Projecta has redesigned its IDC25 to make it the toughest and most reliable DC to DC charger ever made.
Designed, developed and extensively tested in Australia for extreme conditions, IDC25X incorporates a super-efficient design that won’t de-rate in hot conditions; it will perform in temperatures up to 90 degrees C, making it perfect for under bonnet fitment, providing 25A of charge up to 75 degrees. According to Projecta, even the best competitor reduces its charge at 55 degrees by up to half. Additionally, the IDC25X is fully potted with thermal epoxy resin that draws heat away from electronics to the outer housing; helping to maintain a consistent charge output of 25A.
Projecta said the units are vibration and shock proof (to Heavy Vehicle Standards), ensuring the outback’s corrugated tracks pose no problem. Additionally, IP68 and IP69K ratings ensure superior protection against ingress of dust, water and even high-pressure water, should owners want to thoroughly clean their engine bays.
Along with these durability features that make IDC25X perfect for 4WD, RV, camping, boating and other applications, the units boast clever technology that delivers extremely efficient operation. For greater flexibility and scope for owners to customise their battery management systems, IDC25X’s multi-chemistry technology supports charging of AGM, GEL, WET, Calcium and Lithium batteries with pre-set charging modes. The unit also offers Automatic Temperature Compensation, further protecting valuable batteries.
For users wanting to mount IDC25X at a distance from the battery, the unit is equipped with ‘Voltage Drop Compensation’. Without this feature, users can experience a notable drop in voltage, impacting performance.
IDC25X also features a built-in solar controller that prioritises solar charging as default, and automatically adjusts to the alternator using Intelli-Charge if there’s insufficient sunlight available, reducing power draw from the vehicle’s electrical system – no manual switching is needed. A clever proprietary MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) algorithm also ensures maximum solar efficiency even when there’s less sunlight. Compared to the earlier IDC25, IDC25X is notably more efficient in harnessing solar power and can also accommodate solar inputs of up to 360W.
Owners can monitor the performance and functions of their IDC25X using the ‘Intellix-IQ’ smart display, which is supported by a state-of-the-art app compatible with smart phones and tablets, letting them adjust battery charge profiles and set-up future charging parameters to suit new batteries as they enter the market.
Intellix-IQ incorporates LINbus technology, allowing multiple devices (up to 15 products) to be connected to a LINbus hub, which can be controlled via the Intelli-IQ display or on a smart device via Bluetooth, and have them all controlled using custom charging profiles, without needing complicated wiring or multiple switches. LINbus also gives IDC25X the ability to natively communicate, allowing parallel charging with multiple IDC25X units without overcharging.
To futureproof IDC25X, software/firmware updates will be available via Bluetooth and only take minutes to install. This functionality will allow owners to introduce new charging profiles for upcoming batteries, improve MPPT efficiency, and enjoy added features like automatic Lithium Wake Up mode that will soon be available.