Phillips Industries has introduced the new STA-CHARGE Battery Charger for 12V liftgate/load batteries, the company announced.
When asked what makes the STA-CHARGE Battery Charger a better alternative compared to other like charging systems, Adam Bean, new product development manager at Phillips, said: “When paired with a Phillips 8 gauge STA-CHARGE Harness, the STA-CHARGE Battery Charger produces a faster charge rate than similar systems on the market today. Other systems use a 10 gauge harness which can increase the time it takes to charge the batteries due to voltage drop. Heavier duty connectors between the STA-CHARGE Harness and STA-CHARGE Battery Charger also allow for a better mechanical and electrical connection which increases the life-span of the STA-CHARGE Battery Charger, as well as the number of lift cycles from the liftgate.”
The STA-CHARGE Battery Charger also incorporates a Lock Out feature, which stops the charge to the trailer batteries when the brakes are pressed. When the STA-CHARGE is pulling power from the auxiliary/ABS (BLUE) circuit to charge the trailer batteries, this safety measure ensures that all available power on this circuit is sourced to the ABS module when the brakes are engaged.
“In addition to a faster charge rate and the patented Lock Out feature, the STA-CHARGE also regulates over-charging of the trailer batteries and prevents the 12V truck battery from becoming so low that it doesn’t start,” the company stated.