Components

New battery isolator

IBIAnalytic Systems introduces the IBI (Ideal Battery Isolator) for 2 bank battery systems.

Analytic Systems says the IBI allows all the heavy-duty truck batteries to be fully charged from a single alternator while maintaining electrical isolation between the battery banks. Ideal Diode technology reduces the voltage drop across the Isolator to a mere 160 millivolts at 200 Amps (IBI2-40-200) or 120 millivolts at 250 Amps (IBI2HD-40-250) of charging current so all the power of the alternator is applied to the batteries, maximizing run time, engine starting power and increasing battery life. With significantly better charging efficiency, fewer batteries are needed to run the electrical loads during rest time and they will last longer, the company says.

The Ideal Diode based design uses high current MOSFET transistors and custom control circuitry to reduce the voltage drop to a mere 160 millivolts at 200 amps (IBI2) or 120 millivolts at 250 amps (IBI2HD) across the isolator. Analytic Systems says the design is compatible with 12-, 24- and 32-volt battery systems, and models for 2 bank (IBI2 series) and 3 bank (IBI3 series) battery systems are now available at a very competitive price. The circuitry is fully encapsulated for maximum protection and reliability, the company says.

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