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Battery Isolators and Automatic Charging Relays (ACRs): A Comparison

Posted by R. Iversrud on May 12, 2021 8:39:52 AM

When it comes to battery management, battery isolators and automatic charging relays (also called ACRs or voltage sensitive relays) are both used to safeguard reserve battery power to prevent breakdowns and protect other vital vehicle or boat functions.

So, how are these two components different? Is one better than the other? When should you choose one over the other? Here are some things to keep in mind.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Buying Guides, Battery Management, Battery Isolators, ACRs

How to Choose Between Battery Isolators and Separators

Posted by R. Iversrud on Dec 9, 2020 11:55:59 AM

Controlling parasitic loads (battery drain) and properly distributing electrical power is crucial to keeping vehicles working. However, this requires balancing the needs of the battery against those of the electrical system.

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Topics: Battery Management, Battery Isolators, Battery Separators

Battery Isolators 101

Posted by G. Christianson on Sep 15, 2016 2:15:48 PM

Battery isolators aren't the flashiest part, but they're also often the only part standing between the function or failure of a vehicle, boat or machine. Here's what a battery isolator does, why it's important, and how to spot the right one for your needs.
 
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Topics: Resources & Tools, Basics, Battery Management, Battery Isolators


 

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