DCS-LFP-1260 (12V 60AMP LIFEPO4 MAINS CHARGER)

DCS 12V 60Amp AC to DC LFP (LiFePO4) Battery Charger.

The DCS-LFP-1260 is a fully automatic AC mains to DC 12V LiFePO4 charger. Suitable for boats, RV’s, caravans and portable applications. These has been specifically developed for the high performance DCS 12V range of batteries. And powering off generators, with a soft start feature to ramp the generator up slowly.

  • AC input voltage range is very wide between 200VAC to 260 VAC
  • Fan cooled designed for 100% duty cycling
  • Dimension 290 x 150 x 90mm
  • 4KGs weight
  • 2 Year Replacement warranty
  • LCD Display with total Ah charged, voltage, charing duration & current

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DCS 12V 60Amp AC to DC LFP (LiFePO4) battery charger.

The DCS-LFP-1260 is a fully automatic AC mains to DC 12V LiFePO4 charger. Suitable for boats, RV’s, caravans and portable applications. These has been specifically developed for the high performance DCS 12V range of batteries. And powering off generators, with a soft start feature to ramp the generator up slowly.

– AC input voltage range is very wide between 200VAC to 260 VAC
– Fan cooled designed for 100% duty cycling
– Dimension 290 x 150 x 90mm
– 4KGs weight
– 2 year replacement warranty.
– LCD display with total Ah charged, voltage, charing duration and current

Power Up Your Batteries Safely with Our Reliable LiFePO4 Battery Charger. Designed for Versatility, This Lithium Battery Charger Caters to All Your Charging Requirements.

12v lithium battery charger

Technological advancement in electrical storage facilities gives us the up to date and ultra-modern products that are meant to overcome the limitations of earlier battery storage systems. We have been using lead-acid batteries for over 150 years; however, the researchers have come up with the updated lithium batteries built to provide numerous benefits that have exponentially increased popularity. The availability of accessories for lithium-ion batteries with added features also brought positive impacts. 12v lithium battery system is the most common one as most of our electrical appliances are designed for 12v design. A 12v lithium battery charger is super-hot and in demand for lithium batteries like a pro. These chargers are intelligent and come with bundles of features that the typical charger doesn’t offer.

LiFePO4 Battery Chargers

We have high-quality LiFePO4 battery chargers that are designed for superior performance. This battery charger can charge your 12v battery at a rate of 60 amps. This efficient battery charger is equally best for boats, RVs, home batteries, forklifts, and caravans.

It comes with LED indicators to show you the status of the process. The battery charger can perform both charging and discharging functions that are suitable for most batteries. Furthermore, it is made of high-quality material, and it is durable enough to last for a long time.

Overcharge Protection by LiFePo4 Battery Chargers

Have you ever wondered why we need to charge our batteries? Well, it is a very important thing for your battery. Without charging, your battery will not work and can damage your device. We often use our device for a long time, so we have to charge it regularly. But there are some chargers that can damage the battery if you charge it too long. This is because these chargers do not have overcharge protection and they can cause fire if charging too long. This problem can be solved by installing DCS LiFePo4 battery chargers. This charger has overcharge protection, which prevents damage to your battery from overcharging.

LiFePo4 battery chargersWhat are the Key Features of LiFePo4 Battery Chargers?

LiFePo4 battery chargers are the best way to charge your LiFePo4 batteries. They are a great way to keep your batteries in working order and make sure they work when you need them.

There are many features that make LiFePo4 Battery Chargers the best option for charging your batteries:

  • They have a built-in protection from overcharging, short circuit, and reverse polarity
  • They have a low voltage alarm function that notifies you when your battery needs charging
  • They have a high-quality output current to charge your batteries quickly

Best Battery Chargers

Deep Cycle Systems strives to provide the best energy solutions to Australian families. Our battery chargers are perfect for homes, cars, campervans, workshops, boats, and motorbikes. Our chargers come with eyelet connectors and clamps. These smart chargers offer reverse polarity protection by cutting off power to prevent damage.

Variable Absorption Time

The variable absorption time protects the battery from being overcharged. During the shallow discharge, the absorption time is kept for a shorter time.

12v lithium battery chargerBatterySafe Mode

The BatterySafe mode manipulates the voltage levels to a required class to prevent the likely damage due to excessive gassing.

Temperature Compensation

The charger will decrease the voltage with increasing battery temperature, and it helps in expected fluctuations of battery temperature.

Charging the Dead Battery

Our chargers work intelligently and will attempt to charge a deeply discharged battery. The charger will force-feed low current and return to the standard charging phase when the ample voltage level reaches the battery terminals.

Efficient Chargers

The 12v lithium battery charger by Deep Cycle Systems comes with a 92% efficiency rate, the highest industry standard. These chargers use only less than a watt once your lithium-ion battery is fully charged. Our chargers are five to ten times more efficient than any other chargers.

Why Choose 12v Lifepo4 Battery Over 12v Lead-Acid Batteries?

The 12v Lifepo4 battery is a present-day innovation that has been around for the last 25 years. Over the past few years, the technology of lithium-ion batteries has advanced. They are safer while working more efficiently when powering your appliances, cars, and small gadgets such as cell phones and laptops. This version of Lithium-ion batteries is cathode-free as it provides higher performance in its applications.

Deep Cycle System is a battery provider for lithium batteries. With the lifepo4 batteries being the best chemistry of lithium battery, we offer a wide range of batteries suitable for household use to commercial use across all Australia’s major cities, including Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne.

12v Lifepo4Why are Lithium-Ion batteries Superior?

However, lithium-ion batteries may not be the cheaper option due to the longer life span and zero maintenance. They are far more superior when compared to the standard lead-acid battery. They offer the following advantages over the regular battery.

  • Lithium-ion batteries are trouble-free as they require no maintenance.
  • They have a longer life span.
  • They are significantly safer.
  • Carry less weight; hence easy to manoeuvre when required.
  • They offer improved charge and discharge efficiency.

Offers Increased Performance

A batteries performance is the key determinant when it comes to installing a battery. This lithium-phosphate lithium-ion battery can slow discharge, have a longer shelf life, and have less weight. Resultantly the service life lasts up to 5 to ten years or longer. Henceforth, significantly increasing the running time compared to any lead-acid or other lithium-ion battery chemistry. In addition, lithium-phosphate takes less time charge; lithium-phosphate type of lithium-ion battery is the answer for more performance.

Increased Stability and Safety

The chemistry of the lithium iron phosphate battery is highly stable. 12v lifepo4 batteries, based on phosphate, offer more excellent thermal and chemical stability. It increases the safety compared to the batteries made with other cathode materials.

In addition, the cells of lithium-phosphate batteries are incombustible hence safer in case of mishandling during discharging or charging. They withstand harsh conditions of cold and hot weather. These batteries work great in rain or other rough terrains.

Less Space Required

Lithium phosphate batteries require one-third of space compared to the same efficiency of lead-acid batteries. In addition, they carry half weight when compared to other manganese oxide batteries. It is safer, more reliable, and takes less space.

Lithium Batteries Reduce Carbon-Footprint

Lithium Phosphate batteries have no rare earth metals. They are non-toxic as well as non-contaminating. Batteries containing nickel oxide lithium pose a severe environmental risk as the internal chemicals found in them degrade with time, causing leakage and eventually seeping into the ground, contaminating the environment.

Lithium Phosphate Batteries Are Maintenance-Free

Unlike regular lead-acid batteries, this chemistry of batteries requires no maintenance to extend their lifespans. They carry a low self-discharge and can be stored over a more extended period.

Why Choose Us?

Deep Cycle Systems is a reputable top-notch electrical power solution provider. Our products are durable, long-lasting and come with hassle-free installation by our expert installers. Being in the power solution, we at Deep Cycle Systems provides extensive after-sales services for our valuable customers. Our product line is offered at a highly affordable price range with maximum durability. We at DCS are committed to excellent product service along with affordability.

12v Lithium Chargers to Charge Your Boat Battery

Deep Cycle Systems offers 12v Lithium Chargers specifically designed to efficiently charge your boat battery, ensuring it’s always ready for your next maritime adventure. These chargers are optimised for the unique requirements of marine environments, providing fast, safe, and effective charging for 12v lithium batteries. With features like waterproof construction and corrosion resistance, DCS 12v Lithium Chargers are built to withstand harsh conditions at sea, making them an essential tool for any boating enthusiast looking to maintain the health and longevity of their battery.

12v Lithium Chargers – Essential for Marine Adventures

 

Ensure your boat is always ready to sail with DCS 12v Lithium Chargers, designed to deliver efficient and reliable charging in marine environments, keeping your adventures uninterrupted.

3 Things to Consider When Searching for Lithium Battery Chargers

When searching for Lithium Battery Chargers, consider three critical aspects to find the right charger for your needs: compatibility, charging speed, and safety features. Deep Cycle Systems emphasises the importance of selecting a charger that matches your battery’s specifications to prevent damage.

Additionally, consider how quickly you need your battery charged; DCS offers chargers with various charging speeds to suit different requirements. Lastly, safety features like overcharge protection, temperature monitoring, and short-circuit prevention are crucial to ensure the charging process is safe for both the battery and the user.

Choosing the Right Lithium Battery Chargers

Selecting the right Lithium Battery Chargers involves considering compatibility, charging speed, and safety features, ensuring your battery is charged efficiently and safely, as emphasised by Deep Cycle Systems.

DCS Lithium Battery Charger with Fan Cooled Design

The DCS Lithium Battery Charger features a fan-cooled design, ensuring efficient heat dissipation during the charging process. This innovative cooling system prevents overheating, thereby enhancing the charger’s performance and extending both the charger’s and the battery’s lifespan. Ideal for intensive use cases where chargers are operating for extended periods, this design feature makes the DCS charger a standout choice for users requiring reliability and longevity in their charging solutions.

Lithium Battery Charger With Enhanced Charging Performance

With its fan-cooled design, the DCS Lithium Battery Charger offers enhanced performance and safety, ensuring your batteries are charged efficiently without the risk of overheating.

Our Lifepo4 Charger has LCD Displays Ah Charged and Information about Voltages

Deep Cycle Systems’ Lifepo4 Charger is equipped with an LCD display that provides real-time information on ampere-hours charged and voltage levels. This feature allows users to monitor the charging process closely, making adjustments as needed for optimal charging. The LCD display ensures that users are well-informed about the battery’s status and the charger’s performance, facilitating better battery management and maintenance. With this advanced feature, the DCS Lifepo4 battery charger stands as a user-friendly and efficient charging solution for all your lithium battery needs.

Real-Time Charging Insights

Stay informed about your battery’s charging status with the DCS Lifepo4 Charger, featuring an LCD display for real-time insights into ampere-hours charged and voltage levels, enhancing your charging experience.

Lithium Battery Charger 12v to Charge Forklift Batteries

Deep Cycle Systems’ Lithium Battery Charger 12v is the ideal solution for charging forklift batteries, offering a robust and efficient charging process tailored to the demanding requirements of industrial environments. This charger is designed to rapidly and safely charge 12v lithium forklift batteries, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum productivity in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. With advanced charging technology, the DCS 12v charger enhances battery performance and longevity, providing a reliable power source for your forklift operations.

Optimised Charging for Industrial Use

Experience optimised charging for your forklift batteries with the DCS Lithium Battery Charger 12v, ensuring your equipment stays powered for longer, enhancing operational efficiency and reliability.

Lipo 4 Battery Charger

The Lipo 4 Battery Charger from Deep Cycle Systems is specifically engineered for high-performance lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries, providing fast, safe, and efficient charging. This charger is equipped with precision controls to cater to the specific needs of LiPo batteries, maximising their lifespan and performance. Ideal for hobbyists and professionals alike, the DCS Lipo battery charger is the perfect tool for ensuring your LiPo batteries are charged correctly, maintaining their health and readiness for use in drones, RC cars, and other high-demand applications.

Precision Charging for LiPo Batteries

Ensure your LiPo batteries are always at peak performance with the DCS Lipo 4 Battery Charger, offering precision charging that maintains battery health and power output.

Intelligent LiFeP04 Battery Charger Ensure Overcharge Protection

Deep Cycle Systems introduces an Intelligent LiFeP04 Battery Charger that guarantees overcharge protection, safeguarding your batteries against potential damage from excessive charging. This smart charger is designed to automatically adjust the charging process, preventing overcharging and enhancing battery safety. With its advanced technology, the DCS battery charger is an essential tool for maintaining the health and longevity of your LiFeP04 batteries, making it a reliable choice for various applications, including renewable energy systems, electric vehicles, and portable power solutions.

Lifep04 Battery Charger – Smart Protection for Your Batteries

With the DCS Intelligent LiFeP04 Battery Charger, enjoy peace of mind knowing your batteries are protected against overcharging, ensuring their safety and extending their service life.

12v Battery Charger Lithium – Forget About Short Circuit and Reverse Polarity

The 12v Battery Charger Lithium from Deep Cycle Systems is designed to eliminate worries about short circuits and reverse polarity, offering a stress-free charging experience. Featuring built-in safety mechanisms, this charger detects and prevents potential short circuits and incorrect polarity connections, protecting both the charger and the battery from damage. The DCS 12v lithium ion battery charger is the go-to solution for users seeking a reliable and safe way to charge their lithium batteries, ensuring hassle-free operation and optimal charging efficiency.

12v Battery Charger Lithium – Hassle-Free Charging Safety

Charge with confidence using the DCS 12v Battery Charger Lithium, designed to prevent short circuits and reverse polarity, ensuring a safe and efficient charging process for your lithium batteries.

Lithium Car Battery Charger Can Charge Lithium Batteries Efficiently

Deep Cycle Systems’ Lithium Car Battery Charger is designed to charge lithium batteries efficiently, providing the optimal balance between speed and battery health. This charger uses advanced technology to ensure that lithium car batteries are charged quickly, while also implementing safeguards to prevent overcharging and overheating. Ideal for electric vehicles and high-performance cars, the DCS Lithium car battery charger maximises the potential of your lithium batteries, ensuring they are always ready to deliver peak performance.

Efficient Charging for Peak Performance

Trust the DCS Lithium Car Battery Charger for efficient charging that keeps your lithium batteries in top condition, ready to deliver the high performance your vehicle demands.

Battery Charger Lithium Battery for Workshop Power Tools

The Battery Charger for Lithium Batteries from Deep Cycle Systems is perfectly suited for powering workshop tools, ensuring your power tools are always ready for the job. This charger is designed for the demanding environment of a workshop, offering rapid charging times and robust protection features for lithium batteries. The DCS Battery Charger Lithium Battery ensures your cordless power tools maintain optimal performance, enhancing productivity and reducing downtime in your projects.

Power Your Workshop Tools Reliably

Keep your workshop running smoothly with the DCS Battery Charger for Lithium Batteries, providing reliable and fast charging for your power tools’ lithium batteries.

Lithium Ion Car Battery Charger – Optimal Charging and Extending Battery Life

Deep Cycle Systems’ Lithium Ion Car Battery Charger is engineered to offer optimal charging, significantly extending the life of your lithium-ion car batteries. This charger is equipped with smart technology that adjusts the charging rate to the battery’s needs, promoting longevity and maintaining battery health. Ideal for all types of vehicles, the DCS Lithium Ion battery charger ensures that your battery is efficiently charged and ready to go, minimising wear and extending battery life.

Extend Your Battery’s Life with Smart Charging

The DCS Lithium Ion Car Battery Charger is your solution for extending the life of your car’s lithium-ion batteries, providing smart, efficient charging that keeps your battery in prime condition.

Car Battery Charger Lithium for RC Remote Control Batteries

For enthusiasts of RC (remote control) vehicles, Deep Cycle Systems offers a Car Battery Charger Lithium specifically designed for RC batteries. This charger ensures your RC batteries are charged quickly and safely, providing you with maximum playtime and performance. The DCS li ion battery charger Lithium is compatible with a wide range of RC battery types, offering precise charging controls to optimise battery life and performance. Whether for racing, flying, or boating, your RC vehicles will always be ready for action with DCS’s reliable charging solution.

Car Battery Charger Lithium – Maximise Your RC Experience

Maximise your remote control vehicle experience with the DCS Car Battery Charger Lithium, ensuring your RC batteries are always charged and ready for action, offering you uninterrupted play and performance.

Automotive Lithium Battery Charger Ensure Constant Voltage Level and Peak Performance

Deep Cycle Systems’ Automotive Lithium Battery Charger is specifically designed to maintain a constant voltage level, ensuring your vehicle’s battery operates at peak performance. This charger is equipped with advanced technology to regulate the charging process, providing a stable charge that maximises battery efficiency and lifespan. Ideal for modern electric and hybrid vehicles, the DCS lithium battery charger for cars guarantees that your automotive batteries are always in optimal condition, ready to deliver reliable power and performance.

Maintaining Battery Health for Automotive Excellence

Ensure your vehicle’s battery remains in top condition with the DCS Automotive Lithium Battery Charger, designed to provide constant voltage for peak performance and extended battery life.

Li Ion Car Battery Charger Ensure Optimum Voltage Level and is Short Circuit Proof

The Li Ion Car Battery Charger from Deep Cycle Systems offers an optimum voltage level for charging, coupled with built-in short circuit protection, ensuring the safety and longevity of your car’s battery. This charger intelligently adjusts to the battery’s needs, preventing overcharging and voltage spikes, while its short circuit proof design adds an extra layer of safety during the charging process. Suitable for all types of vehicles, the DCS Li Ion car charger is the perfect solution for maintaining your car’s battery at its best, ensuring it’s always ready for the road.

Safe and Effective Charging Solution

With the DCS li ion car battery charger, enjoy a safe and effective charging solution, designed to protect against short circuits while ensuring optimum voltage levels for your car’s battery.

12v Lithium Battery Charger for Solar Power Systems

Deep Cycle Systems’ 12v lithium battery charger is an essential component for solar power systems, designed to efficiently charge 12v lithium batteries with solar-generated power. This charger optimises the conversion of solar energy into electrical energy, storing it in lithium batteries for later use. With its ability to handle the fluctuating power supply from solar panels, the DCS 12 volt lithium ion battery charger ensures that your solar power system operates efficiently, providing a reliable and sustainable energy solution for off-grid living, remote applications, and backup power.

12v Lithium Battery Charger – Efficient Solar Energy Conversion

Maximise the efficiency of your solar power system with the DCS 12v Lithium Battery Charger, designed to charge your lithium batteries effectively, ensuring a steady and reliable energy supply.

Lithium Ion Battery Charger 12v to Charge eBike Lithium Batteries

The Lithium Ion Battery Charger 12v from Deep Cycle Systems is perfectly tailored for charging eBike lithium batteries, providing a fast, safe, and efficient charging solution. This charger is designed to meet the specific needs of eBike batteries, offering a compact and user-friendly charging option that enhances the performance and longevity of your eBike’s power source. Whether you’re an avid cyclist or rely on your eBike for daily commuting, the DCS lithium ion battery charger 12v ensures that your eBike is always powered up and ready to go, making every ride smoother and more enjoyable.

Power Up Your eBike Adventures

Keep your eBike adventure going with the DCS Lithium Ion Battery Charger 12v, offering a quick and efficient charging solution that ensures your eBike is always ready for the next ride.

DCS 12v Lithium Charger Have Intelligent Charging Algorithm Including Constant Current and Constant Voltage Level

The DCS 12v Lithium Charger features an intelligent charging algorithm that meticulously balances between constant current (CC) and constant voltage (CV) levels, ensuring optimal charging efficiency and battery health. This advanced technology allows the charger to adjust the charging rate seamlessly, maximising battery lifespan and performance. Ideal for various applications, from automotive to renewable energy storage, the DCS 12v Lithium ion battery charger ensures your batteries are charged safely, efficiently, and ready for use when you need them most.

Optimised Charging for Maximum Efficiency

Experience optimised charging with the DCS 12v Lithium Charger, designed to intelligently manage charging phases for maximum battery efficiency and longevity.

12v Li Ion Battery Charger Reduce Current Flow in Case of High Temperature

The 12v Li Ion Battery Charger from Deep Cycle Systems is engineered to automatically reduce current flow in the event of high temperature detection, safeguarding the battery from potential heat damage. This feature ensures that charging remains within safe thermal parameters, protecting both the battery and charger from overheating risks. Suitable for demanding environments and intensive use cases, the DCS Li Ion 12v battery charger delivers reliable performance while maintaining the safety and integrity of your battery system.

Enhanced Safety with Temperature Monitoring

Keep your batteries safe with the DCS 12v li ion battery charger, featuring enhanced safety protocols that automatically reduce current flow under high temperature conditions.

DCS Battery Charger 12v Lithium is Designed with Multi-Stage Charging

Deep Cycle Systems’ battery charger 12v lithium incorporates a multi-stage charging process tailored to extend battery life and ensure thorough charging. This approach includes initial soft charging, bulk charging, absorption, and maintenance stages, each designed to suit the specific needs of lithium batteries. By carefully managing the charging cycle, the DCS li ion battery charger enhances battery performance and reliability, making it an indispensable tool for maintaining your 12v lithium batteries in peak condition.

Battery Charger 12v Lithium – Comprehensive Charging for Long Battery Life

Benefit from comprehensive charging with the DCS battery charger 12v lithium, employing a multi-stage process to ensure long battery life and sustained performance.

12 Volt Lithium Battery Charger with Bluetooth Connectivity

The 12 volt lithium battery charger from Deep Cycle Systems stands out with its Bluetooth connectivity feature, offering users the convenience of monitoring and controlling the charging process via a mobile app. This wireless communication allows for real-time updates on charging status, battery health, and more, providing a high level of interaction and control over your battery charging routine. Ideal for tech-savvy users and those requiring precise management of their power systems, the DCS 12 Volt li ion battery charger with Bluetooth connectivity brings charging technology into the modern era.

Smart Charging at Your Fingertips

Embrace smart charging with the DCS 12 volt lithium battery charger, featuring Bluetooth connectivity for enhanced control and monitoring directly from your smartphone, putting advanced charging technology at your fingertips.

Contact Us

Deep Cycle Systems has a great team of cooperative customer care representatives working around the clock to guide and provide our valuable customers with any electrical consultation, purchasing and installation. To purchase the lithium battery chargers for your battery bank, give us a call to our friendly customer service team by dialling 1300 795 327. We have a range of battery chargers with different amperes that suit your battery bank. The higher the ampere means the charger will take less time to charge the battery.

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CELL SAFETY INFO - Why LiFePO4 (LFP)?

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.

WHY YOU CANNOT USE A VSR BETWEEN TWO DIFFERENT BATTERIES CAPACITIES & 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.

What if both batteries are the same, can I run a VSR between exactly the same two batteries?

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. However these devices draw a lot of power when engaged to so it’s best to run the two batteries in parallel and run a load disconnect instead of a VSR.

The advantages of the lithium battery cell chemistry

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.

WHY CAN DCS BATTERIES BE CONNECTED IN PARALLEL WITHOUT ANY EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM?

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.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I FULLY DISCHARGE MY BATTERY TO EMPTY?

The BMS will 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 signal with at least 1A of current to release and wakeup from a cell protection state. Most mains chargers with a lithium profile will do a slow recovery charge as will most solar regulators. Some chargers in 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.

BATTERY MONITOR SETTINGS

Use the following settings:

Charged voltage 14.0V
Tail current 4%
Charged detection time 1min
Peukert 1.05
Charge efficiency 98%
Current threshold 0.1A
C rates: refer to the battery pack capacity

What is the best state/charge to store these batteries ?

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.