An onboard 12V marine battery charger engineered exclusively for lithium batteries. 4 channels/banks charging at 10 amps per channel/bank you can rapidly charge up to 4 Dakota Lithium batteries. All 12 volt Dakota Lithium batteries should be charged using a LiFePO4 compatible charger.
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We highly reccomend you use a LiFePO4 compatible charger. 12v chargers for lead acid batteries may work, but will decrease performance and lifespan of the battery.
INPUT 100-120VAC, 50/60HZ. OUTPUT: 14.4 volts, 40.0 amps, 10 amps per bank / channel
SAE connections make it easy to connect your charger to the battery. Install the ring terminals using the bolts on your terminals. Bolt black to your black terminal. Red to your red terminal. Do not short circuit. Then connect the charger via the SAE plug when you need to charge. Red light on the charger will turn on when charging. Light turns green when the battery is full.
Charger will restart or "wake up" a Dakota Lithium BMS that has turned off a battery due to short circuit or excessive amp draw. Simply connect the charger to the battery to initiate a restart.
Charges at a rate of 10 amps per battery (4 batteries supported). To determine your charging speed take the amp hour rating of your battery and divide by 10. For example, a 54 amp hour battery (Ah) would charge in 5.4 hours.
For most applications a charging time of 3 - 10 hours provides the longest lifespan for your battery. But if you have an application where you need rapid charging Dakota Lithium batteries can be safely charged in up to 1 hour (at a rate of 1C). For example, you could use a 20 amp charger with a 23 Ah battery for a 1 hour charge time. Charging at a 1 hour rate does reduce the lifespan over time. In our laboratory testing we found that the longest lifespan for Dakota Lithium batteries was at a charging speed of 0.3C or less (we recommend that the charger amp rating is 1/3 or less of the battery amp hour rating for longest lifespan).
14.4 volts is recommended for Dakota Lithium (LiFePO4) batteries. This charger charges at 14.4 volts.
Mounted with air flow on all 4 sides for good cooling
Two of the LED lights I can barely see (internal led mounting issue) , when mounting upright you can’t see them because there pointing down and no grounding wire on plug seems odd. Charges fine and looks great.
Everything is still iced over in Minnesota. Cannot evaluate properly at this time.
Mike was a great help and answered promptly. Just wish Dakota made a dual 12V charger.
Well built charger
Really nice to charge each battery individually. Now I know they are all fully charges and not unbalanced.
I use this charger to make sure that all of my batteries have equal charges on them. It is very easy to use.
Very well packaged for shipping. Works as described on Dakota website. Very pleased so far.