Explosion-proof / No leakage Low Internal Resistance / Proven Stability Ultra-long cycle life Contracted A Grade cell supply
Guaranteed A Grade
Golf Series Batteries – 48V 100AH (5KWH)
Explosion-proof / No leakage
Low Internal Resistance / Proven Stability
Ultra-long cycle life
Contracted A Grade cell supply
The DCS 48V golf series drop in lithium replacement battery packs are the best thing since sliced bread, no maintenance, charge up only when you want to and feature our comprehensive Bluetooth App monitoring system.
48V 10Amp AC to DC LFP (LiFePO4) Battery Charger (IP-65)
Availability: Out Of Stock – Next Batch Arriving Early DEC
|Case Dimensions (L x W x H)||670mm x 258mm x 220mm|
|Continuous Charge/Discharge Current||50A(2.5kW) / 100A (5kW)|
|Cycling Voltage Range||50.0V ~ 58.0V|
|Bulk Charge Voltage||55.0 ~ 58.0V|
|LVD (Low Voltage Disconnect)||50.0V|
|Nominal Discharge Current||1C|
|Nominal Charge Current||0.5C|
|Peak Power (25C) < 10 Secs||10kW|
|Faradic Charge Efficiency (25C)||99%|
|Battery Roundtrip Efficiency(0.3C, 25C)||98%|
|Cycle Life (100% DoD @ 25C)||>5000 Cycles|
|Available Operating Temperature||-20 ~ 65C|
|Optimal Operating Temperature||0 – 45C|
|Longterm Storage Temperature||0 – 30C|
|Cooling Design||Natural Convection|
|Ingress Protection Rating||IP-67|
|Warranty||5 Years return to base|
|Certifications||UN 38.3, UL 1642, IEC 62133 & 62619, CE|
|Maximum Power||10Amps @ 58.4V (600W continuous)|
|AC Input Voltage Range||200 ~ 260VAC|
|Constant Voltage Charge||58.4V OR 55.0V (16S, 3.2V nominal cells)|
|Auto Resume Voltage||52.5V (storage mode)|
|Dimensions||200 x 150 x 90mm|
|Cooling||Fan forced with over temperature protection|
|Included in the Box||240V mains lead, M8 lugs for permanent installation|
DCS Batteries that are in a sealed traditional style battery case are IP rated 54 unless otherwise specified.
As there is a considerable amount of electronics inside the battery cases, it is important that these batteries are protected from the ingress of particles and water.
IP54 means that there is partial protection against dust & similar particles & protection against splashing water from any direction for a minimum of 10 minutes.
IP54 MEANS THE BATTERIES ARE NOT WATERPROOF
Our DCS Slimline battery range is IP rated to 53 unless otherwise specified.
IP53 means that there is partial protection against dust & similar particles & protection against splashing water up to 60 degrees from the vertical with limited ingress permitted for 3 minutes.
IP53 MEANS THE BATTERIES ARE NOT WATERPROOF.
DCS batteries should be installed and operated in a location that will not exceed the specified operating temperatures.
Make yourself aware of the new requirements that relate to battery storage, IP ratings and venting. Australian / New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS 3001.2:2022)
Each battery has a designated operating temperature range depending on the cell type used.
Our under bonnet Hybrid battery range (using cylindrical cells) is designed to work in ambient temperatures between -30°C to 110°C. Do not operate outside of this temperature range.
Our 12V 180Ah auxiliary batteries have an operating temperature range of -30°C to 60°C. The DCS BMS will not allow these batteries to operate if the 60°C is exceeded.
The DCS BMS will not allow a frozen Battery that is below 0 degrees Celsius to be charged. Charge will only be allowed when the ambient temperature of the battery cell is back above 0°C.
Discontinue the use of a battery immediately if the battery becomes excessively warm whilst in a resting/standby state.
Please check the specifications for the recommended operating temperatures of your particular battery on the DCS website.
Your battery must be secured to prevent movement. Restraints must prevent any movement under a pulling force of twice the battery weight.
The recommended hold-down bracket torque is 4 N-m. or 3.5 lb-ft.
Care has to be taken to prevent the battery lid seal/gasket from deforming when securing the battery, which could affect the IP rating of the battery. Do Not over-tighten the battery holding clamps.
Use only approved Lithium-Iron Phosphate specific chargers for your battery’s nominal voltage, chemistry and maximum charge rate with the correct charging stage voltages.
All DCS 12V cylindrical cell packs to be charged at:
The DCS 12V 180ah Auxiliary prismatic cell pack (SKU: DCS-12V-180ah) to be charged at:
Be aware some chargers have fixed charging voltages and cannot be adjusted.
Check the charger specifications for charging voltage levels & charging profiles before purchasing.
Our under-bonnet dual battery systems, 80ah Extreme & Slimline range, can be charged directly from the vehicle’s alternator, providing that they are the only battery chemistry being charged.
For example, you cannot parallel a Lithium battery to a lead acid battery and charge from the alternator.
This type of set up has to be separated by using a DC-DC Charger.
If you are parallel connecting batteries together, they have to be the same chemistry, nominal voltage, capacity and age.
Each battery has a maximum charge current listed in the specifications table that should not be exceeded; otherwise, permanent damage could be done to the battery.
When the batteries are parallel connected together, this doubles the amount of current the batteries can be charged at.
For example, our DCS 180ah (2 x 90ah ) dual battery system. The maximum charge current is 80 Amps per battery. So 2 x 80A = 160 Amps. This means you can charge these batteries provided your alternator’s max. output does not exceed 160Amps.
Before choosing a battery, check the maximum output current your alternator can produce and also find out the Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) needed to start your vehicle.
Your factory alternator is generally the best alternator to use, and there is no need for high output aftermarket alternators.
Check the specifications table on the DCS website for the particular battery you are interested in, and look for Lithium Cranking Amps (LCA).
If the LCA meets or exceeds the CCA for your particular vehicle, then the battery is suitable for your vehicle.
Connect Battery 1 Positive to Battery 2 Positive
Connect Battery 1 Negative to Battery 2 Negative ( This cable is extremely important as some vehicles use the chassis as a negative link, which is prone to failing due to corrosion, which causes a high resistance. )
When you have batteries that are wired in parallel, as described above, it is good practice to wire your loads and inputs in balance.
What this means is, for example, to connect loads & inputs positive to the first battery e.g. Battery 1 and the negative loads & inputs to the last parallel connected battery e.g. Battery 2.
This is important when using an inverter that can have a high current draw so that they evenly draw from the parallel connected batteries.
If you are not going to be using the battery for some time, charge the battery fully to a 100% state of charge using the correct charging profile and voltages.
Disconnect everything off the battery terminals, and it can be left in this state for up to 3 months.
After 3 months, cycle the battery, fully discharge the battery (11.5 volts), then fully charge the battery, and the battery can then be left in this state for another 3 months.
Every DCS LFP battery pack comes standard with detailed battery monitoring information via Bluetooth. (BLE 4.0 Technology)
The app can be downloaded to Android or iOS devices that are Bluetooth enabled.
Comprehensive battery monitoring information for DCS LFP batteries include
Do not attempt to alter, modify or repair any part of the battery.
Any modifications to the battery will void your warranty.
The BMS will emergency open the circuit of the battery terminals to protect the cells. Typically, you will see 3 - 4 volts across the battery terminals when using a multimeter. The BMS needs a 12V supply with at least 1A of current to release and wake up from a cell emergency protection state.
Most mains chargers with a lithium profile will do a slow recovery charge, as will most solar regulators. Some chargers on the market today that are advertised as ‘lithium’ compatible still don’t have the firmware to do a slow recovery charge to release BMSs. If you have a charger that will not wake up the BMS, the easiest way to wake it up is to connect an unregulated solar panel directly to the battery terminals; however, ensure all loads are disconnected before you do this. Having said that, every system should have a suitable low cut-off voltage to shutdown loads/accessories so that the batteries are not fully drained.
“Batteries cannot be left flat/empty; if the low voltage cutoff is triggered, the battery pack should be fully charged as soon as possible. If access to a suitable charger is not possible, disconnect all loads from the battery terminals. The warranty will be void if the battery pack has been left in a low voltage cutoff state for longer than 14 days.”
The most important thing is to isolate everything from the battery terminals, as cables/loads connected to the terminals cause more power drain as the FET gates have to remain closed to cull the accessory standby loads connected to the battery pack + offset BMS standby power consumption.
Please note AS/NZS 3001 is made mandatory by electrical legislation in each state and territory.
The new standard includes requirements for “connectable electrical installation batteries” covering any battery that is installed with the primary purpose of supplying the living / accommodation features of a transportable structure, which includes recreational vehicles and caravans etc.
Below is a brief summary of some of the new requirements.
Lithium Ferrophosphate (LFP) is a flame retardant, stable, safe and proven cell chemistry that has a very good energy density around 325 Wh/L. This cell chemistry can be engineered for various applications by adjusting the ratio of elements to provide high performance characteristics. E.g. the DCS marine battery range runs 2C cells, which means our little 75Ah battery will discharge comfortably at 75Ah x 2C = 150A. The DCS 80Ah Extreme runs 10C cells which means the 80A can comfortably discharge at 80Ah x 10C = 800A but is of course limited to lower currents due the the Battery Management System.
LFP also has very good cycling durability between 2,000 ~ 12,000 cycles can be achieved depending on how well the cells are managed, and the lowest rate of capacity loss (aka greater calendar-life) compared to other lithium cell chemistries.
Battery cells are simply a bunch of resistors with the ability to store energy. A 100Ah battery pack has a different resistance characteristic compared to a 50Ah battery pack, that theoretical difference in resistance is 2:1. So if you connect a 100Ah battery in parallel to a 50Ah battery there is no way for these two batteries to equalise and therefore you can’t charge them correctly. So for example connecting a 60Ah calcium starting battery to a 120Ah AGM via a VSR (Voltage Sensing Relay) you cannot charge both batteries correctly and from that day onwards you are prematurely destroying both battery packs. Same theory applies with lithium’s it’s still a battery pack.
What’s the solution? A DC-DC charger, you now have a permanent point of isolation (meaning that both batteries are never connected to each other in parallel). The DC-DC charger takes the surplus power from battery A (engine) and chargers battery B (aux/house). This device now allows any battery capacity and or chemistry to be used.
Yes you can, but lithium’s have a different voltage curve, so you would still need to use a programmable VSR to dial them in correctly. You would also need to ensure the batteries are programmed to never exceed a 10%SOC variance, any larger and you risk damaging the BMS's. These devices also draw a lot of power when engaged to so it’s best to run the two batteries in permanent parallel and run a load disconnect instead of a VSR.
Lithium battery cells have a super low resistance so are very easy to charge and very efficient. This level of efficiency means you can charge them at very high C rates. For example if you look at the charge rate of a 100Ah AGM battery the recommended charging current will be around 25A, which is a 0.25C charge rate. If you consider the DCS 12V 100Ah Lithium battery it can be charged at up to 70A which is a 0.70C charge rate. This means you no longer need to consider DC-DC chargers as you can connect our batteries directly to high power charging devices such as suitable alternators, or large buck boosters. For example our popular dual 90Ah battery system for boats and 4WD vehicles, can be connected to alternators up to 160A.
Because our batteries are internally voltage regulated and because our BMS has such a high sustainable peak discharge current they will do an amazing job of equalising very quickly.
The BMS will emergency open circuit the battery terminals to protect the cells. This means there is no longer any resistance in the system. The BMS needs a 12V supply with at least 1A of current to release and wakeup from a cell emergency protection state.
Most mains chargers with a lithium profile will do a slow recovery charge as will most solar regulators. Some chargers on the market today that are advertised as ‘lithium’ compatible still don’t have the firmware to do a slow recovery charge to release BMS’s. If you have a charger that will not wakeup the BMS, easiest way to wake it up is to connect a unregulated solar panel directly to the battery terminals, ensure all loads are disconnected before you do this. Having said that every system should have a suitable low cut off voltage to shutdown loads/accessories so that the batteries are not fully drained.
"Batteries cannot be left flat/empty, if the low voltage cutoff is triggered the battery pack should be fully charged as soon as possible. If access to a suitable charger is not possible, disconnect all loads from the battery terminals. The warranty will be void if the battery pack has been left in a low voltage cutoff state for longer than 14 days."
Most important thing is to isolate everything from the battery terminals, as cables/loads connected to the terminals causes more power drain as the FET gates have to remain closed to cull the accessory standby loads connected to the battery pack + offset BMS standby power consumption.
Use the following settings:
Charged voltage 14.0V
Tail current 4%
Charged detection time 1min
Charge efficiency 98%
Current threshold 0.1A
C rates: refer to the battery pack capacity
Fully charge to 100% isolate everything from the terminals and leave for max 3 months and then cycle (fully discharge and fully charge) and leave again for 3 months etc…. Minimum 4 cycles per year to not effect the cells capacity.
The reason many factory batteries fall over after 9/12 months is because modern/smart alternators typically drop the alternators voltage output to 13.5/13.6V. This voltage is not high enough to charge wet/calcium/lead acid batteries so from the getgo they are destined to fail prematurely. They are typically under charged to around ~80%SOC at these voltages.
So what happens when DCS Hybrid batteries are connected to smart alternators? Exactly the same thing they get charged to around the same 80%SOC. However because LFP has no memory effect that's perfectly fine. By only charging to 80% you are further improving the service life of our batteries. It's no not necessary to charge our batteries over 80%SOC. The only advantage is that you give the BMS a chance to detect full charge voltage and calibrate the SOC readout. So try to plug into mains once a week to fully charge your batteries, especially if your not running any fixed solar supply.
All DCS 12V cylindrical cell packs can be charged as follows:
The DCS 12V 180Ah Auxiliary prismatic cell packs (SKU: DCS-12V-180Ah) need to be charged as follows:
When the battery pack is discharged down to 11.50V the BMS resets to 0%SOC and now is placed in a relearning state - the pack must be fully charged continuously without stopping to calibrate again. Charge it on a mains charger to 14.60V.
Depending on the usage pattern, best to fully cycle the batteries once every 3 months to give the cells a refresh. To fully cycle a 12V pack discharge to 11.50V and charge to 14.60V.