- Product Description
Replaces previous model - BPC123044012
The Victron VECIP22-12/30A-3 Blue Smart IP22 Charger 12/30 (3) is the new professional battery charger with built-in Bluetooth.
The Blue Smart IP22 Charger can be used on devices in your workshop and on motor vehicles, such as (classic) cars; motorbikes; boats and camper-vans.
The Blue Smart IP22 Charger is the wireless solution to monitor voltage and current, to change settings and to update the charger when new features become available.
With up to 94% efficiency, these chargers generate up to four times less heat when compared to the industry standard. And once the battery is fully charged, power consumption reduces to 0,5 Watt, some five to ten times better than the industry standard.
Adaptive 6-stage charge algorithm: test - bulk – absorption - recondition – float – storage
The Blue Smart Charger features a microprocessor controlled ‘adaptive’ battery management. The adaptive feature will automatically optimize the charging process relative to the way the battery is being used.
Storage Mode: less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use
The storage mode kicks in whenever the battery has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. In the storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2V/cell (13,2V for a 12V battery) to minimize gassing and corrosion of the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘equalize’ the battery. This feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulfation, a major cause of early battery failure.
Also charges Li-ion (LiFePO₄) batteries
LiFePO₄ batteries are charged with a simple bulk – absorption – float algorithm.
NIGHT and LOW setting
When in NIGHT or LOW mode, the output current is reduced to max. 50% of the nominal output and the charger will be totally noiseless. The NIGHT mode automatically ends after 8 hours. The LOW mode can be ended manually.
Protected against overheating
Output current will reduce as temperature increases up to 50°C, but the Blue Smart Charger will not fail.
Eleven LEDs for status indication
Charge algorithm: TEST / BULK / ABSORPTION / RECONDITION / FLOAT / STORAGE / READY.
MODE button to set: NORMAL (14,4V) / HIGH (14,7V) / RECONDITION / LI-ION.
All Batteries connected to this charger MUST be capable of a maximum charge rate of either 30 Amps or 15 Amps dependant on whether high or low current mode is selected.
There is no individual charge cycle for each separate battery, therefore all batteries will follow the same charge cycle.
As this charger contains an integrated FET battery isolator, it is therefore possible to charge three batteries with a single charger whilst keeping the batteries isolated. Charging current is divided among the batteries dependant on battery state of charge in combination with battery parameters and other circuit parameters.
The charger, when connected to multiple batteries will raise the voltage of the lowest battery at the selected full current until it matches the second lowest battery voltage. At this point the available current is spread between these two batteries. When the voltage of the two batteries then matches the third battery the current is divided between the three batteries. All batteries will then reach absorption phase together and cycle together.
|Output Current Rating (Amps)
|Operating Temperature Range
|-20 to +50°C
|Output System Voltage
|235 x 108 x65 mm (H x W x D)
|Net Weight (kg)
|Charge voltage 'absorption'
|Normal: 14.4 V | High: 14.7 V | Li-ion: 14.2 V
|Charge Voltage Float - Wet (25 degrees)**
|Normal: 13.8 V | High: 13.8 V | Li-ion: 13.5 V
|Charge voltage 'storage'
|Normal: 13.2 V | High: 13.2 V | Li-ion: 13.5 V
|Battery reverse polarity (fuse), Output Short circuit and Over Temperature
|Charge current in low current mode
|No load power consumption
|Screw terminals 13 mm2 / AWG6
|180 - 265 VAC