OptiMATE Solar 12V charge & monitor system, the SMART 24-7 battery care solution powered by the sun.
The smart OptiMate Solar system includes a 20 Watt weatherproof solar panel and a smart OptiMate Solar combination charger-monitor controller, that charges & maintains a 12V battery during the day and monitors and displays the battery state of charge at night.
The solar panel’s wide spectrum poly-crystalline technology generates power even in low light, that the OptiMate controller converts into high current pulses more effective for charging and maintenance of a 12V battery. At night the smart controller turns into a battery monitor, providing battery information every 3 seconds on the easy to read 3 LED panel.
Charger by day, monitor by night, with battery information available 24-7!
Saves flat batteries from as low as 1V 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 and hi-performance AGM 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 or O-23 and insert between the solar panel and the OptiMate charge-monitor controller.
Outer dimension, including corner mount brackets : Width = 36.3 cm / 14 1/4 ” Height = 45.4 cm / 17 3/4 ” Depth = 2.6 cm / 1 “
Connecting to battery with included accessories:
Solar panel :
- POWER : 20 Watts (max.)
- VOLTS : 12V nominal, 22V maximum.
- USE : Outdoor / indoor.
- STYLE : Weatherproof, aluminium frame with 4 x mounting brackets, output cable 200cm / 80″ with SAE connector.
OptiMate Charge-Monitor controller:
- CHARGING AMPS : 1.66A from 20W panel (max. average current), 3-5A pulse current.
- USE : Indoor / Outdoor (lowest temperature: -4°F / -20°C).
- SAVE : Low Volt Start of 1V
- IDEAL FOR : STD, AGM & GEL 12V batteries from 2 – 240Ah.
- INPUT : 15 – 22V
- STYLE : Weatherproof charge controller case with mounting holes and strap loops (for velcro strap or ziptie). SAE input connector for solar panel and output cable of 100cm / 40″ that connects to the battery, using the included weatherproof battery lead, standard battery clip set.
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. 3-year limited replacement warranty.