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Battery Type
Selector
     
PFC        
100~240V AC
Full Range Input
       
80%+
Power Efficiency
       
Connection-Check
Warning
   
Battery-Check
Warning
   
Charge
0-Volt Battery
       
100% Output
@90V AC
       
Battery Type Selector
Not all 12-volt batteries are the same. Some battery types require specific charging voltages. The Turbo M chargers have three built-in charging profile presets for the most commonly-used 12-volt batteries. The factory default setting is for recharging flooded lead-acid and AGM batteries. The two other presets are for recharging GEL batteries, and High Power AGM batteries.
Instead of using dedicated charging profiles for different battery types, other chargers simply use one set of recharging voltage for all battery types. As a result, they may over-charge some batteries while under-charging others. Batteries would then not perform to their full potential and battery life would be shortened as well.
Power Factor Correction
Power factor measures the efficiency of the electrical power that is being used. A PFC (Power Factor Corrected) charger has a power factor of an AC power circuit closer to 1 (desirable). The Turbo M chargers have a PF rating of 0.99. As a result, less energy is wasted and voltage regulation is improved at load.
Low power factor means poor electrical efficiency. The lower the power factor, the higher the apparent power drawn from the distribution network. A non-PFC charger typically has a PF rating between 0.6~0.7. This results in the use of larger components that would otherwise be unnecessary. More energy wasted = environmentally un-friendly.
100~240V AC Full Range Input
The Turbo M chargers accept the full range of AC input (100~240V AC)for worldwide use. Upon detecting a different input voltage, the Turbo M adjusts to it automatically, ensuring 100% performance at every voltage and frequency.
Most of our competitors accept only 120V or a small range of AC input designed for North American usage. If a customer needs to use the charger abroad with out-of-range AC input, he/she will need to buy an expensive voltage converter to power up the charger.
80%+ Power Efficiency
The Turbo M chargers average 84% in power efficiency. This high efficiency means less energy wasted, less energy used to power up the charger, and less energy that needs to be generated. Using a Turbo M charger means a greener environment.
Most of our competitors average a low 70% in power efficiency. More energy is then needed to generate the same amount of output power as compared to Turbo M chargers. Over years of use, the amount of energy lost could be substantial. Moreover, low power efficiency also means shorter product life and more expensive utility bills.
Connection Check Warning
The Turbo M charger has a dedicated LED light to warn user when one or more batteries have not been properly connected to the charger and thus are not being charged. Whether the problem is a blown fuse or a loose screw, if the charger is not detecting the battery, the Connection Check Warning LED will display flashing yellow. Click here for animated illustration.
Competitive chargers in this class typically don't have Connection Check Warning feature. Those that do have a similar feature do not use a dedicated LED light. Instead, they use a combination of charge status lights as a warning display. By using those chargers that do not utilize any Connection Check Warning feature, user runs the risk of not being aware of having discharged batteries.
Battery Check Warning
The Turbo M chargers have a dedicated LED light to warn user if one or more batteries' voltage cannot be brought to a normal level after 16 hours of Bulk charging. The Battery Check LED will then display solid yellow to warn user to check battery. Click here for animated illustration.
Competitors in this class typically don't have Battery Check Warning feature. Those that do have a similar feature do not use a dedicated LED light. Instead, they use a combination of charge status lights as a warning display. By using those chargers that don't have a Battery Check Warning feature, user runs the risk of not being aware of having abnormal/defective batteries.
Charge 0-Volt Batteries
Turbo M can be used to revive a 0-volt battery that has accumulated too much build up or has been allowed to sit unused for several months. It may take extended hours of charging to bring battery voltage to a normal level. Unless the battery has one or more shorted cells, the Turbo M can save the battery while most other chargers cannot.
Most competitor chargers do not recognize battery's presence if the battery's voltage is below certain level. These competition chargers are not capable of putting out charge to recharge 0-volt batteries.
Full Output at 90-V AC
Turbo M delivers full output even when input AC voltage drops to 90V. In a less-than-ideal charging setup that uses alternative power sources such as generator power or shore power via long extension cords, Turbo M performs just as well as it does when provided with full 120V AC from a standard power outlet.
The same cannot be said of our competitors. While some chargers drop their output to below 80% at 90V AC, others simply stop working. Batteries will either be charged at a slower pace or will not be charged at all.
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