Victron Phoenix Charger 12/30 (2+1) 120-240V
Adaptive 4-stage charge characteristic: bulk –absorption –float –storage
The Phoenix Charger features a microprocessor controlled ‘adaptive’ battery management system that can be preset to suit different types of batteries. The ‘adaptive’ feature will automatically optimise the process relative
to the way the battery is being used.
The right amount of charge: variable absorption time
When only shallow discharges occur (a yacht connected to shore power for example) the absorption time is kept short in order to prevent overcharging of the battery.
After a deep discharge the absorption time is automatically increased to make sure that the battery is completely recharged.
Preventing damage due to excessive gassing: the BatterySafe mode
If, in order to quickly charge a battery, a high charge current in combination with a high absorption voltage has
been chosen, the Phoenix Charger will prevent damage due to excessive gassing by automatically limiting the
rate of voltage increase once the gassing voltage has been reached
Less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use: the Storage mode
The storage mode kicks in whenever the batter
y has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. In the
storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2 V/cell (13,2 V for 12 V battery) to minimize
gassing and corrosion of the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘equalize’ the battery.
This feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulphation, a major cause of early battery failure
To increase battery life: temperature compensation
Every Phoenix Charger comes with a battery temperature sensor. When connected, charge voltage will automatically decrease with increasing battery temperature.
This feature is especially recommended for sealed batteries and/or when important fluctuations of battery temperature are expected.
Every Phoenix Charger is ready to communicate with a computer through its RS-485 data port. Together with VEConfigure software, which can be downloaded free of charge from our website
www.victronenergy.com and the data link MK 2-USB (see accessories), all parameters of the chargers can be customised.
Universal 90-265V AC input voltage range and also suitable for DC supply (AC-DC and DC-DC operation)
The chargers will accept a 90-400V DC supply.