This charger from DMS / Varley can be used on any 12 volt lead-acid battery (including all of our Varley and sealed GMT racing batteries). The unique wide input voltage allows its use virtually anywhere in the world (US and EU power cords are supplied).* The 8 amp charging capability can recharge a Varley Red Top 15 battery from 0 (fully discharged) to 95% capacity in less than 2 hours, allowing quick charging between sessions so you can always go out with a fresh battery.
DMS/Varley 3-Stage Battery Charger Spec Sheet
The charger goes through three distinct stages:
- Constant Current returns the bulk of the power to the battery with a high-current, increasing voltage charge (approximately 80 minutes).
- Constant Voltage allows each of the battery's cells to balance out by gradually reducing the current (approximately 40 minutes).
- Trickle Charge supplies a small maintenance current which can be left on indefinitely without risk of damage.
Rugged aluminum case (7 3/8" x 3 1/2" x 2") has 3-color LED status indication (Red "Power On", Yellow "Charging", and Green "Full / Trickle Charge") and alligator clips for attachment to battery.
* IEC 3-pin power cord socket on the charger (the same as on your desktop computer or monitor) allows easy conversion to other countries' electrical systems. Simply purchase a common computer power cord from a local electronics store. If you have ever replaced an old computer, you probably have an extra cord sitting around!