Camper 30 AMP Charger / Power Supply 9 Stage - expired

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 14:00
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My Oz Charge OC-1230P has just expired -( large bang and sparks from rear of unit when 240V connected) Apparently this unit has now been replaced by a smaller 25amp unit OC1225U.
I would appreciate any information on a good replacement unit from anyone with similar experience. Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 14:08

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 14:08
How many batteries, gel or calcium, any solar panels & size, light, average or heavy useage of power?
Casual useage or extended tripping?
More info you give the better the answer you will get!

PS.....it the smoke got out.....it is knackered!
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Follow Up By: Bosun Broome - Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 14:24

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 14:24
Interesting thing my name is Tony H.
Solar still charging as it runs off seperate controller. First found problem when I left camper at relations for 2 weeks while I flew home. Connected to shed 240V lead and everything was fine but when I returned to commence my trip to Broome my 240V Apple Charger wasnt working and I found Oz Charge had tripped breaker switch. When I reset it was when all the sparks happened. I disconnected the couple of 240V items plugged in and reset again with same result. I am now back in Broome and cannot store under carport because obviously I have no solar charging.
Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 14:46

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 14:46
"Hope this helps":

I'm afraid it does not. You did not answer any of Tony" questions, particularly the important ones in the top line.
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Follow Up By: Bosun Broome - Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 15:13

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 15:13
OK
2 X 120 Gel, 2 X 150 Solar.
Average use mainly running Evakool 60l
Normally connected to 240v for long periods when laid up.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 00:37

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 00:37
With the amount of solar you have then a 25 A model charger would do. With the batteries you have, ifyou want a quick charge at any time from a portable generator then a 50 A model would be more use.
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Reply By: Member - Bigfish - Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 14:37

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 14:37
Here is a link to the one I use. Works a treat for 2 x 130 amp agm batteries . Also has a remote head if you want to install the unit hidden away.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PROJECTA-IC2500-12V-25AMP-AUTOMATIC-7-STAGE-BATTERY-CHARGER-12-VOLT-AGM-CARAVAN-/221246323433
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Follow Up By: Member - Charlie M (SA) - Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 18:38

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 18:38
I use them for work and our caravan

Work I use 12amp and sometimes 25amp charge rates.
Caravan I only use 12amp max charge rate, 2x100amp calcium or agm depends on which I may have in, charger is set to battery type.
Batteries left on charger goes into float mode. Not sure if solar may affect charger or not. I do not use both together normally.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 20:33

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 20:33
The Projecta looks good to me.

Temp compensation plus push-button battery type selection.

I've just put a 25A in for solar only at this stage. They've also released a 50A version.
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Reply By: Bosun Broome - Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 at 14:23

Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 at 14:23
Thanks for your help guys - I will go with the Projecta 25amp.
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