IMPORTANT: These chargers will only function when connected to 110-120V input. Do not connect them to 220-240V or you may damage the charger.
The Gill GC-012 VDC Charger is lightweight and is built in a high strength aluminum case. This is fully automatic and provides a 3 stage charger can be left on the battery for long periods. The LED's light shows the status of when the power is on, charging, and when the battery is charging. The circuit protection is reversed polarity and short circuit protected (fused). The power cord length is 6-feet and a 4-foot charge cord with alligator clips included. The Charge control is modified to a constant current charge and a constant finishing voltage, then to a float standby.
The Gill-012 VDC Charger is UL and CE approved. The charger is supported by the manufacture Gill Batteries with a 2-year warranty.
Bought it based on the Gill battery recommendations. So far so good. Runs quiet and pretty plug and play The quality is very nice compared to those cheap chargers.
Great charger for the GIL batteries! Itâ€™s a quality product that has a switch to turn off/on and a cooling fan. Yellow light when charging and green when done.
The alligator clips are so cheaply made it is extremely difficult to keep them attached to the battery terminals. The cord is also cheaply made. It likely contributes to the problem with keeping clips connected. I recommend choosing something else.
Yes, the GC-012 is safe for maintaining and charging any Gill 12v battery.
Per the supplier: Yes, this can be used to activate a new 12v Gill battery.
Per Gill: It is really only meant for charging and maintaining 12v batteries, not as a GPU. It is much too small for that type of work.
No, the manufacturer does not recommend leaving the Gill GC-012 (11-09985) connected all winter.
Per supplier: Yes, it will do exactly that.
It does not. It's a float charger so it starts out charging the battery to 14 volts and then holds it at a constant 13.5 volt charge so it does not need to desulfate.
Thank you for your suggestion. We have updated the Specifications to include your reference from the manual.
The GC-012 and GC-024/E can be connected/charging/maintaining a battery for up to six months. This information can be found in Gills CMM, Section 5.4 Float Charging.