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Sunday marks the first day of fall, which also means the official end of summer. And even if you live in a warmer climate, after a season of heavy usage of your motorcycle, marine, and power sport vehicles, it might be time to give your Starting-Lighting-Ignition (SLI) batteries a nice, long, slow charge, providing them the much needed maintenance they deserve.
At Batteries Plus Bulbs, you can choose from the line of Noco Genius® Wicked Smart Chargers™, the top-of-the-line battery chargers on the market today, able to intelligently diagnose, recover, charge and maintain batteries. This product line has taken battery charging function, as well as form, to another level. The Genius Multi-Purpose Battery Chargers are perfectly compact and user friendly.
The line of Genius Battery Chargers contains 6 different models. The chargers vary in amperage, offering a wide range of battery charging capabilities. The chargers are all powered by the NOCO Genius VosFX processor, which allows them to be extremely efficient and effective while maintaining a compact form. The chargers share a number of advanced features including rapid charging technology that charges batteries two times faster than traditional linear battery chargers, as well as built-in safety systems that protect the user, charger and battery.
Batteries are continually losing energy, even when they are not being used. Genius Battery Chargers can be used to maintain batteries of all sizes, which will extend the life of a battery. By keeping a NOCO Genius Battery Charger plugged into a car, A.T.V, boat, tractor, or virtually any vehicle with a battery on a regular basis, the battery health is maintained and your vehicle’s batteries will be ready for use every time they are started, no matter how long they go between uses.
All Genius Battery Chargers have innovative quick connect cables. These cables, along with a variety of available accessories, allow users to conveniently leave wiring-harnesses permanently connected to multiple vehicles. This makes connecting and disconnecting the NOCO Genius Battery Chargers easy and convenient in the mix of everyday life.
Step 1: Diagnostics
Checks the battery voltage to make sure battery connections are good and the battery is in a stable condition before beginning the charge process.
Step 2: Recovery (Not available on the G750)
Initializes the Recovery process, if needed, for deeply discharged or sulfated (desulfation) batteries by pulsing small amounts of current.
Step 3: Soft Start
Begins Bulk charging process with a gentle (soft) charge.
Step 4: Bulk
The Bulk charging process continues and returns 80% of the battery capacity. Indicated by the 25%, 50% and 75% CHARGE LEDs.
Step 5: Absorption
Brings the charge level to 90%. The battery charger will deliver small amounts of current to provide a safe, efficient charge and limit battery gassing.
Step 6: Trickle
Battery is fully charged and ready to use, indicated by the 100% CHARGE LED being a solid Green. In this step, the battery charger will only deliver enough current that the battery needs. If the battery tells the charger that more current is needed, the battery charger will switch to Maintenance.
Step 7: Maintenance
Continuously monitors the battery voltage to determine if a maintenance charge should be initiated. If the terminal voltage falls below 6.4V (6V) and 12.8V (12V), the charger will start the Maintenance cycle until voltage reaches 7.2V (6V) and 14.4V (12V) and then discontinues the charge cycle. The cycle between Trickle and Maintenance is repeated indefinitely to keep the battery at full charge, without overcharging. The battery charger can be left connected indefinitely.
You just have to correctly answer ALL THREE of the following questions, and you will gain one entry into the contest, where winners will be randomly selected on Monday October 6, 2013! Click here for the full Terms & Conditions.
HINT: All of the answers are either found on this page or on pages linked-to from this page.
1. Which is the right charger for you – what is the measurement of battery capacity used to determine which charger is right for you?
2. How long can a Genius charger be left connected to a battery before overcharging begins to occur?
3. Which of the Genius charger models sold at Batteries Plus/Batteries Plus Bulbs allows you to select either Small or Large battery charging modes?
BONUS QUESTION (for an extra entry!): What is the approximate amount of time it takes a G3500 model Genius charger to charge a normally discharged 25Ah, 12V battery?
Please email all answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: I’m a NOCO Genius!
1 – Winner – a NOCO Genius G3500 charger
1 – 1st Runner Up – a NOCO Genius G1100 charger
2 – 2nd Runners-Up – a NOCO Genius G750 charger
About the Author:
Tripp Stewart is Vice President of sales for the Noco company consumer electronic brands, including Noco Genius and Battery Life Chargers. Tripp has been with Noco for the last 8 years holding sales and marketing positions in all divisions of the company.
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