Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:55

Safer battery charging

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A new compact charger designed for lithium ion phosphate batteries keeps them safer and always ready for use, the manufacturer claims.

The Projecta 12V, 1A Automatic IC100L charger can be used with lithium ion phosphate (LiFePO4) and standard batteries.

It’s good for maintaining infrequently used equipment such as motorcycles, jet skis and ride on mowers. 

While many new products come fitted with a lithium battery, some owners – particularly motorcyclists – often retrofit lithium batteries to achieve weight savings of up to 70%.

Such batteries are best charged with a unit like the IC100L to avoid damage. If Lithium batteries are not looked after, such as not charged with the correct device, they can be damaged by overheating – potentially dangerous.

The new IC100L uses a five stage charging algorithm with two soft starts and lithium specific voltage levels across the charge cycle. 

This provides better power density, faster charge times, greater discharge capabilities and inherently safer operation, while also extending the life of the battery. 

Conventional battery chargers do not suit lithium batteries. But the IC100L will charge traditional WET/AGM and CALC batteries.

The Projecta IC100L comes with battery clamps and a fused vehicle harness to provide multiple charging options. 

www.projecta.co.nz 

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