Littelfuse has introduced the SureStart Compact Magnum 250 amp low-voltage disconnect (LVD).
According to Littelfuse, the Compact Magnum prolongs battery life by preventing damage and eliminating dead battery service calls and lost time. The module is ideal for protecting onboard electronics and other equipment used by truck fleets, recreational vehicles, utility trucks and automobiles, the company says.
The Compact Magnum is said to be able to handle up to 250 amps, yet its compact size fits within a small 5x5x3-in. space. It automatically detects if the system is 12V or 24V and disconnects when battery voltage falls below an established threshold, reconnecting when the battery is recharged, Littelfuse says. No action is required by the vehicle operator to protect the batteries. The new LVD also can be mounted in harsh environments and is sealed to IP67 standards, Littelfuse says, featuring easy to connect sealed Deutsch-type connectors.