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TRUECharge2 Battery Chargers

The best-selling TRUECharge2 from Xantrex is a multi-stage battery charger with equalization feature and preset charging algorythms for Flooded, Gel and AGM Batteries.

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. The TRUECharge2 offers a parallel stacking feature, allowing two chargers to work together to combine the output current, achieving up to 120A for large battery banks. These chargers meet UL1564, UL1236 including marine supplement and ABYC standards. Each unit comes with built-in protection against surges and spikes on the AC power line and delivers outstanding low electrical interference, coupled with efficient, power factor-corrected, multistage charging capability.

Features:

  • Can be mounted in multiple positions
  • Accepts 90-265 Vac, 47-63 Hz for global operation
  • Uses power factor correction for efficient charging. 
  • Temperature compensation helps ensure proper charge in extreme temperatures
  • Easy-access AC and DC wiring compartments allow easy installation
  • Easy-to-read onboard display can be augmented with an optional remote panel (Xantrex part number 808-8040-01) 

Specifications:

  • Number of Outputs: 3
  • Voltage output: Charge 14.2V-15.5V; Float 13.4V-13.8V; Equalize 16V.
  • 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
  • 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
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
TRUECharge2 20 Amp Charger, 20A Capacity, 12V 9369521 804-1220-02
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$299.99

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TRUECharge2 40 Amp Charger, 40A Capacity, 12V 9369539 804-1240-02
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$379.99

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TRUECharge2 60 Amp Charger, 60A Capacity, 12V 11084589 804-1260-02
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$659.99

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TRUECharge2 10 Amp Charger, 10A Capacity, 24V 14365738 804-2410
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$399.99

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TRUECharge2 20 Amp Charger, 20A Capacity, 24V 14365746 804-2420
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$549.99

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TRUECharge2 30 Amp Charger, 30A Capacity, 24V 14365753 804-2430
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$699.99

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The best-selling TRUECharge2 from Xantrex is a multi-stage battery charger with equalization feature and preset charging algorythms for Flooded, Gel and AGM Batteries.

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. The TRUECharge2 offers a parallel stacking feature, allowing two chargers to work together to combine the output current, achieving up to 120A for large battery banks. These chargers meet UL1564, UL1236 including marine supplement and ABYC standards. Each unit comes with built-in protection against surges and spikes on the AC power line and delivers outstanding low electrical interference, coupled with efficient, power factor-corrected, multistage charging capability.

Features:

  • Can be mounted in multiple positions
  • Accepts 90-265 Vac, 47-63 Hz for global operation
  • Uses power factor correction for efficient charging. 
  • Temperature compensation helps ensure proper charge in extreme temperatures
  • Easy-access AC and DC wiring compartments allow easy installation
  • Easy-to-read onboard display can be augmented with an optional remote panel (Xantrex part number 808-8040-01) 

Specifications:

  • Number of Outputs: 3
  • Voltage output: Charge 14.2V-15.5V; Float 13.4V-13.8V; Equalize 16V.
  • 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
  • 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 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (15)

24%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (15)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Lots of features (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

  • Poorly designed (5)
  • Unreliable (5)

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (12), Enthusiast (4), Power user (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

I would not buy this product

By Steve

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate

Cons

  • Unreliable

Best Uses

    Comments about TRUECharge2 Battery Chargers:

    I don't expect much from a charger, but this one failed after 3 years. It just wouldn't power up. I called the company and of course it was out of warranty. They offered me a discount on a new one (30%), but were not all that interested why mine unit failed. No thanks on the discount.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    This charger is effective but NOT durable

    By Sailmon

    from Ohio

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Install
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Not durable

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about TRUECharge2 Battery Chargers:

    I wanted to share some personal experience in case anyone is looking for a new shore power battery charger. Last week, I went down to the boat to finish up some spring commissioning work. I found the refrig warm and realized that it had shut down because the battery voltage had dropped below 11.5 volts. All of the LEDs on my 40 amp Xantrex Truecharge2 were lit as they normally would be - but the unit was not charging. I checked wiring and fuses, and then called Xantrex tech support. They were pretty much useless in terms of "technical" support and did not seem terribly interested in customer service. They told me to 'hard reset' the unit by disconnecting from battery and AC, waiting 1/2 hour and then restarting. When the reset failed, they informed me the unit was dead and offered to sell me a new one at a modest discount. I actually found comparable prices on the internet. They had NO further insights into possible problems and offered no further direction on diagnostics.

    The good news - the units work very well. They kept my 12 year old Lifeline group 31 AGMs charged and in good health.
    THE BAD NEWS - I have had 3 Xantrex chargers die on me in 8 years. Warranty is 2 years and each one lasted around 2.5 years. In addition to seeking gear for our boats that works well, we all need equipment that is durable. This product is not!

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Good product, but even better customer service through West

    By Dan

    from Modesto,ca

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about TRUECharge2 Battery Chargers:

    This charger is very expensive but works well. Longevity of the charger wasn't too good for the price. It lasted a few years and then started overcharging all of my batteries. Luckily I bought the warranty which West Marine made super easy for the exchange. Thank you West Marine.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I will not buy this product again.

    By Radium88

    from Indiantown, FL

    About Me Power User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Indoor

    Comments about TRUECharge2 Battery Chargers:

    December 13, 2015
    I have owned Xantrex chargers for over 10 years. I initially purchased the Xantrex because it was microprocessor controlled and provided 3 stage charging. Over the years I have replaced this charger multiple times. It appears that the MTBF is about 9000 hours. This is really bad. Put another way this charger fails every two to three years. The failures have all been different from failing to charge, charging slowly, to blowing the 120 Volt circuit breaker. The latest failure was with an Xantrex 804-1260-02, a 60-amp charger. I installed this charger on September 8, 2013. It failed today, December 13, 2015 with a 120 V AC short so it blows the 30-amp circuit breaker from the outside dockside feed to my boat. I have a 30-amp AC for the input to the boat and a 15-amp circuit breaker to the Xantrex 60-amp battery charger. This is the last Xantrex I will buy. Their reliability is very poor.

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    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Taking a chance

    By Terbtree

    from SW Florida

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Old unit failed after three years of use

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about TRUECharge2 Battery Chargers:

    This is my second unit. Would not have purchased again based on all the negative reviews and my own less than satisfactory experience, except that a different unit would have been a difficult installation. I am a cruising sailor and I had to have a quick install. So far (2 weeks) unit is functioning as advertised.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Xantrex has a problem with these chargers

    By s/v Pacific Raven

    from Mazatlan, Mexico

    About Me Power User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Value
    • Lots of Features

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about TRUECharge2 Battery Chargers:

    I've tried hard to love these chargers. Physically they are nicely designed, easy to use and install, but I have now had 3of them fail so I have given up on them. Bought a boat in 2010 with a 40 amp installed. It failed when the little cooling fan inside failed. No parts are availabl6d then stopped putting out any current. No indications, all LEDs go, but output no go. Replaced it with a 60 amp unit thinking it may be more robust. But after little more than 6 months it has now done the same thing. All indicators show go but output no go. It is a shame because I like everything else about them. Will have to return this one to West Marine for warranty. But as we are down in Mexico, and ordering and returning is very difficult, one needs something more reliable than this. Perhaps dock power fluctuations take them out but Xantrex claims their units are input protected against spikes and surges and are multiple input voltage friendly. I have met other cruisers here with the same problem exactly so Xantrex must be aware they have an issue. Hopefully they get their act together and fix the problem. If you have one and it works fine consider yourself a lotto winner...

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Precise charging control

    By seatosummit100

    from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Value
    • Lots of Features
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about TRUECharge2 Battery Chargers:

      Replaced original 25A - 3 bank TrueCharge unit on my 40 ft sailboat after lightning damage. The new TrueCharge2 unit is more controllable with optional remote panel that also indicates status of up to 3 separate battery banks.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Fast delivery

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Nearly Continual Fan Fault

      By Catalina Sailor

      from Santa Barbara

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about TRUECharge2 Battery Chargers:

        I installed the charger 10 days ago and when connected to the batteries and AC power it seemed to be working well. A couple of days later, I noticed a flashing fault light, indicating a fan malfunction. I called Xantrex and spoke to a person with a heavy accent (India?) and was told to perform a "hard reset" ... disconnect from the batteries and from the AC power for 45+ minutes. I did so, and when I re-powered the charger the fan began to run and the LEDs showed a charge. Three days later, same problem ... fan fault. I did another hard reset, with the same result. Two days later, same thing. When I called the tech line, I was told this unit is not repairable. I wish I'd read the reviews here and online before purchasing. DO NOT BUY A XANTREX CHARGER!!! I'll be replacing this with the Pro-Mariner I should have purchased at the outset.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Poor Quality and unreliable

        By Ray

        from Woodbridge, Va

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        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.

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