The Magnacharger Series of HF/PFC Battery Chargers has been designed to provide reliable, quality charging for battery systems. These 1 kW units are available in 24, 36, 48 and 72 VDC configurations.

Universal Input

Magnacharger is designed with a wide input voltage range from 85 – 265 VAC, making it an ideal choice for any worldwide application. Power Factor Correction and 12A maximum current draw ensures the charger will work reliably from any power outlet in the world, even through surges and sags.

Standardizing on a single universal model reduces component count, saving manufacturing and service inventory management costs.

Approved Charge Algorithms

The Magnacharger’s microprocessor controller can store up to 10 developed optimized charge algorithms. Magnacharger has designed algorithms for many types of batteries, and is constantly preparing algorithms for new battery types, sizes and chemistries. Battery manufacturers certify Magnacharger algorithms because they help improve battery life and minimize maintenance. Magnacharger configures chargers with the most appropriate set of algorithms for each applications. Manufacturing and field service personnel can easily toggle between algorithms and, with field reprogrammable chargers, download new algorithms into the charger “on the fly.”

Rugged Design

Magnacharger is built for onboard operation in harsh environments. Its rugged, lightweight and intelligent design provides continuous operation in any application. High efficiency power conversion allows it to be delivered in a fully sealed enclosure, making it ideal for onboard applications in the dirtiest and wettest environments. Reliability is increased by the reduction of moving parts.

Reduced Operating Costs

The high-efficiency design and near unity Power Factor combine to make the Magnacharger charger extremely grid-friendly. Over 88% of power taken from the grid is converted to real power to charge the battery. This not only saves users over 30% in raw electricity costs when compared to ferro-resonant chargers, but avoids Power Factor surcharges from utilities as well.

Regulatory Compliance

All Magnacharger chargers are UL and CE compliant and have passed stringent EMI, safety, vibration and water ingress protection (IP) tests. Magnacharger offers leading-edge efficiency, power factor correction and GFCI compatibility for safe and reliable operation.