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Old 06-20-2016, 03:15 PM   #1
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I highly recommend this charger as it charges any type of battery and multiple banks for a reasonable price. I installed one in my system for a back up and versatility in my system.
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I downloaded the PDF from Kisae Technology's website. It has some great features / options like the ability to charge mixed battery types independently. That will allow hybrid setups combining lifep04 and say AGMs. You can also put it in power supply mode.
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Kisae seems to have their sh*t together, their stuff looks very nice. Located in Canada so you can get in contact with them rather than the dealing with the mysterious stuff coming directly from China.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:12 PM   #7
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Quite reasonably priced, you will have difficulty finding a stand alone charger for Lithium at that price. I purchased mine last year for $150, a 40amp model.
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It is interesting that the website says it can charge multiple chemistries simultaneously, but the manual for the 60 amp version says all the banks need to be the same chemistry. It also says it doesn't charge them simultaneously, but rotates through them in 15 minute increments until they are all full. I wasn't clear if you could put in different termination specs for the different banks, but since they are doing them separately, I would think you should be able to.

The power supply mode looks to be a fixed voltage charger, I think, and not a true power supply which would be able to give true voltage without a battery in line with it. It did say it takes 2.5v of battery voltage to be able charge, so it doesn't look like it would be able to run things as a true power supply, no battery inline, which would be an really nice feature for those with lithium that might be in cold or some other shutdown and need power to get going.

Like many of the newer chargers, it terminates the absorption based on amps that are being read in the charger (at least it has 3 settings you can program instead of just giving you one) so if you have loads on while charging, you may not get an accurate transition out of absorption, or maybe be locked in to absorption if the load is big enough.

I wonder what they really weigh? One place says 5-8 pounds for the various versions, and another says 59 pounds for all versions.

Looks like a very adequate charger for a backup or simple system. The 3 bank setup is pretty different and hard to tell how it would work in the real world. Very inexpensive for what they offer.
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Hard to figure where they are based, it appears. First look would say Canada, but Linkedin says Hong Kong manufacturing and design company with sales office in Canada, and then turns around and lists headquarters in Canada. Kind of odd.

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It looks to be a high quality unit, marine grade and works quite well. If you read the instructions, it will clarify its capabilities.
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