IntelliSUPPLY XS Series

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The IntelliSUPPLY is an advanced power supply unit and battery charger designed specifically for high performance lead-acid batteries.

It uses MOSFET rectifier technology with an advanced microprocessor control board to create a battery charger and power supply that can rapidly and safely recharge 12V, 14V and 16V flooded, maintenance-free, deep cycle, gel-cell, and AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) batteries in several sizes.

At the heart of the technology in the XS Power IntelliSUPPLY are the three distinct charging stages and DC power output.

During the first stage, called ‘Bulk’ charging, the charger will regulate the current the voltage is allowed to float. During this stage, 80 percent of the battery’s capacity is restored.

When the battery’s cell voltage comes up to the correct level, the second stage called ‘Absorption’ charging is engaged. During this stage, the voltage is fixed according to the battery type and voltage switches on the front panel and the current is allowed to float. The battery is brought to 100 percent during this stage and the cells are equalized.

The third stage is float charging. During this stage, the voltage and current are reduced to a level that will maintain the battery indefinitely. Several microprocessors are used to tightly control the entire process. This is the same technique that battery manufacturers recommend and use in the production of new batteries and it is the fastest and safest technique for battery charging.

Along with charging batteries, the XS Power PSC Chargers can operate as power supplies. When this mode is selected, the charger will maintain a constant output voltage and current. Power supply mode is to be used for audio display boards and can be used as test bench power supplies. NOTE: Power supply mode should not be used to charge AGM batteries.

A remotely mounted display will show the status of the charging functions of the PSC models. This feature allows users to control power on/off. The remote will display important charger and battery information such as voltage, charge rate, mode, fault, and status of the battery being charged.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.