The Victron Energy Skylla-i Charger is a modern and powerful battery charger that withstands the rigors of an adverse environment: heat, humidity and salt air.
- The right amount of charge for a lead-acid battery: variable absorption time
- BatterySafe mode: preventing damage due to excessive gassing
- Storage mode: less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use
- Smaller and lighter compared to similar models
- NMEA2000 Canbus connection
- PowerControl: set a maximum shore power
- Remote Control
- Li-ion (LiFePo4) ready
Synchronised parallel operation
Several chargers can be synchronised with the CAN bus interface. This is achieved by simply interconnecting the chargers with RJ45 UTP-cables. Please see the manual for details.
The right amount of charge for a lead-acid battery: variable absorption time
When only shallow discharges occur the absorption time is kept short in order to prevent overcharging of the battery. After a deep discharge the absorption time is automatically increased to make sure that the battery is completely recharged.
Preventing damage due to excessive gassing: the BatterySafe mode
If, in order to quickly charge a battery, a high charge current in combination with a high absorption voltage has been chosen, the Skylla-i will prevent damage due to excessive gassing by automatically limiting the rate of voltage increase once the gassing voltage has been reached.
Less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use: the Storage mode
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 2.2 V/cell (26.4 V for 24 V battery) to minimise gassing and corrosion of the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘refresh’ the battery. This feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulphation, a major cause of early battery failure.