Redarc DC to DC charge SystemsAug 052019
Not so common in the UK but used extensively by Australian 4WD drive enthusiasts is the REDARC range of DC to DC chargers. From the little DC to DC and MPPT charger only to the all singing & dancing DC to DC, Mains 240V charging and MPPT solar.
The REDARC BCDC1240D In-vehicle Battery Charger is the next generation in REDARC's DC to DC charging technology, with additional features that make it the most advanced dual battery charger on the market.
Featuring a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) solar regulator, the BCDC1240D will charge from both solar and the alternator simultaneously. With built-in 'Green Power Priority' it will select solar charging first, meaning less load on the alternator.
Suitable for 12 or 24-volt vehicle systems, the unit will also work with either standard or variable/smart alternators.
The BCDC1240D also comes with patented charging profiles, including a lithium charging profile. The 'Dual' input range will continue to charge all other types of batteries including AGM, GEL, standard lead acid and calcium.
As a guide, the BCDC1240D is used for battery bank sizes over 200AH. For smaller batteries of 75-200AH REDARC recommends the BCDC1225D.
Proven and Tested
The award-winning technology in the BCDC has been independently verified and tested to ensure battery life is maximised, charging your battery to a proven 100%.
Built in Australia and tested for our unique conditions, the DC to DC battery charger will work in the extreme heat of the Simpson Desert, up to 80°C and can handle deep water crossings at Cape York – water, dust and vibration are no match for this charger.
If you’re heading out into the bush and want to get there and back again safely – you can trust REDARC.
Separate DC and solar charging inputs
Maximises the performance and life of your auxiliary battery
Simultaneous DC and solar charging with Green Power Priority
Suits 12V/24V standard and variable voltage/smart alternators
Suitable for AGM, GEL, standard lead acid, calcium and LiFePO4 batteries
Input (Operating) Voltage 9 - 32VDC
Output System Voltage 12VDC
Maximum Charging Voltage 15.3V
Output Current Rating (Cont.) 40A
Input Current (Max.) 40A
Type Approval E-Mark
Input Fuse Rating 60A
Output Fuse Rating 60A
Warranty 2 Years
Standby Current Draw <100mA
Output Power 600W
Width (mm) 120
Height (mm) 37
Length (mm) 165
Weight (kg) 1
The Manager30 is a complete battery management system for charging auxiliary batteries used in recreational automotive and marine applications. The dual battery system incorporates AC, DC and solar inputs to achieve the best charge for an auxiliary battery.
Developed with ease of installation in mind, The Manager30 is compatible with all vehicles and alternator systems including variable voltage alternators.
Whether you’re charging Lead Acid, Gel, Calcium, AGM or Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, The Manager30 represents a complete DC to DC charging and maintenance solution. If you’re charging one auxiliary battery or more, The Manager30 will ensure they’re always fully charged, providing peace of mind when battery charge provides the power source for the comforts of home whilst travelling around Australia.
The Manager30 operates like 6 separate products, it charges an auxiliary battery from the vehicle while on the move, it’s a 240 volt charger, a solar regulator, a battery isolator, a load disconnect controller, all with a remote battery monitor, making it market leading.
Charging lithium batteries
Lithium batteries have improved storage capacity relative to size and weight. They do however require specific charging conditions in order to operate correctly and the battery itself must have an in-built cell management system. REDARC have designed a charging profile within The Manager30 to complement these in-built systems.
Green power priority
The Manager30 is designed to charge an auxiliary battery from multiple sources simultaneously. If 12 volt solar power is available, solar power will be used before topping up the output charging current from another source mains (if available) or DC vehicle power when on the move.
MPPT solar regulator
The built-in Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) solar regulator allows The Manager30 to deliver the maximum amount of power from portable solar panels, even during low light conditions.
Designed to show you auxiliary battery information and charge status. You can customise how your battery is charged and monitor where the charge is coming from. A user-friendly, graphical display monitor lets you know what’s going on, keeping you in control at all times.
Multi Stage AC-DC Battery Charger
Multi Stage DC to DC Charger
Maximum Power Point Tracking Solar Regulator
Dual Battery Isolator
Load Disconnect Controller
Super quiet operation
Charges AGM, Gel, Calcium content, VRLA, Standard Lead Acid and LiFePO4 batteries
Tested to mains power safety standards in Australia
Output System Voltage 12VDC
Maximum Charging Voltage 16.0V* (*Calcium setting in storage mode)
Output Current Rating (Cont.) 30A
Output Power 520W
Input Fuse Rating 40A
Output Fuse Rating 40A
Warranty 2 Years
Protection Short Circuit, Surge, Reverse Polarity, Overload
Input (Operating) Voltage 240VAC / 9 - 32VDC
Length (mm) 445
Width (mm) 185
Height (mm) 79
Weight (kg) 5.5
AC Mains Plug Type AU, NZ, EU
Type Approval CE