Projecta has unveiled its class-leading IDC25 ‘Intelli-Charge’ 25A 9-32V, 3 Stage DC/Solar Battery Charger, providing operators with a host of intelligent features, for safer and more reliable charging.
The unit is the most advanced of its type currently available on the Australian market, allowing owners to reap the benefits of a 3 Stage charge of 12V secondary/auxiliary deep cycle batteries, while ‘on the go’.
A key feature is the unit’s ability to charge simultaneously from both solar and alternator (9-32V) inputs without the need to manually switch from one power source to the other.
IDC25 can also function as an MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) solar controller up to 25A, maximising the power generated from solar panels.
And when operating on vehicle power, the unit offers dual charging modes for compatibility with both ‘smart’ and conventional alternators, making it ideal for use in just about every vehicle.
For greater flexibility, the charger supports multi-chemistry batteries including GEL, AGM, WET and Calcium. As an added bonus, the unit has periodic equalisation capability to remove acid stratification from calcium batteries.
Assisting the IDC25’s performance is an over temperature protection function, which sees the charger automatically adjust its output based on battery temperature. This allows the unit to operate (at a reduced charge rate) in extreme temperatures of up to 80° C without damaging the battery.
Other safeguards include over and under voltage protection, which shuts down the charger if voltage problems are detected, and spark-free protection which prevents the charging process from beginning unless the load is securely connected.
These features prevent accidental damage to batteries and when combined with the unit’s in-built reverse connection protection, provide an extremely safe and robust product well suited to the rigours of long distance touring and off road applications.
Further aiding the IDC25’s performance and longevity is its sturdy construction which makes it shock, vibration and dust-proof. Sealed to IP67, the unit is also water resistant, making it ideal for both in-vehicle and under-bonnet installation.
If mounted under the bonnet, included in the package is additional wiring to set-up an in-cabin L.E.D. indicator to remotely display charging and fault status. Also assisting installation is labelled and pre-wired cabling.
Projecta’s new ICD25 Charger is backed by a 2-year warranty and can be purchased at all leading transport, automotive and four wheel drive outlets throughout Australia.