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 Projecta IDC25 has been hardwired to the Thumper with internal circuit breaker protection and heat sync protection.
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)
DC Charge size
330 x 265 x 218mm
IDC25 (25 Amp)
R.R.P $ 1,199.00
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.
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
Warranty Information:24 Months