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<p align="center" class="style5">PulseTech® XC100-P Xtreme  Charge™ Review</p>

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<p align="left">Review By: Gary 

MSRP: $99.99</p>

<p align="left">We here at ATVTORTURE have several machines in our test group and as  a result we don’t get the chance to ride each one as much as we’d like.  There are also the inevitable logistical problems that need to be  overcome each time we want to ride. Is it going to rain?...Who is  watching the kids?...Who in the test team is off?...Do we have a  photographer?. Therefore, any type of ATV malfunction can create a  real problem. </p>

<p align="left">We find ourselves constantly working on our quads. We seem to be either adding a new accessory, modifying another or simply performing preventive maintenance. One thing that is often overlooked is battery maintenance.  The new sealed batteries on our quads do not leave much room for error,  by the time we realize the battery is dead it’s usually too late. Not too mention the fact that a lot of the newer quads on the market do not come with an auxiliary pull start.

Have you  ever gotten on your quad, turned the key, pushed the button and heard that  dreaded “click “ – “click”. Hopefully  you were in your garage and not on the trail when this unfortunate event  happened.

No need to  worry any more about the above problem happening with the PulseTech® XC100-P  Xtreme Charge™</p>

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<p align="left">The PulseTech® Products Corporation XC100-P Xtreme Charge™ is a Five-Stage Maintenance Charger.  You can use it for evaluation and testing. A unique test feature evaluates the battery thoroughly during the initial connection.  It also determines the appropriate charge rate based on its size and  condition. It tests the battery continually for as long as it is  connected to the charger to maintain the optimal bulk or float charge  rate. This test step incorporates a "Bad Battery" indication if it  determines the battery is faulty and cannot be re-charged. </p>

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Use Xtreme Charge for  maintenance and bulk charging. It's designed to be a maintenance charger for  any type of 12-Volt lead-acid battery. By imposing only the appropriate amount  charge rate, the battery is maintained safely at its proper operating voltage  indefinitely. Conversely, if the charger is connected to a discharged battery,  its bulk charge capability (2.5 A actual/5 A effective) will  re-charge the battery rapidly and safely so it can be put back into service  quickly. </p>

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A proprietary  computer-integrated technology measures both voltage and current to determine  the appropriate amount of charge the battery is able to accept at any given  time. As the pulse and saturation charges improve the battery's condition, the  charge rate may be increased safely to an optimal level. This proprietary  algorithm protects the battery from the risk of damage due to overcharging. 

The XC100-P features  variable float charge. PulseTech's intelligent circuitry imposes the correct  amount of charge rate as determined by the continual evaluation of the  battery's condition. The charge rate may be as minimal as 0.2 A during typical float up to the full  2.5 A for more deeply discharged batteries. This variable float  charge ensures optimal charge rate is applied to the battery. </p>

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PulseTech's unique and  patented PULSE technology increases the duty and life cycles of any size or  type of 12-V lead-acid battery by minimizing the size of the lead sulfate  crystals. This allows a battery to accept as much charge as possible. PULSE  technology helps ensure that your new batteries will stay in like-new condition  while older batteries often improve dramatically. Duty cycles are typically  extended from three to five times for all types of lead-acid batteries! Xtreme  Charge is ideally suited for AGM and maintenance-free batteries (from less than  10 Ah to over 150 Ah). The combination of patented pulse technology and  proprietary charging algorithm typically allows it to charge these  high-performance batteries more fully. It also maintains a safe charge profile  for traditional batteries including flooded, fill and charge and gel. </p>

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[IMG][/IMG]We had a chance to test this system on our  Honda Rincon,  which needed a battery. The results were remarkable. We never got a chance to use the included quick disconnect cable that can be hard wired  to your battery. We found that the included alligator clips were just  as easy to use for our application. The thing I like about the quick  disconnect was that I can hook this up to my quads battery and have the  piece of mind that it will be fully charged when I have a chance  to get out for a quick ride around the track or into the wilderness to explore new trails.</p>

<p align="left">The LED  display was very easy to read and tells you the status of the current charging  system. It even has reverse polarity protection which  I had a chance to test due to my ignorance when first trying to use the  XC100-P.</p>

<p align="left">In summary the PulseTech® XC100-P Xtreme Charge™ is the perfect  companion to your ATV maintenance arsenal. It’s easy to use design  makes it perfect for those that like a “Plug and Play” function.  This charge is so user friendly, that I see us using it a lot more  often now. It has the operating instructions on the back of the actual  unit. Unfortunately, we could not find a hard copy instruction manual.  We felt this would have been useful if packed with the unit from the  factory. </p>

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<p align="left">[i]  ATVTORTURE[/i] is happy to give the PulseTech® XC100-P Xtreme Charge™ the “TORTURED” stamp of  approval.

<p align="left">Pros:</p>
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    [*]Easy to read LED’s 

    [*]Full instructions are printed       on the back of the unit for quick reference.

    [*]Fuse protected

    [*]Reverse polarity protected with       audible alarm

    [*]Ability to complete a       diagnostic test on the battery

    [*]Optional alligator clips or the       ability to hard wire it

    [*]Fuse protected and spark proof

    [*]5 year warranty

<p align="left">Cons</p>
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    [*]Larger that most battery       optimizers

    [*]Lack  of user instructions with the unit 


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