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dmreilly10000 11-13-2002 01:42 PM

Charge Wizard - Help!
 
I finally got around to installing my new INTELI-POWER 60 amp converter with Charge Wizard in my 34' Excella. :)

The bad news is that I have lost or misplaced the instructions to the Charge Wizard. :(

I have noticed that the green light flashes after several hours of use. What does this mean? Also, what is the "mode" button for? How do you know what mode you are changing to?

When the light is flashing, I press the mode button and it stops flashing and shines continuously. What is it doing?

Thanks for any help anyone can give me.

David.

davidz71 11-13-2002 02:05 PM

David,
I'm going to take a wild guess based on the action of my BatteryMinder charger/maintainer. I plug the unit into 110 volts and a red light comes on indicating power. I then plug a 2 prong connecter into it's mate which goes to the + and - posts of the battery. A green light comes on. When the battery reaches close to 90 % charged or almost fully charged, it goes into a desulphation mode which shakes the plates of any deposits. When this is complete, a maintenance charge or float charge is put on the battery. When battery voltage drops to a certain level, the charger kicks in at a lower rate to maintain the battery. On my BatteryMinder, the green light starts blinking when it goes into the desulphation mode best I remember and continues blinking through the maintenance level. Since the Charge Wizzard is pretty much the same system with the multiple levels of battery maintenance that should cover it. Anyone out there with the instructions that can clarify this?

dmreilly10000 11-13-2002 02:42 PM

Re: Charge Wizard - Help!
 
Quote:

Originally posted by dmreilly10000
Also, what is the "mode" button for? How do you know what mode you are changing to?


PS:
I looked at some pictures of it on the internet and the button says "boost", not "mode".

PeterH-Airstreamer 11-13-2002 05:13 PM

The charge wizard will automatically sense the required voltage. slow blink= trickle charge, continues =boost
You can override it by holding down the button to switch modes.

tod47d 11-13-2002 09:12 PM

charge wizard
 
Charge WIZ Status

On-------Boost Mode

Fast flash-------Battery full charge (this one got me as it flashes frantically like there's some kind of emergency problem when everything is A-OK)

Slow flash-------Battery more than 50% full charge

Very slow flash-------Storage mode

Off------Battery less than 50% :(

CALL PROGRESSIVE DYNAMICS
507 INDUSTRIAL RD.
MARSHALL, MI 49068

HOPE THIS HELPS!!!

I'm fixin' to build a monitor system of my own to piggyback this rig. Directions on Marks Fulltime RV site under 12v. side of life--- pt. 2

davidz71 11-13-2002 09:19 PM

While the Charge Wizzard green light running continuously is in boost mode just like my BatteryMinder, if I push the small button in the center of the unit, it goes into a blinking mode. I'll have to check to see which mode it switches to when I get home.

I know that the Wizzard is a good unit and tod47d probably has the right info.

dmreilly10000 11-15-2002 04:37 PM

I e-mailed the company about sending me a copy of the instructions for the Charge Wizard. In a few hours I got a positive reply back. It should be here next week.

I'm impressed! Good Company to deal with.:D

PS - my C.W. does say "mode" on the button.


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