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Battery charger PBCS 2A

Smart universal charger for charging and maintaining 12 V car, motorcycle and motor scooter batteries – even at low temperatures

Quick and efficient charging of 12 V batteries

The battery chargers from Trotec’s PBCS series offer you the right charger for every type of vehicle. The portable battery charger PBCS 2A with a charging current of 2 amperes and LED display is a microprocessor-controlled all-round charger with six charging cycles, trickle charge function and winter charging mode for 12 V car, motorcycle and motor scooter batteries between 4 Ah and 60 Ah. Both non-maintenance-free and maintenance-free 12 V batteries are supported, including wet batteries like lead acid, Ca/Ca and EFB batteries as well as gel and AGM batteries. Adapted to technically advanced and powerful batteries of modern vehicles, the charger offers you a comprehensive range of technical protective and maintenance mechanisms and ensures quick, gentle charging, thus attaining a long battery lifetime at full performance.

Protection against deep discharge, battery damage and battery-related breakdowns

If you drive a convertible with a seasonal license plate, a classic or vintage car or a motorised two-wheeler, you’ll be familiar with this problem: Low temperatures in the winter, rare use, short distance rides and age affect the battery and impair its performance. A lack of maintenance and care considerably decreases the battery’s service life. And this may well be the reason why your car refuses to start from one day to the next.

A problem that is not only time-consuming but also cost-intensive. Especially if a battery replacement is the only way to get your vehicle going again. Although battery technology is already very advanced nowadays, deeply discharged car batteries remain the most common cause of breakdowns – and there’s not always a neighbour with a jumper cable on the spot. With the trickle charge mode, the PBCS 2A protects the battery from deep discharge and maintains it at a constantly ideal charging level.

To ensure that your vehicle starts reliably

With the universally applicable battery charger PBCS 2A you ensure the reliability of your fleet and extend the service life of 12 V batteries. Problems with the battery pack are prevented – annoying start-up problems due to a too low charging capacity are a thing of the past.

The scope of equipment features and functions of the PBCS 2A comprises: 

  • Three adjustable programmes (standard charging mode, trickle charge mode, winter charging mode)
  • Four-stage charging progress indication (25 %, 50 %, 75 %, 100 %)
  • Optical warning function in the case of incorrect polarity of the battery terminals (incl. reverse polarity protection functionality)
  • Practical suspension eye for wall mounting
  • Fully insulated battery terminals

The intelligent microprocessor control of the PBCS 2A monitors the multi-stage charging cycle constantly and adapts it fully automatically if required.

Safety is also a top priority of the PBCS 2A

The charger is protected against dust and splash water by IP65 degree of protection. The PBCS 2A reliably protects your battery against excessive charge. Inadvertently reversing the battery poles during the connecting procedure is no problem either: The integrated reverse polarity protection functionality prevents short circuits, sparking as well as damage to the battery or the charger. Fully insulated battery terminals top off the safety package.

For reliable charging, maintenance and care of common 12 V batteries

The easy-to-handle PBCS 2A features the following three charging modes:

Standard charging mode

The standard charging mode with multi-state charging cycle is suitable for completely charging partially discharged lead acid, AGM and gel type 12 V batteries. The cyclically optimised charging process increases the battery’s service life.

Trickle charging mode

The trickle charge mode serves to permanently and reliably compensate for the battery’s self-discharge. The maximum charging capacity is maintained constantly without damaging the battery by excessive charging. Ideally suited to prevent deep discharge of the batteries of rarely used vehicles like vintage cars or convertibles with seasonal licence plates.

Winter charging mode

Modern batteries are extremely temperature-sensitive. When the ambient temperature drops below 5 °C, the chemical processes in a lead acid battery slow down. Then the winter charging mode is perfect for quickly charging 12 V batteries in cold environments (-20 °C to +5 °C) with an increased charging end voltage.

Notes regarding the charging time of batteries with the
battery charger PBCS 2A

The duration of the charging process depends on the respective charging status and the charging capacity of the battery. A four-stage charging indicator provides information on the charging progress.

Approximate charging time (up to 80 %) :

  •   4 Ah: approx. 2 hours
  • 10 Ah: approx. 5 hours
  • 30 Ah: approx. 15 hours
  • 60 Ah: approx. 30 hours

The convenient and compact battery charger PBCS 2A extends the service life of 12 V vehicle and motorcycle batteries as well as batteries for motor scooters and mobile lawn mowers and ensures the reliability of vehicles that are rarely used.

The right charger makes all the difference

The choice of the right charger should be carefully considered, depending on the amount of charging energy you require for your vehicle. Trotec offers you a total of 4 battery chargers, PBCS 2A, PBCS 4A, PBCS 6A and PBCS 10A, with a charging current of up to 10 A and a capacity of up to 200 Ah in the comprehensive car technology product rangeHere you can find an overview of the different battery chargers and their fields of application. To make sure that you have the right charger for every application purpose at hand!

Special equipment features of the PBCS 2A

PBCS 2A – dimensions
The battery charger PBCS 2A offers strong performance with compact dimensions. Optimised to the technically advanced and powerful batteries of today’s vehicles, the battery charger comes equipped with a range of technical protective and maintenance mechanisms.
PBCS 2A – battery types
The PBCS 2A is suitable for both non-maintenance-free and maintenance-free 12 V batteries, including wet batteries like for instance lead acid, Ca/Ca and EFB batteries as well as gel and AGM batteries
PBCS 2A – vehicle types
With a charging current of 2 amperes, the PBCS 2A is suitable for 12 V batteries of vehicles, motorcycles, motor scooters or garden tractors with 4 Ah to maximum 60 Ah.
PBCS 2A – microprocessor control
The 6-stage charging cycle of the Trotec battery charger is monitored and adjusted automatically by the intelligent microprocessor control.
PBCS 2A – winter charging mode
To ensure that your car starts reliably even in winter: The winter charging mode of the PBCS 2A is especially perfect for effective charging at cold outdoor temperatures from -20 °C to +5 °C.
PBCS 2A – trickle charging mode
The trickle charge function protects and preserves the battery to maintain a constant, ideal charging level. This makes the PBCS 2A also an excellent choice for seasonal vehicles with long standing times and protects their batteries against deep discharging.
PBCS 2A – LED display
The battery voltage and charging progress LED display indicates at a glance the battery’s charging status (25 %, 50 %, 75 % and 100 %) and the charger mode set.
PBCS 2A – protection class IP65
The function for automatic overload, short circuit and reverse polarity protection preserves both the charger and your battery. The PBCS 2A is provided with fully insulated terminals and is dust-proof and protected against splash water by IP65 degree of protection.

Strong battery performance with the battery charger PBCS 2A

PBCS 2A – charging your battery on the go
Who is not familiar with this scenario: the car won’t start, even after giving it a firm push start, and you’re late for work. Let alone having to buy an expensive new battery or having to call the breakdown service. But there is a way to avoid this! The right battery charger for your vehicle type will save you from unpleasant surprises – especially in winter or after longer vehicle standstill times.
PBCS 2A – for car batteries, motorcycle batteries and batteries of utility vehicles
Thanks to its suspension eye, the battery charger PBCS 2A can be attached to the bonnet, for instance using a hook or wire, or mounted on the wall with a nail. Use the charger to recharge your 12 V car batteries effectively and safely. Furthermore, the trickle charge mode protects against deep discharging and extends the battery’s service life.
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A few practical benefits:

  • Battery charger 12 V, 2 A, 4 Ah to 60 Ah
  • Perfect for vehicles with 12 V battery, e.g. cars, motorbikes, motor scooters, mobile lawn mowers
  • Multi-stage charging cycle with microprocessor control and monitoring
  • Automatically adjusts to the battery voltage
  • All-round battery charger for various battery types, e.g. gel, EFB, AGM, Ca/Ca-, lead-acid batteries
  • High-quality AGM/EFB technology for start-stop systems
  • IP65 type of protection: dust- and water-jet-proof
  • Increase battery life through charging process
  • Trickle charge mode protects the battery from deep discharge
  • Optimal for seasonal vehicles with long standing times (e.g. convertibles, vintage cars, motorbikes, quads)
  • Winter charging mode for ambient temperatures below 5 °C
  • LED display with battery voltage and charging progress indication
  • Highest safety: electronic overload protection, short circuit, reverse polarity protection and overheating protection
  • Memory function for all charging programmes
  • Fully insulated battery terminals
  • Practical suspension eye, e.g. for wall mounting

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Technical data

Technical data
General information
  Article number 4.675.000.001
Electrical values
  Mains connection 220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
  Coefficient of performance (COP) [%] 90
  Min. charging current [A] 1
  Max. charging current [A] 2
  Reverse current
  Noise voltage Not specified
  Battery types Lead acid, AGM, GEL, Wet, Ca/ca, EFB
  Power input [W] 35
  Output voltage [V] 12
  Charging end voltage 14,2 V / 14,8 V
Ladedauer
  Capacity 4 Ah [h] 2
  Capacity 10 Ah [h] 5
  Capacity 30 Ah [h] 15
  Capacity 60 Ah [h] 30
Batteriekapazitätsbereich
  Capacity Standardmodus 4 - 60 Ah
  Capacity Winterlademodus 4 - 60 Ah
  Capacity Erhaltungslademodus 3 - 32 Ah
Electric connection
  Connection plug CEE 7/16
  Cable length [m] 1.5
  Cable length charging cable ( - ) [m] 1.55
  Cable length charging cable ( + ) [m] 1.55
  Number of battery terminals (copper wire) 2
  Residual current device Not available
  Connection line H03VVH2-F
  Cable cross-section [mm²] 0.5
Safety feature
  IP65
  Protection class II
  Overheating protection
Ambient conditions
  Umgebungsbedingungen - Lagerung -20 - 40 °C
Control panel
  LED display
  Membrantasten
Functions and features
  Operating modes 3
  Fully automatic charging procedure
  Charging progress indication
  Indication of the operating modes
  Microprocessor control
  Standard mode
  Winter charging mode
  Trickle charging mode
  Desulfation
  Charging cycle analysis
  Pulse charging
  Memory function
  Reverse polarity protection
  Short-circuit protection
  Protection against undervoltage
  Overcharging protection
  Automatic fault diagnosis system
  Charging status indicator
  AGM mode
  Reconditioning mode
  Supply mode
  Charging cycle Multi-stage, 6 stages
  Soft start
Housing design
  Plastics
Mobility
  Suspension eye
Dimensions
  Length (packaging excluded) [mm] 190
  Width (packaging excluded) [mm] 85
  Height (packaging excluded) [mm] 48
Weight
  (packaging excluded) [kg] 0.37

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