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Old 10-31-2015, 05:53 AM
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Default icharger 308 sync mode help?

I cannot figure out how to get the sync mode to work? I select it and both channels have the (s) stating sync, but when i read the manual is says must be connected this specific way for the charger to work in sync mode??? Can someone help me with this that has used and set up sync mode on a icharger 308,406 or 4010?? Im getting "connection check error" somethings not right
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:27 AM
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To work in synchronous mode you need to wire the outputs from each channel together like in the wiring diagram. This will mean making up two special 'Y-leads' (one positive lead and one negative). The leads need to be made of 12AWG wire for the branches and 10AWG for the common part (or just 10AWG for all).

Personally I've never felt the need to do it. My 4010 Duo will output 40A on each channel which is enough even for parallel charging several large batteries. Your 308 Duo is 30A per channel but that's still more than enough for most charging applications.

It's hard to conceive of a single battery that could be charged at more than 30A .. What have you got in mind?

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Old 10-31-2015, 12:15 PM
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Well i just wanted to give it a test i thought it would have been just switch to sync mode and wallaah...there you have it. I didnt know theres a special setup associated with it
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The individual channels are limited to 30A, so to get more than 30A you have to combine the outputs of both... hence the Y-leads. The wiring diagram makes it pretty clear, no?
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The question is where to get the wires already made for immediate use?
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Originally Posted by Flysohigh View Post
The question is where to get the wires already made for immediate use?
I'm not aware that you can, you probably need to make something up. It's not a difficult job if you have a decent soldering iron.

But as i said, other than idle curiosity it's hard to conceive of a reason why you would want to do it. I cant think of any single battery that could safely be charged at over 30A.
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