Pictured below is our 12V Programmable Low Voltage Disconnect with Display as sold in the REUK Shop. The product is designed to prevent batteries from being overly discharged and damaged by automatically turning the load devices on or off depending on the measured battery voltage.
There is a battery bank and a generator which is used to charge it. We replaced the standard 12V output on the low voltage disconnect board with a relay so that it could switch the generator on and off automatically. We then changed the code on the Arduino microcontroller so that the relay would open (turning off the generator) if the battery bank voltage exceeded a user set value, and would then close the relay again (turning on the generator) when the battery voltage fell below a second user set value. By doing this the batteries are well cared for – never being overcharged, and never becoming overly depleted.
If you require a low voltage disconnect or a modification made to one of our LVD products such as this charge controller, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your requirements.