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LIMITED WARRANTYFor one 1 year from the date of purchase The Guest Co Incwill at its discretion repair or replace for the original consumerfree of charge any part or parts found upon examination by GuestCo Inc 48 Elm St Meriden Connecticut to be defective inmaterial or workmanship or both Proof of purchase required charges under this warranty must be borne by theconsumer ITHERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESSED WARRANTY INCLUDING THOSE OF AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSEARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OFPURCHASE THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED WHEREPERMITTED BY LAW CUSTOMER SERVICEIf you our customer have any questions concerning Guestproducts parts or warranties please contact our Monday through Friday between 900 AM and 400 MODEL 2815MPM Eastern Time formerly 2615AM I5AMP2BANK 2032380550 BATTERY CHARGER 2036341696 fax INSTALLATION AND OPERATION The Guest Co INSTRUCTIONS FOR 48 Elm St Meriden CT 06450 USA A Valley Forge Company I MODELS 281 5M11 15 AND 281 5M123D IMPORTANT READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE Writefor your free copy ofthe new GUEST catalog INSTALLING AND USING THIS PRODUCT Keep these instructions for future reference ShipWrite Services 4124020 Description Guest 2815M ChargePro is a solidstate 3stage batterycharger and is lightweight silent and completely automatic It can Total output currentproduce a full 15 amps of 12 volt DC charging current while using maximum 15 amps at 12 volts DCmuch less AC current than other chargers This revolutionary new float mode 01 to 03 amps at 13 volts DCdesign can rapidly recharge and individually maintain 2 separate Output voltagebattery banks at one time If a DC short or overload occurs the with 15 amp load 12 volts DC minimumcharger will reduce its output voltage to a safe level then finish float voltage 135 volts DC 7 01 volts return to normal after the overload is removed Its Input voltage 2815M1 15 90 to 140 voltsSO or 0 Hz ACwater resistant polycarbonate housing and urethane coated circuitry Input voltage 2615M230 190 to 240 voltsSO or 60 Hz ACmake it ideal for harsh environments Every Guest 28l5M charger Max AC draw at 115 volts 3 ampsis tested under load before shipment to assure superior reliability Housing dimensions 9H x 7 78W x 4D Application Diagram 1 Guest 2815M charging methodThis battery charger is ideal for a wide variety of installations using12 volt leadacid or gelcell batteries Some of the most popular Timebattery configurations are Two Group 24 batteries 0 C Two Group 27 batteries 0 V VVVV VVVV V V V One Group 4D battery and one Group 24 battery 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 01 01 01 01 using more or larger batteries are possible but it may DC Ampsrequire a longer time to recharge the batteries in these installations J RBuIk Absorbtion 0 FloatLonger recharging times can also result if there is equipment onboard that requires substantial amounts of DC current while atdockside such as This device meets or exceeds FCC Part 15 Standards elating to a DC only refrigerator or ice maker RF interference This device is not intended for use with combination 1224 volt battery systems a DC only air conditioner or heater a large number of 12 volt DC lights in use If your vessel does not already have an ABYC app oved AC dockside power system The Guest Company stronglyIwo different versions of the Guest 281 5M are available recommends that you consult with a qualified marine 1ectrician The model 2815M11 15 for 115 volt AC input and before installing this device Improper AC conne tions can The model 2815M1230 for 230 volts AC input cause physical injury or damage to your vesselBoth versions will function with either 50 Hz or 60 Hz AC inputs 2 1 Operation Checklist for required tools and mate rialsWhen the 2815M charger senses a drop in battery voltage it increases its output to recharge the battery By Electric drill with 14 and 116 drill bitsusing a sophisticated 3 stage charging method it recharges your Wire cutting and crimping toolsbatteries in the fastest healthiest way 14 slotted screwdriver 2 516 and 38 socket wrenches or nut drivenThe amp meter on the front of the charger shows the total Portable DC volt metercombined charging current during the first and second charging Safety glasses work gloves and long sleeved shirtstages bulk charging and absorption charging When thelow battery approaches full charge the charger reduces its output Additional materialsto a float charging rate indicated by the green LED light This 4 10 SS hex head or round head machine boltlow float voltage gently tops off your batteries then keeps them Bolt length mounting surface thickness ph s 1fully charged and ready for use without overcharging 4 each 10 SS flat washers lock washers and hex nuts 20 7 cable ties wmounting holes cx Beckson L7M1IThe total 15 amp output of this charger is divided between both 8 x 34 SS pan head selftapping screws for 20ofthe batteries connected to it however the charge being applied fastening cable ties to mounting surfaceto each battery is individually regulated AC wiringWhen using the 281 SM to charge a single battery a jumper wire 1 5 amp AC circuit breaker or fuse if one is rot alreadynot included must be connected between the two DC positive installed and available in your Main AC panel outputs ofthe charger See page 10 6 8 ring terminals to attach the AC input wires to the charger and to the main AC panelThe Guest ChargePro 281 SM battery charger is fully automatic as 3 conductor 14 gauge Marine UL listed AC cable torequires no maintenance and can be left unattended indefinitely bring powerfrom your AC Main panel to the chargerHowever the electrolyte battery acid in leadacid batteries can i DC evaporate particularly in warm climates Check your Tinned stranded copper wire to connect the once a month as a part ofyour maintenance routine as DC outputs to your batteries Red wire for positive req connections and black wire for neative connections Overload Protection Use the table DC wire size on page 8 to determineIfan electrical demand occurs in the DC system the correct diameter wire to use ror yourconnected to this charger it will reduce its output voltage to a safe In the event of a dead short the chargers output voltage will 4 10 ring terminals to attach DC output wires toeffectively be zero volts charger 3 516 ring terminals for connecting the 1C outputOnce the overload or short is removed the 281 SM will automatically wires to the batteries positive terminal pcstsresume normal operation 1 ring terminal to fit the engines negative ground post 3 4 Installation Preparing the mounting location 1 Hold the battery charger against the surface wh re you are planning to mount it Be sure that you will bc able to drill holes through this surface later without damage toBefore beginning this installation wiring tanks or other equipment Using a penc1 mark Open engine hatches and operate bilge blowers for 10 the locations of the battery chargers four mounting holes minutes to remove dangerous fumes and hydrogen gas onto the mounting surface Disconnect all AC power sources 2 Drill four 14 holes through the mounting surface at the locations you marked with pencil Disconnect negative battery cables from all batteries Wear safety goggles gloves and long sleeved shirt when Note Do not mount the charger until you have made thefollowing electrical connections drilling or while handling a mounting location Electrical connections 1 Mount this charger in an upright position only with the Installing the Guest 2815M1115 or 2815M230 equires aluminum cooling fins running vertically It is important making two different types of electrical connections the DC that the charger have at least 6 inches of unrestricted 12 volt battery system and the AC dockside power airflow on all sides for effective cooling Do not install Planning the DC connections onto a carpeted upholstered or varnished surface You can configure the Guest 281 SM charger to mainain one2 Although this charger is ruggedly designed avoid or two separate 12 volt batteries There are several ways to mounting it in an areathat is open to rain snow or spray connect this charger into your present 12 volt system3 Avoid mounting this charger within 3 feet of a compass The simplest and most widely used connection metho i is TV or FM radio 1 Run one red DC wire from each of the chargers wo DC4 Select a mounting location which will allow the shortest positive outputs to the positive posts ofeach battery DC wires between the charger and the batteries When charging a single battery you must conncct both5 Do not mount this unit directly over your batteries charging outputs to the battery because their corrosive fumes can damage the circuitry 2 Connect a black DC wire from the chargers ommon inside this charger negative terminal to the engine blocks ommon6 Be sure that the mounting location will allow access to negative ground terminal the connections on the charger after it is mounted This method is illustrated in diagram 2 on page 7 5 6Planning the DC connections cont Making the DC is the most common type ofbattery charger installation 1 Use the following table to determine the gauge thickness of the wire you will need to carry the current from the charger to your batteries safely and efficiently Diagram 2 Recommended DC wire sizes Length of wire in feet as measured from the battery chargerto the farthest battery and back to the charger red maximum 3 voltage drop Max 10 feet 15 feet 20 feet 25 feet 30 feet 40 feet 50 feet amps Two 12 volt 10 l4ga l2ga lOga tOga tOga 8 ga 6ga batteries 115 I2ga lOgs lOga Sga 8ga 6ga 6ga I 20 10 ga 10 ga 8 ga 6 ga 6 ga 6 ga 4 ga 25 10 ga 8 ga 6 ga 6 ga 6 ga 4 ga 4 ga 30 10 ga 8 ga 6 ga 6 ga 4 ga 4 ga 2 ga 12 volt DC negative ground 40 8 ga 6 ga 6 ga 4 ga 4 ga 2 ga 2 gaTwo alternative methods for making the DC connections are 50 6 ga 6 ga 4 ga 4 ga 2 ga 2 ga 1 gaI connecting the DC positive outputs of the charger to from Section E9 table Vii of the American Boat and YachtCouncil ABYC the battery connections on your battery switches or standards and Recommended Practices for 5mail Craft2 connecting the DC positive outputs of the charger to 2 Find a path for the DC wires between the chargtrand the output posts of your battery isolator Do NOT your batteries Remember to route the wires away from connect the chargers outputs to an isolators inputs hot surfaces or other areas where the wires could beThese methods are only recommended if your 281 SM will be damaged Make sure you will be able to fasten a ceVble tiemounted much closer to your battery switches or battery to a solid surface at least every 18 inches throughout theisolator than it will be to your batteries length of the wires to support them according to ABYC standard E9 1 5hFor sample diagrams of these types of installations refer toGuest document 121681 This is included with all Guest 8battery switches and isolators and is available on request 7 The DC connections continued Remove the two screws on the lower face of the to expose the wiring terminals The AC and DC 3 You will also need to establish a path between the terminals are arranged as shown here chargers common DC negative output and the common negative engine ground connection This is normally Diagram 3 where the batteries negative cables connect to the engine block When installing this unit in outboard powered boats the DC negative charger output will be connected directly to the negative terminal of one or both batteriesI Do not connect any wires to the batteries or to the charger until AFTER you have cut each one to size crimped an appropriate connector onto each end and securely mounted the wires with the screwdown cable ties This can help to prevent accidental shortcircuits during your installation 4 After you have determined an appropriate path for the DC wires to each battery cut them to size leaving three to Battery 2 POSITIVE POSITIVE feet extra Strip 38 of insulation from the battery ends BLACK of the red wires Test fit a 516 ring terminal onto the to NEGATIVE threaded positive posts ofyour batteries Remove the DC ground NOTE When charging only one I engine block a 12 ga jumper wire must be a ring terminal from the battery post and crimp or solder it between output posts DC 1 and DC onto the battery end of the red wire This is the correct way to attach terminals to the 5 Repeat step 4 for the red positive wire leading to the other battery s positive post Diagram 4 II 1l 6 Repeat step 4 for the black wire using a ring terminal that will fit your engines negative ground terminal 7 Use screw mounted cable ties or wire straps to fasten all the wires between the batteries and the charger onto solid surfaces Avoid running wires over sharp edges or near areas ofextreme heat 9 10 Making the AC connections To use a grounded 3prong outlet Do not apply AC power until after you have made all cf the DC AUflON connections Use AC sockets with a ground fault interrupterIf your vessel does not already have an ABYC approved AC GFCI breaker Do not use 2 blade ground adapter plug idockside power system The Guest Company strongly recommends 1 Use only a heavy duty 3 conductor AC cord such a a Guestthat you consult with a qualified marine electrician before installing part U2554 or Radio ShackTM part 2781258this device Improper AC connections can cause serious physical 2 Crimp 8 ring terminals onto the three AC wiresinjury and may damage your vessel 3 Make the AC connections on the front of the chargerBefore making any AC connections be certain that all sources of according to diagram 3 on page 10AC current have been safely disconnected from the vessel 4 Do not plug the chargers cord into an AC outlet until DONT ASSUME after you complete the following stepsThe Guest 2815M1 15 and 2815M230 chargers each require three Finishing the wiring connectionsAC connections These connections are 1 Connect the DC output wires to the DC output ten ninals of a Ground wire normally green or greenyellow the charger as shown in diagram 3 on page 10 Use a 38 socket wrench or nut driver Do not over tighten a Neutral wire normally white or blue and 2 Connect the other end ofthe black negative DC ire to the a Hot or Line wire normally black or brown engines common negative ground or to the negativ posts ofTo hard wire the charger into your AC system both batteries1 Determine a safe path for the AC wiring between the charger and 3 Connect the other ends of the red positive DC wires to the Main AC panel Avoid hot or sharp surfaces positive posts of your batteries NOTE A small spark may occur This is normal2 Fasten all wiring onto solid surfaces using screwmounted cable 4 Confirm that all sources of AC power are turned off Connect ties or cable straps every 18 inches the AC input wires from the AC Main panel to the AC3 Attach 8 ring terminals onto both ends of the AC wires by terminals on the charger as shown on diagram 3 on page 10 crimping or soldering Use a 516 socket wrench or nut driver Do not over tighten3 Install a 5 amp AC circuit breaker or fuse into the AC Hot wire 5 Replace the rectangular cover plate over the screw terminals black or brown in your Main AC panel Attach the AC Hot on the front of the charger passing each wire through one of Ground and Neutral wires from the charger to the appropriate the notches in the cover plate Attach the cover plate to the connection points at the Main AC panel charger with the screws provided You are now ready to fasten the charger onto mounting urface 12 11 Mounting the Battery Charger r Problem I 1 Cause One or more defective or II 1 Test Soltion batteries and I 1 Charger does not seem to be charging damaged batteries replace i the charger onto the mounting surface as shown here batteries 2 Charger has reduced its 2 Remove the source of Diagram 5 Note Measure the output voltage below the overload or short voltages in your charging level due to a DC and thn retest the batteries as described overload or a DC short charger as described under Operation to under Operation to confirm that there is confirm that it is actually a charging charging properly problem10 hex nut 1 Blown DC output fuses I To replaefuses due to the charger being a Unplug AC power 10 lock washer attached to the batteries 2 The green LED backwards b Remove charger cover 10 flat washer light blinks and the 2 A single battery has been c Inspect both fuses amp me er porn er connected to the charger rubber washer bolt fluctuates rapidly without tying its two d If a fuse has blown use included ONLY u Buss ATO 20 positive outputs together with a jumper wire Pg 10 amp as replacement 10 flat washer I This could be due to 1 Disconnect the negative DC cutput wire fromFasten all wires leading from the charger onto the mounting a A dead short or overload the charger Reapplysurface using cable ties Avoid any sharp edges that might cut 3 The green LED b One or more bad batteries AC pover The green never turns on LED only should nowthe insulation ofthe wires This completes your installation c A heavy DC load on light If it does the batteries while charging charger is OK If not Testing your installation such as lights pumps etc contact The Guest CoActivate the battery charger by reconnecting your dockside AC I Confirm that AC power is 1 Connect AC powerpower Observe the amp meter on the front of the charger It available supply cr reset breaker 4 The amp metershould show that current is flowing into your batteries Turn does not move and 2 Inspect the chargers AC 2 Disconnect all AC the green LED does input wiring and wire power surces and thenon several DC lights if you are not sure if the meter is not light terminals for damage or repair When the batteries have reached full charge the loose connections 3 Return iharger to Guestgreen LED light on the front of the charger will turn on 3 Component failure Service 24 hours use a voltmeter to check the voltage at the 5 The GFCI breaker 1 There is a problem in the I Confirn that thepositive and negative posts of each battery with the charger on Ground Fault chargers AC connections charger AC cord isEach battery should read between 132 to 136 volts DC Ifyou Circuit Interrupter or the AC power supply intact tien test the AC turns off whenever power sipplyhave large batteries or a continuous DC load is present 2 Certain brands of GFCI the char er is breakers are unusually 2 Contact Guest servicemeasure the battery voltages after 48 hours turned on for information sensitive to switching style power supplies 13 14
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