NOCO Genius G26000 Battery Charger and Maintainer Review

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In Brief: Review of NOCO Genius G26000

This battery is excellent for commercial use due to its fast charging capabilities for large batteries. Let’s see what it has to offer.

The NOCO corporation has the expertise that stretches back over 100 years. This expertise is only added to by the experts they have on staff.

This expertise has been helpful to the trucking community as their chargers like the genius G26000 charge to capacity, safely and in proper time.

Key Specifications of NOCO Genius G26000

NOCO GENIUS G26000 12V/24V 26 Amp Pro-Series Battery Charger and Maintainer It has 11 charging modes, which ensures it is compatible with most batteries in the market.

The charger has an advanced repair mode that drives small pulses of charge to help de-sulfate batteries that had been overcharged.

It offers its users peace of mind with features such as spark-proof technology and reverses polarity protection.

The charger levels unstable current in five amperes of constant current and voltage, which ensures the battery is not damaged by current and voltage volatility.

It is also powerful enough to charge up large batteries for use in workstations quickly.

The unit has excellent performance as it is fast and delivers a vast amount of power in batteries, all done without damaging its chemistry.

This product has a self-diagnosis capability.

The charger comes equipped with tools that offer up information on overcharging or reverse polarity, which is helpful in rectifying any issues.

ParametersDetails
Safety featuresIt features spark-proof technology
Reverses polarity protection.
Voltage compatibilityThe charger can charge batteries at both 12 and 24 volts.
WarrantyThe warranty is free for the first 2 and a half years
A fee has to be paid for the next 2 and a half years.
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How to use NOCO Genius G26000

To safely and properly operate this machine, you should follow the following steps:

  • Verify the stability of the chemistry of the battery.
  • Connect the clamps of the charger to the battery correctly. You should also ensure the AC power plug is well connected to the electrical outlet.
  • In this stage, the charger will now be in standby mode. This is indicated with the light of the orange LED. In this mode, the charger is not outputting any power to the battery.
  • From here, you should pick the mode that best suits the battery you are charging. Press the mode button and hold for up to 4 seconds to enter the advanced modes sections.
  • The LEDs will illuminate the selected mode. The charge will also be illuminated by the LEDs and will change as the battery capacity is charging. These LEDs will indicate the charging process has commenced.
  • The charger can be left connected to the battery to charge. When at capacity, the maintenance capabilities will be triggered. As such, the battery will not experience sulfation and ruin the battery.

Warranty and Repairs

The NOCO corporation has a limited warranty. To get service from the warranty one has to:

  • Register the product with the NOCO corporation
  • Deliver the product to the NOCO repair site as well as the proof of purchase.
  • The owners should also pay any fines that may be required.

The warranty can be considered void if:

  • The product was disassembled or repaired by people other than the NOCO technicians.
  • The product was installed or operated in ways that were not in accordance with the manual’s instructions.
  • If the product was used for purposes other than what is stipulated in the manual.
  • The customer doesn’t register the product with the manufacturer.

The warranty does not cover:

  • Aesthetic damage that does not affect the overall performance of the product.
  • Wear and tear from regular use
  • Products where the serial number has been altered or damaged.

There are charges involved, and they vary on whether you have a receipt or not. For a customer with a receipt, the first two and a half years, there is no charge at all.

For the next two and a half years, there will be a charge of 35% of the MSRP.

For those without a receipt, the warranty will cost about 45% of the MSRP for cover over the entire five years of the cover.

Customer Review Analysis

The sentiments concerning this charger are mostly positive. RV owners and truck owners appreciate it for its capacity to charge large batteries relatively fast.

People with recreational vehicles have found extra utility in charging up their solar power banks, especially when the weather is rather gloomy.

Most consumers agree on the quality that is synonymous with the quality they have come to expect of the NOCO brand. Some of the customers also do have concerns that the charger might be slightly overpriced.

Others do appreciate the charger’s ability to charge large batteries comfortably, but others find the battery does not offer them utility since it does not charge smaller batteries.

 

Pros and Cons of NOCO Genius G26000

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Waterproof adding to its versatility
  • Sturdy construction

Cons

  • Sometimes does not charge small batteries
  • Expensive
 

Who Should Buy

Recreational vehicle and truck owners could get benefit from the capabilities of large batteries in a short duration of time.

This battery has excellent utility; however, there are less expensive alternatives in the market.

This purchase could be justified if it was made by a commercial entity, as it is great for a workstation.

It is not recommended for people with small chargers as it cannot charge them. It is a great charger if you can afford it.

Our Recommendations

The price and charging capabilities suggest that this charger was probably meant for commercial use in workstations or trucks.

People who own recreational vehicles could find a lot of use in this charger. It can be used to charge solar power banks when the weather is cloudy.

This charger is not suitable for people with small batteries, as it cannot charge them.

About Susan Brown

Susan and her husband own a mechanic shop. They do all the work themselves, from fixing cars to hunting for new customers. Susan is the brains of the operation; she writes articles on car repair-related topics based on her own experience. She loves writing about anything related to autos: diagnosing problems with cars, maintaining vehicles, and even how to choose a good mechanic!