SMASH THE 12V GREMLINS WITH AN ALL-PURPOSE BATTERY MANAGER
A high tech, no fuss battery manager is the unsung hero of any touring setup.
You can wire up all the auxiliary batteries in the world, but if they’re not charging right you’ll eventually find yourself up the creek without a paddle.
Fitting a reliable unit like a REDARC Manager30 or the smaller Manager15 is the touring equivalent of hiring a competent middle manager or admin assistant in order to enjoy your time on the road with peace of mind.
These crucial components keep your accessories firing on all cylinders by ensuring that your power bank receives the optimum rate and type of charge at all times.
The Manager30 and Manager15 units are designed to top up lead acid, calcium, AGM, gel and lithium batteries on the move via DC/DC charging, as well as via 240V mains when stationed at home or at powered campsites.
They each feature built-in solar regulator, battery isolator and load disconnect controller, as well as a remote control so that you can monitor charge levels on the fly.
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While a top of the line setup will set you back something to the tune of $2K, they’re dead simple to install and will vastly improve the quality of your life on the road.
REDARC battery management units offer inbuilt charging profiles to power up lithium batteries, which offer the most efficient storage capacity on the market relative to size and weight.
Another attractive benefit of REDARC’s battery management systems is the green power priority feature.
While the system is designed to charge an auxiliary from multiple sources simultaneously, if 12V solar power is available, it will be used before topping up charge from other sources.
Full on gadget heads can take their touring experience to the next level by pairing a battery manager with a vehicle management system from REDARC’s RedVision range.
Such a setup brings total control of your 4WD, camper or caravan’s accessories and vitals to your fingertips.