SOUTHLAKE, TX – November 8, 2011 (Motor Sports Newswire) – Specialized Products Company (SPC) today has announced the QuadLink™, a technological breakthrough in battery maintenance products capable of turning a single 6V or 12V battery charger into a workhorse charging up to four lead acid batteries as a single application.
The QuadLink turns any brand 6V or 12V DC battery charger into a 4-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 QuadLink works with ANY 6V or 12V battery, regardless of size of CCA rating.
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.
Retail pricing for the QuadLink is $99.95. The QuadLink™ is currently available for sale online at www.specialized.net and through a network of PulseTech distributors and dealers.
“This product is truly a game changer in that it saves users both time and money,” said Pete Smith, President of SPC and PulseTech® Products Corporation, a company specializing in battery testing, charging and maintenance applications. “With the QuadLink there’s no longer a reason to use multiple chargers on vehicles or batteries in storage. Since most maintenance chargers are in float mode 95% of the time, QuadLink’s unique ability to switch back and forth between batteries allows a single maintenance charger the ability to charge and maintain up to four batteries. It’s a simple plug and play application with a microprocessor that automatically adapts to the number of batteries actually connected.”
Smith said applications for the QuadLink include a wide variety of vehicles and equipment, including automobiles, light trucks, SUVs, ATVs, motorcycles, small boats and watercraft, lawn mowers, industrial and warehousing equipment and even golf carts.
Almost transparent to the battery, the QuadLink does not add to the charging capabilities of the charger it is connected to, but simply multiplexes the charger’s application to up to four batteries at one time. The particular capabilities of the charger are simply 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. Note: To charge 6V batteries, a 6V charger must be connected to the QuadLink, likewise with 12V scenarios. Solar chargers, either 6V or 12V can also be used, as long as they do not exceed an 8 Amp output.
Description: 4-channel 6V/12V DC Charger Multiplier
Input Voltage: 4Vdc to 18Vdc
Input Amperage: 8A Max
Functional Output Cable length: 5’9″ (per channel)
Note: additional 5′ and 25′ cable extensions available separately
Mounting: Yes – via 4 holes in housing (use housing to mark holes on mounting surface)
SOURCE: Specialized Products Company