The Blue Smart IP65 Charger is the new professional battery charger with built-in Bluetooth. This 12V 5A Charger can be used on devices in your workshop and on motor vehicles, such as (classic) cars; motorbikes; boats and camper-vans and can be used on both AGM and lithium batteries.
Victron IP65 12V 5A Charger Features:
- Water, dust and chemical resistant
- Seven steps smart charge algorithm
- Recovery of fully discharged ‘dead’ batteries
- Automatic power supply function
- Severe cold performance: down to -30°C
- Several other battery life enhancing features
- Low power mode to charge smaller batteries
- Li-ion battery mode
- Setup and configure, readout of voltage and current by Bluetooth Smart
The VictronConnect App Setup
Readout and configure your Blue Smart IP65 Charger via your smartphone!
You can display the status of your charger and battery and even control the functions of your charger using the VictronConnect app. On your screen, the readout of voltage and current is the default.
Download the app for iOS and Android here at https://www.victronenergy.com/live/victronconnect:start
Ultra high efficiency “green” battery charger
With up to 95% efficiency, these chargers generate up to four times less heat when compared to the industry standard. And once the battery is fully charged, power consumption reduces to 0.5 Watt, some five to ten times better than the industry standard. Durable, safe and silent – Low thermal stress on the electronic components. – Protection against ingress of dust, water and chemicals. – Protection against overheating: the output current will reduce as temperature increases up to 60°C, but the charger will not fail. – The chargers are totally silent: no cooling fan or any other moving parts.
A lead-acid battery that has been insufficiently charged or has been left discharged during days or weeks will deteriorate due to sulfation. If caught in time, sulfation can sometimes be partially reversed by charging the battery with a low current up to a higher voltage.
Recovery function for fully discharged batteries
Most reverse polarity-protected chargers will not recognize, and therefore not recharge a battery that has been discharged to zero or nearly zero Volts. The Blue Smart IP65 Charger however will attempt to recharge a fully discharged battery with low current and resume normal charging once sufficient voltage has developed across the battery terminals.
Less corrosion of the positive plates Even the lower float charge voltage that follows the absorption period will cause grid corrosion. It is therefore essential to reduce the charge voltage even further when the battery remains connected to the charger for more than 48 hours.
The optimal charge voltage of a lead-acid battery varies inversely with temperature. The Blue Smart IP65 Charger measures ambient temperature during the test phase and compensates for temperature during the charging process. The temperature is measured again when the charger is in the low current mode during float or storage. Special settings for a cold or hot environment are therefore not needed.
Li-ion battery mode
The Blue Smart IP65 Charger uses a specific charging algorithm for Li-ion (LiFePO₄) batteries, with automatic Li-ion under-voltage protection reset.