The Smart BuckBoost DC-DC Charger can be used as a battery charger or as a power supply with a wide input and output voltage range.
In charger mode, the four-stage charge algorithm will increase battery life by properly charging the battery.
Especially in the case of vehicles with a Euro 5 or 6 smart alternator, which often supplies too low charging voltage even with the engine running or in the event of a voltage drop over long cables, controlled charging is crucial.
Controlled charging also protects the alternator in lithium systems from overloading, as the low impedance of lithium batteries results in a high alternator current.
In power supply mode, the output voltage remains stable regardless of the applied load or fluctuating input voltage (within the specified range).
The output voltage is fully adjustable and remains independent of the input voltage, thanks to the automatic buck-boost control. This control also guarantees that the current will never exceed the set value, even when the input voltage is higher than the output voltage.
The Smart BuckBoost can be set to only supply power when the engine is running. This is possible thanks to the integrated engine shutdown detection. This eliminates the need to adjust in-vehicle wiring or add an engine detection sensor to determine if charging can start. It also prevents the voltage on board the vehicle from getting too low. In addition to this detection, the Smart BuckBoost can also be forced on via the remote on/off port.
The Smart BuckBoost is fully programmed and monitored using the VictronConnect App. This also includes remote access via VictronConnect-Remote (VC-R) when connected to a GX device (requires a GX device connection to the VRM Portal) via the integrated VE.Direct port, monitoring via the GX Remote Console or from a PC, Apple computer with macOS or Android device in conjunction with a VE.Direct to USB interface and VictronConnect. Discover all setting and monitoring options in the Setup & monitoring with VictronConnect chapter and the VictronConnect manual.