Protection against overheating (due to a long duration overload e.g.)
The Cyrix will disengage in case of excessive contact temperature, and engage again after it has cooled down.
Prioritizing the starter battery
In a typical setup the alternator is directly connected to the starter battery. The accessory battery, and possibly also a bow thruster and other batteries are each connected to the starter battery by Cyrix-ct battery combiners. When a Cyrix-ct senses that the starter battery has reached its connect voltage, it will engage to allow for parallel charging of the other batteries.
Bidirectional voltage sensing
The Cyrix-ct senses the voltage of both connected batteries. It will therefore also engage if for example the accessory battery is being charged by a battery charger.
Intelligent battery monitoring to prevent repeated switching
The software of the Cyrix-ct does more than simply connect and disconnect based on battery voltage and with a fixed time delay. The Cyrix-ct looks at the general trend (voltage increasing or decreasing) and reverses a previous action only if the trend has reversed during a certain period of time. The time delay depends on the voltage deviation from the trend.
12/24 Volt auto ranging
The Cyrix-ct will automatically adjust to a 12V or 24V system.
LED Status Indication: Yes
Continuous Current: 230A
Cranking Rating (5 seconds): 500A
Current Consumption When Open: <4mA
Current Consumption When Closed: 12V - 320mA / 24V - 180mA
Start Assist: Yes (Cyrix remains engaged during 30 seconds)
Protection Category: IP54
Weight: 0.6 lbs (0.27kg)
Dimensions (h x w x d): 2.6 x 4.0 x 2.0 inch (65 x 100 x 50 mm)