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  • Brand: Bosch
  • Product: Battery charger
  • Model/name: C3
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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C3 Operating Instructions
Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
1555 Centre Road
Clayton, Victoria 3168
For further information please contact Bosch at:
Australia 1300 30 70 40 www.boschautoparts.com.au
New Zealand 0800 452 896 www.boschautoparts.co.nz
Version
3.1
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Stand
09.2014
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	2	 Introduction
	 2	 Scope of delivery
	 3	 List of parts
	 3	 Technical data
	4	 Safety
	 4	 Notes on safety
	 6	 Product description
	7	 Operation
	 7	 Prior to start-up
	7	 Connection
	7	 Disconnection
	 7	 Memory function
	 8	 Mode selection
	 9	 Pulse charging
	 9	 Appliance protection function
	 9	 Overheating protection
	 9	 Maintenance and upkeep
	9	 Disposal
	10	 Information
	10	 Service
	 10	 Important note: Consumer protections
	10	 Warranty
Contents
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Introduction List of parts
	 1	 Charger
	 2	 Mounting hook
	 3	 Power cord with mains connector
	 4	 Charging cable with cable lug
		 (red and black)
	4a	 Fuse
	4b	 Plug
	 5	(+)	Terminal (red)
	6	(–) Terminal (black)
	 7	 Standby / power indicator
	 8	 Mode selection button
	 9	 Reverse polarity protection
	 10	 Charge status
	 11	 Charge status “ok” (lit)
		 Charge maintenance (flashing)
	 12	 Mode 1 | 6 V (charging)
	 13	 Mode 2 | 12 V (charging motorcycle)
	 14	 Mode 3 | 12 V (charging car)
	 15	 Mode 4 | 12 V (charging winter, AGM)
	 16	 12 V operation indicator
Technical data
Primary
Rated
input voltage:	 230 V ~ 240 V / 50 Hz
Starting current:	 < 50 A
Rated input current: 	 max. 0.6 A (rms value)
Power input:	 60 W
Carefully study the operating instructions with
the illustrations page folded out. The operating
instructions should be kept in a safe place and
submitted together with the device in the event
of this changing hands.
The Bosch C3 is suitable for the charging and
trickle charging of 6 V and 12 V lead batteries
with liquid electrolyte, AGM or gel. Only operate the
charger in a well ventilated area.
Secondary
Rated output voltage:	 6 V
			 12 V
Charging voltage:	 14.7 V (± 0.25 V),
			 14.4 V (± 0.25 V),
			 7.2 V (± 0.25 V)
Charging current:	 3.8 A (± 10 %),
			 0.8 A (± 10 %)
Rated output current:	 0.8 A / 3.8 A
Ripple 1 :		 max. 150 mV
Backflow current 2 :	 < 5 mA (no AC input)
Degree of protection:	 IP 65 (dustproof, water-	
			 tight)
Battery type:	 6 V + 12 V lead acid
			 battery (AGM, GEL, open
			 and VRLA)
Battery capacity:	 6 V:1.2 Ah–14Ah /
			 12 V:1.2 Ah–120 Ah
Fuse (internal):	 1.6 A
Noise level:		 < 50 dBA
Ambient
temperature:	 0 to + 40 °C
Dimensions:	 185 x 81 x 55 mm
			 (L x W x H)
The following pictograms/symbols are used in these operating instructions/and product:
The manufacturer cannot accept any liability for
damage arising from improper use. The device is
not intended for commercial applications.
Scope of delivery:
1	Charger
1	 Power cord with mains connector
2	 Terminals (1 red, 1 black)
1	 Charging cable with 2 cable lugs
1	 Set of operating instructions
1	 Hook-type mount
Consult the operating instructions
Heed the warnings and
safety instructions
Caution: Risk of electric shock
Hazardous voltage – Risk of fatal injury
Danger of explosion
Fire hazard
Keep children and others away from the
battery charger when in operation.
Never dispose of electrical equipment
together with household refuse.
For indoor use only.
Dustproof, watertight
IP65
Danger of acid burns!
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Notes on safety
		 Caution: There is a danger of
		 fatal injury from electric shocks if
		 a power cord is damaged.
3	 Never operate the device if the cable, power
	 cord or mains connector is damaged.
3	 Damaged power cords are only to be repaired
	 by appropriately qualified specialists.
		 Keep children and others away
		 from the battery charger when
		 in operation.
	
3	 Children should be kept under supervision to 	
	 make sure they do not play with the unit.
3	 Children are not able to judge the possible
	 hazards associated with electrical equipment.
3	 This unit is not intended for use by anyone
	 (including children) with physical, sensory or
	 mental disabilities or lacking in experience
	 and /or the appropriate knowledge unless
	 they are supervised by a person responsible 	
	 for their safety or receive instruction from
	 this person on how to use the device.
		 Risk of injury!
3	 In the case of batteries permanently fitted
	 in a vehicle, make sure the vehicle is not in 	
	 operation. Switch off the ignition and set the 	
	 vehicle to the parked position, with the parking	
	 brake applied (e. g. passenger vehicles) or the	
	 rope made fast (e. g. power boats).
3	 Use screwdrivers and wrenches with an
	 insulated grip when fixing the charger in
	position.
		 Danger of explosion: Guard against 	
		 highly explosive electrolytic gas
		 reactions.
3	 Hydrogen gas (electrolytic gas) may escape
	 from the battery during charging and trickle 	
	 charging. Electrolytic gas is an explosive
	 mixture of hydrogen gas and oxygen. Contact
	 with naked flames, hot surfaces or sparks 	
	 will cause an electrolytic gas reaction.
3	 Always perform charging and trickle charging
	 in a sheltered, well ventilated area.
3	 Avoid naked flames, hot surfaces and sparks 	
	 during charging and trickle charging.
Safety
		 Danger of explosion and
		 fire hazard!
3	 Never attempt to charge dry or non-rechargea-
	 ble batteries with the charger.
3	 Make sure there is no risk of explosive or
	 flammable substances, e. g. gasoline or solvent, 	
	 being ignited whilst using the charger.
3	 The charging cable must never make contact
	 with any fuel pipes (e. g. gasoline pipes).
3	 Ensure adequate ventilation whilst charging.
3	 During the charging process, place the
	 removed battery on a well ventilated surface.
3	 The charger is not to be used for the charging
	 and trickle charging of damaged or frozen
	batteries.
3	 Prior to connection to the mains, make sure the
	 mains current is the specified 230 V ~ 50 Hz and 	
	 that the system is provided with a grounded 	
	 neutral conductor, a 16 A fuse and an r.c.c.b.
	 (residual-current-operated circuit breaker).
3	 Keep the charger away from naked flames
	 and sources of heat and do not expose to
	 temperatures in excess of 50 °C for a lengthy 	
	period.
3	 Never cover the charger when the unit is in 	
	operation.
3	 Protect the electric contact surfaces of the 	
	 battery against short circuits.
3	 Never place the charger on or directly next
	 to the battery.
3	 Set up the charger as far away from the
	 battery as the charging cable allows.
		 Danger of acid burns!
3	 Always wear safety goggles. Always wear 	
	 protective gloves. In the event of contact
	 with electrolyte, rinse the eyes or skin 		
	 immediately with copious amounts of clean
	 running water and consult a doctor without 	
	delay.
	 	
	 	 Danger of electric shocks!
3	 Never disassemble the charger. Incorrect
	 assembly of the charger can lead to the risk
	 of fatal electric shocks.	
3	 Make sure the mains current has been dis-
	 connected before performing battery charger
	 installation, maintenance and upkeep work.
3	 Only touch the insulated part of the terminals 	
	 (–) and (+).
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Prior to start-up
3	 Read the battery operating instructions before 	
	 connecting up the charger.
3	 Observe the vehicle manufacturer's 		
	 recommendation if the battery is still
	 connected to the vehicle.
3	 Clean the battery terminals. When doing so, 	
	 do not allow the dirt to come into contact 	
	 with your eyes or mouth.
3	 Ensure adequate ventilation. Hydrogen gas 	
	 (electrolytic gas) may escape from the battery 	
	 during charging and trickle charging.
Connection
3	 Connect the (+) terminal (red) (5) of the 	
	 charger to the (+) terminal of the battery.
3	 Connect the (–) terminal (black) (6) of the 	
	 charger to the (–) terminal of the battery.
3	The (–) terminal (black) (6) can also be	
	 connected to the car body, however well
	 away from fuel pipes.
Note: Make sure the (+) and (–) terminals are firm.
	
3	 Only then is the power cord to be connected
	 to the mains current.
As soon as the charger has been connected to the
mains current, it switches automatically to standby
mode. The “Power” indicator will light up.
Note: The charger is provided with reverse
polarity protection. The LED (–)(+) (9) will light up
if the (+) and (–) terminals (5) (6) are interchanged
on connection.
Disconnection
3	 Switch the charger to standby by pressing
	 the Mode selection button.
3	 Always start by disconnecting the power cord 	
	 from the mains current.
3	 Disconnect the (–) terminal (black) (6)
	 of the charger from the (–) terminal of the
	battery.
3	 Disconnect the (+) terminal (red) (5)
	 of the charger from the (+) terminal of the
	battery.
Memory function
If the C3 charger is disconnected from the mains
during charging, the unit stores the mode imple-
mented. On re-connection to the mains and if the
battery is of the same type (6 V or 12 V), the unit
starts up automatically in the last mode. In the
case of a different type of battery (6 V and 12 V),
it switches to standby.
Caution: If mode 3 or 4 (12 V battery > 14 Ah) was
last implemented and a 12 V battery < 14 Ah is then
connected, this may result in overcharging and dam-
age to the battery. In such cases the mode is always
to be set appropriately for the battery to be charged.
	
3	 Never touch both terminals at the same
	 time when the charger is in operation.
3	 Always disconnect the power cord from the
	 socket before connecting the charging cable 	
	 to the battery or disconnecting it from the
	battery.
3	 On completion of charging and trickle charging 	
	 for a battery permanently connected in the 	
	 vehicle, always start by disconnecting the 	
	terminal (–) (black) of the charger from the
	 (–) terminal of the battery.
3	 In the event of malfunctions and damage, 	
	 always disconnect the charger from the mains 	
	 current immediately.
3	 The charger is only to be repaired by qualified 	
	specialists.
3	 Disconnect the charger from the mains current 	
	 and the battery when not in use.
Product description
This unit is designed for charging open as well as
a wide range of closed lead acid batteries used
for passenger cars, motorcycles and certain other
vehicles – e. g. WET batteries (with liquid electro-
lyte), GEL batteries (with electrolyte in gel form) or
AGM (absorbent glass mat) batteries. The battery
capacity ranges from 6 V (1.2 Ah) to 6 V (14 Ah)
or from 12 V (1.2 Ah) to 12 V (120 Ah).
The special device concept permits re-charging up
to virtually 100 % of the battery capacity.
The charger features a total of 4 charging modes
for different batteries in various states. This makes
charging more efficient and reliable.
In contrast to conventional products, the charger
has a special function (pulse charging) which per-
mits the re-charging of more or less flat batteries.
Trickle charging: The charger can be left perma-
nently connected to maintain the full battery charge.
After charging, the charger switches automatically
to the trickle charge mode.
Stringent precautions to prevent incorrect usage
and short circuits guarantee safe working. Thanks
to an integrated circuit, several seconds elapse after
selecting the charging mode before the charger
starts the charging process. This means that the
sparks frequently encountered during the connec-
tion process can be avoided.
In addition, the battery charger is controlled by an
internal MCU (micro-computer unit).
Operation
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Mode 3 | 12 V (14.4 V / 3.8 A)
Suitable for batteries with a capacity of more
than 14 Ah in normal state. Charging mode for
WET batteries and the majority of GEL batteries.
Press the mode selection button (8) to select
Mode 3. The LED (14+16) will light up. If no further
action is then taken, charging starts automatically
after a few seconds and the LED (10) also flashes.
After successful charging of the battery, the LED
will light up (11) and (10) go out.
After a short delay the unit switches automatically
to trickle charge mode and the LED (11) lights.
Mode 4 | 12 V (14.7 V / 3.8 A)
Suitable for batteries with a capacity of more
than 14 Ah in cold state or for many AGM batteries.
Press the mode selection button (8) to select
Mode 4. The LEDs (15+16) will light up. If no
further action is then taken, charging starts auto-
matically after a few seconds and the LED (10) also
flashes. After successful charging of the battery,
the LED will light up (11) and (10) go out.
After a short delay the unit switches automatically
to trickle charge mode and the LED (11) lights.
Pulse charging
This is an automatic charger function which
cannot be selected manually. If the battery
voltage in 12 V mode is between 8 V (± 0.5 V)
and 10.5 V (± 0.5 V) at the start of charging,
the charger switches automatically to pulse
charging. On attaining a battery voltage above
10.5 V (± 0.5 V), the charger switches auto-
matically to the charging mode previously
selected. This enhances the charging process.
Appliance protection function
The charger switches to standby mode in the follow-
ing abnormal situations.
3	 Battery voltage < 6 V (12 V batteries)
3	 Open circuit
3	 Reverse polarity
In the event of reverse polarity, the LED (9)
will also light up. If no other setting is made,
the system remains in standby mode.
In the event of a short circuit at the charging cable,
fuse (4a) prevents damage to the device and the
electrical system. Check fuse (4a) if Mode selection
is not possible.
Overheating protection
If the unit becomes excessively hot during charging,
the output power is automatically reduced to avoid
damaging the unit.
Mode selection
3	 Select the required mode by pressing the
	 mode selection button (8).
3	 The LED for the desired mode will light up.
The following modes are available:
Mode 1 | 6 V (7.2 V / 0.8 A)
Suitable for batteries with a capacity of less
than 14 Ah in normal state. Charging mode for
WET batteries and the majority of GEL batteries.
Press the mode selection button (8) to select
Mode 1. The LED (12) will light up. If no further
action is then taken, charging starts automatically
after a few seconds and the LED (10) also flashes.
After successful charging of the battery, the LED
will light up (11) and (10) go out.
After a short delay the unit switches automatically
to trickle charge mode and the LED (11) lights.
Mode 2 | 12 V (14.4 V / 0.8 A)
Suitable for batteries with a capacity of less
than 14 Ah in normal state. Charging mode for
WET batteries and the majority of GEL batteries.
Press the mode selection button (8) to select
Mode 2. The LEDs (13+16) will light up. If no
further action is then taken, charging starts auto-
matically after a few seconds and the LED (10) also
flashes. After successful charging of the battery,
the LED will light up (11) and (10) go out.
After a short delay the unit switches automatically
to trickle charge mode and the LED (11) lights.
Always unplug the mains connector before work-
ing on the charger.
The unit is maintenance-free.
3	 Switch off the unit.
3	 Use a dry cloth to clean the plastic surfaces 	
	 of the unit.
3	 Never use solvents or other aggressive
	 cleaning agents.
Maintenance and upkeep
Only for EC countries:
		
		 Never dispose of electrical
		 equipment together with
		 household refuse.
According the European Guideline 2002/96/EC
for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
and its implementation into national right, power
tools that are no longer usable must be collected
separately and disposed of in an environmentally
correct manner.
The packaging is made of ecological materials
which can be disposed of at local recycling facilities.
Disposal
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Service
The equipment is only to be repaired by qualified
specialists using genuine spare parts so as to
maintain operating reliability.
Important note: Consumer protections
If you have purchased your product in Australia,
you should be aware that:
This warranty is provided in addition to other rights
and remedies held by a consumer at law. Our goods
come with guarantees that cannot be excluded
under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled
to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for
compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable
loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the
goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of
acceptable quality and the failure does not amount
to a major failure.
If you have purchased your product in New
Zealand, you should be aware that:
This warranty is supplemental to any other rights
and remedies you have under the Consumer
Guarantees Act 1993 NZ, unless your purchase is
made for commercial purposes, in which case Bosch
excludes all consumer guarantees implied in the
Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 NZ in respect of
your product.
Warranty
This unit is supplied with a 2 year warranty as
of the date of purchase. It is manufactured with due
care and checked diligently prior to delivery.
Please retain the receipt as proof of purchase.
In the event of any warranty claims please contact
your sales agent to ensure return of the article free
of charge.
This warranty is only valid for the initial purchaser
and is not transferable.
The warranty applies only to material defects or
manufacturing errors and not to wearing parts
or damage to fragile components, e. g. switches.
The product is intended solely for private use and
not for commercial applications.
The warranty is rendered invalid by incorrect,
inexpert handling, the application of force and
tampering with the device.
1 	 The noise factor describes the current and voltage
	 noise values.
2	 The backflow current is the current consumed by the 	
	 charger from the battery when there is no mains current
	connected.
Information
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