APPLICATION NOTE NO. 43
Operating Instructions for the SBE Universal Battery Charger
Revised January 1995
Note: As of January 2011, Sea-Bird does not manufacture the 90226 Ni-Cad battery charger, because parts are no longer available. We are still able to provide the battery pack, for customers who already have a charger.
The SBE Universal Battery Charger, Part Number 90226, is designed to charge any of the 6-, 9-, or 12 cell Ni-Cad battery packs supplied by Sea-Bird. The charger operates with AC main power from 90 to 240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz.
To charge a battery pack:
Sea-Bird battery packs use high capacity Ni-Cad batteries, which must be charged at a slow rate. The Universal Battery Charger is designed to provide the correct charging current of 440 mA. When in trickle mode, 185 mA of current is passed through the battery pack.
Do not attempt to charge Sea-Bird battery packs with a fast Ni-Cad charger; the battery pack may not charge to full capacity and can possibly be damaged.
Application Note 21 -- Instructions for Use of Nickel-Cadmium Battery Packs.
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