The new PRO-LOGIX PL5100 from SOLAR, a 12/24V Fleet Charger, is specifically designed to meet the challenges of servicing the mutli-battery packs found in today’s Over-the-Road vehicles, implements and agricultural equipment. With a maximum charging rate of 100 amps, speed is its calling card – it is able to bring even heavily discharged multi-battery packs back to full charge quickly and safely.
On today’s tractor-trailers, it is not unusual to encounter battery packs at 80%, 70%, even 60% state of charge. If the rig utilizes a 4-battery pack with 150 AHr Group 31 batteries, 60% state of charge means that a total of 240 amp hours need to be replenished to return the pack to full charge. In this instance, the 100A charging mode reduces your bulk charging time from 3.4 to 2.4 hours, a 30% improvement vs. a 70A charger. During a regularly scheduled service event, this time savings could mean the difference between getting the pack back to full charge or only partially charging the pack.
With a maximum charge rate of 100 amps, the PL5100 can make quick work of even 8-battery packs. Yet, it also has lower charge settings from 5A-60A for single battery applications. In addition, it provides 425 amps of engine starting assistance, which is ideal when starting vehicles and implements with multi-battery packs. All of this power comes with numerous safety features, including reverse polarity protection, battery fault detection and starting assistance time limiters. Plus, with Soft Start and Battery Repair Modes, the PL5100 can effectively manage problem batteries.
Increasingly, electrical system repair and diagnosis requires the supply of steady power to maintain system voltage throughout the repair event. The PL5100 features a power supply mode that allows the operator to select a target voltage level for the vehicle’s system and the charger will supply current as needed to hold system voltage at the target level. This mode is supported for both 12V and 24V operation and allows the operator to select the desired voltage in 0.1V increments (13.3-14.9V, 100A in 12V mode; 27.2-29.9V, 30A, 24V mode)
The PL5100 is designed to provide continuous operation in a wide variety of professional/industrial battery service environments. It combines fully automatic operation utilizing a proprietary multi-phase charging process with the ability to properly charge multiple battery types, including Flooded, AGM, Spiral Wound, Gel Cell, Deep Cycle and Marine batteries. Advanced charging logic, robust components, quick set-up and smart display feedback mean effective and efficient charging for your operation.