Mean Mother has launched a new 20A DC-DC Charger with a solar input to suit most deep-cycle batteries including AGM, GEL, lead acid and Calcium types.
A new Mean Mother 20 Amp DC-DC Charger uses digitised automation to charge and maintain your vehicle’s auxiliary battery while you’re driving, via your vehicle’s electrical system or through automatic solar detection.
The new Mean Mother DC-DC Charger is housed in a tough aluminium case and is supplied with mounting brackets and hardware, and its compact size (202.3 × 122.2 × 522mm) means it can be fitted in tight spots.
Features of the new charger include microchip monitoring and control, automatic high frequency multi-stage charging, pulse-mode technology to extend battery life, short circuit and overcharge protection, reverse polarity protection, solar-input overload protection and internal temperature monitoring and output control.
The new charger can take a DC battery input voltage of between 12.8-16V and a solar input voltage of between 13-27V. Output voltage ranges from 13.3-16.2V and the unit will stop charging when alternator output or the starting battery drops below 12.3V.
As suggested by its name, output current of the Mean Mother 20 Amp DC-DC Charger is… you guessed it, 20A.
As well as traditional dual-battery set-ups, thanks to the charger’s small size it’s also ideally suited to use in campers or caravans, and it can even be fitted to the side of a battery box.
The new Mean Mother DC-DC Charger retails for $229 and it’s covered by a 12-month warranty. Unsealed 4X4 will fit a unit in the next few weeks to test it, and we’ll bring you the results soon, so make sure you keep an eye out for it.