REDARC ANNOUNCES BCDC FIRMWARE UPGRADE
The upgrades deliver a number of enhancements
REDARC is excited to announce an update to the firmware of its BCDC in-vehicle dual battery chargers, its flagship range of DC to DC automotive and off-road battery chargers.
“The improved firmware offers additional features that have become relevant with changing needs of our customers,” REDARC Product Manager, Dylan Pinkard, said.
“There is no change to the form factor, and they will continue to connect and integrate with the range of BCDC accessories.”
The additional features include:
• Enhancements to the charging conditions for Smart alternator systems, especially with Idle-Stop vehicles. This includes new Turn On, Turn Off voltage thresholds coupled with a better explanation of these voltages and new Blue wire connection points, as described in the Installation Manual.
• An increase in the Boost charging time limits on the Lithium charge profile from two hours to three hour and 40 minutes before activating a timeout. The charging in boost will resume at four hours if the lithium auxiliary battery still needs boost charging, meaning only a 20-minute rest period, every four-hours, maximising charge time.
• Charging profiles for smaller capacity batteries (recharged in less than two hours) and other types of batteries (acid, gel, etc) will retain their existing settings of two hours before activating a timeout to maximise customer safety and battery life.
REDARC will transition to the new version of the BCDC across the next six months, with the update only applying to REDARC’s dual-input dual battery chargers (part numbers BCDC1225D, BCDC1240D and BCDC1250D.)
Customers with existing BCDC products seeking the firmware upgrade can contact REDARC via firstname.lastname@example.org to have their unit’s firmware updated for a fee. The existing BCDC will need to be returned to REDARC to facilitate the upgrade.
For stockists, REDARC says the firmware upgrade has been designed to be as seamless as possible. Part Numbers and pricing of the BCDC range remain the same and a subtle silver sticker on the retail packaging will confirm which units contain the new firmware to assist with inventory management and product recommendations.
REDARC says BCDCs featuring previous firmware versions continue to lead the market and the firmware upgrade only improves the new units so far as the above enhancements.
For the past 40 years, REDARC says it has pioneered DC-DC charging systems that can perform in extreme conditions on vehicles in off-road and long-haul situations, serving five primary markets including automotive, outdoor recreation, defence, mining and industrial.
For more information, please visit www.redarc.com.au