chargeGUARD CG-10 system includes:
chargeX: a solid-state on-board charging unit
CG-25: a multi-function monitoring system
The installation is quite simple. Only two connections are required: one each to the battery posts!
chargeX - 100% solid-state charging unit mounts on the battery, or nearby with the use of a strong adhesive. Dimensions are 1.5" x 2" x .75" (about the same size as a pack of gum).
chargeX uses a technique known as Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) to charge a battery. If the battery voltage is low, more power is supplied to the battery. As the voltage increases to the fully charged condition, the amount of power supplied to the battery decreases and turns off completely when the battery is fully charged.
The Multi-mode Display of the chargeGUARD shows amps, volts, ambient temperature, and a warning sequence for freezing conditions. Amps, volts, and temperature are displayed numerically and in bar graph format. The ambient temperature can be displayed in Fahrenheit or Celsius. All modes have large enunciators showing what is being measured.
The monitoring system includes an Ice Alert warning as standard. If the outside temperature approaches freezing conditions, backlight changes to red color and the word "ICE" is animated on the display. This feature is automatic, and works even in the volt and amp modes.
The use of bar graphs on the display gives the rider the information they need at a glance. For nighttime riding the backlight will automatically dim to reduce glare.
Motorcycle batteries are small, but the electrical load of lights, heated apparel, GPS system and other accessories keeps going up. On some models, expensive Gel-cell or AGM batteries are necessary. On other models, high output alternators are required. chargeGUARD CG-10 will monitor the charging system and maintain your battery.