New Versatile Battery Splitters for VETUS

By MarEx 2014-10-14 11:43:00

Simultaneous charging of 2 or 3 battery banks from any charging source, with negligible voltage drop.

A battery splitter may be considered as an automatic battery selector switch. It ensures automatic distribution of the charging current from the alternator and/or the battery charger, to all banks of batteries, whilst keeping them insulated as supply sources. This is possible by virtue of the fact that the electronics employed, allow current to flow from the charging source to each of the battery banks separately and not the other way around. In other words: it is not possible for one battery bank to discharge into another. The battery for domestic services may be (almost) exhausted but the starter battery will remain unaffected. Once the engine has been started, the alternator will automatically recharge all banks of batteries. In contrast with diode splitters, this alternative has negligible voltage drop, due to the use of mosfet transistors instead of diodes (0.1 V at 20 A, instead of 0.7 V). Therefore, the actual charging voltage is almost identical to the voltage provided by the alternator, ensuring optimum battery charging. There is no need to compensate the output of the alternator, even if that is possible. These new battery splitters feature an auxiliary connection, which provides feedback to voltage sensed alternators.

VETUS battery splitters are suitable for 12 and for 24 Volt installations, for 2 or 3 battery banks, and for 1 or 2
alternators. The maximum charging current is 150 A

The BS150 in brief:
• Allows up to 3 batteries to be charged, each in a separate circuit
• Allows connection of up to 2 alternators
• Suitable for a charging current of 150 Ampère
• Minimum voltage drop
• Maximizes battery service life
• Suitable for both 12 Volt and 24 Volt systems

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.