MASTERVOLT’S NEW ALPHA PRO CHARGE REGULATOR FOR FASTER, GREENER AND MORE EFFICIENT BATTERY RECHARGING
3 August 2012
Mastervolt is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new model of Alpha Pro regulator, effectively replacing four earlier models with just one, able to communicate with all Mastervolt products and work together as a complete system.
With the need to rapidly charge batteries from limited engine hours, Mastervolt developed the Alpha series of highly efficient alternators. These serve as primary or secondary alternators to a yacht’s main engine, making the very best use of the running engine when under propulsion.
The Alpha Pro regulator maximizes the output of Mastervolt Alpha alternators or any other alternator by regulating the alternator in a way that the batteries receive the optimum charge. The proven three-step+ charging regime used by all Mastervolt chargers guarantees the most efficient way to top the batteries up.
The new Alpha Pro regulator is designed as a ‘fit all’ solution, so now just one unit is needed for both 12V and 24V applications, with a simple selector switch to set the regulator to the right voltage. The unit can also be used on any other brand of alternator that has a standard Bosch connector, with a cable supplied as standard in the box.
Easy operation LEDs on the body of the regulator indicate the charge phase. The new Alpha Pro is also fully connectable to the MasterBus CANBus system, allowing easy monitoring via a single wire to a MasterView touch screen. In a MasterBus system the voltage drop over the battery cable will also be compensated automatically, as will battery temperature, improving the charging time without having to install additional cabling. When used in combination with Mastervolt Li-Ion batteries, the charging curves will be communicated automatically between the battery and the Alpha Pro regulator, ensuring the quickest and safest charge again without installing any additional cabling or components.
The Alpha Pro helps to cut emissions by requiring less run time because it maximises the power from any alternator; a battery can be charged quickly even at very low RPM, especially when connected to an Alpha series alternator. By connecting the Alpha alternator to a Battery Mate or Battery Isolator, several battery banks can be charged simultaneously.
“Combining highly efficient recharging with ease of installation and monitoring has always been a Mastervolt objective,” said Marc Persoon, Actuant’s Global Power Conversion Product Manager for the Marine and Mobile Group. “The Alpha series, with the new ‘fits-all’ Alpha Pro regulator is a major step in easy operation and system functionality. Ultimately, by providing a higher efficiency of charging, you therefore gain a greater independence afloat.”
Each Alpha Pro regulator carries a 2- year guarantee, and is supplied with two cables and an installation manual.
Priced at: €256,- (excl. BTW)
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