CENTAUR CHARGER 12/80 (3)
VICTRON CENTAUR BATTERY CHARGER • 12V 80A 3 OUTPUT 120-240V
Reference No. CCH012080000
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).
Input voltage (V AC)
90 – 265
Input voltage (V DC)
90 – 400
Input frequency (Hz)
45 – 65
‘absorption’ (V DC)
14,3 / 28,5 (1)
Charge voltage ‘float’
13,5 / 27,0 (1)
Charge current (A) (2)
30 / 16
60 / 30
80 / 40
100 / 60
Total output ammeter
IUoU (Three stage charging)
80 - 200
160 - 400
200 - 500
240 - 600
Internal, - 2mV / °C (- 1mV / °F) per cell
Yes, temperature and current controlled fan
Output short circuit, over temperature
Operating temp. range
- 20 to 60°C (0 - 140°F)
Humidity (non condensing)
Material & Colour
aluminium (blue RAL 5012)
screw-clamp 4 mm² (AWG 6)
Weight kg (lbs)
Dimensions hxwxd in mm
(hxwxd in inches)
EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-29, UL 1236
EN 55014-1, EN 61000-3-2
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).