Advanced Solar Controller and Dual-Battery Charger in One - The IDC25!
— December 09, 2021 | 2 min read
The IDC25 is one of Projecta’s most popular dual battery chargers. One of its best features is its dual input operation. As well as utilising the output of your vehicle’s alternator to charge your secondary or auxiliary battery, the IDC25 will also make the most of any solar power you’re generating.
With Australia being renowned as the sunburnt country, and given the affordability of solar panels, it makes sense to utilise one or more panels to provide a ready source of energy to keep all of your electrically-powered essentials running when heading off the beaten track.
Large, fixed panels are the best way to harness the maximum clean, green, renewable energy from the sun. Unfortunately, the larger fixed, or roof-mount solar panels typically do not come with an in-built solar controller. However, with the IDC25 there’s no need to purchase a separate controller as its internal Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), enables the IDC25 to also operate as an advanced solar controller. This is a great feature built into all of the Intelli-Charge DC/Solar dual battery chargers in Projecta’s IDC range..
The IDC range is able to support simultaneous, dual-battery charging from the vehicle’s alternator, as well as from any solar panel that’s delivering energy. And it does so seamlessly and automatically – without the need for any manual switching.
When driving along, the IDC25 prioritises solar to recharge your batteries – as does all the chargers in Projecta’s IDC range. By supplementing the vehicle’s alternator, it reduces the power-robbing load the alternator places on the engine – which in turn reduces fuel consumption. If there’s insufficient sunlight, the IDC25 automatically switches back to the alternator for re-charging duties.
When parked up, the Projecta IDC25 isolates your secondary battery to ensure your vehicle’s primary battery remains fully charged and ready to start your vehicle. And thanks to the IDC25’s comprehensive multi-stage charging system, it ensures correct and complete charging of your deep cycle secondary battery for longer battery life and better performance.
By continually assessing and adjusting the optimum charging strategy to suit your current conditions, the Projecta IDC25 will harness the maximum power of the sun, to ensure you’ll always have maximum power output – regardless of what the weather is doing.
Better still, the IDC25 also offers a host of other fantastic and useful features, check them out at www.Projecta.com.au – along with the other DC/Solar chargers in the IDC range. And if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to call our helpful Technical Support team at 1800 422 422. Happy camping and trekking!