Specialized Products Company (SPC) has announced the QuadLink, a product allowing a 6 V or 12 V battery charger to charge up to four lead acid batteries as a single application.
The QuadLink turns any brand 6 V or 12 VDC battery charger into a four-station maintenance charger, automatically splitting and distributing all of the charger’s capabilities into 10-minute sequencing charge segments. Depending on the charger’s capability, QuadLink can distribute charges simultaneously to up to four AGM, gel-cell, VRLA inducing or deep cycle for marine, standard automobile and truck and even small motorcycle batteries. The four-way switcher is capable of charging the batteries whether they are individually connected or connected as a group in a 24, 36 or 48 volt series.
Almost transparent to the battery, the QuadLink does not add to the charging capabilities of the charger it is connected to, but multiplexes the charger’s application to up to four batteries at one time. The particular capabilities of the charger are being passed through to the batteries via the QuadLink so the charger is always in full control of the charging process.
Once connected via extension leads to the batteries, users can begin the battery maintenance process by plugging their charger to an AC power source. From this point forward, the station or battery that is currently being charged is indicated by a blinking LED light on the QuadLink. Every 10 minutes, the QuadLink will switch to the next battery in line. If there is no battery connected to any given channel, the channel will be skipped after a short qualification process.