Battery Charger upgrade

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Hi. Our Omegalec regulator and battery charger needs upgrading in our 2007 BT. Can anyone recommend what to get to replace it with?
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 00:03

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 00:03
I used a Projecta 50a charger. Works very well.

Installation details here:

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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 01:10

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 01:10
The factory upgraded mine to 60 amp three stage Xanthrax. a couple of years ago - never missed a beat.

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Reply By: Free & Easy - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 09:35

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 09:35
I have just replaced our 4 year old red top batteries in our 2010 van, so had a bit of a think about what to do with the Omegalec BT190 charger and the Omegalec 40 Solar charger. If you intend to go Lithium batteries down the track then another choice that is more configurable might be justified, but for now I followed Stephen's lead and replaced it with the Projecta 50amp so I could be sure of the charging parameters on the new AGM batteries. It was $460 delivered and is an easy retrofit and got a foot locker back. (I had to do a bit of panel works to make room but it essentially uses the existing cable for the remote head).

On the solar regulator, I read up on the new ones and was considering changing it and spoke to Peter Thomson at BT. After reading the manual on the Omegalec again have decided to keep it for now as Peter Thomspon thinks it still does a reasonable job.

The ones I was considering where:
Plasmatronics Dingo 40/40 * Programable (could do Lithium later)
* controls solar and the load monitoring and LVD
* has a temperature sensor (need to get cable to battery)
* could probably fit in cabinent


Morningstart Tristar 45 or 60 * programable (can do lithiums)
* current one used by BT
* can get a 45amp or 60amp one
* You need a second one or something else to do the load monitoring and low voltage disconnect or keep Omegalec for the load part.
* bigger in size but you could probably put is overhead cabinet.

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Reply By: Rod and Deb - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 17:42

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 17:42
Thanks for the input guys.We will probably go down the Projecta 50A road. Just need to source one here in Darwin.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 20:01

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 20:01
Look for them on Ebay. Check the Seller's approval rating first. You will find the best prices there.

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Reply By: Free & Easy - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 05:24

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 05:24
These guys are in SA so probably quick to Darwin. Arrived in outer Sydney the next day. This one include the remote display, could not see whether the other one linked does or not include it.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 08:26

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 08:26
You're right, it's not clear.

I bought mine from from your link.


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