The Smart BatteryProtect is a uni-directional device. It can only deal with current in one direction, so either current to a load, or current from a charger, but not both currents at the same time. In addition to this, current only can only flow from the IN terminal to the OUT terminal. In case of use with a load, the battery connects to the IN terminal, and in case of use with a charger, the charger connects to the IN terminal.
Protects the battery against excessive discharge and can be used as a system on/off switch
The Smart BatteryProtect disconnects the battery from non-essential loads before it is completely discharged (which would damage the battery) or before it has insufficient power left to crank the engine. The on/off input can be used as a system on/off switch.
12/24V auto ranging
The Smart BatteryProtect automatically detects system voltage one time only.
Bluetooth: programming made easy
When using Bluetooth to program the Smart BatteryProtect any required engage/disengage levels can be set. Alternatively, one of nine predefined engage/disengage levels can be set with the programming pin (see manual). If required, Bluetooth can be disabled.
A special setting for Li-ion batteries
In this mode the BatteryProtect can be controlled by the VE.Bus BMS.
Note: the BatteryProtect can also be used as a charge interrupter in between a battery charger and a Li-ion battery. See connection diagram in the manual.
Ultra-low current consumption
This is important in case of Li-ion batteries, especially after low voltage shutdown. Please see our Li-ion battery datasheet and the VE.Bus BMS manual for more information.
Over voltage protection
To prevent damage to sensitive loads due to over voltage, the load is disconnected whenever the DC voltage exceeds 16.3V respectively 32.6V.
No relays but MOSFET switches, and therefore no sparks.
Delayed alarm output
The alarm output is activated if the battery voltage drops below the preset disconnect level during more than 12 seconds. Starting the engine will therefore not activate the alarm. The alarm output is a short circuit proof open collector output to the negative (minus) rail, max. current 50 mA. The alarm output is typically used to activate a buzzer, LED or relay.
Delayed load disconnect and delayed reconnect
The load will be disconnected 90 seconds after the battery voltage drops below the preset level. If the battery voltage increases again to the connect threshold within this time period (after the engine has been started for example), the load will not be disconnected. The load will be reconnected 30 seconds after the battery voltage has increased to more than the preset reconnect voltage.
Maximum continuous load current*: 65A
Peak current (during 30 seconds): 250A
Operating voltage range: 6 –35V
Alarm output delay: 12 seconds
Maximum load on alarm output: 50 mA (short circuit proof)
Load disconnect delay: 90 seconds (immediate if triggered by the VE.Bus BMS)
Load reconnect delay: 30 seconds
Operating temperature range Full load: -40°C to +40°C (up to 60% of nominal load at 50°C)
IP rating Electronics: IP67 (potted) / Connections IP00
Mounting Torque: 5 Nm
Weight: 0.5 lbs. (0.2 kg)
Dimensions (hxwxd): 1.9 x 2.2 x 4.2 inch (48 x 55 x 106 mm)
* The BatteryProtect is not designed for reverse currents from charging sources