New ‘Intelli-Charge’ DC to DC Solar Battery Charger Adds to Impressive Projecta Range
Faster charging of 12-volt auxiliary batteries for recreational and boating use, as well as those used in cars and light commercials, is among the features of the new ‘Intelli-Charge’ IDC45 model from Projecta that has just been introduced to New Zealand.
The new 45A 12V, 3-Stage IDC45 provides many of the same market-leading features of the original Projecta IDC25 charger, but with much larger output.
The new IDC45 provides safe, reliable and faster charging and it also has the versatility to handle more demanding applications, charging 12V secondary/auxiliary deep cycle battery on the go.
Like the IDC25 before it, the IDC45 can charge simultaneously from both solar and alternator inputs, and it can automatically shift between solar and alternator (9-32V) inputs without the need to manually switch from one to the other.
The IDC45 can be used as an MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) solar controller and features dual charging modes for compatibility with conventional and ‘smart’ alternators, which have become common in many modern vehicles.
Underlining the safe and reliable performance of the IDC45 is the fact that it is equipped with over/under voltage, which automatically shuts itself down if an issue is detected, reducing the risk of damage to the battery.
Also included is an over-temperature protection function that sees the charger automatically adjust its output based on battery temperature. This is just precautionary however, as the unit is designed to operate (at a reduced charge rate) in extreme temperatures of up to 80° C.
The IDC45 also features anti-sparking and reverse connection protection systems, both highly desirable features when charging in confined spaces and where flammable liquids and items are nearby.
For greater flexibility, the charger supports multi-chemistry batteries including GEL, AGM, WET and Calcium, which can be selected at the push of a button. As an added bonus, the unit has periodic equalisation capability to remove acid stratification from calcium batteries, improving their operating life and performance.
Further aiding the IDC45’s performance and longevity is its sturdy construction, which makes it shock-, vibration- and dust-proof to IP67 rating. The unit is also water resistant, so it’s ideal for both in-vehicle and under-bonnet installation, along with marine use.
To make installation easier, the unit features pre-wired cabling and if mounted under the bonnet of an RV for example, included in the package is additional wiring to set-up an in-cabin L.E.D. indicator to remotely display charging and fault status.
Overall, the new Projecta ‘Intelli-Charge’ IDC45 provides the ultimate solution for the most demanding DC/Solar battery applications.
The unit is supported by Projecta’s 2-year warranty and is available at all leading automotive outlets throughout New Zealand.
For further information contact Tim Paterson, NARVA New Zealand (09) 525 4575