80 Series Equalizer & Battery Monitor
A typical 80 Series equalizer system would include a 24VDC power source, such as an alternator or solar array, two 12 volt battery banks in series, and the VANN-Guard. The VANN-Guard connects to the 24 volt, 12 volt and ground terminals of the battery system. When the 12 volt loads require power, the VANN-Guard ensures that the current is taken equally from both batteries, and that the voltages of the two batteries are kept equal. This equalization ensures extended battery life and provides a stable 12 volt supply for operating accessories.
An additional CAN (Controller Area Network) Capable Smart Monitor is a device designed to monitor and report the status of several critical functions in the vehicle electrical system is provided. This unit provides real-time fault signals over the CAN bus to the vehicle electrical system controller. Fault indications can then be given from the vehicle’s electrical system controller.
Paralleling VANN-Guard: Models are available which provide 60, 80 and 100 amps of 12 volt DC power. VANN-Guard Battery Equalizers may also be operated in parallel to provide more power. For example, two 60 amp units can be installed to provide 120 amps of 12 volt DC power.