Originally Posted by FlyingCloud1937
Dog gone it I forgot again....be sure to disconnect all the solar and any other source of charge, when you re-set the inverter, and run the first charge cycle. You have to run the charger thru a complete cycle to get it set.
It's going to take about 10 hours of of straight generator run time to get that battery bank chrged thru absorption. I vote that you go find a marina to tye to so that you can re-set the charger nad let the grid charge the bank so that you don't have to run the generator for ten hours.
Ripped from the Headlines...oh I mean the owners manual...
The Phoenix Charger is a fully high-frequency
switched battery charger. The input is
electronically powerfactor corrected by the first
The next stage gives provision for galvanic
isolation and a perfect DC voltage at the output
A very accurate charging state of the battery is
guaranteed because the charging process is
The internal electronic parts
are protected against
moisture and dirt by means of a special coating,
which assures a long lifetime of your battery
Two high-capacity batteries and an additional lowcapacity
battery can be charged with this charger.
The new Phoenix Charger uses the Adaptive
Charging Characteristic. The Adaptive Charging
Characteristic distinguishes from other charging
characteristic on several topics. The main 3 topics
are Rapid Charging, Battery Safe Mode and All
Generally speaking the Phoenix Charger will
adapt to the connected batteries.
In the first stage, the bulk phase, of the charging
cycle the batteries are charged with higher current
then traditional charging methods. The bulk phase
will stop at the point where the battery voltage will
be 14,4V or 28,8V. From here the absorption
phase will start.
Based on the measured bulk time the length of the
absorption time will be calculated. For this the
charger micro-controller will monitor
parameters of the battery.
But what if your battery needs a higher absorption
voltage? The charger will gradually raise the
applied voltage to the battery until it reaches the
set absorption voltage. This phase we call the
BatterySafe Mode. It will safe your battery from
destruction by overcharging.
The Phoenix Charger is temperature
compensated. The charger will recalculate
different values based on the battery temperature.
All Season mode
For periods were you do not use your batteries
and the mains is applied to the charger, the
Phoenix Charger will reduce its float voltage. By
doing this we reduce the gassing in your battery
so they will not run dry after a longer period of not
using your battery.
To keep your batteries in shape the Phoenix
Charger will raise the applied voltage once a
week. This we call the repetitive absorption.
The battery charger charges the battery with a 4-
stage adaptive charging characteristic,
specifications at the back for details. It can remain
connected to the battery continuously, without
increased gas formation, caused by overcharging,
The charger can be used for different types of
batteries but the default settings are for
Sonnenschein A200 dryfit gel batteries.
specifications for other pre-programmed battery
For use with other types of batteries please
contact your battery supplier to inform you about
the right charging voltages. If necessary let the
Phoenix Charger be readjusted.
The full charging current of the Phoenix Charger is
divided in two main outputs.
An extra output with limited charge capacity is
available to charge a starter battery for example.
The charger is protected against short-circuit at
the outputs and too high ambient temperature