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APTcc-385

                             Precision 12V charge controller - APT

- developed here at APT for precision charge control applications (sun and wind)
- enables higher maintained battery charging efficiencies than any other method
- battery efficiencies otherwise usually degrade markedly after ‘normal’ charging
- our control algorithm is superior to pulse-width-modulation (PWM) techniques
  (because) it allows optimal hydrogen / oxygen recombination near full charge
- this results in significant battery life extension
- set point control performs within +/- 30 microvolts, (see following graph)
- full charge repeatability is within microvolts each cycle
- precision internal reference calibration
- battery temperature compensation probe available
- fully adjustable set points, for different battery types
- ultra low on-resistance MOSFET (0.009 ohms) output rated 72A, heat sunk
- very rugged and dependable
- our controller design relates to published work done at Sandia Labs for Optima
   Battery on optimal charge control algorithms and methods

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Example of precision set point control

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Example of multiple charge/discharge cycles

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Performance testing of charge controller

- early in-house development and testing
- other units have been in the field for the past 4 years
- no failures

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