Battery harger

Submitted: Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 02:17
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Having now joined the failed red top battery club (11 months of service) I was advised to replace the old BT charger with the Projecta 50 amp model.

This has been done so if anyone is interested I have the old battery charger to give away or dump which ever comes first ....

Steve
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Reply By: PIP - Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 04:19

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 04:19
HI we to replaced our Batteries recently,for what reason did you change your BT charger to Projecta?
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Reply By: Robbo - Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 04:36

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 04:36
Supercharge would not honour the warranty because in their opinion the batteries died because of the BT charger (Also a lot of angst between BTI and Supercharge over the batteries did not help).
Supercharge suggested the Projecta charger, BT supplied and fitted the chrager at our annual van service, currently the charger fitted to new BT vans.
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 05:25

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 05:25
Readers will find a thread elsewhere showing photos of my Omegalec charger after some corrugations.

I have bought a Projecta 50A charger too and am waiting for some 175A Anderson Plugs to come in the mail. I'll be using those to connect to the existing battery cables. The existing data cable (just a 4 core phone cable) will be good for the remote display.

I bought the charger on Ebay for $465 (brand new).

At the very least, I'll be able to reduce the ATM of my van by many kilos just by changing chargers.



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Follow Up By: BTRACK22 - Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 08:22

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 08:22
Why the change Stephen? Was it simply the fact the Omegalec rattled to pieces (as has mine) or do you suspect it may be the cause of incorrect charging issues?

I am about to replace my failed red tops and am know wondering whether my 15 month old Omegalec should go to the tip with them.

Did you buy your Projecta from the vendor based in South Australia that advertises on Ebay?

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 09:17

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 09:17
I can't lay any faulty charging parameters on the Omegalec, that's beyond my expertise (limited as it is), it's because it rattled to bits and because it was so neanderthal and heavy in its construction.

I'm sure that 2 of the initial lot of redtops failed because they could not handle the corrugations.

I bought the Projecta from Ebay seller "4wdextreme", (I think he is the one in SA).

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Reply By: Luvntravln - Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 06:14

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 06:14
"Supercharge would not honour the warranty because in their opinion the batteries died because of the BT charger (Also a lot of angst between BTI and Supercharge over the batteries did not help). "

What was done about the batteries that were still technically under warranty? Did BT provide new batteries?
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Reply By: Robbo - Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 16:56

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 16:56
Jay

Both Supercharge and BTI provided a lot of sympathy (including a long and detailed email from Mr. Gibbs) but neither would accept a warranty claim.

After a lot of going nowhere fast Supercharge / Absorbed Power provided 4 new 100 AH (black top) batteries at a discount. Peter Thompson at BTI looked after me regarding installation of the batteries and new charger.

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