Victron Energy Phoenix Charger 24/16 (2+1) – PCH024016001
The Victron Energy Phoenix Charger 24/16 has adaptive 4-stage charge characteristic: bulk – absorption – float – storage. Two full rated outputs and one 4 Amp output. Universal input 90-265V, 50/60Hz. The Phoenix charger features a microprocessor controlled adaptive battery management system that can be pre-set to suit different types of batteries. The adaptive feature will automatically optimise the charge process relative to the way the battery is being used.
Features of the Phoenix Charger 24/16
The right amount of charge: variable absorption time
When only shallow discharges occur (a yacht connected to shore power for example) the absorption time is kept short in order to prevent overcharging of the battery. After a deep discharge the absorption time is automatically increased to make sure that the battery is completely recharged.
To increase battery life: temperature compensation
Every Phoenix Charger comes with a battery temperature sensor. When connected, charge voltage will automatically decrease with increasing battery temperature. This feature is especially recommended for sealed batteries and/or when important fluctuations of battery temperature are expected.
Battery voltage sense
In order to compensate for voltage loss due to cable resistance, Phoenix Chargers are provided with a voltage sense facility so that the battery always receives the correct charge voltage.
Every Phoenix Charger is ready to communicate with a computer through its RS-485 data port. Together with the VEConfigure software and the data link MK2-USB, all parameters of the chargers can be customised.
Learn more about batteries and battery charging
To learn more about batteries and charging batteries (including the pro’s and cons of multi-bank charging and intelligent charging), please refer to Electricity on Board.
The Phoenix Charger Control panel can be used with the Phoenix Charger 24/16 and provides remote control and monitoring of the charge process with LED indication of the charger status. In addition, the remote panel also offers output current adjustment that can be used to limit the output current and thus the power drawn from the AC supply. This is particularly useful when operating the charger from limited shore power or small gensets. The panel can also be used to change the battery charging parameters. The brightness of the LEDs is automatically reduced during night time. Connection to the charger is with a standard UTP–cable.
Want to improve battery charging? Why not take a look at the Victron Energy Battery Sense which measures voltage at the battery bank terminals, errors arising from voltage-loss due to cable resistance are avoided – guaranteeing the correct charge-voltage.
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H350 x W200 x D108mm
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