Bio-Diesel Battery Chargers ...DC Amps Generators
Two new 48V models are available ...100 Amps and 200 Amps. The familiar Kubota two cylinder diesel engine used for the 24V, 175 Amp Genie is now available driving a 100 Amp, 48 Volt alternator.
We're now also supplying a telecommunications company with a three cylinder Kubota diesel that spins two of the 100 Amps alternators and doesn't even groan at 200+ Amps at the absorption voltage of 57.6 Volts.
All 48V systems include the EnerMatic Controller for automatic start/stop.
See the EnerMatic Controller data sheet for more information.
A Fast, Full Charge
Charging batteries from an alternator is much more efficient than going through an AC generator and a battery charger. That's why we use Kubota diesels to drive large frame DC alternators ...for a fast and full charge.
Chances are you'll already have an inverter, so when you want AC, it's there whether you run the engine or not. If you want AC for a long time, then you'll have to run the engine to keep up with demand.
The BDBC is perfect for remote sites either as primary power, or as backup for solar, wind and hydro chargers. The BDBC comes with the EnerMatic Controller which completely automates the remote system, including the engine, solar panels, wind generators and hydro generators. The hot water produced when running can be used with a heat exchanger in your hot water tank, or other heat sink.
Better By Design
What makes the BDBC the best diesel charger available? Compare the features and benefits against other similiar units.
Genie 24V, 175 Amps
Providing 175 continuous Amps of 24-volt DC current, the BDBC 24/175 is the perfect match for high power systems.
The BDBC 24/175 is designed to provide 5000 Watts of DC charging to keep up with big inverter demand. With a 4000 Watt inverter, there is still 1000 Watts of charging left over under full inverter load.
Dimensions are 24L X 22W X 26H. Weight is 185 pounds for the engine assembly, and an additional 40 pounds for the remote radiator and fan assembly.
Bio-Diesel Battery Charger, 12V, 280 Amps
The BDBC 12/280 uses the same powerful engine as the BDBC 24/175, but produces 280 Amps at 12-volts instead of 175 Amps at 24 Volts.
Either unit may be equipped with an auxiliary bracket to mount refrigeration compressors, air compressors, or water pumps. A second alternator can also be supplied ...for instance a 12 and 24 Volt unit.
The Hot Water Option
While the BDBCs are efficient, there is waste heat which can be used to make hot water, or heat living spaces. Distributing this heat is done with a circulating pump which is turned on and off by the EnerMatic Controller. The controller senses engine coolant temperature and turns on the pump when the engine is warm enough.
The BDBC hot water system can be connected to the same coolant circuits as the passive solar panels, however great care must be taken to keep the circuits full at all time.
Heating a water tank can be quickly accomplished by using an inverter to drive the AC heating element, and the BDBC to circulate coolant through the coils in the tank. The inverter represents a large load for the BDBC, so not only does it provide heat via the AC element, but it also causes the engine to heat and thus provide more energy for the hot water tank.
The Hot Water Option includes the following components:
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