Minn Kota® has fortified its line of battery chargers with its all-new, microprocessor-based, Digital Linear On-Board Battery Chargers. The new chargers provide a more precise, faster charge while protecting and extending battery life.
“Our new Digital Linear On-Board Battery Chargers represent the evolution of our on-board charger line,” Minn Kota Senior Brand Manager Joe Brown said. “By taking advantage of digital technology, we assure that our products continue to be on the leading edge of innovation.”
The new Minn Kota on-board chargers are digitally controlled to monitor temperatures and state of charge to create a faster, regulated and more precise charge. Digital Linear technology delivers up to two times faster charge times in high heat conditions.
To prevent damage to the battery during long-term storage, the new on-board chargers feature an enhanced maintenance mode that automatically shuts off 24 hours after the battery is fully charged. The charger continually monitors battery voltage and will automatically turn back on to maintain full charge.
The Digital Linear On-Board Battery Chargers employ the proven performance of Minn Kota’s Multi-Stage Charging and Automatic Temperature Compensation technologies.
Multi-Stage Charging ensures a full charge while at the same time preventing overcharging, which can damage and shorten the life of a battery. This technology automatically controls current and voltage over three charging stages: bulk, absorption and maintenance.
Automatic Temperature Compensation constantly adjusts output voltage based on ambient temperature. This optimizes the battery gassing threshold to allow the battery to efficiently reach a full charge in any conditions. This feature also protects the battery from boiling due to overcharging at higher temperatures.
The Digital Linear On-Board Battery Chargers also have enhanced status codes. Users receive key information through a color-coded LED display. The lights indicate if the battery is being charged; what stage the charging process is currently in; when the charging process has been completed; or if there is a problem that is preventing the charging process from taking place properly.
Additionally, each Minn Kota Digital Linear On-Board Battery Charger:
• Features arc protection to prevent sparking when connecting to batteries
• Has been extensively saltwater-tested to be fully corrosion resistant
• Can be used with 12 volt/6 cell batteries that are flooded/wet cell, maintenance free or starved electrolyte (AGM) only
• Is FCC compliant and UL listed to marine standard 1236
• Carries a three-year warranty
Minn Kota Digital Linear On-Board Battery Chargers are available in 1 to 4 bank models, with 5, 6, 10 or 15 amps output per bank. Suggested retail prices range from $89.99 to $469.99.
More information will be available soon on our website minnkotamotors.com, contact Minn Kota, P.O. Box 8129, Mankato, MN 56002, or call 800-227-6433.
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. consists of the Minn Kota, Humminbird, Geonav and Cannon brands. Minn Kota® is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as offers a complete line of shallow water anchors, battery chargers, trim tabs and marine accessories. Humminbird® is a leading innovator and manufacturer of fishfinders, fishfinder/GPS combo units, chartplotters and digital depth gauges. Geonav® develops and manufactures state-of-the-art integrated navigation systems and autopilots for blue-water fishing and cruising yachts. Cannon® is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories.
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