Sunday, January 17, 2010

charger gift

Donna & Steve recently gave me a $50 gift card for Canadian Tire. I used it today to buy the MotoMaster Eliminator Intelligent 75/25/4A Battery Charger (11-1519-6), on sale at $70, down from $120.

I picked it up on-spec. I wanted to see if it would work properly with the gel cell deep cycle batteries. While the online advert referred to gel cells, there was no mention of deep cycle. But in the little manual, it does say that it works with deep cycle batteries. Yeh!

It has an optimal charge setting where it purportedly analyses the battery. It is supposed to automatically select the ideal charge rate to protect against damage and reduced battery life caused by overheating. Also, it should automatically switch from full charge to maintenance mode to maintain batteries during prolonged periods of storage without overcharging or damaging the battery. It features a digital LED display which shows voltage, current, charging status and diagnostic fault codes.

Let's see how it works...

1 comment:

GlennfrToronto said...

I have one of these for many years. Just broke today. Plastic circuit board anchor snapped. My son has been using it so who knows if it was dropped or just the plastic got old and brittle. Was working well until now.