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Victron Argodiode 160-2AC 2 batteries 160A

$139.53 (inc. GST)

The Victron Argodiode 160-2AC is a high-capacity battery isolator designed to separate two battery banks while allowing them to be charged simultaneously. It can handle a maximum current of 160A and is suitable for use with two batteries.

SKU: ARG160201020 Categories: ,

Victron argodiode:

Diode battery isolators allow simultaneous charging of two or more batteries from one alternator, without connecting the batteries together. Discharging the accessory battery for example will not result in also discharging the starter battery.

 

The Argo Battery Isolators feature a low voltage drop thanks to the use of Schottky diodes: at low current the voltage drop is approximately 0,3 V and at the rated output approximately 0,45 V.

All models are fitted with a compensation diode that can be used to slightly increase the output voltage of the alternator. This compensates for the voltage drop over the diodes in the isolator.

 

Please see our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ or ask for specialist advice when installing a diode isolator. Simply inserting the isolator in the cabling between the alternator and the batteries will slightly reduce charge voltage. The result can be that batteries are not charged to the full 100% and age prematurely.

 

Alternator energize input:

Some alternators need DC voltage on the B+ output to start charging. Obviously, DC will be present when the alternator is directly connected to a battery. Inserting a Diode or FET splitter will however prevent any return voltage/current from the batteries to the B+, and the alternator will not start. The new ‘AC’ diode isolators feature a special current limited energize input that will power the B+ when the engine run/stop switch is closed.

Additional information

Argo Diode Battery Isolator

160-2AC

Maximum charge current (A)

160

Maximum alternator current (A)

160

Number of batteries

2

Alternator Energize Input

yes

Connection

M8 Studs

Compensation diode and Energize connection

6,3 mm

Faston

Weight kg (lbs)

1,1 (2.5)

Dimensions h x w x d in mm (h x w x d in inches)

60 x 120 x150

(2.4 x 4.7 x5.9)

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