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Mac Plus 12/12-50

Charging the service batteries on board of a vehicle or vessel can be challenging. Recharging tends to take a long time and batteries may not receive a full charge. This is a common problem found in boats, service vans, campers and trucks. Smart alternators and start/stop systems make the problem even worse.

Robust DC-DC charger guarantees optimal condition of your service battery

Traditionally, a service battery is linked to the starter battery by means of a charge relay. The starter battery is located close to the alternator and receives most of the charge current. However, the service battery is usually further away. Long cables cause voltage drop, leading to slow charging, resulting in failing appliances and premature failure of the battery.

Modern, fuel efficient engines are equipped with smart alternators, following regulations such as Euro 5 and Euro 6. Instead of a constant output, smart alternators provide a variable voltage; after a brief charging period, voltage is reduced and the charging stops. Furthermore, the energy produced by regenerative braking leads to voltage peaks. Service batteries coupled in the traditional way will receive hardly any charge and may be damaged by these peak voltages.

To solve these issues, Mastervolt introduces the Mac Plus DC-DC chargers, available in 12 V or 24 V. The Mac Plus monitors the service battery and compensates the voltage loss. The proven 3-step charge method ensures a quick and safe charge. Moreover, by stabilizing the charge voltage, Mac Plus protects your service battery and sensitive equipment.

The Mac Plus is your battery’s best friend. It monitors your service battery and makes sure it’s always fully charged, maximising the lifetime of your battery. 

Features

  • Fast and safe charging during short trips.
  • Fanless design for silent operation.
  • Suitable for flooded, Gel, AGM and Li-Ion batteries (incl. LiFePO4).
  • Charges even fully depleted batteries.
  • Engine run detection protects starter battery.
  • Adjustable current limits to meet Euro 5/6 requirements.
  • Voltage stabilisation protects sensitive equipment, lights and loads.
  • Parallel operation to obtain charging capacities well over 100 Amps.
  • MasterBus for intelligent system monitoring and automation.
  • Temperature compensation and voltage sense for an optimal charging result.
  • E-mark certification for mobile applications.
  • Power supply mode.
  • Heavy duty connections for easy installation and quick set up via DIP switches.

Applications

Boost charge voltage when service battery is located further from charging source or in systems with a smart alternator. When a stable power supply or different system voltage is needed. 

Euro 5/6 solution

Charging service batteries in Euro 5/6 applications?
The Mac Plus provides constant power to the service battery, even when the alternator is inactive. 

Programmable via desktop or laptop or PC

Remote control the Mac via your laptop or PC or configure your personal preferences. The device has a communication port and easy installation with a PC-Link and MasterAdjust software.

Energy-saving dimmer function

Many standard light dimmers convert part of the energy to heat and also lose unnecessary energy. The Mac converters regulate the power supply efficiently and without excessive heat build-up, for optimal safety (multiple converters can be used for multiple lamps).

Parallel operation

The parallel configuration of several units will provide you over 100 amperes. Advanced high-frequency technology with modern microprocessors ensures minimum power loss when switching from 24 to 12 V and vice versa. 

Product code: 81205100
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Specifications

Specifications battery charger
Battery temperature sensor yes, included
Battery voltage sense yes
 
General specifications
Status indicator yes, 3-color LED
Output voltage 10-15 V
Nominal output voltage 12 V
Output voltage stabilisation 2 % at extremes of tem­ps, load and input
Output voltage ripple (peak peak) max. 1 %
Max. output power 725 W
Nominal output power 675 W
Max. output current 50 A
Output charge current (3-step mode) 50 A
Nominal input voltage 12 V
Input voltage range 10-16 V
Max. input current 50 A
Galvanic isolation no
Voltage limited yes
Efficiency > 95 % (at nom. input voltage, full load); peak 97 %
Parallel configuration yes
Alarm contact yes, through MasterBus
MasterBus powering no
Engine run signal input yes (active high/active low)
DIP switches yes, for basic setup
Dimensions, hxwxd 255 x 165 x 66 mm
10.0 x 6.5 x 2.6 inch
Weight 2 kg
4.4 lb
Approvals CE, E-mark
 
Technical specifications
No-load consumption < 2 mA
Charge characteristic 3-step+
Battery types flooded, Gel, AGM, spiral, Lithium Ion, traction, user defined
3-Step charge option yes (DIP switch settings)
DC consumption < 5 mA
Connections 3 x M8 terminal for cable diameters of 10-50 mm², (positive input, positive output, joint negative connection) 8-pole screw connection for cable diameters of 0.75-1.5 mm² (remote on/off, temperature sensor, voltage measurement)
Temperature range (ambient temp.) -25 °C to 60 °C; derating > 40 °C
-13 °F to 140 °F
Cooling natural cooling
Protection degree IP23
Protections DC short circuit, overload, over temperature, reversed polarity (fuse)
MasterBus compatible yes
 
 

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Certificates

Mac Plus 12/12-50

EU DoC Mac Plus

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Certificates

Mac Plus 12/12-50

Type approval certificate (E-mark) Mac Plus series

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Drawings (dimensions)

Dimensions Mac Plus (PDF file)

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Drawings (dimensions)

Dimensions Mac Plus (DXF file)

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User manuals

Mac Plus 12/12-50

User manual Mac Plus

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3D product drawings

3D-drawing Mac Plus (zipped STEP file)

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