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Q How can I tell if I have a smart alternator?

All new vehicles will now have smart alternators fitted as standard and if your vehicle is branded as an eco-efficient model then it is very likely also to have regenerative braking technology. Another indicator is to check the European Emissions Standard to which the engine of your vehicle complies. If the engine is compliant with the Euro 5 or Euro 6 emissions standards onward then it will almost certainly have a smart alternator.

Q Can I use a split charger with solar panels?
A Yes, you can use a split charger with solar panels however if you are using an older VSR system we would recommend speaking with our team first.  
Q Will a split charger drain my starter battery?
A No, all our split charging options are designed only to work when a charging voltage is present, meaning that the starter battery will never be drained. 








Featured News Articles

Thursday, 31 March 2022  |  Craig
How can I tell if my vehicle has a smart alternator

When looking at split charging, you might have seen the phrase 'Smart Alternator' mentioned (along with Euro5/6 engine); but what is a Smart Alternator and how can you tell if you have one?

Thursday, 4 November 2021  |  Craig
Do I need a DC-DC Charger?

In this article we are discussing DC-DC chargers and answering some of the key questions asked around these products... What is a DC-DC charger and how does it work?

Monday, 20 September 2021  |  Craig
Review of the Victron Orion TR Smart DC-DC Charger

Today we review the Victron Orion TR Smart DC-DC Charger.


Disclaimer - The information contained in these articles is provided in good faith and we do our best to ensure that it is accurate and up to date, however, we cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss arising from the use or mis-use of this information or from any errors or omissions. The installer is ultimately responsible for the safety of the system so if you are in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.

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