Thumper meets the Projecta IDC25 DC Battery Charger
The new range of Thumper Outback DC units unit are fitted with the latest technology in DC charging; The Projecta IDC25 (V5). This particular DC charger is designed to allow for an optimal input charge to be harnessed from the use of both newer and older model vehicles as well as unregulated 12 volt solar panels.
The IDC25 used on the Thumper Outback DC is designed to alter the initial voltage of your vehicle’s alternator output (input voltage 9-32Volts) in order to produce the voltage selected via the mode setting on the IDC25 (for example: selecting the mode to GEL setting will allow for the charging voltage of approx. 14.2 Volts when charging and a float voltage of 13.8 Volts).
As the input charge to the DC allows for voltages between 9-32Volts, the Thumper Outback DC is now compatible to charge from 24 volt vehicles!
The DC charger will operate like a step down converter, dropping an input voltage of 32 volts down to your selected chemistry (eg. Gel = 14.2 Volts).
The IDC25 unit offers a MPPT Solar Regulator rated to 25 Amps. The regulator has been hardwired into your Thumper Outback DC unit via an independent 50 Amp Anderson connector labelled ‘Unregulated solar input’. This outlet has been designed solely for the use of an unregulated solar panel (approx. input capacity 400-450 watts).
Bluetooth battery monitor
The Thumper Outback DC is fitted internally with a Bluetooth monitoring device. This exciting new component of the Thumper unit allows the user to monitor the Thumper’s stage of charge via a FREE downloadable app (available from the iTunes or google play store).
The Bluetooth battery monitoring app has been designed around the parameters of a fridge operating voltages.
The Bluetooth monitoring app provides a number of different parameters that the user may choose to monitor, from vehicle input charge, voltage history graph (the information will remain stored in the Bluetooth app for a period of 35 days), cranking tests and more.
3 x Cigarette sockets
1 x Merit type socket
1 x Dual USB socket
1 x 50Amp Anderson for Solar input
1 x 50Amp Anderson for Alternator input
1 x Engel Fridge socket
1 x Comprehensive Digital display screen
1 x 175 Amp Anderson
2 x 50Amp Inlet / Outlet Anderson
connector (wired bi-directional)
(L x W x H)
DC Charge size
330 x 265 x 340mm32kg
IDC25 (25 Amp)
LCD Digital screen – explained:
The Thumper Universal Relay Loom (TUR-L) has been designed to suit all model vehicles, both new and old. This charging system is also compatible for vehicles that are using a DC charger (whether mounted on a battery box, in line or under bonnet).
The TUR-L been designed to fit under the bonnet of the vehicle. The kit provides an isolated HEAVY DUTY charging line to the rear of the vehicle so the user can charge secondary battery systems, fridges and other accessories.
The TUR-L uses an ignition activated relay. The relay will act to provide power to the charging system when the vehicle is running, and in turn, will isolate away from the main starter battery once the vehicle’s ignition has been switched OFF.
Included with all components you will need for the vehicle installation, this charging system is provided with 8mm twin core cable (75 Amp rating).
I have a DC Charger:
Why would I fit a ignition activated relay when I have a DC charger that acts as an isolator anyway?
Great question! The answer is:
Most DC Battery chargers will act as an isolator. An isolator will separate the charge line from the main starter battery once the voltage of the main battery falls below 12.7V (indicating the ignition has been switched off) – this is what we call ‘voltage sensitive’.
DC chargers require approx 13.2 Volts at the vehicle’s main start battery in order to ‘engage’ and begin to offer charge to the system. If the vehicle has a voltage in excess of 13.2-13.5 Volts, then the DC charger will operate perfectly, acting as the isolator, and no modification to the system will be required.
If however, the vehicle’s voltage drops below 13.2 Volts when driving (as many new model vehicle’s do), then many times, the DC charger will disconnected and will no longer offer charge to the system. If this is the case, then the only option is to ‘over-ride’ the voltage activation/disconnect component of the DC charger. This is easily done by connecting the ‘over-ride‘ wire on your DC charger.
However, when you OVERRIDE the voltage on the DC charger, you also OVERRIDE the isolator component of the charger. This basically means that the DC charger will continue to drain from the main starter battery even once the vehicle’s ignition has been switch off.
This is where the TUR-L will come into play.
Simply fit the TUR-L and this system will act as your isolator to ensure that your main battery is protected and will not be drained at any stage after your ignition is OFF.
- 1 x Relay Mount (Fitted with Relay / Midi Fuse Holder / MIDI Fuse)
- 1 x 6mt length 6mm twin core automotive cable (optional 8mm upgrade)
- 1 x Anderson rear box (optional to fit)
- 1 x Anderson to Anderson 1mt connecting cable
- 2 x Pk5 small zip-ties
- 3 x Fuse-Tap options (Mico Fuse / Micro2 Fuse / Mini Fuse)
- Assortment of lugs / cable joiners / screws
Instructions for Fitting:
- Mount the Anderson rear box in the rear of the vehicle, within 1 metre of where the Thumper will be located.
- Run the twin core automotive cable (6mm) under the carpet or kick panel from the engine bay to the location of the rear Anderson box. (If the cable has been upgraded to 8mm, then it is recommended to run the cable under the body of the vehicle and secure within split conduit).
- Using the yellow crimp joiners, connect the Anderson rear box to the twin core cable by crimping both the positive and negative cable into the yellow crimp joiners. Using electrical tape, tape the crimp joiners / cable join for added protection (optional).
- Fasten the Relay Mount under the vehicle bonnet as close to the main starter battery as possible (within 600mm) – see notes on the fitting the Relay Mount in the above diagram.
- Using the lugs provided, connect the length of 6mm (or 8mm) cable to the following:
- The positive (RED) cable will connect to the remaining ring terminal on the Relay Mount (see image above)
- The negative (BLACK) cable will connect either directly to the negative terminal of the starter battery, or, to the chassis bolt (a chassis bolt may not be fitted to all vehicles) – see notes in image above for more information.
- Connect the positive cable from the Relay Mount (the RED cable with split conduit) directly to the positive terminal of the starter battery.
- The remaining thin RED wire on the Relay Mount must connect to an ignition activated power source. An ignition activated sourceis a positive connection that is live ONLY with the vehicle engine running and holds NO power when the ignition is OFF.
- For vehicles fitted with rain sensing wipers; it is recommended to use one of the Fuse-Taps provided to replace the fuse and connect this ignition wire.
- For all other vehicles, an ignition activated source can be located either within the loom to the windscreen wiper motor, or by tapping into the back of a socket (such as a cigarette socket).
- Connect the Anderson 1mt connecting lead to the Anderson rear box and to the Thumper.
- Final Step – Testing the charging system
- Start the vehicle engine and increase the vehicle’s RPM to approx 1500-2000 for 3 – 5 seconds. At this stage, allow for your vehicle to idle whilst checking the Thumper voltage. The voltage should start to increase on the Thumper display. –> If the voltage increases at this point, then you have successfully installed the charging system.
NOTES FOR RELAY MOUNT:
– The aluminum bracket on the Relay Mount must be mounted to the vehicle’s body. Mounting to the body will provide an earth connection to the relay.
* If the relay mount is fastened to a plastic surface or to a fibreglass body, then an additional earth wire must be connected to the aluminum bracket via one of the mount holes provided.
The Relay Mount is equipped with two optional pre-drilled mount holes. Either hole may be used to fasten the Relay Mount; alternatively, the top foot may be removed, or straightened, to allow for mounting to the rear firewall or side guard of the vehicle.
NOTES FOR IGNITION WIRE:
The Relay Mount has been fitted with an ignition wire. This wire must be fitted to any positive connection that is ONLY live when the vehicle’s ignition is ON. The power feed must hold NO power when the
vehicle’s ignition is OFF.
For vehicles fitted with rain sensing wipers; it is recommended to use one of the Fuse-Taps provided to replace the fuse and connect this ignition wire.
For all other vehicles, the most common ignition source can be found within the windscreen wiper motor loom.
Electro Folding Solar Blanket with supporting legs (200W)
Folding Solar Blanket with supporting legs (200W)
Voltech foldable solar blankets offer high performance charging, strength and portability. Available in 120W, 160W & 200W that come with all the accessories needed to quickly set up a portable charging system. Voltech foldable solar blanket kit features –
• Monocrystalline cells
• Light weight & compact
• Pwr – 200W, Vmp – 18.1V, Imp – 11.05A (+/- 3%)
• Blanket style with supporting legs
• 20Amp – IP68 rated 12V/24V charge controller included (200W version)
• 50A Grey Anderson style connectors
• 24 Month warranty
Carton Qty: 1
Warranty Information: 24 Months