It’s our Birthday and we have something new for you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY. Absolute Batteries Toowoomba has been open for 4 years. Just in time for our birthday, a new product has arrived that we are happy to share with you. Projecta has released their new dual battery management system, the IDC45, which is capable of 45Amps output for 12 volt systems. It is a DC/BC type dual battery isolator with a solar controller built in. This what you need if you wish to charge multiple deep cycle batteries in your 4×4 or caravan. This unit is also compatible with current smart charging systems which you will find in the new Toyota Hilux & Landcruiser, BT50 and others. Come and see us or give us a call for more information. You can also send us a message via Facebook.

Victron Bluesmart Battery Chargers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victron Bluesmart Battery Chargers are ideal for applications that need water and dust resistance as well as small physical size. With the ability to talk to your phone thanks to the Bluetooth capability, these chargers can be installed and hidden away in your caravan, boat or camper trailer. With full access and control to your charging system through your phone, you can check it any time you need to.

Victron Bluesmart chargers also come with other features like:

  • Water, dust and chemical resistant
  • Seven step smart charge algorithm
  • Recovery of fully discharged ‘dead’ batteries
  • Automatic power supply function
  • Severe cold performance: down to -30°C
  • Several other battery life enhancing features
  • Low power mode to charge smaller batteries
  • Li-ion battery mode
  • Setup and configure, readout of voltage and current by Bluetooth Smart

If you have any questions about the Victron range of automatic battery chargers follow this link to a PDF for some specs, or drop into the store at Absolute Batteries Toowoomba or give us a call.

Battery boxes custom built for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting ready to head away? These battery boxes are custom designed to suit your needs with multiple options including different sockets, voltage readouts and connections.  We even make models which are self contained dual battery systems in a box with VSR’s (Voltage Sensitive Relays) or DC to DC chargers. If you are looking for a battery box for the next time you go on holiday come and see Absolute Batteries Toowoomba and we can help you with what you need.

Lion is the King of AGM and Gel batteries.

 

 

 

 

 

Lion, the King of batteries, has an extensive range of AGM and Gel batteries. These batteries can be used by anyone who requires a top quality deep cycle or standby battery. If you want power for anything, from the camping fridge to the most demanding of industrial applications, these batteries are what you are looking for. As far as quality is concerned, Lion has been importing the Haze manufactured AGM and Gel batteries for many years, the product has proven itself. Absolute Batteries Toowoomba is your local Lion distributor. Make your next battery a Lion.

DIY Tech. Tip No.2

Battery Tools HydrometerBattery Tools electrolyte spout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you checked the fluid levels in your battery lately? If your battery has an inbuilt hydrometer / indicator (often called a ‘magic eye’ or ‘light’), this will indicate the state of charge and some times it will indicate the fluid level. You should refer to the top label of the battery for the readings. An inbuilt hydrometer usually indicates a maintenance-free battery. So no fluid top-ups here.

If your battery has removable caps on top this means you can check the fluid levels and the state of charge. The fluid (electrolyte) in most batteries is diluted sulfuric acid. Safety must be kept in mind at all times. See here for safety precautions. It is important to maintain correct fluid levels in each cell of your battery so that you get the best performance and service life from your battery. If the levels are low and the plates are dry, this will cause poor performance and if left too low for a long period of time it will cause irreparable damage to the plates of the battery. If the fluid levels are too high, you will end up with acid all over the top of the battery and else where, this will cause corrosion. If you need to top up your batteries fluid levels, you should use distilled water and you should be added just enough to cover the top of the plates inside each cell. A level of 5 to 10mm above the plates is often enough. We stock a handy spout which fits on the average soft-drink bottle, this will help when pouring water into the cells of your battery.

While the caps are off your battery you can check the state of charge of your battery with a Hydrometer like the one pictured above. It measures the specific gravity of the electrolyte in each cell to give you a quick indication as to how charged your battery is. The specific gravity of the electrolyte will change depending on the state of charge in the battery. The hydrometer should give you a fairly even set of readings across the cells. If some of the readings are very different, it might be time to bring the battery down to the store and let us have a look. If you would like to know more about how to use a hydrometer, check out our DIY page through this link here. 

If you need help with checking your batteries fluid levels or would like us to do it for you, come and see us at Absolute Batteries Toowoomba.

Dual battery system in a box.

Dual Battery System in a box with Fullriver DC120-12 Absolut Batteries ToowoombaFour Days power for a Waeco fridge via dual battery system in a box Absolute Batteries Toowoomba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This simple battery box contains all of the components for a self contained dual battery system. Connecting via a 50 amp Anderson Plug, it houses the voltage sensitive relay, merit and cigarette lighter sockets all with individually fused circuits. It is a Dual Battery System in a box. The system shown uses a VSR (Volatage Sensitive Relay) type isolator, with DC to DC charger models also made.  Designed for AGM batteries, it is ideal for all of your remote power needs and can be customized further to suit your setup. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to give Absolute Batteries Toowoomba a call or drop into the store.

Only 5 weeks to Christmas Eve.

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Going away this Christmas?  Drop into Absolute Batteries Toowoomba to get your obligation free battery check before you go away on your holidays this year. We can check your automotive batteries or deep cycle and marine batteries for free. Get peace of mind before you head away on your Christmas trip.