting).
e) NEVER smoke or allow a spark or flame in the vicinity of a battery or engine.
CAUTION - To reduce the risk of injury, charge only Lead-acid type rechargeable batteries
(Flooded, Sealed Flooded, GEL (Gelled Electrolyte Lead-acid) or AGM (Absorbed Glass
Mat)). Other types of batteries may burst, causing personal injury. The ProTech-i is factory
set for Flooded (Lead-acid) batteries. Check the position of the battery type selector
switch before applying power to insure the charger is in the correct setting for the
battery type. This switch is located on the DC end of the charger see Page 5.
Incorrect assembly may result in electrical shock or fire.
f) Be extra cautious to reduce risk of dropping a metal tool onto a battery, it might spark
or short-circuit the battery or other electrical hardware that may cause a fire or explosion.
g) Remove all personal metal items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, watches, and
jewelry when working near a battery. A battery can produce a short circuit current high
enough to weld a ring or any other metal, causing serious burns.
h) Do not use the battery charger to charge dry cell batteries that are commonly used
with home appliances i.e. a cordless power drill battery. These batteries may burst and
cause injury to persons and damage to property.
i) NEVER charge a frozen battery.
5) If the voltage is 14.6-14.7 keep the charger’s AC power on with the DC outputs
disconnected from the battery(s). Leave the charger on for approximately one hour, make
sure absorption switch is in one hour setting otherwise it could take up to 4 hours or until
float mode is observed. The voltage should drop to 13.5 VDC indicating float mode.
6) If you see all of the above voltages, your charger is working correctly. Turn off the
charger and reprogram your ProTech i charger back to your original program settings.
Place end caps back on and reapply AC shore power to charger.
7) If you don’t see the initial 14 VDC, the charger either has a blown fuse, or a circuit board
failure. Please contact ProMariner’s Customer Service 1-800-824-0524 or email us at:
[email protected]
Tr o u b l e S h o o t i n g
Cautions, Warnings & Safety Instructions
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Service LED Indicators & Trouble Shooting
Important Safety Instructions Continued
When working with tools near electricity serious
electrical shock can occur resulting in injury.
The ProTech-i Rev B edition is equipped with
a section of the LED status center titled
"Service" as shown in the picture to the right
9. PERSONAL SAFETY WHILE PREPARING TO CHARGE BATTERIES ON-BOARD OR OFF-BOARD
a) If necessary to remove a battery(s) from a boat to charge, always remove the negative (-) grounded
terminal from battery first. Make sure all accessories in the boat are off, so as not to cause an arc.
b) Be sure the area around the charger and batteries is well ventilated while the batteries
are being charged. Gases can be forcefully blown away using a piece of cardboard or
other nonmetallic material as a fan.
c) When cleaning battery terminals wear full eye protection to prevent corrosive material
from coming in contact with eyes.
d) Add distilled water (not tap or bottled water that contain minerals) in each cell until
electrolyte reaches the levels specified by the battery manufacturer. Do not overfill. For
batteries without fill caps, carefully follow manufacturer's recharging instructions.
e) Study all battery manufacturer’s specific precautions such as removing cell caps while
charging and recommended rates of charge.
f) Determine battery type / charge profile for battery (s) by referring to the boat owner's manual /
electrical equipment(s) package and or the manufacturer’s specifications located on each battery.
Make sure Battery Type and Charge Profile are properly selected before charging your batteries.
10. ON-BOARD MARINE BATTERY CHARGER COMPARTMENT SAFETY AND
LOCATION REQUIREMENTS
a) Refer to the installation section of this manual for installation of your battery charger.
Be sure all electrical connections and cables are in compliance with ABYC E-11 standards
for proper fusing, bundling and strain relief.
b) Never place the charger directly above the battery(s) being charged; gases from battery
will corrode and damage charger.
c) Never allow battery acid to drip on the charger when reading specific gravity or filling battery.
d) Do not operate the charger in a closed-in area or restrict ventilation in any way.
e) Do not set the battery(s) on top of charger.
AC GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS - The Ground (GND) terminal of the AC input connector
must be connected to the AC grounding system at the AC ground buss.
DC GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS - The case grounding stud should be connected
to the DC negative grounding buss (same location as the DC negative output cable
terminal) with a cable one size smaller then the DC negative output cable.
ProTech-i Series Dry Compartment Installation Requirements:
Install / Mount your ProTech-i Series in a dry compartment that is protected from
coming in contact with Water, and non service personnel.
NOTE: The ProTech-i Series is not intended to be mounted in an open cockpit or deck
mounting where weather is a factor.
NOTE: The ProTech-i Series models are required to be mounted in the vertical position with
the supplied drip shield. This is required to be in compliance to marine UL standards.
The LED Service indicators provide at a glance assistance in identifying common conditions
that with proper attention can prevent damaging the ProTech-i charger and the unnecessary
uninstallment of your charger. The two service LED indicators are:
Red-Reverse Polarity LED: When illuminated this LED is an indication that the ProTech-i
charger is experiencing reverse polarity wiring at the batteries or at the charger itself.
This Fault can be Corrected by:
1. Disconnect all sources of AC power from your boat.
2. Disconnect AC power from the ProTech-i charger.
3. Disconnect all the DC charger cables from the batteries.
4. Disconnect all the DC charger cable connections on the charger output.
5. With all AC and DC connections removed from the ProTech-i charger, have the
internal DC reverse polarity fused replaced.
6. Reconnect DC charger cables at the charger side observing (+) RED to (+) charger
connections and (-) Yellow or Black negative to (-) charger connections.
7. Reconnect the charger DC cables to the batteries by observing (+) RED charger
to (+) battery connections and (-) Yellow or Black negative charger connections to
the batteries (-) common negative connection.
8. Reconnect AC power to the ProTech-i charger.
Completion of steps 1 thru 8 should result in proper charging operation and observing that
the Reverse Polarity Service LED is “OFF”. If the Red LED re-illuminates we recommend
you contact your local certified ABYC electrical technician to further trouble shoot all
related DC system wiring to correct the problem.
Red-Thermal Overload LED: When illuminated this LED is an indication that the ProTech-i
charger is operating with an ambient temperature that is too hot/high for the unit to operate
properly. Unit will restart automatically when the ProTech-i charger cools down.
This Fault can also be Corrected by:
1.Confirm proper ventilation and clearance around the ProTech-i charger. Ref: page 9
2.Remove any obstructions to the air/fan intake of the ProTech-i charger
3.Confirm through observation that the fan is running during the cool down period.
If the fan is not working please contact ProMariner’s customer service at:
1-800-824-0524 or email us at: [email protected] for repair options.
Setup and operation
Installation
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Setup and Operation
DC Grounding Installation
1) Install your ProMariner battery charger by referring to page 9 of this manual.
2) After installation is complete including AC and DC connections please ensure proper
fusing and strain relief have been properly installed..
3) After proper installation, apply AC power and observe the following. Example for Factory
Flooded (Lead-acid) setting
a. Battery Type LED will turn on as controlled by the battery type selector switch. (Shown on Page 6)
b. Fast Charge LED will illuminate until battery voltage reaches approximately 14.2 Volts DC,
at which time the Fast Charge LED will turn off. The Absorption LED will then illuminate.
c. Absorption LED will continue to be on for 1-4 hours as determined by the user programmable
Absorption timer switch.
d. After 1-4 hours the Absorption LED will turn off and the Float light will illuminate indicating
the battery charger is in Float mode.
e. In Float mode the batteries are fully charged and will be maintained at the selected
finishing/maintenance voltage for the battery type selected. In Float mode your ProTech-i
Series Charger will supply DC power for house loads of any type up to the maximum rated
amperage output of the charger.
Programmable Absorption Timer Switch
Programmable Battery
Type Selector Switch
DC Grounding Connection
(DC Case / Chassis Ground
see system wiring illustrations
on page 12
9) The case DC grounding connection (DC Case / Chassis Ground ) should be connected
to the boat’s DC negative / common ground buss using a cable one gauge smaller than the
negative battery cable.
Note: The DC negative buss/common ground is the same negative (-) connection point used
for the charger’s negative (-) DC output post connections.
10) After all cables are in place re-check connections making sure all connections are tight.
Confirm, the charger is in a dry location. Damage caused by water is not covered under the
ProTech-i Series warranty.
Drip Shield Installation
ProTech-i mounted with drip shield 1” above the flange of
the unit. Make sure to properly center and mark for installation
the drip shield provided 1” over the top of the ProTech- i
Series Charger. Drip shield protects your Protech-i Series
Charger from any moisture that can build up due to harsh
marine environmental effects or elements.
Please use stainless steel screws properly sized for your
boat. Mounting Screws Not Included.
Shown Above - Programmable Absorption and Battery Type Selector Switches. Please refer
to page 6 for settings and selections.
After the Fast Charge cycle, Absorption time is determined by the user programmable
absorption timer switch shown in the figure above.
Full-rated battery charger amperage is available while in Float Mode.
Note: The charger is equipped with an internal temperature sensor that will shut down the
charger in the event of thermal overload.
Note: Your ProTech-i charger is equipped with a fan, which is temperature controlled and
will only run when cooling is necessary.
Your ProMariner Marine Battery Charger is self current limiting with built in: over temperature,
overvoltage, reverse polarity and ignition protection for boating safety and peace of mind.
If at any time you have trouble configuring your ProTech-i Series Charger or need technical
information please call ProMariner at 1-800-824-0524 8:30 am to 5 pm Eastern Time, or email
us at [email protected]
)
1”
Drip Shield
ProTech-i
Please note: Damage caused by water is not covered
under the ProTech-i Series warranty.
Applying AC Power
11) Apply AC power, Battery Type LED will turn on to indicate the battery type selected as
determined by the selector switch shown on page 5. The Fast Charge LED will illuminate until
proper voltage is achieved. Next, the Fast Charge LED will turn off and Absorption LED will
illuminate. The Absorption LED will turn off after 1 to 4 hours depending upon the selection of
the absorption timer switch shown on page 6. After absorption mode is complete the Float LED
will illuminate. In Float mode your boats battery(s) are fully charged and are being maintained
at the optimal battery voltage and will supply DC power for house loads of any type up to the
maximum output of the charger. The ProTech-i Multi-Stage Modes are Fast Charge, Absorption
(conditioning), Float (Maintenance and Storage) and dockside power.
Setup and operation
Installation
13
6
AC Connections
Setup and Operation Continued
5) AC power should not be present until step 10 is completed. After connecting the AC and DC cables
to the charger use cable support on the cables within 6” of the charger for both the AC and DC cables.
6) Be cautious when connecting battery cables to the charger and check to make sure AC
power is off. Be careful when placing battery cables near one another to avoid possible shorting
or arcing (sparking) that can occur when positive and negative wires touch.
Programmable Battery Type Selector Switch
Your battery charger has a user programmable battery type selector switch that is factory
set for standard Flooded (Lead-acid) and AGM battery(s). Please confirm the appropriate
battery type and the orientation of selector switch before use.
In order to change the factory setting from Flooded (Lead-acid) to either AGM 2, sealed
maintenance free or GEL type batteries, simply, remove AC power to the battery charger, remove
the end cap cover on the DC end of the charger and locate the user programmable battery
selector switch. Shown below you will find the four battery type configuration settings that are
used to program the 3 position dip switch as shown below. Choose the correct illustration for
your battery type. If you are unsure as to what kind of battery you have please refer to “Selecting
a Charging Profile & Understanding Battery Types” on page 7. Once your ProTech-i is programmed
for your battery type, reinstall DC endcap. Apply AC power. The Battery Type LED will illuminate
indicating your selection.
7) USA 120 Volt or European 230 Volt AC Connections: (For USA 240V AC please refer to step
#8). A terminal strip is provided on the charger for AC power input. Connect Black (EuropeBrown) to the terminal marked Line. Connect White (Europe-Blue) to the terminal marked Neutral.
Connect Green (Europe-Green/Yellow) to the terminal marked (Ground/ Earth). Install an
appropriate circuit breaker dedicated to the charger at the boat’s electrical panel. Please refer
to the table at the bottom of the page for minimum protective AC fuse or circuit breaker sizes.
8) USA 240 Volt AC Connections: (If using 120 volt AC or European 230 volt AC please refer
to step #7 and ignore this step). A terminal strip is provided on the charger for AC power
input. Connect Black to the terminal marked Line. Connect Red to terminal marked Neutral.
Connect Green to the terminal marked (Ground/ Earth). Install an appropriate circuit breaker
dedicated to the charger at the boat’s electrical panel. Please refer to the table at the
bottom of the page for minimum protective AC fuse or circuit breaker sizes.
Battery Type Selector (Switch Positions)
SW 2
Flooded/AGM 1
(Lead Acid)
ON
OFF
1
L =LINE
N =NEUTRAL
G =GROUND
Shown Above: AC terminal block. Please note the connections and wire appropriately. The
circuit board is also labeled to indicate proper connections.
when selecting AC breaker sizes.
Minimum Amp Ratings
Please note: All AC wire connections and installations must be made in compliance with ABYC E-11
Charger Model
ProTech1210i
ProTech1215i
ProTech1220i
ProTech1225i
ProTech1230iPlus
ProTech1240iPlus
ProTech2420iPlus
110 volt breaker
6 Amp
7 Amp
8 Amp
11 Amp
11 Amp
14 Amp
14 Amp
220-230 volt breaker
4 Amp
5 Amp
6 Amp
7 Amp
7 Amp
8 Amp
8 Amp
Minimum AC Wire Size examples with Marine grade wire rated at 105˚ C for 10 feet in length:
14 AWG = up to 15 amps , 12 AWG = up to 20 Amps
(See ABYC E-11 for exact wire sizes for length of run, ampacity, temperature, location and number
of wires in bundles.)
2
AGM 2
OFF
1
3
Sealed
(Absorbed Glass Mat)
ON
2
GEL
(Maintenance Free)
ON
OFF
1
3
2
(Gelled Electrolyte Lead-acid)
ON
OFF
1
3
2
3
Note: If more than 1 battery type is illuminated, recheck your battery type selector switch
positions as illustrated above. It should be noted, only (1) of the 3 switch tabs located on
top of the 3 tab dip switch can be in the "ON" position for proper selection and operation.
Programmable Absorption Timer Switch
The ProTech-i Series is equipped with a programmable absorption timer switch that places the
charger into the absorption / conditioning mode for a period of 1,2,3 or 4 hours as programmed
and indicated by the switch selection. Determine the best absorption / conditioning time either
by obtaining your battery manufacturers recommended specifications or by using the guidlines
on page 7. Below are the 1,2,3 and 4 hour switch configuration settings that are used to program
the 3 position dip switch to the desired length of time.
Absorption Time Selector Switch
SW 1
ON
1
ON
2
3
1 Hour
Absorption
1
ON
2
3
2 Hour
Absorption
1
ON
2
3
3 Hour
Absorption
1
2
3
4 Hour
Absorption
Selecting a Charging Profile & Understanding Battery Types
Installation
7
12
Setup and Operation Continued
Typical 12 Volt DC Common Ground Installation Wiring Diagrams
General recommendation for the Absorption Timer Switch is as follows:
Single Group 24 or Group 27…
2 Hours
Two Group 24, 27 or Single Group 31…
3 Hours
Single 4D or 8D...
4 Hours
Multiple 4 or 8Ds or Multiple…
4 Hours
FIG.1
AC Input
DC Chassis Ground
ProTech-i
DC Outputs
Common Negative
***ACTUAL SWITCH SETTINGS ARE SHOWN ON PAGE 6***
Selecting a Charging Profile and Understanding Battery Types
There are four primary types of batteries; Flooded (Lead-acid), AGM (Absorbed Glass
Mat) and GEL Cell (Gelled Electrolyte Lead-acid). Traditionally, the most common type of
batteries used are Flooded (Lead-acid batteries). The ProTech-i incorporates a 4th profile
for: Sealed Maintenance Free Batteries. A Sealed Lead Acid battery is one that does not
have removable caps to accommodate checking and maintaining electrolytic levels. This
type of battery is normally referred to as maintenance free.
Almost all GEL Cell Batteries will state that they are GEL Cell on the battery case or labels.
12 Volt Models
24 Volt Models
Battery Type
Charging Voltage
Float Voltage
Charging Voltage
Float Voltage
Battery
Information
Flooded/AGM 1
14.7 VDC
13.5 VDC
29.4 VDC
27.0 VDC
Electrolyte
bank 1
14.4 VDC
13.8 VDC
28.8 VDC
27.6 VDC
Sealed
Sealed
14.4 VDC
13.6 VDC
28.8 VDC
27.2 VDC
Sealed
GEL
14.1 VDC
13.7 VDC
28.2 VDC
27.4 VDC
Sealed
bank 3
AC Input
FIG.2
DC Chassis Ground
Battery negative wires are installed separately to
the boat’s DC Negative / Ground buss bar (not provided).
Then a single connection is made to the charger. Note:
See page 14 for DC Chassis Ground connection details.
ProTech-i
DC Outputs
Common Negative
bank 1
AGM 2
bank 2
bank 2
AC Input
FIG.3
DC Chassis Ground
ProTech-i
DC Outputs
Common Negative
NOTE: AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) batteries are not GEL (Gelled Electrolyte Lead-acid)
batteries. AGM batteries are charged with a completely different charge profile when
compared to GEL batteries.
Note:
***If you are unsure as to what kind of battery you have, we recommend that you contact
the manufacturer of the battery.
ProMariner battery maintainers are designed to keep batteries charged during the off
season to maintain the life of your battery. ProMariner maintainers keep a battery voltage
at a safe level so that a battery does not self discharge. For more information please visit
www.promariner.com or call 1-800-824-0524 for a dealer or retailer near you.
bank 1
Three Bank / 12 Volt DC Installation (FIG.1)
Connect DC cables to three of the positive DC output
posts as shown. Connect common ground negative
wire (as described below)
Two Bank / 12 Volt DC Installation (FIG.2)
Connect DC cables to two of the positive DC output
posts and use one jumper wire to connect the unused
post. Connect common ground negative wire (as
described below)
One Bank / 12 Volt DC Installation (FIG.3)
Connect to one positive DC output post and use two
jumpers to connect to the remaining unused posts. Connect
common ground negative wire (as described below)
Indicates Jumper Wire
Indicates a Fuse
Table No.1 Wire gauges by amp rating and total
out and back wire distance as defined by the
length of the positive wire which must be added
to the length of the return negative wire.
12 Volt 10 Amp
Wire length
AWG
Length Out and Back
10' 15' 20' 25' 30'
14 12 10 10 10
12 Volt 15 Amp
Wire length
AWG
10'
12
15'
10
20'
10
25'
8
30'
8
12 Volt 20 Amp
Wire length
AWG
10'
10
15'
10
20'
8
25'
6
30'
6
12 Volt 25 & 30 Amp
Wire length
10'
AWG
10
15'
8
20'
6
25'
6
30'
4
12 Volt 40 Amp
Wire length
AWG
10'
8
15'
6
20'
6
25'
4
30'
4
24 Volt 20 Amp
Wire length
AWG
10'
14
15'
12
20'
10
25'
10
30'
10
(ABOVE) It is recommended that a jumper(s) be used between unused positive DC output
post(s) and a used positive DC post connected on your ProTech-i Series Charger. Please note
you can connect all three positive DC output posts together to form a single DC output on
your ProTech-i Series Charger.
All installations should be made in compliance with ABYC E-11 specifications for AC and DC
electrical systems on boats and specifications for A-31 Battery Chargers and inverters.
Understanding Battery Types
Installation
8
11
DC Installation Continued
Charging Information
ProTech-i 12V User Programmable
Battery Type Charge Profile Chart.
12.5
Flooded/AGM1
AGM 2
13.6
14.1
13.7
14.4
14.4
13.8
14.7
13.5
13.5
Sealed
Maintenance Free
GEL
Absorption
Float
Battery Type
Flooded/AGM1
Sealed
Maintenance Free
Battery Type
27.4
28.2
27.6
AGM 2
27.2
26.5
28.8
Volts DC
29.5
29
28.5
28
27.5
27
28.8
ProTech-i 24V User Programmable
Battery Type Charge Profile Chart.
27
Installation Note: Preventing a short circuit of "live" DC Wires can be accomplished with the following proper steps:
1) Always connect the positive (+) DC output cables to the charger first.
2) Connect the remaining end of the DC cables to the required Protective fuse or DC breaker 4 to 7 inches
from the battery positive (+) post with the fuse out or the DC breaker in the off position.
3) Once all of the above wiring connections are completed and inspected, proceed with the protective fuses out of
the holder and or the protective breakers in the off position, make your final connections from the protective devices
to the Positive (+) posts of the associated Battery (s). Proceed to make the DC Ground Connection from the Charger
to the DC common Ground Buss followed by the Negative (-) Connections from the Battery (s) to the DC common
Ground Buss. When all wiring is completed install the protective fuses and or turn on the protective DC breaker(s).
See illustrations on page 12.
14
13
Typical 12 Volt DC Common Ground Installation Wiring
For 24 Volt installations, always make sure you have a 24 Volt Common Ground ProTechi Series Charger, and that your batteries are configured in series as a 24 Volt battery
bank or banks. Each 24 Volt bank will require a 24 Volt positive connection. Not sure
you know what voltage system you have on board your boat? Contact your local certified
ABYC marine electrical technician.
14.5
29.4
Shown Above: ProTech-i Plus model. The circuit board is clearly marked to identify the
polarity of each DC output connection.
Note: For your safety the charger is equipped with an internal temperature sensor that
will shutdown the charger in the event of thermal overload.
Note: Your ProTech-i charger is equipped with a fan, the fan will only run when needed.
The fan is temperature controlled and will only turn on when cooling is necessary.
4) Battery cables, connections and installation must comply with ABYC E-11 and A-31 standards.
To avoid risk of injury, fire or an explosion, ProMariner requires that when making a wire
connection to EACH BATTERY(s) Positive (+) Post, install the positive cable with an over current
protection fuse within 7 inches of connection to the battery or battery connection point. The
fuse rating should be at least 10 amps higher than the rated full output of the charger. See ABYC
E-11 for specific requirements. Over current protection within 7 inches of the charger’s negative
(-) DC output post is not required as the ProTech-i is self limiting and can not exceed its rated
current output. The internal fuses protect the unit against reverse polarity.
Volts DC
15
GEL
Absorption
Float
Installation
Installation
9
1) Make sure to mount the charger in a dry ventilated location with easy access.
Remember to leave plenty of room for battery cables and AC wiring.
2) Six inches of clearance minimum is required on all sides. (Including the front / face)
Make sure to leave room for the drip shield to be mounted as illustrated on page 14.
3) Use the ProTech-i as a template for drilling four 1/8” pilot holes. Stainless Steel self
tapping screws (#10 X 3/4” are recommended) or drill four 3/16” through holes if using
3/16” through bolts with washers, lock washers and nuts, (in mounting areas that can
allow for thru hole mounting).
1210i, 1215i, 1220i, 1225i: 152mm (6”)
1230iPlus, 1240iPlus, 2420iPlus: 248mm (9-3/4”)
ø 5mm (ø3/16”)
1210i, 1215i, 1220i, 1225i: 157mm (6-3/16”)
1230iPlus, 1240iPlus, 2420iPlus: 182mm (7-3/16”)
Please Note: This manual is written describing 12 Volt ProTech-i models. For 24 Volt
Models please read the bold note directly below:
Note: For 24 Volt installations, always make sure you have a 24 Volt Common Ground
Protech-i Series Charger, and that your batteries are configured in series as a 24 Volt
battery bank or banks. Each 24 Volt bank will require a 24 Volt positive connection.
Not sure you know what voltage system you have on board your boat? Contact your
local certified ABYC electrical technician.
The ProTech-i battery charger will automatically operate from 95 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz
single phase. The charger is designed for the marine environment, with an epoxy painted
aluminum case for effective heat dissipation and corrosion resistance. The charger
should be permanently mounted and wired directly to battery(s) or associated battery
switches per ABYC E-11 standards for AC and DC electrical systems on boats.
Your ProTech-i Series is equipped with a user programmable battery type selector
switch that is factory set for Flooded (Lead-acid). To change your battery type / charge
profile, please refer to the “Selecting a Charging Profile” section of your owner’s manual.
(Page 7)
Don’t know what kind of battery(s) you have? Refer to Page 7 of this manual on
“Understanding Battery Types” or contact the manufacturer of your battery(s).
Installation Continued
1210i, 1215i, 1220i, 1225i: 146mm (5-3/4”)
1230iPlus, 1240iPlus, 2420iPlus: 171mm (6-3/4”)
Installation
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1210i, 1215i, 1220i, 1225i: 254mm (10”)
1230iPlus, 1240iPlus, 2420iPlus: 394mm (15-1/2”)
Please note: Dimensions are nominal measurements
Stainless steel mounting screws and hardware not included
DC Installation
Shown above is the ProTech-i split DC endcap. Please note that this is a two piece end
cap. To remove simply unscrew the two self tapping screws on the top of the DC end
cap and slide top cap off. This will allow access to the low voltage DC terminals for
connections of cables.
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