First consider the panel load on the battery. This is the main requirement for the charge current. The battery charger must be able to supply this current. Any remaining capacity in the charger is used to charge the battery. Battery charging only needs to be a small amount above this to keep the battery “topped up”. Bulk charging after an engine start is performed by the DC Charging Alternator. For example, for a standing load (panel load) of 2 A, a 5 A or 10 A charger is usually considered satisfactory for the majority of genset applications.
No, DSE battery chargers can be left connected during cranking and while the engine is running.
Ensure the DSE Four Steps to Synchronising procedure has been followed correctly. Contact DSE Technical Support if you continue to have problems after performing this procedure.
DSE334 and DSE335 have the option to disable the Fail to Stop detection using the DSE Configuration Suite PC Software.
DSE334 and DSE335 are designed specifically to support this application.
Check the cooling timer in the Genset controller is suitable for the application.
This usually means you require a fast recharge time. Use a larger charger, with a current rating up to 10 times the Ah capacity of the battery. For example, for a 100 Ah battery, use a charger up to 10 A. If you want to charge at a rate more than this, check first with your battery manufacturer.
DSE Battery Chargers have a configurable charging voltage suitable for most battery types (ie NiCd, Lead Acid, Gel type etc). For the “Intelligent” chargers, this voltage is PC configurable by the user. Contact DSE Technical Support for more information.
Yes. DSE battery charger outputs can be connected in parallel for a higher current rating or in series for a higher voltage rating.