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Old 08-07-2016, 11:16   #1
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New Battery Charger Experience

After researching battery chargers, I recently replace my old 30 amp (10 amps per bank) charger with a new Sterling Power Ultra 1260 which will put up to 60 amps into a single bank. This was to cut down on the running time of my Honda 2000 generator.

The first charger I received charged fine but there was a problem with the control buttons and I could not adjust the charging profile. After contacting Sterling Power and trying a suggested solution without any success, they shipped out a replacement the same day and included a shipping to return the defective unit.

So far, the new unit is functioning perfectly. I personally like the size, looks (I have it in a quarter berth where I can easily observe the control panel, and performance.

The new unit works fine and I would recommend anyone thinking of a new charger do their own research and consider one of Sterling Power's models.

I thought their great service to me warrants my recommendation.
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Re: New Battery Charger Experience

Fitted one 5 years ago, very happy with the product, touch wood, it's been trouble free in that time.
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Nice to hear there are still some companies who actually CARE about their customers.
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I've had mine for three years, so far it's been good.
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60 amps charging rate? Isn't that kind of stretching the envelope?
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Re: New Battery Charger Experience

ree1v,

I guess I do not understand your question. The charger is connected to two battery banks connected thru the battery selector switchs for a 360 amp bank. The charger charges at 60 amps when starting up in the fast charge phase. It then slowly moves down as the batteries charge up. I am not an electrical engineer or battery expert but I don't see a problem.

Please explain if you see an issue.
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