does the 4-stage battery charger perform better than the 3-stage charger?
If the fleet is driving on a regular basis and is always plugged into an AC outlet while in the camp, does the owner need to use a charger to replenish the casual battery?
The answer is yes.
While the AC generators and converters in the fleet can generate 12 V power for the rig, the lead-acid type battery used as a leisure battery requires a voltage above 12 V to complete the charging cycle.
To make matters worse, RV leisure batteries are usually installed away from the converter.
The voltage drop on the wire makes it more difficult to fully charge.
Since we know that it is essential for RV owners to install chargers to charge leisure batteries, do owners need to use 4-
Better performance stage charger?
The answer is No. A 3-
Stage chargers include the following stages: Batch charging mode: the charger will provide maximum allowable current to the battery to recover most of the capacity of the battery.
At this stage, the voltage at both ends of the battery terminal is allowed to rise.
Absorption mode: the voltage at both ends of the battery terminal remains constant but is set to a higher level.
It is usually between 14v and 14.
6 V depending on battery type.
At this stage, the current in the battery will begin to drop.
Down below 2A.
Floating stage: the voltage on the battery terminal remains in constant mode but is set to a lower level.
Usually between 13. 2V and 13.
6 V depending on battery type.
At this stage, the charger will help to drain the capacity of the battery. The 4-
The stage battery has an additional stage called the equalization mode.
After the normal absorption charging mode is completed, 4-
The stage charger will provide about 15v high voltage to the battery terminals for a long time to force all the batteries in the battery to be fully charged.
It is recommended to make a balanced charge every 40 days.
It can help keep the capacity of the battery at its highest level.
Although the extra balanced charging mode is in 4-
The stage charger helps to maintain the capacity of the battery and also reduces the potential risk of battery quality.
In the process of cultivating tough men --to-
Contact the battery in the battery and it cannot be avoided other than charging other batteries.
Therefore, gas is produced in the electrolyte.
For certain types of lead-acid batteries such as AGM (
Absorbing glass mat)
, The gas inside the electrolyte may be dangerous.
It is recommended to check the manual before applying 4-to see if the battery can accept a balanced charging mode
Stage charger for battery. Conclusion: 4-
Stage battery charger not necessarily 3-stage charger.
If the battery can accept a balanced charging mode, 4-
Stage Chargers help extend battery life.
If the battery does not accept a balanced charging mode, 4-
The stage charger will actually damage the battery.
Amperor & Associates Ltd.
, Is a professional power designer and manufacturer with 20 years of service experience in RV/vessel industry.
It produced 3-Stage and 4-
Stage battery charger for car owners to charge leisure batteries on RV/boat.