CENTAUR CHARGER - 12/20 (3)

VICTRON CENTAUR BATTERY CHARGER • 12V 20A 3 OUTPUT 120-240V


Brand: Victron

Reference No. CCH012020000

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The Centaur range of battery chargers features auto-ranging input covering 90-265VAC 50/60Hz input meaning they can be used anywhere in the world.

Crucially, and unlike many other products that state universal input, the Centaur range will maintain full output power within the entire specified range. Other features include fully automatic three stage charge characteristic that ensures batteries are fully charged every time and three isolated charge outputs for multi battery configurations to suit the majority of typical installations.


Quality without compromise

Aluminium epoxy powder coated cases with drip shield and stainless steel fixings withstand the rigors of an adverse environment: heat, humidity and salt air. Circuit boards are protected with an acrylic coating for maximum corrosion resistance. Temperature sensors ensure that power components will always operate within specified limits, if needed by automatic reduction of output current under extreme environmental conditions.


Universal 90-265V AC input voltage range and also suitable for DC supply (AC-DC and DC-DC operation)

All models will operate without any adjustment needed over a 90 to 265 Volt input voltage range, whether 50 Hz or 60 Hz. The chargers also accept a 90-400 V DC supply.


Three outputs that each can supply the full output current

Three isolated outputs to simultaneously charge 3 battery banks Each output is capable to supply the full rated current.


Three-stage charging, with temperature compensation

The Centaur charges at bulk rate until the output has reduced to 70% of the rated Amps, at which a 4 hour timer begins. After the timed period the charger switches to float rate. An internal temperature sensor is used to compensate the charge voltage with – 2 mV/ºC (– 1 mV/ºF) per cell. A DIP switch is available to select the optimum charge/float voltages for Flooded Lead-acid, Gel or AGM batteries.


Learn more about batteries and battery charging

To learn more about batteries and charging batteries (including the pro’s and cons of multi-bank charging and intelligent charging), please refer to our book ‘Electricity on Board’ (available free of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).


Centaur Charger

12/20

12/30

24/16

12/40

12/50

12/60

24/30

12/80

24/40

12/100

24/60

Input voltage (V AC)

90 – 265

Input voltage (V DC)

90 – 400

Input frequency (Hz)

45 – 65

Power factor

1

Charge voltage

‘absorption’ (V DC)

14,3 / 28,5 (1)

Charge voltage ‘float’

(V DC)

13,5 / 27,0 (1)

Output banks

3

Charge current (A) (2)

20

30 / 16

40

50

60 / 30

80 / 40

100 / 60

Total output ammeter

Yes

Charge characteristic

IUoU (Three stage charging)

Recommended battery

capacity (Ah)

80 - 200

120 -300

45 -150

160 - 400

200 - 500

240 -600

120 -300

320 -800

160 -400

400 -1000

240 -  600

Temperature sensor

Internal, - 2mV / °C (- 1mV / °F) per cell

Forced cooling

Yes, temperature and current controlled fan

Protection

Output short circuit, over temperature

Operating temp. range

- 20 to 60°C   (0 - 140°F)

Ignition protected

Yes

Humidity (non condensing)

max 95%

ENCLOSURE

Material & Colour

aluminium (blue RAL 5012)

Battery-connection

M6 studs

M6 studs

M8 studs

M8 studs

M8 studs

M8 studs

M8 studs

AC-connection

screw-clamp 4 mm² (AWG 6)

Protection category

IP 20

Weight kg (lbs)

3,8 (8.4)

3,8 (8.4)

5  (11)

5  (11)

5  (11)

12 (26)

12 (26)

Dimensions hxwxd in mm

(hxwxd in inches)

355x215x110 (14.0x8.5x4.3)

355x215x110 (14.0x8.5x4.3)

426x239x135 (16.8x9.4x5.3)

426x239x135 (16.8x9.4x5.3)

426x239x135 (16.8x9.4x5.3)

505x255x130 (19.9x10.0x5.2)

505x255x130 (19.9x10.0x5.2)

STANDARDS

Safety

EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29, UL 1236

Emission Immunity

EN 55014-1, EN 61000-3-2

Automotive Directive

EN 55014-2, EN 61000-3-3

1)   Standard setting. Optimum charge/float voltages for Flooded Lead-acid, Gel-Cell or AGM batteries selectable by DIPswitch.

2)   Up to 40°C (100°F) ambient. Output will reduce to approximately 80% of nominal at 50°C (120°F) and 60% of nominal at 60°C(140°F).

 

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