4WD MODIFICATIONS - ELECTRIC & LIGHTS
Projecta has unveiled its class-leading IDC25 ‘Intelli-Charge’ 25A 9-32V, three-stage DC/Solar Battery Charger. The unit is the most advanced of its type currently available on the Australian market, Projecta claims.
A key feature is the unit’s ability to charge simultaneously from both solar and alternator (9-32V) inputs without the need to switch manually 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.
When operating on vehicle power the unit offers dual charging modes for compatibility with both ‘smart’ and conventional alternators.
The charger can be connected to Gel, AGM, Wet and Calcium batteries. For the latter type the charger has periodic equalisation capability, to remove acid stratification from calcium batteries.
Assisting the IDC25’s performance is an over temperature protection function, which lets 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 blocks the charging process unless the load is securely connected.
There’s also inbuilt reverse connection protection.
The IDC25 is claimed to be 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.
For underbonnet installations there’s wiring for an in-cabin LED charging and fault status display. Also assisting installation is labelled and pre-connected cabling.
Projecta’s new ICD25 Charger is backed by a two-year warranty and can be purchased at all leading transport, automotive and four wheel drive outlets throughout Australia.