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Battery Charger Model:
AUTOMATIC 11-1567-0 11-1569-6 11-1571-8 2110 A 2112175 A 2115/100 A
BATIERY 12 V 12 V 6 & 12V
-SaveImportant Safety Instructions
Read instructions and rules for safe operation carefully. 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. A.
GENERAL BATTERY SAFETY
• Extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical condition. • Wire size is large enough for AC ampere rating of charger, as specified below:
Before you use your battery charger, be sure to read all instructions and cautions printed on: • Battery Charger • Battery • Vehicle or unit using battery
Use battery charger on LEAD-ACID type rechargeable batteries only, such as used in automobiles, trucks, tractors, airplanes, vans, RVs, trolling motors, etc. Charger is not intended to supply power to low-voltage electrical system other' than in an automotive application.' , WARNING: Do not use battery charger for charging drycell batteries that are commonly used with home appliances. These batteries may burst and cause injury to persons and damage to property.
AC INPUT RATING, AMPERES Equal to or but less than Greater than
AWG SIZE OF CORD Length of Cord, Feet
25 18 18 18
50 18 18 16
100 18 16 12
150 16 14 10
0 2 6
Use only attachments recommended or sold by manufacturer. Use of non-recommended attachments may result in fire, electric shock, or injury. When disconnecting the battery charger, pull by the plug not by the cord. Pulling on the cord may cause damage to cord or plug. Position battery power cord so it cannot be stepped on, tripped over, or subjected to damage or stress. Do not operate charger with damaged cord or plug. Have cord replaced immediately. Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow, been dropped, or otherwise damaged in any way. Take it to a qualified professional for inspection and repair. Do not disassemble charger. Take it to a qualified professional when service or repair is required. Incorrect reassembly may result in electric shock or fire. To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug charger from outlet before attempting any maintenance or cleaning. Do not use an extension cord unless absolutely necessary. Use of an improper extension cord could result in fire or electric shock. If an extension cord must be used, make sure that: • Pins on plug of extension cord are the same number, size, and shape as those of plug on charger.
11. Always charge battery in a well ventilated area. NEVER operate in a closed-in adequate ventilation. WARNING: or restricted area without
Risk of explosive gas.
12. Use charger as far away from battery as DC charger cables permit. 13. Do not expose charger to rain or snow. 14. NEVER charge a frozen battery. If battery fluid (electrolyte) is frozen, bring into a Warm area to thaw before charging. 15. NEVER allow battery acid to drip on charger when reading specific gravity or filling battery.
5. 6. 7.
NEVER set a battery on top of charger.
17. NEVER place charger directly above battery being charged. Gases from battery will corrode and damage charger. 18. NEVER touch the battery clamps together when the charger is energized.
C. 3. If necessary to remove battery from vehicle to charge. immediately flood eye with running cold water for at least 10 minutes. necklaces and watches when working with a lead-acid battery. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with local codes and ordinances. Clean battery terminals. Check car owner's manual to make sure. wash immediately with soap and water. Make sure all accessories in the vehicle are off. Charger is equipped with an electric cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. 3. A lead-acid battery can produce a short-circuit current high enough to weld a ring (or the like) to metal. causing a severe burn. Metal may cause sparking or short-circuit the battery or another electrical devise. clothing. A marine (boat) battery must be removed and charged on shore. 5. have proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. NOTE: Models 11-1567-0 and 11-1569-6 should only be used for 12 V batteries. PREPARING TO CHARGE When charging a battery in a motor home or RV always connect one lead of the output cable to the battery. If battery acid contacts skin or clothing. Avoid touching your eyes while working with a battery. Make sure area around battery is well ventilated while battery is being charged.B. Improper connection can result in a risk of electric shock. Take care to keep corrosion from coming in contact with your eyes. Study all battery manufacturer's specific precautions. To charge it on board requires equipment specially designed for marine use. 1. and recommended rates of charge. Never connect to a remote receptacle or other means for the purpose of remotely charging the battery. always remove grounded terminal from battery first. 6. Remove all personal metal items such as rings. equipment and appliances operated from the battery may also be damaged. Select charge rate suitable for the battery being charged (2. This battery charger is for use on a nominal 120 V circuit.12. Make sure someone is within range of your voice or close enough to come to your aid when you work with or near a lead-acid battery. and has a grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated in sketch A. GROUNDED OUTLET COVER OF GROUNDED OUTLET BOX GROUNDING PIN GROUNDING METHOD GROUNDING AND AC POWER CORD CONNECTION INSTRUCTIONS .Never alter AC cord or plug provided. If it will not fit outlet. Gas can be forcefully blown away by using a piece of cardboard or other non-metallic material such as a fan. DANGER . If this occurs a fire can result. Do not overfill. For a battery without cell caps. when working with lead-acid batteries. or 15 A). This helps purge excessive gas from cells. Take care not to drop a metal tool or other metal onto the battery. 2 . add distilled water in each cell until battery acid reaches levels specified by battery manufacturer. Sparking may cause an explosion. Acid particles (corrosion) may get into your eyes! If acid enters your eye. such as removing or not removing cell caps while charging. PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS AND SAFETY 5. The wires may be inadequate for handling the charge current of this charger and may over heat. Get medical attention immediately. If required. WARNING: Wear complete eye protection and protective clothing. Always operate battery charger in an open well ventilated area. 6. so as not to cause an arc. 7. 1. bracelets. 2. or eyes. 8. During operation do not place the charger or its cables on the vehicle seat or carpeting. Batteries generate explosive gases! 2. Make sure you have a' 6 or 12 V lead-acid battery. 8. Have plenty of fresh water and soap nearby for use if battery acid contacts skin. carefully follow manufacturer's recharging instructions.10.Charger should be grounded to reduce risk of electric shock. 7. Often these wires are bundled in with other wires which could be damaged and lead to a direct short across the battery and charger. NEVER smoke or allow a spark or flame in the vicinity of the battery or engine. 4. 4.
.. Use only with battery in the vehicle..Select 10 A for larger 12 V batteries for a faster charge.. This will reduce the chance of damaging sensitive electronic equipment in the vehicle. Mode 2 .. 15A. BATTERY CHARGER CONTROLS Model 11-1571-8 Two switches permit Battery Type and Charge Rate selection.. 2A 15A 12 V AUTOMATIC ....=I ==. or hum is normal when the output cables have been disconnected and the AC power cord is still connected to an electrical source (i. Note: Manual Operation.. Mode 2 . Switch #1 (3 Modes) Mode 1 . ..Automatic Position for Conventional Batteries. Switch #1 permits selection of either regular battery in automatic operation or Deep-cycle battery in automatic operation.. use the conventional setting..Select 75 A Engine Start to assist in engine cranking of 12 V systems. If you are not sure of your battery type. 2A DI .Select 15 A. Mode 2 . 12A 75A ENGINE START 3 . DEEP-CYCLE .e.. 6 V batteries. Overcharging will damage the battery. 6 V Manual Operation to charge medium and large size wet-cell. Monitor frequently while charging a battery.Select the 2 A setting to charge small 12 V batteries (31 Ah or less) or to warm larger lead-acid batteries. Mode 4 . Do not charge small batteries such as used in motorcycles. DO NOT use on 6 V systems... (SWITCH #1) BATTERY TYPE SELECTOR (SWITCH #2) CHARGE RATE SELECTOR . lead-acid.Select the 2 A setting to charge small 12 V batteries (31 Ah or less) or to warm larger lead-acid batteries. MAINTENANCE· FREE AND DEEP. This will reduce the chance of damaging sensitive electronic equipment in the vehicle. (SWITCH #1) (SWITCH #2) CHARGE RATE SELECTOR NOTE: A buzz..6V MANUAL . Use the 100 A Engine Start position for cranking automobiles or light trucks. Switch #1 permits selection of either regular (conventional) or Maintenance-free and Deep-cycle batteries. This charging must be monitored and manually stopped when the battery is charged. MAINTENANCE-FREE DEEP-CYCLE Model 11-1569-6 Two switches permit Battery Type and Charge Rate selection..Manual Position: Use for charging in 2 A or 10 A charge rates on 12 V batteries only. Mode 3 .Select 12 A for larger 12 V batteries for a faster charge.uare not sure of your battery type..Automatic Position for Maintenance-free and Deepcycle batteries.1--' .. use the regular battery setting. Switch #2 (3 Charge Rate Modes) Mode 1 .D.. If YO. Mode 3' .. wall outlet). Mode 3 .CYCLE . If you are not sure of your battery type. Mode 2 .Select 100 A Engine Start to assist in engine cranking of 12 V systems. . ... use the (regular) conventional setting. REGULAR .. Model 11-1567-0 Two switches permit Battery Type and Charge Rate selection.12V ENGINE START I . AUTOMATIC AUTOMATIC T CONVENTIONAL LOW MAINTENANCE CHARGE RATE SELECTOR 2A . (SWITCH #1) BATTERY TYPE SELECTOR MANUAL T (SWITCH #2) r-----. 10A CONVENTIONAL AND LOW MAINTENANCE .. D .. Note: Use only with battery in the vehicle. DO NOT use on 6 V systems. Switch #2 (2 Charge Rate Modes) Mode 1 ..Select the 2 A automatic setting to charge small 12 V batteries (31 Ah or less) or to warm larger lead-acid batteries. Use the 75 A Engine Start position for cranking automobiles or light trucks. lawn and garden equipment.Select 15 A automatic for larger 12 V batteries for a faster charge. Switch #2 (4 Charge Rate Modes) Mode 1 . 100A.
the current should gradually taper to within 6 to 8 A at full charge. you should depend on the full charge light indicator. accuracy will vary with the battery size and type.E. It is normal for the meter pointer to be in this area while cranking a vehicle. the meter may indicate some activity but doesn't have the resolution to accurately display the battery's state of charge. The meter is scaled for use with the 10 A charge rate only. For this reason. CHECKO BATIERY FOR: 11-1569-6 The meter indicates the amount of current measured in amperes that is being drawn from the charger by a battery. a typical discharged battery may initially draw more than 15 A during the first few minutes of charge. The START area of the meter is reserved to indicate when a high rate of current is being drawn from the charger. APPROACHES FULL CHARGE o FULL CHARGE POWER ON ® FULLY CHARGED BATTERY Charge current to the battery is 0 A and. When using the 2 A charge rate. The red LED indicator will glow red if the clamps are incorrectly connected to the battery terminals. The needle points toward the Full Charge LED. you should depend on the full charge light indicator. The percent of charge scale is intended as a visual aid to help simplify reading the state of charge of the battery. For the 2 A charge rate. 4 . The percent of charge is based on current drawn by the battery. the meter may indicate some activity but doesn't have the resolution to accurately display the battery's state of charge. Charge current to the battery is typically 5 Ii. FULLY DISCHARGED BATTERY Initial charge current to the battery is typically 12 A. use the red triangle. The needle points toward the 25% mark. In the 15 A charge rate. For that reason. As the battery continues to charge. It is normal for the meter pointer to be in this area while cranking a vehicle. When using the 2 A charge rate. The START area of the meter is reserved to indicate when a high rate of current is being drawn from the charger. the LED indicator will glow green. FOR: 11-1567-0 READING METERS FOR: 11-1571-8 The meter functions the same as the 11-1569-6 (below) except it does not have either LED or a start area. Q) FULL CHARGE POWER ON CD When the battery has reached 'Full Charqe'. The needle points toward the 100% mark. For this reason. the Full Charge green LED glows..
POSITIVE NEGATIVE 2. 7. FIGURE 7: CONNECTION TO NEGATIVEGROUNDED BATTERY metal body parts. Check polarity of battery posts. see NO. P. When disconnecting charger. belts. POSITIVE (POS. Connect to a heavy gage metal part of the frame or engine block. FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO REDUCE RISK OF SPARK NEAR BATTERY: 1. remove clamp from vehicle chassis. and other parts that can cause injury to persons. Position yourself and free end of cable as far away from battery as possible. 1.+) ungrounded post of battery. Determine which post of battery is grounded (connected to the chassis). .6.5. Do not connect clamp to carburetor. 6. P.+) battery post usually has a larger diameter than NEGATIVE (NEG. or sheetmetal body parts. Connect POSITIVE (RED) charger clamp to POSITIVE (POS. -) battery post (not provided). or sheet- 4. Connect POSITIVE (RED) clip to vehicle chassis or engine block away from battery. 2.+) battery post usually has larger diameter than NEGATIVE (NEG. Stay clear of fan blades. 24" 6-GAUGE CABLE POWER CORD 7. connect NEGATIVE (BLACK) clamp from battery charger to NEGATIVE (NEG. To charge a battery on the boat requires equipment specially designed for marine use. For a positive-grounded vehicle. Do not face battery when making final connection. 2. -) post. fuel lines. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS: CHARGING BATTERY OUT OF VEHICLE TO REDUCE RISK OF A SPARK NEAR BATTERY: A SPARK NEAR THE BATTERY MAY CAUSE BATTERY EXPLOSION. door.+) post of battery. in that order. Connect NEGATIVE (BLACK) clamp to vehicle chassis or engine block away from battery. N. 4. Position AC and DC cords in such a way as to reduce risk of damage by hood. TO GROUNDED POWER OUTLET FIGURE 8: CONNECT NEGATIVE BATTERY CLIP TO 24" CABLE END 5 . When disconnecting charger. P. If negative post is grounded to chassis (as in most vehicles). or moving engine part. 5. disconnect AC cord. 6. Check polarity of battery posts. P. 8. N.F. 3. A marine (boat) battery must be removed and charged on shore. Connect to a heavy gage metal part of the frame or engine block (see Figure 7). N. If positive post is grounded to the chassis. see NO. Then connect NEGATIVE (BLACK) charger clamp to free end of cable. See charge period for length of charge information. fuel lines. always do so in reverse sequence of connecting procedure and break first connection while as far away from battery as practical. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS: CHARGING BATTERY IN VEHICLE A SPARK NEAR BATTERY MAY CAUSE BATTERY EXPLOSION. 3. DC CONNECTION PRECAUTIONS Connect and disconnect DC output clamps only after removing AC cord from electric outlet. -) post. Attach clamps to battery posts and twist or rock back and forth several times to make a good connections. POSITIVE (POS. . For a negative-grounded vehicle. and then remove clamp from battery terminal. Attach at least a 24"-long 6-gauge (AWG) insulated battery cable to NEGATIVE (NEG. connect POSITIVE (RED) clamp from battery charger to POSITIVE (POS. Do not connect clamp to carburetor. G. N. 1. Never allow clamps to touch each other. -) ungrounded post of battery. This tends to keep clamps from slipping off terminals and helps to reduce risk of sparking. H. pulleys. 5.
cords. For example. the circuit breaker will trip open. If it will not fit outlet. The charger will satisfactorily charge maintenancefree and conventional batteries. Have any cracked or frayed cords replaced by a qualified 1. if a load was connected to a battery. bubbling will become more noticeably active. dry area. will reset automatically. area. Indications of a fully charged battery are: 1. This battery charger is equipped with a self-resetting circuit breaker. Coil charger cords to prevent damage. A hydrometer reading of the specific gravity of the electrolyte (fluid) of a battery in good condition should be between 1. In the event of an overload. Improper connection can result in a risk of an electric shock. which drew 7 A for a period of 5 hours. K. When the meter indicates an intermittent current flow to the battery. 6 . This device protects the charger from temporary overloads. This process is known as cycling and can be recognized by an audible clicking sound. 2.285. When a battery reaches 80-85% of full charge. After use. 2. CHARGE PERIOD 3. MAINTENANCE Very little maintenance is required for the battery charger. from clamps. NOTE: This charger will shut off when the battery is fully charged and will turn back on automatically when the battery needs to be charged again.250 and 1. add 25% to the charge time. 4. AC POWER CORD CONNECTION INSTRUCTIONS This battery charger is for use on a nominal 120 V. 1. Do not charge two 12 V batteries in parallel. the battery will have supplied 35 Ah. L. The approximate recharge time would then be calculated by dividing the 35 Ah depleted from the battery. DANGER: Never alter AC cord or plug provided. and after a short cooling off period. bubbles will appear on the surface of the fluid. 3. Store battery charger in a clean. OUTPUT CONTROL 2. 60 Hz circuit. Follow common sense in wiping the charger clean and store in a clean. Use a dry cloth. As the battery nears full charge. The time required to charge two 6 V batteries connected in series will be the same as for one 12 V battery of equivalent size. This battery charger is equipped with an electronic control circuit which automatically governs the charge rate to your battery. 5. To allow for tapering off of the charge rate. J. wipe all battery corrosion and other dirt or oil professional. dry. have proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. and the charger case.I. The approximate time required to bring a battery to full charge state depends upon the number of ampere hours (Ah) depleted from the battery. 4. . by the ampere charge rate of the charger. Ahs are determined by multiplying the number of hours by the number of amps supplied to a load.
) Plug in a lamp or other appliance to check for voltage. then returns to zero. (but Requires more time to charge: continue charging.) Clean clamps and battery posts and reconnect. TROUBLESHOOTING However.M. . Charger will not turn OFF. Battery does not need charging. Charger is cycling after circuit breaker overload. Battery has problem and will not take full charge. Battery is defective (will not accept charge). POSSIBLE CAUSE Connections are reversed. Have battery checked. Battery is severely discharged otherwise good). Should this product become defective within the stated warranty period. accompanied by a clicking sound. Canada M4S 2B8 7 . Poor electrical connection. This Motornaster" product is guaranteed for a period of two (2) years against defects in workmanship and materials. Motomaster Canada Toronto. SOLUTION With charger unplugged. check the following: The battery charger is designed to work automatically. reverse clamps and reconnect. if a problem does occur. return it to the store with proof of purchase. (Rock back and forth to bite in. (Circuit breaker will continue to cycle and needle will swing side to side until battery has recovered. Do not parallel charge. Two or more batteries connected in parallel. Battery of 200 ampere hours or larger. LIMITED WARRANTY . (Turning on headlights will lower battery voltage in a few seconds and charger should then turn on. Wait until charger automatically resets itself (DO NOT RETURN FOR SERVICE). (Rock clamps back and forth to bite in. AC outlet is dead. remains a short time. Battery is connected to a device that draws a small current (such as an interior light). PROBLEM No meter reading.) Have battery checked. Battery is defective (will not accept charge). Meter needle pulses (fluctuates) every few seconds AFTER THREE HOURS without slowing down. Allow charging to continue until battery has recovered sufficiently to take a charge. and it will be replaced or repaired free of charge. Charger will not turn on (when properly connected to power). Battery recently charged as result of driving and is fully charged.) Have battery checked. Meter needle moves to extreme right.
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