OptiMate Solar 40W
6-step 12V 3.33A sealed solar battery saving charger & maintainer
OptiMate Solar 40W, the smartest sun powered 24-7 charger and maintainer for faster charging of your car, boat, tractor or excavating machine’s 12V battery – Charger by day, monitor by night!
- Smart fully sealed charge controller converts solar power and delivers max. 3.33A in full sun OR power pulses in cloudy weather, to your 12V lead-acid (STD, AGM, GEL) starter or deep cycle battery.
- Controller’s ‘night’ monitor mode indicates battery’s state of charge on a 3 LED panel – Status of your battery is available night and day!
- Wide spectrum weatherproof polycrystaline panel with corner mounts – Works in any weather!
- Unique pulse save mode recovers ‘dead flat’ sulphated batteries from as low as 1V – The most advanced solar recovery program!
- OptiMate Solar smart pulse maintenance guarantees more battery power, longer battery life!
The OptiMate Solar DUO is suited for charging 12V lead acid and 12.8V / 13.2V Lithium (LifePO4 / LFP) batteries.
OptiMate Solar DUO can charge and maintain the following battery types:
STD: 12V ‘wet’ cell / refillable lead-acid battery. Liquid acid can leak out if battery is turned on its side.
AGM: 12V sealed lead-acid battery, acid is fully contained within the battery. A 12V AGM battery holds a higher charged voltage than
STD lead-acid batteries.
GEL: 12V GEL sealed lead-acid battery, acid is fully contained within the battery. A GEL battery holds similar charged voltages to AGM.
LFP: 12.8V / 13.2V sealed Lithium Ferrous Phospate battery. Lithium batteries contain no acid. A LFP battery holds a higher charged
voltage than AGM / GEL.
Important - OptiMate Solar DUO is suitable ONLY for 4 series cell Lithium Ferrous Phosphate or Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO CHARGE any other type of Lithium battery
MONITOR MODE - When the solar panel stops delivering power (sun has gone down in the evening or cloud covers sun) the
OptiMate Solar DUO controller changes to BATTERY MONITOR mode and will now indicate battery charge level every 3 seconds.
LED 2, 3, 4 or 5 indicate battery charge level.
CHARGE MODE - LED #1 lights if the solar panel can deliver charge. LED #1 flashes when charge current is delivered to the
battery. Speed of flashing corresponds to current delivered i.e. fast means high current, slow means low current (cloudy
conditions or battery is not accepting high current).
LED 2, 3, 4 or 5 indicate charge progress whilst CHARGE LED #1 is flashing. If no battery is connected only LED #1 turns on.
If the battery is sufficiently charged, LED #4 or 5 will immediately light together with LED #1 (flashing).
If the battery needs further charging LED #2 or LED #3 will light together with LED #1 (flashing).
INCLUDED: Weatherproof battery lead, standard battery clip set & 40W solar panel
Connecting to battery with included accessories:
MSRP = Manufacturer Recommended Retail Pricing. Price in EURO and GBP include VAT of 20%. VAT in your region may differ. Price in USD and CAD do not include sales tax.
Saves flat batteries from as low as 1V with its unique pulse action.
Fastest charge is delivered as ‘smart charge’ control selects pulse or continuous charge according to sunlight strength.
Intelligent maintenance continues the next day if battery retained charge overnight, otherwise the program reverts to OPTIMIZE step.
Battery condition is displayed every 3 seconds. Ready indication for STD and hi-performance AGM batteries. Draws less than 0.5mA during monitor mode.
Automatically switches to CHARGE when solar power is sufficient.
The OptiMate charger-monitor controller is separate to the solar panel and can be placed close to the vehicle or battery so that charge and maintenance progress can be easily followed. The solar panel must be mounted and angled to receive direct sunlight. The reach / distance between battery and panel is 315cm / 124″. To extend, use OptiMate Cable Extenders O-03, O-13 or O-23 and insert between the solar panel and the OptiMate charge-monitor controller.
Outer dimension, including corner mount brackets : Width= 42.9 cm / 16 7/8” Height= 68.6 cm / 27 ” Depth= 3.3 cm / 1 1/4“
POWER : 40 Watts (max.)
VOLTS : 12V nominal, 22V maximum.
USE : Outdoor.
STYLE : Weatherproof, aluminium frame with 4 x mounting brackets, output cable 200cm / 80″ with SAE connector.
OptiMate Charge-Monitor controller:
CHARGING AMPS : 3.3A from 40W panel (max. average current), 3-5A pulse current
USE : Indoor / Outdoor (lowest temperature: -4°F / -20°C).
SAVE : Low Volt Start of 1V
IDEAL FOR : STD, AGM & GEL 12V batteries from 2 – 240Ah.
INPUT : 15 – 22V
STYLE : Weatherproof charge controller case.
SAFE: No risk of overcharging. Totally safe for vehicle electronics. Sparks suppressed. Safe for long-term battery maintenance. Automatic shut-down if short-circuited or battery disconnected.
WARRANTY: 3-year limited replacement warranty.