The Hawkins AutoPro10 12 & 24V is a 3 stage microprocessor controlled smart charger. It is suitable for most types of batteries. The 5A / 10A switch allows a range of battery sizes to be charged (40Ah to 120Ah). It can charge either 1 x 12V or 2 x12V batteries in series (24V). This is achieved by a switch on the front panel. It is equipped with POLARITY PROTECTION to prevent reverse polarity connection as well as VOLTAGE CONTROL to prevent over charging. The charger has thermal protection built in to prevent the transformer from overheating. It further offers temperature compensation automatically adjusting the charging characteristics in changing ambient temperatures. The charger has replaceable fuses to protect against prolonged fault conditions. The charger incorporates a built in 18 hour timer that will stop the charging process if the charger has not reached a preset point within the charge period indicating a faulty or too large battery. The RED LED will flash to indicate the fault condition. Automatic chargers require a minimum voltage on the batteries before they will start charging, for a 12V battery this is 10V and for a 24V battery it is 20V. If a battery has been abused and run down below its minimum voltage it is probably damaged.
The Hawkins AutoPro 10 battery charger is a three stage temperature compensated fully automatic microprocessor controlled units. The three charging stages are identified as Bulk, Absorption and Float. These chargers are suitable for charging all types of Lead / Calcium-, Flooded-, Maintenance Free-, Sealed-, Gel and AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) batteries.
During the first charging stage, a constant current is applied replacing the bulk of the battery energy. During the second charging stage, the battery terminal voltage is held constant while the charging current reduces to a minimum and the final energy is absorbed by the battery. After the battery has been fully replenished the charger will switch to the last stage maintaining the battery terminal voltage at the float point indefinitely.
Safety features includes transformer temperature monitoring, which would reduce the charger current should the transformer exceed a set elevated temperature. An 18 hour safety timer protects the charger from remaining in the bulk charging stage for prolonged periods due to a faulty battery. Potential free clamps avoid sparking when connecting or removing the battery clamps in a potentially volatile enviroment. The charger is protected against accidentally shorting the leads while a replaceable fuse protects the chargers against prolonged fault currents. The Auto Pro range of chargers are housed in a robust steel cabinet using a durable powder epoxy coated paint.
The Auto Pro chargers were designed in compliance with IEC 335-2-2 and has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
Hawkins AutoPro 10 is locally manufactured.
Conforms to SABS IEC 335-2-29
Input Voltage : 230Vac
Battery Voltage : 12Vdc / 24Vdc
Charge Current : 5Adc / 10Adc
Dimensions : 245/145/150mm