The Auto Charge 1000 with Parasitic Load Compensation (PLC) is a compact, microprocessor controlled, completely automatic, single channel battery charger designed for vehicles with a single battery system.
The PLC charger is designed to withstand the shock and vibration encountered by vehicle mounted equipment.
This new Parasitic Load Compensation feature is designed especially to meet the heavy duty requirements of emergency vehicles.
Most emergency vehicles have many parasitic loads on their systems (flash lights, gas detectors, computers, monitoring systems and other items) that can trick a standard 3 step charger into over charging the batteries.
Parasitic load compensation allows you to input the total number of parasitic load amps on the vehicle.
Then the charger will shift the absorption stage set point so the battery voltage will drop to the float voltage when the desired current is reached.
In short the parasitic loads are invisible to the charger.
This will lead to a longer battery life and no overcharging or overheating.