IOTA IQTurbo Smart Controller
Accessory for the DLS series of Iota battery chargers (item codes BC-IOTAxxxx) sold by Backwoods. Converts charger from bulk absorption stage only to three stage Bulk/Absorb/Float charging. If the batteries remain in a “float stage” for a seven-day period, the IQ4 will switch the DLS charger into a pre-programmed Equalization Stage. This protects the battery by dissolving any sulfate layer on the battery’s internal plates and avoids stratification that can occur when a battery has not been used for extended periods.
Iota battery chargers used with a generator are typically used for a bulk charging of a battery bank, to take the batteries from a low state of charge to almost full. The generator is then typically turned off to save fuel costs, and any available solar charging is used to finish the full charging cycle. This is a great method to “jump start” the charging process in the winter time when days are short and sunlight is limited.
In some cases though, a system operator may want to use the Iota for a full three stage charge itself. This is often the case when utility power is present at the household as well, and there is no generator fuel use to consider.
The IQTurbo simply plugs into the Iota charger via a short cable, adding the ability for 3-stage charging.
Critically important: Adding the IQTurb to an Iota charger will boost the voltage setpoints. Ordered at the same time as the charger itself.
IF YOU ARE ORDERING THE IQTurbo TO ADD TO AN EXISTING IOTA CHARGER, be certain to discuss with us how to de-tune the voltage setpoints (if needed), to avoid over-charging your batteries.
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