Charles Industries’ Marine & Industrial Group has
introduced its new Intelligent Marine Chargers (IMC), a series of four-bank
programmable chargers designed to seamlessly manage mission-critical onboard
charging and monitoring of DC electrical systems.
universal AC input (120/208/240 volts) and selectable DC output per bank (12/24
volts), as well as selectable battery type, make it possible for one single
charger to be programmed for different voltage and battery types, the Rolling
Meadows, Ill., manufacturer says. Configured for use with AGM, gel, lead acid and
NiCad batteries, the company says IMC chargers provide the charging flexibility
to be the all-in-one solution for marine customers.
“The IMC is
the most sophisticated battery charger to enter the marine marketplace,” stated
Lyle St. Romain, general manager, Charles Marine & Industrial Group, in a
company press release. “This product sets entirely new standards and offers
customers ultimate flexibility.”
features of the new chargers include a microprocessor controlled high
temperature VFD (vacuum fluorescent graphic display), soft touch user controls
and a comprehensive list of regulatory monitoring and alarm functions.
Charles Industries, the IMC is easily customized to any application by simple
programming selections on the unit’s bright, fully digital touch-screen
display. Intuitive menus for fast configuration include DC output voltage,
charge current, charge mode, battery type, battery fault indicator and over
temp indicator with auto current reduction.
unique charging parameters can then be stored on a removable Smart Memory
Button, creating easy setup and tailored operation of the charger for specific
marine applications. Quick-connect plugs for all optional accessories ensure
ease of installation, the company says.
IMC Series chargers
are designed to meet the following certifications: Marine UL 1236, ABS, FCC and;
and carry a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty. Six IMC models are available in 20
amp increments from 20 to 120 amps to suit virtually all sizes and types of
power and sail boats.