Power conversion specialists Ideal Power announce the availability of their latest 25 amp 31FC2512-BHF High Current OEM Battery Charger developed for applications which require longer autonomy times from battery packs. Colin Marchington, Director of Ideal Power, comments, “The majority of commonly available battery chargers are limited to an output of around 18 amps. We have noticed a growing demand for higher charging currents required for larger battery packs being used to provide longer periods of use between charges. A good example of this is the growth in “wild caravanning” which sees caravans and motor homes being used more frequently off purpose-built camp sites where no mains power is available to re-charge the on-board batteries.”
High power battery charging applications will continue to grow as mobile applications, both commercial and military, use increasing amounts of power to run entertainment, lighting, IT and instrumentation systems. For any non-standard applications the UK based Ideal Power IP Support Engineering Team is available to create bespoke power solutions to meet individual requirements.
Key specifications of the Ideal Power 31FC2512-BHF High Current OEM Battery Charger include, maximum charging current 25Adc at 25°C, input voltage 230Vac ± 15%, input frequency 47~63Hz, input current 4A maximum for 230Vac, output voltage 14.4Vdc ± 0.2V (absorption charge) and 13.6Vdc ± 0.2V (Float Charge). The operating temperature range of the 31FC2512-BHF is -10°C to +55°C and on-board “smart fan” provides cooling at high output currents or high ambient temperatures.
The 31FC2512-BHF has comprehensive protection features including, input power limit at 600W (at 25°C), output short protected, output over current, over voltage and low voltage protection, battery reverse polarity protection and over temperature protection.
LED status indicators are provided for power on, over temperature, de-sulphating, bulk charged and flat charged. The 31FC2512-BHF has dimensions of 6.4 inch (163mm) length, 3.54 inch ( 90mm) width, 2.095 inch (53.2mm) height and has a net weight of 560g (1.2376 lb) and is approved to EN60335-2-29 safety agency standards when fitted inside an OEM enclosure