SKYLLA-IP44


The Skylla-IP44 (1+1) features 2 isolated outputs. The second output, limited to approximately 3A and with a slightly lower output voltage, is intended to top up a starter battery. 

The Skylla-IP44 (3) features 3 isolated outputs. All outputs can supply the full rated output current.


Models: 12V/60A & 24V/30A


Skylla-IP44 (1+1): two outputs to charge 2 battery banks

The Skylla-IP44 (1+1) features 2 isolated outputs. The second output, limited to approximately 3A 

and with a slightly lower output voltage, is intended to top up a starter battery.


Skylla-IP44 (3): three full current outputs to charge 3 battery banks

The Skylla-IP44 (3) features 3 isolated outputs. All outputs can supply the full rated output 

current.


IP44 protection

Steel epoxy powder coated case and splash proof. Withstands the rigors of an adverse environment: 

heat, humidity and salt air.

Circuit boards are protected with an acrylic coating for maximum corrosion resistance.

Temperature sensors ensure that power components will always operate within specified limits, if 

needed by automatic reduction of output current under extreme environmental conditions.


LCD display

For status monitoring and to easily adapt the charge algorithm to a particular battery and its 

conditions of use.


CAN bus interface (NMEA2000)

To connect to a CAN bus network, to a Skylla-i Control panel or to the Color Control digital 

display.


Synchronised parallel operation

Several chargers can be connected in parallel and synchronised with help of the CAN bus interface. 

This is achieved by simply interconnecting the chargers with RJ45 UTP-cables.


The right amount of charge for a lead-acid battery: variable absorption time

When only shallow discharges occur the absorption time is kept short in order to prevent 

overcharging of the battery. After a deep discharge the absorption time is automatically increased 

to make sure that the battery is completely recharged.


Preventing damage due to excessive gassing: the BatterySafe mode

If, in order to quickly charge a battery, a high charge current in combination with a high 

absorption voltage has been chosen, the Skylla-IP44 will prevent damage due to excessive gassing by 

automatically limiting the rate of voltage increase once the gassing voltage has been reached.


Less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use: the Storage mode

The Storage mode kicks in whenever the battery has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. 

In the storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2V/cell (26,4V for 24V battery) to minimise 

gassing and corrosion of the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the 

absorption level to ‘refresh’ the battery. This feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte 

and sulphation, a major cause of early battery failure.


To increase battery life: temperature compensation

Every Skylla-IP44 comes with a battery temperature sensor. When connected, charge voltage will 

automatically decrease with increasing battery temperature. This feature is especially recommended 

for sealed lead-acid batteries and/or when important fluctuations of battery temperature are 

expected.


Battery voltage sense

In order to compensate for voltage loss due to cable resistance, the Skylla-IP44 is provided with a 

voltage sense facility so that the battery always receives the correct charge voltage.


Use as a power supply

As a result of the excellent control circuit, the Skylla-IP44 can be used as a power supply with 

perfectly stabilized output voltage if batteries or large buffer capacitors are not available.


Li-Ion (LiFePO4) ready

Simple charger on-off control can be implemented by connecting a relay or open collector opto 

coupler output from a Li-Ion BMS to the remote control port of the charger. Alternatively complete 

control of voltage and current can be achieved by connecting to the CAN bus port.


Learn more about batteries and battery charging

To learn more about batteries and charging batteries, please refer to Victron's book ‘Energy Unlimited’ 

available free of charge by clicking on the image:

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