Blue Power IP65 Chargers offer so much more than standard chargers
The new Blue Power IP65 range of battery chargers are now available from Powerbox Pacific with 5A, 7A, 10A and 15A rated models for 12V batteries and 5A and 8A rated models for 24V battery banks. With each charger two sets of DC leads are supplied, one terminated with clamps and the other set terminated with M8 eyelets.
With a five-year warranty the Blue Power IP65 chargers offer up to 95 percent efficiency and up to four times less heat when compared to the other industry standard models. And once the battery is fully charged, power consumption reduces to 0.5 Watt, some five to ten times better than the industry standard. Durable, safe and totally silent with no cooling fan or any other moving parts. The Blue Power chargers are IP65 rated offering protection against the ingress of dust, water and chemicals. The chargers are protected against overheating with output current reducing as the temperature increases up to 60°C, lowering the thermal stress on the electronic components.
Another feature is the temperature compensated charging where the optimal charge voltage of a lead-acid battery varies inversely with temperature. The Blue Power IP65 Charger measures ambient temperature during the test phase and compensates for temperature during the charge process. The temperature is measured again when the charger is in low current mode during f loat or storage. Special settings for a cold or hot environment are therefore not needed.
The Blue Power IP65 chargers also have a Li-ion battery mode that uses a specific charging algorithm for Li-ion (LiFePO ) batteries, with automatic Li-ion under voltage protection reset.
Most reverse polarity protected chargers will not recognise, and therefore not recharge, a battery which has been discharged to zero or nearly zero Volts. The Blue Power IP65 Charger however offers a recovery function for fully discharged batteries and will attempt to recharge a fully discharged battery with low current and resume normal charging once sufficient voltage has developed across the battery terminals.