Trailer operators know the hassle of having to connect their trailer to 240v AC mains power overnight or in between jobs

This is not only a waste of time and power; it can also limit where and when the trailer can be used.
REDARC says its new BCDC1212T takes its market leading BCDC solution and focuses it on work trailers.
It says it is ideal for trailers featuring hydraulic pumps and winches, such as dump, boat and car trailers as well as liftgate trucks.
REDARC says it is a versatile 12V, 12A input current limited on-trailer DC charger and works in both 12V and 24V applications. By charging while on the move, the trailer battery is always ready to go, freeing it from the shackles of AC mains power.
The BCDC1212T is installed on the trailer, close to its battery. With the trailer connected to the vehicle and the engine running, the BCDC1212T takes DC power from the vehicle’s alternator and uses this to charge the trailer’s battery.
Many modern vehicles now feature smart alternators, these limit power production in the name of efficiency.
The BCDC1212T is compatible with such alternators and works by boosting the voltage regardless of alternator type. REDARC says this technology also helps overcome voltage drop caused by long cable runs.
Like REDARC’s other BCDC chargers, the BCDC1212T is compatible with common battery types such as standard lead acid, calcium, gel, AGM and lithium (LiFePO4).
While it shares many similarities to the rest of REDARC’s BCDC range, the BCDC1212T is uniquely designed with trailers and work applications in mind. Input is limited to DC only (no solar), improving value for trailer operators.
REDARC says it is prewired with a customised wiring harness, compatible with typical seven-pin round trailer plugs. This allows it to use the existing 12V auxiliary power available on these plugs, making installation “a cinch.”
The BCDC1212T features fully sealed electronics and is therefore moisture, dust and mud resistant, allowing for external installations, such as on a trailer’s A-frame, nose cone or on the back of a liftgate truck.

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