ALMERE, The Netherlands, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Victron Energy has added two innovative battery chargers to its product range: the Skylla-i 24/80 and 24/100. These two new battery chargers are Victron's answer to the growing demand for modern, powerful battery chargers. The Skylla-i 24V battery chargers are lighter and smaller than comparable models, allow remote control, enable to set a maximum amount of shore side current and are NMEA 2000-certified.
Lighter and smaller
The new Skylla-i 24V battery chargers are significantly lighter and smaller than their predecessors. Thanks to their 7 kilogramme weight, the new Skylla-i 24V models are 30% lighter. Besides they are 35% smaller in volume.
Digital control panel
Thanks to the Skylla-i Control GX control panel, the Skylla-i 24V charge process is easy to monitor and to control. The panel indicates the state of charge by means of energy efficient LEDs. Besides, the panel allows setting the shore side current. Thanks to its plug-and-play system, the Skylla-i Control GX is easy to install.
After having equipped the Victron Multi and Quattro Inverters/Battery Chargers with PowerControl, the Skylla-i 24V has now also made the change. Due to its high power, the Skylla-i 24V requires a large amount of current from the shore side supply. In order to prevent the shore side supply's fuse from blowing, the user is able to set a maximum amount of shore side current by means of PowerControl.
NMEA 2000 canbus
Thanks to the integrated NMEA 2000 canbus the Skylla-i 24V battery chargers can be connected to an NMEA 2000 network. Besides, the battery chargers can be connected to self designed SCADA systems by means of the NMEA 2000 canbus. This new development is completely in line with Victron's open network philosophy: a perfectly operative network in which all components seamlessly interact; regardless of the manufacturer. The Skylla-i 24V battery chargers will be NMEA 2000 certified shortly.
Victron Energy Profile
Power specialist Victron is constantly devising new solutions for power supplies in extraordinary locations. The company is a leading supplier of self-sufficient off-grid systems for the maritime, industrial, automotive, off-grid and rehabilitation markets. Its product range includes sinusoidal inverters, sinusoidal chargers/inverters, battery chargers, DC/DC inverters, switch panels, the intelligent Battery Monitor and more. Victron Energy has earned itself an enviable and unrivalled reputation in the field of technical innovation, reliability and durability. Its products are regarded worldwide as being the No. 1 professional choice for self-sufficient electrical power generation. Check out the website (http://www.victronenergy.nl) for the most recent innovations.
SOURCE Victron Energy BV