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IC Series AC to DC Intelligent Battery Chargers

The IC Series Intelligent Battery Chargers offer an ideal way of charging any type of lead acid battery safely and reliably. The rugged, fully protected unit (IP65) can be used in a variety of applications including on trucks, off road vehicles, boats, caravans and in depots and workshops.


Intelligent Charging System

The Alfatronix IC Series is suitable for all types of lead acid batteries. Charging is through a 3 stage system. The first stage is the bulk charging phase. This state is indicated when the yellow LED is illuminated and continues through to stage 2 of the process. When the current is below 10% of the maximum output, the charger automatically adjusts to reduce the output voltage to reliably top up the battery. At this stage the green LED is illuminated indicating that the battery is fully charged. Should the voltage level fall below the nominal values during the maintenance stage, the charger will go back to step one and repeat the process.

A Wide Product Range

There are 4 producst in the range, all accepting the standard European 230Vac inputs.

The products are available for charging either 12Vdc or 24Vdc systems. They use the latest manufacturing techniques and are cool running with high efficiency. Like the other products in our range, they use switchmode technology.

These 12V units are ideal for small vehicle applications such as cars, minibuses, small marine craft, caravans and motorhomes and a variety of industrial uses.

24V units are ideal for heavy vehicle applications such as HGVs, larger marine craft, off road and forestry vehicles and for use in depots and workshops

Rugged & Compact

The chargers are enclosed in a rugged, anodised aluminium extrusion protected from dust, damp and impact to IP65. The units can be installed practically anywhere, on boats or vehicles, on road and off, at depots and garages.

Product Coding

The product code is developed as follows taking the IC 230-12 108 as an example:


IC

Intelligent Charger

230

230Vac Input

-12

12V nominal – suitable for charging 12V lead acid batteries

108

108W Capacity Unit

Choose your IC Series Intelligent Charger

Max Load Nominal Voltage Part Number Size Weight
7A 12 IC 230-12 108 185 x 87 x 45mm 850g
3A 24 IC 230-24 108 185 x 87 x 45mm 850g
17A 12 IC 230-12 240 185 x 87 x 57mm 1450g
12A 24 IC 230-24 300 185 x 87 x 57mm 1450g

Technical Data

Input voltage Range 180Vac – 270Vac (reduced output below 170Vac)
Input over voltage 285Vac
Output voltage (12V units) 13.5Vdc – 14.5Vdc according to charge cycle (STD 14.4)
Output voltage (24V units) 26.8Vdc – 29.0Vdc according to charge cycle (STD 28.8)
Power conversion efficiency Typically 88-91%
Off load current <2mA
Operating temperature -30ºC - +55ºC
Storage temperature -55ºC - +85ºC
Casework Anodised aluminium, dust, water and impact protected to IP65
Connections Input - IEC lead, Output – Flying lead
Output indicators Yellow and green LEDs according to cycle
Mounting method By 4 screws
Safe area protection: Over current Yes, current limited to maximum ratings each model
Over heat Yes, internal control to reduce output in over temperature situations
Transients Yes, protection both on input and output
Wrong polarity protection Yes, with fuse on output
Approvals EN 55022B, EN 61000, EN 6335-2-29
Markings CE 

Alfatronix (Ireland)

sales@alfatronix.ie

Phone: +353 (0)404 62399

C26 Wicklow Enterprise Centre
The Murrough
Wicklow Town
Co. Wicklow
IRELAND