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XANTREX TrueCharge2 Battery Chargers

The TrueCharge2 Battery Charger Series has been upgraded to deliver even more exceptional high performance, with extensive global operational applications. Designed for commercial and marine use, these chargers are highly versatile and can be mounted in multiple positions, thanks to their inherent drip-proof design characteristics. Moreover, the auto-ranging AC input voltage (90-265V, 47-63 Hz) feature is ideally suited for worldwide applications, with plenty of inherent power to overcome poor power quality conditions. Parallel stacking feature enables delivery of up-to twice the rated output when used with the optional remote. Delivers outstanding low electrical interference, coupled with efficient, power factor corrected, multistage charging capability. Installation is a breeze, thanks to the easy-access AC and DC wiring compartments. The easy-to-read onboard display of all models can be augmented with an optional remote panel (Model 11084597). Tested to conform to ingress protection rating IP32 and meets UL1564, UL1236 including marine supplement and ABYC standards. Additionally, each unit comes with built-in protection against surges and spikes on the AC power line. Voltage output: Charge 14.2V-15.5V; Float 13.4V-13.8V; Equalize 16V.

  • Number of Outputs: 3
  • Automatic Functions: Microprocessor-controlled multi-stage, 12V charging algorithms. Able to charge “dead” batteries. Auto-ranging universal input voltage (90-270V AC, 47-63Hz) is also compatible with low-quality power sources
  • User Selectable Functions: Settings for flooded, gel, AGM or lead-calcium batteries
  • Temperature Compensation: Three temperature settings or optional Remote Battery Temp. Sensor (808-0232)
  • Input Wiring: AC hardwire terminals
  • Output Wiring: Three positive terminals, one negative terminal
  • Safety Features: Over temp, shutdown, overload protection, short circuit/surge protection, reverse polarity protection
  • Waterproof: No
  • Approvals: CSA/UL Approved to CSA 107.2, UL 1236 (Marine drip test), UL 458 SA15 (salt fog test), FCC Class B
  • Warranty: Two years
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
TrueCharge2 20 Amp Charger, 20A Capacity, 12V 9369521 804-1220-02
In stock online.

$299.99

TrueCharge2 40 Amp Charger, 40A Capacity, 12V 9369539 804-1240-02
In stock online.

$379.99

TrueCharge2 60 Amp Charger, 60A Capacity, 12V 11084589 804-1260-02
In stock online.

$659.99

Product Description

The TrueCharge2 Battery Charger Series has been upgraded to deliver even more exceptional high performance, with extensive global operational applications. Designed for commercial and marine use, these chargers are highly versatile and can be mounted in multiple positions, thanks to their inherent drip-proof design characteristics. Moreover, the auto-ranging AC input voltage (90-265V, 47-63 Hz) feature is ideally suited for worldwide applications, with plenty of inherent power to overcome poor power quality conditions. Parallel stacking feature enables delivery of up-to twice the rated output when used with the optional remote. Delivers outstanding low electrical interference, coupled with efficient, power factor corrected, multistage charging capability. Installation is a breeze, thanks to the easy-access AC and DC wiring compartments. The easy-to-read onboard display of all models can be augmented with an optional remote panel (Model 11084597). Tested to conform to ingress protection rating IP32 and meets UL1564, UL1236 including marine supplement and ABYC standards. Additionally, each unit comes with built-in protection against surges and spikes on the AC power line. Voltage output: Charge 14.2V-15.5V; Float 13.4V-13.8V; Equalize 16V.

  • Number of Outputs: 3
  • Automatic Functions: Microprocessor-controlled multi-stage, 12V charging algorithms. Able to charge “dead” batteries. Auto-ranging universal input voltage (90-270V AC, 47-63Hz) is also compatible with low-quality power sources
  • User Selectable Functions: Settings for flooded, gel, AGM or lead-calcium batteries
  • Temperature Compensation: Three temperature settings or optional Remote Battery Temp. Sensor (808-0232)
  • Input Wiring: AC hardwire terminals
  • Output Wiring: Three positive terminals, one negative terminal
  • Safety Features: Over temp, shutdown, overload protection, short circuit/surge protection, reverse polarity protection
  • Waterproof: No
  • Approvals: CSA/UL Approved to CSA 107.2, UL 1236 (Marine drip test), UL 458 SA15 (salt fog test), FCC Class B
  • Warranty: Two years

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XantrexTrueCharge2 Battery Chargers
 
2.0

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (10)

27%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (9)

Cons

  • Poorly designed (5)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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Quality Issues Resolved?

I purchased one of these to replace my older model Xantrex that lasted 10 years on my Catalina 42, but it had a bad capacitor right out of the box and immediately began popping...Read complete review

I purchased one of these to replace my older model Xantrex that lasted 10 years on my Catalina 42, but it had a bad capacitor right out of the box and immediately began popping and arcing as soon as power was applied. I returned it for a new one.

I noticed the manufacture dates were about one year apart (new one = 01/2012) and that the AC input wires had been moved from the top of the unit to the bottom, indicating a redesign of the internals. I imagine Xantrex noticed all of the returns people here have been posting about.

It is still true that the terminals are a bit too close together, but not unmanageable as long as space isn't too tight and you have some slack in the wires to work with.

Once I got a good one and installed the remote panel, I couldn't be happier with the results. Charging is fast and efficient and I have all the battery information I need in the cabin. I can even change the different charger modes and put the unit into standby from the panel.

I just hope the redesign proves to be durable, as I'm very happy with it thus far. If you've been disappointed by Xantrex recently, they might be worth another look.

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Simply doesn't work as described

I've had two of these chargers now, and neither worked as advertised, the first completely failing after 2 months. On paper this looks like the perfect charger! The three stage charging is supposed...Read complete review

I've had two of these chargers now, and neither worked as advertised, the first completely failing after 2 months. On paper this looks like the perfect charger! The three stage charging is supposed to provide Bulk -> Absorbtion -> FLOAT charging. However, the unit will never float my 400amp battery bank. The unit quickly charges the bank up, and then shuts down into a "Ready" mode, and requires a manual power cycle to restart. Totally unacceptable and contrary to how the owners manual describes the units performance. I specifically bought this $600+ unit because it is supposed to charge the batteries, and then float them, providing auxilliary power up to it's rated amperage (60 in my case). Be sure. . .the unit does not do that even though it's written in black and white in the owner's manual. Extremely frustrating. Do not buy this unit if you are looking for something fully automatic and instelligent. It does not work as described/advertised. Period.

P.S. I suppose it's theoretically possible that I just got two bad units, which by itself would be another problem. . .

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1.0

Truecharger2

By Bill

from Ocean County, NJ

About Me Casual User

Pros

  • Lots of Features

Cons

  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Boating

Comments about TrueCharge2 Battery Chargers:

"Internal failure" after 2 years of use. Xantrex says not repairable. Six months over 2 year warranty. Xantrex offered 30% discount on an inflated price. On my to store to buy a non-Xantrx charger.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor Quality and unreliable

By Ray

from Woodbridge, Va

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Xantrex TrueCharge2 Battery Chargers:

        First ever online complaint I have done-- The charger faulted the second year of ownership and I was able to clear the fault. Third season charger failed to charge AGM batteries. After diagnostic was done with manufacturer the charger was at fault but was told it was out of warranty. With a recorded history of issues...while in warranty, manufacturer failed to do the honorable act and cover the replacement cost. Now, I am looking for another brand.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Mine Works

        By S/V Nepenthe

        from Chesapeake Bay, East Coast

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about TrueCharge2 Battery Chargers:

            Maybe I was just lucky, but I bought my 40-amp model in 2009, installed it in a couple of hours and it has worked ever since. I cruise in a 39' sailboat with 1000 AH of batteries, so it gets a workout when we're at a pier. No cons. I don't even think about it.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            60 amp piece of junk !!

            By Joe

            from Orlando Fl.

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Quite Operation
            • Remote Panel

            Cons

            • Won't Work

            Best Uses

              Comments about TrueCharge2 Battery Chargers:

              4 Months out of warranty and it died. After talking to my local service center I was informed that there are no repairable parts inside. I was basically told to throw it away and buy a new one. I'll buy a new one, but it won't be made by Xantrex !!!

              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Do not buy this or an Xantrex products

              By Daryl

              from San Deigo CA

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

              • Horrible Support
              • Not reliable
              • Poorly Designed

              Best Uses

                Comments about TrueCharge2 Battery Chargers:

                Start off with a Truecharge 20 as a replacement to a charger that lasted 6 years in my bilge compartment. When that failed after 18 months was given a Truecharge 2 as a replacement from west marine. So far I've been through 2 units in 2 years. I also had a Xantrex inverter that has had similar history. As a brand they get an F.

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                True Charge 2 40amp

                By Mike

                from Racine WI

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Compactstatus Lights
                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                • Not At All Durable
                • Poorly Designed

                Best Uses

                • Paper weight

                Comments about TrueCharge2 Battery Chargers:

                It is important that people stop buying these. I had first one fail then got second. Had faults that have come up on the unit and seemed to be resolved by unplugging and turning back on.This time the fuse fault will not clear,fuses were never blown and tried replacing with no sucess. As i saw on other forums these can not be repaired. Manufacture said they would give 30% discount to buy same unit???My previous charger lasted 12 years.This one two. Maybe less is more when looking at charger features?

                (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Do Not Buy this Product

                By John

                from Little River SC

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poorly Designed

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about TrueCharge2 Battery Chargers:

                    Have installed three of these in one year, all 3 failed in a short time frame (days to a few months). Am hoping for a full refund so I can use another Brand

                    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    2 failures withing 4 days out of Box

                    By Experienced Boater

                    from Ontario. Canada

                    About Me Advanced

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about TrueCharge2 Battery Chargers:

                          Installed first one, (Manuf date Q1CY2011) failed 4 days in. Second one (manuf date Q1CY2011)failed in 2 days (and boiled a battery in process)
                          Purchase the remote as well, it is very difficult to read the LED in ablity to see the leds from any angle and the information is hard to determine what is happening

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          As Advertised

                          By Simply Hawaiian

                          from Everett, WA

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Install
                          • Multi-bank 3

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Boats
                            • Small Boats

                            Comments about TrueCharge2 Battery Chargers:

                            Worked as advertised once installed. Took about 1 hour. Charging a 400AH house bank, 200AH start bank, and one standard Group 24 start battery. Will install the remote monitor this week.

                            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Quality Issues Resolved?

                            By Boat Dog

                            from San Francisco Bay

                            About Me Advanced

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Lots of Battery Info
                            • Many Great Features
                            • Remote Panel

                            Cons

                            • Past Quality

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoor
                            • Large Boats
                            • Small Boats

                            Comments about TrueCharge2 Battery Chargers:

                            I purchased one of these to replace my older model Xantrex that lasted 10 years on my Catalina 42, but it had a bad capacitor right out of the box and immediately began popping and arcing as soon as power was applied. I returned it for a new one.

                            I noticed the manufacture dates were about one year apart (new one = 01/2012) and that the AC input wires had been moved from the top of the unit to the bottom, indicating a redesign of the internals. I imagine Xantrex noticed all of the returns people here have been posting about.

                            It is still true that the terminals are a bit too close together, but not unmanageable as long as space isn't too tight and you have some slack in the wires to work with.

                            Once I got a good one and installed the remote panel, I couldn't be happier with the results. Charging is fast and efficient and I have all the battery information I need in the cabin. I can even change the different charger modes and put the unit into standby from the panel.

                            I just hope the redesign proves to be durable, as I'm very happy with it thus far. If you've been disappointed by Xantrex recently, they might be worth another look.

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