The Manager30

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  • 2015

  • Product
    Sport and Lifestyle

Designed By:

  • REDARC Electronics

Commissioned By:

REDARC Electronics

Designed In:

Australia

The Manager30 is a complete battery management system for charging auxiliary batteries used in automotive applications. It is ideal for recreational vehicles, caravans and camper trailer applications with multiple battery banks.
Whether you have one auxiliary battery or more, you need to know they’re always fully charged, especially if you depend on that power source for the comforts of home. You can keep your auxiliary batteries charged from 240 volt mains power, your car battery and solar panels and it is rated at 30 amps so it knows how to take charge.

Developed with ease of installation in mind, The Manager30 is compatible with all vehicles and alternator systems including variable voltage alternators.


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  • The Manager30 is five products in one. The Manager30 acts as a battery charger from both AC and DC inputs and incorporates a MPPT Solar Regulator. This allows the unit to charge from 3 different sources giving the ability to charge more often in more ways. The Manager30 also acts as a dual battery isolator, ensuring that your auxiliary batteries are charged from the vehicle when the vehicle is running and that your start battery charge is preserved when the vehicle is shut off. Finally, The Manager30 incorporates a Remote Monitor designed to provide accurate, timely information to the user without the user having to check or measure anything manually.

  • The Manager30 incorporates a multi-stage charging profile which fully charges the four main battery types commonly used in today's vehicles. Simply select the battery type at installation to ensure your battery receives the optimal charging profile specific to that battery's chemistry. The voltage level, current output and time spent in each of the charging stages is determined by the battery chemistry. By tailoring the stages to the particular battery type, the Manager30 is able to achieve 100% charge in your auxiliary battery.

  • The Manager30 incorporates two different multi-stage charging profiles - Touring (3 stage) and Storage (8 stage). Touring mode - designed for use when 'on the road'. It offers a 3-stage charging profile consisting of Boost, Absorption and Float. Touring mode will charge your auxiliary battery to its optimal level whilst allowing you to run loads from the battery. Storage mode - designed to keep your auxiliary battery charged whilst your caravan/camper is in storage by using an 8 stage charging profile. Sophisticated fault detection sensors monitor the battery conditions during all stages of charging, keeping you and your caravan/camper safe.

  • The built-in Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) solar regulator allows The Manager30 to deliver the maximum amount of power from your solar panels, even during low light conditions. MPPT involves the Manager30 regulating the input from the solar panels to the voltage and current levels required to produce the most power. At this point the solar power is being used most efficiently.

    The Remote Monitor is designed to show you auxiliary battery information and charge status. The user can also customise how their battery is charged. More importantly, the Remote Monitor is designed to provide useful information rather than simply displaying battery voltage and current. Based on your power usage, The Manager30 uses these figures to calculate how much power you have remaining in hours and days. The Manager30 can also graphically show where your power input is coming from. Solar is the priority and will provide as much usable input power as possible.

    The system architecture that connects the individual components of The Manager30 system, such as the Battery Sensor and the Remote Monitor, is based on REDARC CANBus technology. This allows the system to communicate long distances using standard network cable. The CANBus architecture allows future products and accessories to be added by simply connecting another network cable into the system. This design also allows firmware updates to be executed through the network as they are developed.