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Reviews Categories | Emergency/Portable Power: generators, solar, wind, thermal, etc | ISOpwr - Auxiliary Battery Isolator Help

Reviews Summary for ISOpwr - Auxiliary Battery Isolator
ISOpwr - Auxiliary Battery Isolator Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $89.99
Description: Equipment powered from the auxiliary battery never drains the vehicle's battery. When the vehicle's engine runs, the auxiliary battery is charged. If the engine is not running, the auxiliary battery is disconnected from system.

-Isolates and charges a 12 Volt auxiliary battery to run mobile radio and other 12 Volt portable equipment.
-Ideal for mobile radio command stations for ARES, RACES, FEMA, and for a VHF/UHF Contest Rovers, moderately powered ham equipment, a re-charging station for electric model airplanes, boats and cars, and for RVís and campers.
-ISOpwr turns ON when the car is running and the alternator is maintaining the car battery over 13.5 volts.
-ISOpwr turns OFF when the alternator is off and the carís battery has fallen below 12.7 volts.
-All solid state. FET switch. No relays. Handles up to 40 amperes. Input fuse 40 A.
-Works safely with all types of 12-volt lead-acid batteries, Flooded Lead Acid, Gelled & AGM.
-May be used without a battery to automatically turn a radio on whenever the car is running. The radio will turn off with a small delay after the car is stopped.
-Dimensions: 4" x 5" x 1.5"
Product is in production.
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KI4ZUI Rating: 5/5 May 27, 2015 04:50 Send this review to a friend
Good truck system  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
After experiencing truck battery drawdown when operating my dual-band radio after shutting off the engine, I installed the ISOPwr unit with a 33 Ah AGM cell. Works great. Alternator runs the radio while driving & charges the AGM cell. Within seconds of shutting off the engine, the unit switches to the AGM cell & I keep operating while protecting the trucks's battery. 33 Ah is adequate to permit all-day operation of my radio, if needed. I stacked everything in a plastic storage bin behind the seat & rigged everything using PowerPoles & red/black cables & fuses. The bin is well ventilated & heavy enough so it stays in place behind the seat. Adding in a small Watt's Up meter lets me monitor power consumption on the AGM cell.
KG4RUL Rating: 5/5 Nov 26, 2012 08:48 Send this review to a friend
Install it and forget it  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I used one of the ISOpwr modules instead of the buit-in circuitry for charging and auxiliary battery that is provided in my 2010 Suburban. I use the voltage measuring capability of my radios for monitoring the auxiliary battery voltage. With this all solid-state design, there are no worries over relays failing or sticking. All circuits are terminated in PowerPole sockets and are fused.

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