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    Default Benton BX-1(M), BX-2, BX-4, BX-5 Multi-Stage Automatic Battery Chargers

    The BENTON Range of automatic regulated Battery Maintenance Chargers comprises a range of fully Automatic Chargers capable of charging 6v, 12v or 24v batteries at various rates from 750mA to 25A, as per the chart below. Powered by the Benton XB2 processor which is a smart processor that makes the charger faster, more powerful, reliable and smarter, they have proven themselves to be a major force in battery charger technology. There is no risk of overcharging batteries.




    We stock all models above except for the SB-380, BX-3 and BX-6 units.


    BX-1 (Pro) FEATURES:



    This Pro version replaces the older BX-1 & BX-1 (M) versions.

    The Charger is described as:

    FEATURES

    BENTON BX-1(PRO) is a smart, 5-step fully automatic switch mode battery charger and maintainer, designed for charging a variety of SLA (sealed lead acid) batteries, widely used in motorcycles, cars, ATVs, boats, trucks, Jet Skis and Snowmobiles, communication equipment, information technology equipment, medical equipment, scientific equipment etc. The batteries may be of various types i.e. WET/Flooded, GEL, AGM batteries capacity from 12V/1.2 Ah to 12V/120 Ah. The BX-1 PRO also charges batteries in cold conditions, recovers slightly sulfated batteries and rescues drained battery as low as 3.0V. It provides trickle charge and maintenance charging which increase battery life and gives superb performance.

    PRODUCT SAFETY FEATURES

    * Electronically safe against User-errors. The Charger will not damage vehicle electronics. It is totally safe for months-long connections and maintenance of irregularly or seasonally used batteries, even while the charger is still connected to the vehicle. It provides optimal conditioning without damage. There is no risk of over-charging!

    * Full protection against wrong connections and against short-circuits ensures safe charging operation.

    * The new BX-1(Pro) auto-reverts to the selected Charge mode after a power-interruption.

    * Fully controlled by internal Micro-Computer Unit which makes it faster, powerful, reliable and smarter. It detects the state of charge of the battery plugged into it and initiates charging.

    * Dust and Splash-proof (IP65).

    * Double insulated.

    TECHNICAL DATA
    Input Voltage: 220~240V AC.
    Charging Voltage: 14.4V or 14.7V.
    Charging Current: 3.8A 10% or 0.8A 10%

    BULK CHARGING TIME
    Battery Size: 60A - 80% Charge, 14 Hours
    Battery Size: 100A - 80% Charge, 23 Hours
    Battery Size: 120A - 80% Charge, 24 Hours
    Battery Capacity: 1.2 - 120 AH/r


    BX-2 FEATURES:



    BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
    Using state of the art technology, the Charger enables the re-charging of Batteries to almost 100% of their original capacity. The BX-2 Charger automatically diagnoses, recovers, charges and maintains batteries for months, fully automatic operation from Charge to Maintenance modes. Six operations options are available - 28.8V, 29.4V, 14.4V, 14.7V, 13.6V Supply and 16V Boost.
    * It recovers slightly sulphated batteries.
    * It diagnoses and rescues drained batteries.
    * It provides Trickle Charge and Maintenance Charging which increases Battery life/

    The BX-2 Charger 7-Step Fully Automatic Charger provides six output options to meet numerous requirements as listed in the table below as well as a 13.6v DC Supply and 16v Boost.

    It features a 10-Stage charging strategy, i.e. Pulse Charge, 7A, 5A, 3.5A, 1.5A 200mA, Boost Charge, Maintenance & Power Supply.

    It has a Memory Function. The Charger returns to the last selected Mode automatically when power is restored. (This function is disabled for 13.6v SUPPLY and 16v BOOST modes).


    TECHNICAL DATA:
    CHARGING VOLTAGE: 28.8v or 29.4v; 14.4v or 14.7v; 13.6v or 16.5v
    CHARGING CURRENT: 7.0A or 5A or 3A or 1.5A
    AMBIENT TEMPERATURE: -20C to +50C
    TYPE OF CHARGER: Seven stage, fully Automatic, Switch Mode with Maintenance Charging
    TYPE OF BATTERIES: 12V & 24V Lease Acid Batteries, (WET, MF, AGM and GEL)
    BATTERY CAPACITY: 14 - 230Ah (for 12v); 14 - 120Ah (for 24v)
    HOUSING PROTECTION: IP65


    A range of product Videos may be viewed here:

    BENTON PRODUCT VIDEOS


    FORUM PRICE: Please send me a PM


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    Last edited by Family_Dog; 2013/10/02 at 09:25 AM. Reason: Chart added, BX-1 (Pro) updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Family_Dog View Post
    It has a Memory Function. The Charger returns to the last selecvted Mode automatically when power is restored. (This function is disabled for 13.6v SUPPLY and 16v BOOST modes).
    -F_D

    F_D
    Will the memory function work to go back to maintenance stage of charging the deep cycles we keep for emergency house lights?
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    Hi Andre,

    Yes, the BX-2 will do this. You're welcome to borrow mine for a test, if you wish.


    Edit: The latest BX-1(M) models will now also revert to the previous setting automatically in the event of a power failure interruption.


    -F_D
    Last edited by Family_Dog; 2011/07/30 at 08:26 PM. Reason: - Updated the BX-1(M) details
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    OK, so if my understanding is correct, I can leave this charger on a battery for years without pressing any further buttons and it will keep the battery topped-up and running?
    It will automatically adjust the charge, the more the batt needs the more it will supply until the trickle stage is reached, where it will stay, forever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damdan View Post
    OK, so if my understanding is correct, I can leave this charger on a battery for years without pressing any further buttons and it will keep the battery topped-up and running?
    It will automatically adjust the charge, the more the batt needs the more it will supply until the trickle stage is reached, where it will stay, forever?
    In a nutshell, yes! This is a great charger! Will be posting a pic as soon as I take a photo.


    -F_D
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    I have the Benton BX-1 and it saved my one battery which I was ready to throw away because my other chargers could not keep it fully charged. My only problem with the BX1 is that it switches off when a battery is full and that the mode must be set by hand again. Or do I use it wrongly?

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    Hi Millie,

    Yes indeed! I have sent you a PM with details.


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    Hello Family Dog, I am also interested in getting a Benton charger. Can you please send me the details too?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Hi Rugged,

    You have a PM!


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    Hi Family Dog! Please be so kind to forward me a price-list as well!
    Thanks
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    Jaco, it's winging its way to your email address...


    -F_D
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    Hi Family dog

    I am also interested in buying a BX-2, could you please sent me more details such as price and availability. Would also want to include three lead gables with rings on one side and plug on other side.

    Regards

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    Email on its way...


    -F_D
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    FD,
    Stuur vir my asb jou nuutste pryse op die laaiers . Ek het 'n BX 1 van jou gekoop waarmee ek baie tevrede is maar soek nou nog een ( kyk ook na BX 2 )
    Dankie

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    Bastian,

    Jy het epos!


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    Do you still have the Benton BX-2.I am currently looking for one to buy but cant get hold of a supplier in the Vaal Triangle.

    Please help

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    I do have, but stocks are running low. Please PM me directly for details.


    -F_D
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    Hi F_D,

    Ek het nou net vir jou PM gestuur vir pryse van die chargers.

    Dankie

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    Default Excellent Service - Thank you Eric!

    Just a little feedback on the inimitable Mr Skeen.

    I bought a Benton BX-2 charger from him a while back, and a few days ago it would not initiate the charging cycle when plugged into AC power.

    I mailed Eric about it, and he gave me a 'reset' procedure to try. When that didn't have any effect, he told me to get it back to him and he'd have a look and try some fault-finding.

    A day or two later, before he had even received the unit I had returned to him, I received another mail from him saying he'd already couriered me a replacement unit as mine was still covered by his warranty.

    That, Gentlemen, is how to successfully run a customer-oriented business!

    Thank you Eric, it's always a pleasure doing business with you - thank you again for backing your product and your customers 100%!

    Regards,

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    Hi - it sounds like a really good charger, what is the price/cost of the BX2?

    Thanks

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