I don’t often reprint press releases sent my way essentially word for word, but this one caught my eye. Truly we are at a technology breakthrough point for battery charging technology when you look at and absorb some of the features this new series of ProMariner battery chargers offers up. I’m especially interested in the conditioning, auto maintain and reconditioning modes now available, which I believe emulate some of the Pulse Tech methods I’ve touted for some time. In spite of what naysayers have told me, I’m quite convinced that the technology does extend battery cycle life as I’ve used their units on my own boats for at least the last 12 years with great results. Anyhow, read on:
ProMariner, announced recently the third generation of ProSport onboard marine battery chargers. ProSport Generation 3 is the only charger available that includes proper installation feedback with its “System Check OK” indicator confirming it is wired correctly and batteries are ready to accept a charge. The new charger incorporates state-of-the-art all-digital microprocessor control and deploys the latest in digital pulse charging technology to extend battery life. It is designed to significantly reduce AC Power consumption with the most advanced energy saving mode. ProSport Generation 3’s unrivalled performance and system status gives boaters the assurance and peace-of-mind that comes with the knowledge that their charger and batteries are operating at peak performance.
The latest edition of the industry-leading ProSport assortment includes individual battery bank fault indicators. In the event of a wiring problem such as reverse polarity, spreading a battery cable over 24 or 36 volts instead of 12, or a battery short, the indicator directs an individual to the exact battery and cable that is an issue, saving time, money and eliminating the guess work when troubleshooting faults. Continuing to lead the industry, ProSport Generation 3’s Energy Saver Mode will monitor batteries and auto maintain them only when needed to ensure a full state of charge, resulting in lower operating cost and maximum reserve power performance. The innovative chargers extend battery life and maximize reserve performance using digitally selectable four-stage performance charge profiles with a built-in Storage Recondition Mode that operates automatically every 30 days during short- and long-term storage.
“The ProSport is the industry’s most advanced pre-wired on board marine waterproof charger line and the features and capabilities we’ve incorporated in our new Generation 3 are sure to please all boaters,” said Jerry Demirjian, senior vice president, ProMariner. “In addition to fast charge times, and conditioning and reconditioning, we make it easy for boaters to determine if their batteries and charger are connected correctly. With its energy saving technology, ease-of-use, ‘system check ok’ and battery fault indicators, there is no other product on the market as advanced as ProSport Generation 3!”
ProSport Generation 3’s Distributed-On-Demand™ Charging technology takes 100% of the available charging amps and distributes them to any one battery or combination of all batteries, as needed, for more efficient charging. ProSport provides at-a-glance status of AC power, charging, conditioning, auto maintain and reconditioning modes in addition to battery type selected – Flooded / AGM or GEL standard on all models or High Performance AGM batteries specifically on the 20 Amp Dual model. Its high performance charging algorithms can be selected and changed with a new selection even when batteries are replaced. Pre-wired for easy installation, the heavy-duty recreational-grade battery chargers have a fast charge time ranging from 8 to 10 hours (50% state of discharge) and are designed for 12, 24 and 36 volt systems. The chargers are 100% waterproof meeting the IP67 standard. Their non-potted design is 40% lighter than older technology, epoxy-filled competitive chargers and boasts much cooler operating temperatures for safer and ultra-reliable operation. ProSport Generation 3 is CEC California Energy Commission listed for its advanced “auto maintain” Energy Saving mode, and is designed and constructed to the UL 1236 SB, CSA C22.2 No. 107.2, FCC Class A and ABYC A-31 specifications. ProSport Generation 3 chargers are available in single, dual and triple bank models, and include a 2-year limited warranty.
Pricing and Availability:
ProMariner’s ProSport Generation 3 models range in price from US $99 to US $199, are available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada through ProMariner’s extensive dealer and retail network, and will be at all marine retailers by January 1, 2014. For more information on ProSport Generation 3, the locations of authorized dealers and retailers, or to learn more about ProMariner and its entire product line, please contact 603-433-4440 or visit www.promariner.com.