Exide Technologies GB4139 User Manual

Installation, Display and control, Operation

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Operating Instructions and Safety Precautions for the EHF Series Charger


Only a t rained person should operate this equipment. The input

and output voltages used with this equipment may be high enough

to endanger life, so insulated, shrouded connectors must be fitted.

Please read this manual completely and convey instructions to all



. Keep the manual in a safe and convenient


It is advisable to thoroughly read the information on battery safety

supplied with the battery, prior to charging.

Towards the end of charge, lead acid batteries give off hydrogen

gas, which is explosive if in sufficient concentration, therefore

avoid flames and sparks. Appropriate measures must be taken to

ensure adequate ventilation.

Incorrect use of a charger or maladjustment of its controls can

damage a battery. The equipment has been factory set and does

not require user adjustment.

This product has been designed, manufactured and certified to be

in conformance with UL Standards. Testing has ensured that the

battery and c harger combination conform as a system for use in

Light and Heavy Industrial environments for each respective

product variant. The following notes are for the guidance of the

person installing and using the product.

The charger must be i solated from the input supply and t he

battery, before any of the panels are removed. It is strongly

recommended that a Safety Warning Notice is placed at the input

supply isolator, to warn against inadvertent reconnection of the

mains supply and the isolator is locked in the off position.

DANGER - Risk of electric shock. Do not touch un-insulated

portion of output connector or un-insulated battery terminal.


Installation must only be carried out by suitably qualified personnel

and in accordance with current local and national wiring


The unit should be positioned using lifting equipment, placed under

the base.

Battery leads should not be altered without prior consultation with

service personnel.

The charger should be sited in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location

away from corrosive fumes and humid atmospheres. Ambient

temperature range must be maintained between 32°F - 95°F.

The charger must

have a minimum clearance overhead of eight

inches (8”), ensuring ventilation is not obstructed at the rear intake

and the front exhaust vents.

The charger is for inside use only.

Before installation, check that:

The charger has not sustained any transit damage.

The rating is suitable for the intended input supply and ‘lead

acid’ battery to be charged.

The connector polarity is correct and matches the polarity of

the battery connector.

Input supply

A hand operated lockable isolator should be used in the

installation, to enable the charger to be disconnected from the

supply, for maintenance or repair work. The charger does not

exhibit high in-rush current, therefore type B or C circuit breakers

can be used.

CAUTION - To reduce the risk of fire, use only on circuits provided

with branch circuit protection consistent with the current indicated

on the rating label and in accordance with the National Electrical

Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 or equivalent.

The circuit breakers rating should be bas ed on the chargers

maximum input current, as stated on the rating label.

Careful consideration must be taken when connecting this charger

to a generator. The generator must be capable of at least four

times the input power requirements of the charger, failure to do so

can result in damage to the charger. The generator should have

load step immunity to prevent undershoot and overshoot with

typical loads. Typically the generator control bandwidth should be

less than 7Hz with good gain and phase margins.

Display and Control



Communications Port


High Visibility - Charge Status Indicator


Soft-keys (The function of the button will be displayed on the LCD Display)


LCD Display


Pause Button

Charge Status Indicator






Cycling red

Bulk charge / battery recovery



Cycling yellow

Second stage / watering


All green

Charge complete


Green with cycling red

Auto-balance pulse / refresh

pulse / equalising / cool down


All flashing red

Critical fault


All off

Standby / pause / inhibit


Left hand indicator red

Power save mode

LCD Symbols

*Watering system (Shown when enabled, flashing during operation)

Communications port (Shown when active)

Equalise (Shown when enabled, flashing during operation)

Automatic Equalise (Shown when enabled, flashing during operation)

Warning (Shown when a warning is active)

Battery Recovery Mode (Shown when enabled, flashing during operation)

*Air system enabled (Shown when enabled, flashing during operation)

* Optional extra


Before connecting the battery, check that the battery voltage
corresponds to the voltage indicated inside the battery
symbol on the LCD Display. The charger should be
permanently connected to the mains supply.


With the input supply connected and no battery, the charger will


nter the standby mode. During this mode the charge status

indicator will show indication 6 and the LCD display will show the