Why is the charger called TIME TO GO?
Because it shows how much ‘time to go’ before charging is complete.
I have a ride-on lawnmower. Can I use TIME TO GO to charge it?
Yes, you can, if you have a 12 V lead-acid battery. Note that TIME TO GO is optimized for batteries of 20 Ah upwards, so if your battery has a lower capacity than 20 Ah you should use a different charger, such as an MXS 3.8.
TIME TO GO doesn't have a "snowflake setting". Can I use it during the winter?
Yes – it has a temperature sensor that regulates the output voltage according to the ambient temperature.
Can I use the charger for long term maintenance?
Yes, you can. The charger switches automatically to maintenance charging when the battery is fully charged.
How does TIME TO GO estimate remaining time?
TIME TO GO estimates the remaining charging time by analysing the battery voltage and its capacity to accept charge.
What is the difference between TIME TO GO and an MXS 5.0 charger?
TIME TO GO has a different display. Instead of the various charging steps, you see a display that counts down the time left until the battery can be used.
What does "CARE" mean?
This means that the battery is now fully charged and that the charger has switched to maintenance mode.
Can I use the charger on my boat batteries?
YES, you can, if you have 12 V lead-acid batteries. Note that TIME TO GO is optimized for batteries from 20 to 90 Ah (up to 160 Ah for long term maintenance).
How many amps does TIME TO GO provide?
It provides a maximum of 5 A and varies according to the needs of the battery.
What does the "TRY" lamp mean?
When the "TRY" LED is lit, it means that you can try to start the vehicle ONCE if you're in a hurry. At that point the battery is charged to about 30–40% capacity, and it should be charged fully at the first possible opportunity.
If I choose Recond, how do I know when it's finished?
When the charger is in "Care" mode it also means that the reconditioning is complete. Reconditioning is activated by pressing the Mode button and selecting "Recond".
I can't guarantee that I will be at home when the charger says it's finished. Should I disconnect it and continue charging when I come home?
No, you don't have to monitor on the charger. It will automatically switch to maintenance mode and keep the battery fully charged until you return.
The charger has switched to error mode. What could the problem be?
If you want to leave the battery in maintenance mode long term, you should make sure that the charger has successfully charged the battery and that the "Care" light is showing.
1. First check that the charger is connected correctly. Check that the positive clamp (or eyelet) is connected to the battery's positive pole (or the positive charger terminal) and the negative clamp (or eyelet) is connected to the chassis (or the negative charger terminal), and not the other way round.
How do I know the battery is fully charged?
2. The charger has discovered a problem inside the battery. The charger will try repeatedly to continue, but if it can't, it will switch over to error mode. Causes can include cell faults, sulphation or the battery's capacity to retain charge.
Try first to restart the programme by pressing the Mode button.
Error mode can also be shown if the loads on the battery are too great, making the voltage decrease too quickly. Disconnect these loads and try again.
3. Test the charger on another battery to exclude the possibility of a charger fault.
When the green "Care" light shows, the battery is fully charged.
How should I connect TIME TO GO?
Batteries installed in vehicles should in the first instance be connected according to the vehicle's user manual. If the manual is not available, connect the positive clamp (or eyelet) to the battery's positive pole (or positive charger terminal), and the negative clamp (or eyelet) to the chassis (or negative charger terminal). With a free-standing battery, connect the positive clamp to the positive pole and the negative clamp to the negative pole.
Why is TIME TO GO recommended for 20 Ah and upwards?
The estimation of time remaining is less accurate with lower-capacity batteries.
What does "GO" mean?
This means that the battery is over 80% charged and the vehicle can be started. We recommend that you complete charging at the first possible opportunity.