OptiMate Solar DUO 20W
6-step 12V / 12.8V 1.67A sealed solar battery saving charger & maintainer
OptiMate Solar DUO 20W, the smart sun powered charger & maintainer for all ‘12V’ batteries – Charger by day, monitor by night!
Ideal for 12V lead-acid / 12.8V lithium batteries found in the vehicles and craft above.
The smart charge controller automatically adjusts charge according to battery type and condition – OptiMate Solar DUO’s smart control guarantees longer battery life and more battery power!
The controller’s fully automatic multi-step program brings the battery safely to full charge – Connect to the battery and OptiMate Solar DUO 20W does the rest, no supervision required!
MORE ABOUT SOLAR:
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, 20W solar panel & OptiMate Solar DUO controller
Connecting to battery with included accessories:
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Saves flat batteries from as low as 4V 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, hi-performance AGM batteries and lithium LFP 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, O-23, O-43 or O-53 and insert between the solar panel and the OptiMate charge-monitor controller.
Outer dimension, including corner mount brackets : Width= 36.2 cm / 14.3” Height= 45.5 cm / 17.9” Depth= 2.6 cm / 1
POWER : 20 Watts (max.)
VOLTS : 12V / 12.8V
USE : Outdoor.
STYLE : Weatherproof - polycrystalline, aluminium frame with 4 x mounting brackets, output cable 200cm / 80″ with SAE connector.
OptiMate Charge-Monitor controller:
CHARGING AMPS : 1.67A from 20W panel (max. average current), 3-5A pulse current
USE : Indoor / Outdoor (lowest temperature: -4°F / -20°C).
SAVE : Low Volt Start of 4V
IDEAL FOR : STD, AGM & GEL 12V batteries from 2 – 240Ah and Lithium LFP 12.8V / 13.2V batteries
INPUT : 15 – 22V
STYLE : Weatherproof charge controller case.
INCLUDED: Weatherproof battery lead, standard battery clip set & 20W solar panel
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.