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Frequently Asked Questions - Guest
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We offer a wide variety of battery chargers to fit many different battery charging system requirements. Contact your Technical Support team at Guest to discuss which battery charger is the best for you.
Yes. Simply cut off the alligator clips and splice in the appropriate connectors. This will not void the warranty.
Our multi-leg, waterproof chargers are ideal for the different sizes and workloads you require. You can pick a Guest battery charger with individual 5, 10, or 20 amp output charging circuits per battery to meet your personal needs.
Yes. If you are using most of our multi-leg, waterproof chargers you can mix and match as needed except the models 2610, 2610A, 2611A, 2611, 2613 and 2613A.
Yes. Be sure to connect the appropriate AC hot, neutral, and ground wires. For convenience, we recommend using a Marinco Model 150 BBI AC Power Inlet.
FYI Wire Colors (chargers):
Brown = Black = Hot
Blue = White = Neutral
Green/Yellow = Green = Ground
Yes. You can extend the length up to 20 feet using 10 AWG marine grades, tinned copper stranded wire.
We do not recommend it. However if the floor is your only option, be sure to use spacers between the floor and the charger to ensure maximum cooling in this configuration. Note also the charger may become less efficient if mounted on a floor.
Our Guest battery chargers (2611A, 2613A, 2623A, and 2631A) are pre-wired with both positive and negative leads for each battery. So you can connect the 5, 10, or 20 amp outputs to each (12 volt) battery regardless of a parallel, series, or independent set of 12 volt batteries. 6 volt batteries can be put in series and charged by connecting the positive lead of the charger to the positive post on the first 6 volt battery and connecting the negative lead of the charger to the negative post of the second 6 volt battery.
Wire them as follows:
Black = Brown
White = Blue
Green = Green/Yellow
Bulk - the charger uses its full amp output to do the heaviest charging, quickly bringing your battery to about 75% of capacity; on models with red and green indicator lights, only the red is on.
Absorption - current flow slows, adjusts to maximum efficiency, and gently tops off the battery to about 98% of capacity; on models with red and green indicator lights, both are on.
Float - applies a lower voltage to maintain full charge and prevent discharge; on models with red and green indicator lights only the green is on.
The green light is indicating a fully charged battery and the charger is in a maintenance mode that is safe for long term storage without boiling electrolyte.
Confirm AC power is available and check AC input wiring. Also, this indicates that the charger has been electrically disabled to output any DC voltage because of safety reasons.
The charger must be disposed of because they cannot be repaired. Please contact Technical Support if the Guest charger is in warranty.
The blinking green light or solid green light both indicates a fully charged battery.
Black or brown to AC "HOT"
White or blue to AC "NEUTRAL"
Green or green/yellow to AC "GROUND"
Yes please call prior to sending in items to confirm the need to return items to us and to help expedite returns or credits quickly.