After the recent launch of Projecta’s ‘Intelli-Charge’ battery charger range, a line-up developed specifically for use with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries, the company has completed this product line launching a new 12V, 1A Automatic Lithium Battery Charger, the IC100L.
This product is ideally suited to maintaining infrequently used equipment such as motorcycles, jet skis and ride-on mowers. Some of these products may already come with an OE lithium battery, but in other cases owners, particularly those with motorcycles, may retrofit a lithium battery which can provide them with a weight saving of up to 70 per cent.
Given the unique composition of Lithium Iron Phosphate, it’s recommended that these batteries are charged with a battery charger like the IC100L, which is specifically designed for this battery technology.
If Lithium batteries are not managed appropriately,such as not charged with the correct device, they can easily be damaged through overheating and can also be potentially dangerous.
The IC100L and the rest of Projecta’s Intelli-Charge Lithium Battery Charger range utilise a tailored five-stage charging algorithm with two soft starts and lithium-specific voltage levels across the charge cycle. This provides better power density, faster charge times, greater discharge capabilities and inherently safer operation while also extending the life of the battery.
Despite conventional battery chargers not being suitable for use with Lithium batteries, the IC100L and broader Intelli-Charge range can still be used to charge more traditional WET/AGM and CALC batteries if required.
The IC100L is sold as a comprehensive kit that includes battery clamps and a fused vehicle harness to provide multiple charging options. The wiring harness is three metres in length allowing convenient permanent connection to the vehicle and is also polarity protected for safer charging and spark-free operation.
The charger also features a three-pin electrical plug that can be used directly with a standard electrical outlet and also includes an L.E.D indicator which advises the charge status or if there is a battery fault.
Projecta’s new IC100L Automatic Lithium Battery Charger is available from leading automotive, battery specialists and four wheel drive outlets throughout Australia and is backed by a 2-year warranty.