Mechanical workshops have to be versatile these days and able to service and maintain a wide array of equipment, from passenger cars and motorcycles to commercial vehicles and even farm machines and boats, particularly if based away from the major cities.
The diverse nature of the vehicles sees them use a variety of different battery types, including deep cycle, AGM, Gel, Calcium, Marine, Stop/Start and Starting, often requiring that each workshop use a number of battery chargers/managers to best suit the various requirements.
Projecta’s new HDBM4000, 8-stage 6/12/24V 3-40A workshop battery manager addresses this by catering to all the mentioned vehicle and battery types in a clever, single unit, providing an all-in-one solution for battery testing, charging and maintenance.
Unlike conventional 40A workshop chargers, the Projecta unit is light and compact while still featuring a tough housing to meet the demands of tough service centre environments.
Simple to use, once connected to the battery the HDBM4000 automatically sets an ideal charge rate (3-40A) and is also manually adjustable if required. With multi-chemistry battery selection, including a cold temperature mode, the advanced eight-stage charging program can help rejuvenate sulphated batteries and remove acid stratification from calcium batteries, ensuring a full charge and optimum battery condition.
As well as its superior charging functions, the HDBM4000 analyses overall battery condition, testing charge level and starting capacity while also checking for alternator faults.
As a power source it can deliver clear and stable power during diagnostic testing ensuring accurate readings and if battery placement is needed, it maintains a constant voltage to ensure vehicle memory settings are retained.
Another great feature of the HDBM4000 is a clever engine start mode which delivers a short and powerful charge that can have a vehicle ready to start in five minutes, while a ‘showroom mode’ allows the unit to operate silently if charging at night or in a quiet environment.
All functions are controlled via simple three button operation, with a large and easy-to-read LCD interface displaying all operational information for the technician.
The unit comes standard with three metre leads and battery clamps, but longer leads of six metres and ten metres are available at additional cost if required. Also available is a docking station bracket that allows fast and efficient mounting of the unit and neat stowage of its leads.
Projecta’s new HDBM4000 is ideal for the commercial workshop, fleet depot or vehicle dealership. The unit can be purchased at all leading transport, automotive and four wheel drive outlets throughout Australia.
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