Apparatus & Equipment

Kussmaul Electronics Announces Auto Charge 1000

The Auto Charge 1000 with Parasitic Load Compensation (PLC) is a compact, microprocessor controlled, completely automatic, single channel battery charger designed for vehicles with a single battery system. The PLC charger is designed to withstand the shock and vibration encountered by vehicle mounted equipment.

This new Parasitic Load Compensation feature is designed especially to meet the heavy duty requirements of emergency vehicles. Most emergency vehicles have many parasitic loads on their systems (flash lights, gas detectors, computers, monitoring systems and other items) that can trick a standard 3step charger into over charging the batteries. Parasitic load compensation allows you to input the total number of parasitic load amps on the vehicle.

Then the charger will shift the absorption stage set point so the battery voltage will drop to the float voltage when the desired current is reached. In short the parasitic loads are invisible to the charger. This will lead to a longer battery life and no overcharging or overheating.

This charger has three remote indicator options. Option 1, is the standard, 10 Element, Single Bar Graph Display. Order 091-215-12 for this option. Option 2, is the Auto Charge Deluxe Status Indicator. This indicator has a digital voltage and ampere display, a 5 segment bar graph display to indicate the output current, and 4 LED’s to show the condition of the batteries. Order 091-215-12-194B for this option. Or Option 3, is the Watertight Auto Charge Deluxe Status Center. This is the same indicator as Option 2, only the indicator is housed in a watertight bezel. The bezel is available in 6 different colors, Red, White, Blue, Yellow, Gray, and Black. Order 091-215-12-194B-WT-XX and specify color choice when ordering this option.

Input: 120 Vac, 50/60 Hz, 3.5 Amps Max
Input Fuse: 6 Amps, Fast Blow
Output Power – Battery: 12 Vdc, 15 Amps (18 Amps if Battery Saver is Turned Off)
Battery Type Selection Switches: Lead-Acid, Gelled Electrolyte (Gel Cell), AGM or Odyssey 
Output Power – Battery Saver: 13 Vdc, 3 Amps 
Output Fuse (Recommended): 30 Amps (Part Number: 090-0030-0)
Remote Sensing: Electronic, Sense Lines Not Required 
Power LED Status Indicator: Green LED, Indicates 120 Volt AC Power Applied 
System LED Status Indicator: Yellow LED, See Instruction Manual for Details
Charge Indicator Options: Remote Bar Graph Display, Deluxe Status Center, or Watertight Status Center
Weight: 11 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years