Victron Argodiode 160-2AC 2 batteries 160A ARG160201020

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The Victron Energy Argodiode 160-2AC is a 160A diode battery isolator designed to charge up to two batteries simultaneously from one alternator, while preventing battery discharge between them.

It features a low voltage drop, compensation diode, and a special current-limited energize input for alternator energizing.

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Argodiode 160-2AC 2 batteries 160A 

Diode battery isolators allow simultaneous charging of two or more batteries from one alternator, without connecting the batteries together. Discharging the accessory battery for example will not result in also discharging the starter battery.

The Argo Battery Isolators feature a low voltage drop thanks to the use of Schottky diodes: at low current the voltage drop is approximately 0,3 V and at the rated output approximately 0,45 V. All models are fitted with a compensation diode that can be used to slightly increase the output voltage of the alternator. This compensates for the voltage drop over the diodes in the isolator.

Please see Victron Energy’s ‘Energy Unlimited’ or ask for specialist advice when installing a diode isolator. Simply inserting the isolator in the cabling between the alternator and the batteries will slightly reduce charge voltage. The result can be that batteries are not charged to the full 100% and age prematurely.

Alternator energize input

Some alternators need DC voltage on the B+ output to start charging. Obviously, DC will be present when the alternator is directly connected to a battery. Inserting a Diode or FET splitter will however prevent any return voltage/current from the batteries to the B+, and the alternator will not start. The new ‘AC’ diode isolators feature a special current limited energize input that will power the B+ when the engine run/stop switch is closed.

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Key Features
  • Simultaneous Charging: Allows charging of up to two batteries from one alternator without connecting the batteries together.
  • Prevents Discharge: Prevents discharging of accessory batteries from affecting the starter battery.
  • Low Voltage Drop: Uses Schottky diodes for low voltage drop and efficient charging.
  • Compensation Diode: Features a compensation diode to slightly increase alternator output voltage.
  • Special Energize Input: Includes a current-limited energize input for alternator energizing.
  • Quality Manufacturer: Manufactured by Victron Energy, a trusted brand in power management solutions.
Specifications
Brand

Victron Energy

Manufacturer Part Number

ARG160201020

GTIN

8719076019114

Max. Charge Current

160A

Max. Alternator Current

160A

Number Of Batteries

2

Alternator Energize Input

Yes

Connection

M8 Studs

Dimensions

H60 x W120 x D150mm

Weight

1.1Kg

Warranty

5 Years

Country of Manufacture

India

 

Attachments

Data Sheet

 

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