Projecta has unveiled an exciting new ‘Intelli-Charge’ 45A 12V, 3-Stage Stage DC/Solar Battery Charger, the IDC45, providing operators with many of the same market-leading features of the original IDC25 charger, but with much larger output.
The new IDC45 provides safe, reliable and faster charging and also has the versatility to handle more demanding applications including the ability to charge a 12V second/auxiliary deep cycle battery on the go.
Like the IDC25, the IDC45 can also charge simultaneously from both solar and alternator inputs, and can shift from both 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 as well, and features dual charging modes for compatibility with conventional and the ‘smart’ alternators which have become common in many modern vehicles.
For safe and reliable performance, this easy-to-install unit 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, which 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.
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.
Further aiding the IDC45’s performance and longevity is its sturdy construction which makes it shock, vibration and dust-proof to IP67. The unit is also water resistant, making it ideal for both in-vehicle and under-bonnet installation.
Assisting installation is pre-wired cabling and 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.
Overall the IDC45 provides the ultimate solution for the most demanding DC/solar battery applications.
Projecta’s new ICD45 Charger is backed by a 2-year warranty and is available at all leading automotive, transport and four wheel drive outlets throughout Australia.