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BATTERY CHARGER DC-DC 30A
Owner’s Manual
Document Part Number
MSDCDC Rev 1 (03/17)
Service Contact Information
E-mail:info@modul-system.com
Phone:
+46 31 746 87 00
Web:www.modul-system.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction..................................................................................................................3
2. Product description......................................................................................................5
3. Installation...................................................................................................................6
4. Unit operation............................................................................................................11
5. Accessories...............................................................................................................13
6. Troubleshooting.........................................................................................................13
7. Techical specification.................................................................................................14
8. Warranty...................................................................................................................15
For safe and optimum performance, Modul-Connect Battery Charger DC-DC 30A must
be used properly. Carefully read and follow all instructions and guidelines in this manual,
and give special attention to the CAUTION and WARNING statements.
PLEASE KEEP THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
DISCLAIMER
While every precaution has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the contents of this
manual, Modul-System assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. Note as well that
specifications and product functionality may change without notice.
IMPORTANT
Please be sure to read and save the entire manual before using your battery charger.
Misuse may result in damage to the unit and/or cause harm or serious injury. Read
manual in its entirety before using the unit and save manual for future reference.
PRODUCT NUMBERS
21500-03 Battery charger DC-DC 30A
21510-03 Remote voltage monitoring and temperature probe
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1. INTRODUCTION
WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW
THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAN RESULT
IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY
Thank you for purchasing the ModulConnect Battery Charger DC-DC 30A.
This battery charger unit allows you
to charge an auxiliary battery from a
vehicle starter battery.
When working with electrical equipment
or lead acid batteries, have someone
nearby in case of an emergency.
The unit is suited for all light commercial
vehicles, including vehicles with Euro 5
and Euro 6 engines, smart alternators,
regenerative braking technology and
start/stop functionality.
• Study and follow all the battery
manufacturer’s specific precautions
when installing, using and servicing
the battery connected to the
battery charger.
This battery charger unit is configured
for optimum operation with any AGM
or lead acid battery. Please read and
follow these instructions and precautions
carefully.
• Wear personal protective
equipment including eye protection
(that protects eyes from all angles)
and gloves.
• Avoid touching your eyes while
installing the battery charger.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
This section contains important safety
information for the Modul-Connect
Battery Charger DC-DC 30A. Each
time, before using the product, READ
ALL instructions and cautionary markings
on or provided with the charger, and all
appropriate sections of this guide.
The battery charger contains no userserviceable parts. See Warranty section
for how to handle product issues.
Keep fresh water and soap on hand in
the event battery acid comes in contact
with eyes. If this occurs, cleanse right
away with soap and water for a minimum
of 15 minutes and seek medical attention.
• ALWAYS remove personal metal
items (such as rings, bracelets,
necklaces and watches) when
working with a battery. A short
circuit through one of these items
can melt it, causing a severe burn.
WARNING: FIRE AND/OR
CHEMICAL BURN HAZARD
• Batteries produce explosive gases.
DO NOT smoke or have an open
spark or fire near the system.
Do not cover or obstruct any air vent
openings and/or install in a zeroclearance compartment.
• ALWAYS keep flames, matches,
lighters, cigarettes or other ignition
sources away from battery.
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• Keep the battery charger away
from moist or damp areas.
cracking the case, and spray out
battery acid.
• DO NOT modify the charging
system circuitry without written
confirmation from Modul-System.
Avoid dropping any metal tool or object
on the battery. Doing so could create a
spark or short circuit, which goes through
the battery or another electrical tool, that
may create an explosion.
• If a fuse needs replacing, only use
the same rating as removed.
• Locate the leads so that they will
not be stepped on, tripped over,
or otherwise subject to damage
or stress. DO NOT lay the leads
on the battery. DO NOT operate
the system with damaged cables
or plugs – have them replaced
immediately.
• DO NOT put flammable material
on, under or near the battery to be
charged.
• ALWAYS remove grounded
terminal from battery first.
• Some sealed, maintenance free
batteries have a battery condition
indicator. A light or bright coloured
dot indicates low water. Such a
battery needs to be replaced, not
charged or jump started.
• This system is designed specifically
for charging automotive leadacid batteries. DO NOT use with
dry-cells that are commonly used
with home appliances, flashlights,
etc. These batteries may burst
and cause injury to persons and
damage to property.
• Charge battery with caps in place.
Most batteries are made with flame
arresting caps. DO NOT pry caps
off sealed batteries.
• This system is not intended to
supply low-voltage power for
applications other than battery
charging.
• Make sure the area around the
battery is well ventilated before and
during charging process.
• NEVER position face near battery.
• ALWAYS keep other people away
from the battery.
WARNING: SHOCK HAZARD. KEEP
AWAY FROM CHILDREN!
• Avoid contact with battery acid.
• The battery charger’s internal
components are potted to cope
with lower temperatures. It is
advisable to avoid moisture.
• Battery posts may have acid
corrosion. DO NOT get corrosion
in your eyes. Avoid touching eyes
while working near battery.
• Never expose unit to snow, water
etc.
• In very cold weather a discharged
battery may freeze. NEVER charge
a frozen battery. Gases may form,
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WARNING: EXPLOSION HAZARD!
with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• DO NOT use the Modul-Connect
Battery Charger DC-DC 30A in
the vicinity of flammable fumes or
gases (such as propane tanks or
large engines).
• AVOID covering the ventilation
openings. Always operate unit with
a minimum of 30mm ‘free air gap’
around the unit.
• Prolonged contact to high heat
or freezing temperatures will
decrease the working life of the
unit.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between
the equipment and the receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
CE EMC INFORMATION
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for
CE EMC standard. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment
can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance
LIMITATIONS ON USE
Do not use in connection with life support
systems or other medical equipment or
devices.
2. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The Modul-Connect Battery Charger
is a 30A, 3-stage DC-DC charger with
enhanced battery charging capabilities
for charging of an AGM type auxiliary
battery or batteries. The charger will
work on all light commercial vehicles,
including vehicles with Euro 5 and Euro
6 engines, smart alternators, regenerative
braking technology and/or start/stop
functionality.
The Modul-Connect Battery Charger
package (21500-03) includes the items
listed below.
• Battery Charger DC-DC 30A
• Connection pack
• Owner’s manual
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3. INSTALLATION
WARNING:
Modul-System recommends that all
wiring be done by a certified technician
or electrician to ensure adherence to
the applicable electrical safety wiring
regulations and installation codes.
Failure to follow these instructions can
damage the unit and could also result in
personal injury or loss of life.
CAUTION:
Before beginning your installation, please
consider the following:
• The Modul-Connect Battery
Charger should be used or stored
in an indoor area, away from
direct sunlight, heat, moisture or
conductive contaminants.
• When installing the unit, allow a
minimum of 30 mm of space around
the unit for optimal ventilation.
3.1. UNDERSTANDING THE UNIT FEATURES
AC Output Front Panel
Led Status
Indicator Display
Connection cables
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Material to prepare for installation
DC Input, Output and ignition positive
cables:
• The use of an AGM battery is
highly recommended for the second
auxiliary battery.
• Use of low resistance wire is
required for all the DC connections
between the battery charger and
the battery bank.
• For battery size, you need to identify
how much you will be using them
between charges. Modul-System
recommends you purchase as much
battery capacity as possible.
• The battery charger is supplied with
input (red) and output (white) 6mm²
cables, with a length of 4 meters on
the input and 1 meter on the output.
Fuse or Circuit Breaker:
• The input (red) and output (white)
6mm² cables can be cut down to
length to suit the installation.
• DC-rated fuse or DC-rated circuit
breaker connected along both of
the DC positive lines are required.
• If the input (red) 6mm² cable needs
to be extended beyond 4 meters it
should be suitably joined near the
battery charger and replaced by
10mm² cable (up to a maximum
total length of 7 meters).
• The battery charger is supplied with
2 off 40A fuses for the starter and
auxiliary battery connection and a
2A mini blade fuse for the ignition
sensing cable.
• Never replace a fuse with one that
has different amperage than the
original.
• If the output (white) 6mm² cable
needs to be extended beyond 1
meter it should be suitably joined
near the battery charger and
replaced by 10mm² cable (up to a
maximum total length of 4 meters).
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IMPORTANT:
• The 1mm² ignition positive (+)
(brown) cable can be extended
beyond 4 meters by the same 1mm²
cable, as this cable draws very little
load.
Connection Procedure / Power up
sequence to ensure normal operations:
1. Remove all fuses from the fuse
holders.
Modul-Connect Battery Charger
Installation:
2. Connect the auxiliary battery
positive cable (white) to the charger
output via a 40A fuse holder.
• Choose an appropriate mounting
location.
3. Connect the charger negative cable
(black) to the battery negative or
chassis earth.
• All fuses, fuse holders and
connecting cables are supplied with
the product.
4. Connect the charger input cable
(red) to the starter battery via a 40A
fuse holder.
• This battery charger shall be
mounted and connected as close to
the auxiliary battery (which is being
charged) as possible.
5. Connect the positive remote input
cable (brown) to the ignition supply
using supplied cables and fuse
holder.
• The battery charger has to be
securely mounted on a metal or
non-combustible surface.
6. Insert 40A auxiliary battery fuse.
• Use a mounting template to mark
the positions of the mounting screws.
7. Insert 40A starter battery fuse.
8. Insert the 1A fuse into the ignition
feed.
• The battery charger has 4 off fixing
holes (6.5mm diameter) and 4 off
fixing slots (6mm x 10mm) for ease
of mounting.
If this order is not followed the unit may
flash amber for up to 10 minutes at key
on (even if the auxiliary battery is fully
charged).
• It is recommended to use a minimum
of 4 off M5 fixings to secure the
battery charger.
• Drill the 4 mounting holes, place the
charger in position and fasten it to
the mounting surface.
After the elapsed time the ModulConnect Battery Charger will resume
normal function.
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3.2 BATTERY CHARGER DC INPUT CONNECTION
CAUTION: Reversing the DC Input
terminal will damage the unit and
cannot be repaired. Damage caused
by reverse polarity connection is NOT
covered by the warranty.
The mini blade ‘ignition jumper’ has two
circuit slots on one side and a fuse plug
on the other. When plugged into one
of the vehicle's circuit slots, the fuse tap
provides space for an additional fuse.
The mini blade ‘ignition jumper’ MUST
NOT be used to replace the fuse in any
primary vehicle safety system. i.e. ABS,
EBD, airbag, fuel system control, vehicle
ECU or BCM feeds.
Ignition Supply (brown 1mm² cable)
The ignition supply cable (brown) is a
positive (+) signal supply to the battery
charger. The charger will operate when
this cable is powered. This cable has to
be fused (2A) to protect the charger and
the cable run.
The mini blade ‘ignition jumper’ is rated
at a maximum of 10A and the removed
ignition feed fuse must not be rated at
more than this.
The Modul-Connect Battery Charger
DC-DC 30A is supplied with 3 options of
connection:
The mini blade ‘ignition jumper’ has to be
inserted into the fuse box in the correct
orientation.
• Option 1: A mini blade ‘ignition
jumper’ fuse.
If a fuse is removed it has to be inserted
from the fuse box into the ‘ignition jumper’
to make the circuit.
• Option 2: A Ford (>07-2016)
‘in-line’ fuse.
• Option 3: Installer option.
The Jumper MUST have the OEM fuse
and accessory fuses fitted.
OPTION 1:
After fitting, make sure that the circuit
which the OEM fuse was protecting is still
functioning correctly. Most manufactures use mini blade fuses
in their OEM fuse boxes.
The mini blade ‘ignition jumper’ fuse can
be located in the fuse box of the vehicle
to ‘piggy back’ from an ignition (+) circuit
without cutting into any cables on the
vehicle.
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Example:
1. Identify ignition (+) fuse circuit i.e. radio. DO NOT
connect to any primary vehicle safety systems.
3. Place selected fuse in lower jumper terminal. Place
2A fuse, which supplies the ignition feed to the DC-DC
charger, in top terminal. Be mindful of orientation.
2. Open fuse box and remove selected fuse.
4. Insert fuse jumper into fuse box.
Aux Output
NOTE! When removing the ignition fuse from the fuse box,
test for the positive terminal out of the fuse box. The positive
terminal needs to be connected to the positive input of the
fuse jumper.
+ Input
OPTION 2:
Ford Transit and Transit Custom built after
07-2016 can use the ‘in-line’ fuse from
the top Position 41 of the fuse box.
Example:
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+ Output
OPTION 3:
Connect to a vehicle positive (+)
ignition supply via the supplied 2A
fuse using OEM vehicle manufactures
recommendations.
Further connection information for vehicle
makes and models is available from
Modul-System.
4. UNIT OPERATION
• The Modul-Connect Battery
Charger DC-DC 30A operates with
an input voltage between 9-32V.
• The charger is protected against
overheating and resumes normal
operation when it cools down.
• The battery charger is turned on
and off with the vehicle ignition.
• The 3-colour status LED on the
battery charger end panel shows
the status of the charger. In ‘normal’
operation the LED will either be off
(ignition key off), flashing amber
(charging) or green (charged).
• The output current is limited to 30A
for the charger.
• In case of a low input voltage
(<9V), the output voltage is reduced
to prevent damage to the charger.
• The 3-colour status LED also shows
the status of the charger as follows:
LED status colour
Status LED output
Mode
Note
Off
Off
Off
Ignition off. The charger is
switched off.
Red
Flashing
Fault mode
Refer to the codes below
for the number of short
flashes followed by
number of long flashes.
Amber
Constant flashing
Charging
Current/boost charging.
Green
Constant flashing
Charging
Float charging.
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4.1. UNDERSTANDING THE ERROR CODE
LED status colour
Short flashes
Long flashes
Fault
Red
3
0
Force idle (check connection and
fuses to starter battery and auxiliary
battery)
Red
3
1
Starter battery voltage below 9
volts (<9V)
Red
3
2
Starter battery voltage over 36
volts (<36V)
Red
3
3
Starter battery voltage over 33
volts (<33V)
Red
3
4
Internal charge controller
temperature MT over 70°C
Red
3
5
Internal charge controller
temperature FT over 115°C
Red
3
7
Thermistor disconnected
Red
3
8
Damaged battery detected
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5. ACCESSORIES
Remote voltage monitoring
and temperature probe (Optional)
• Connect the Remote voltage
monitoring and temperature probe
to the positive (+) terminal of the
auxiliary battery. The Remote
voltage monitoring and temperature
probe has 4 meters of connecting
cable.
Additional part number: 21510-03
In an environment where extremes
of temperature (below -10°C) are
encountered, it is advised to use
a temperature sensor to vary the
charging voltage with respect to battery
temperature.
• Remove the front plate of the
Modul-Connect Battery Charger
DC-DC 30A and plug into the
3-way connector inside.
The Remote voltage monitoring and
temperature probe further optimises
the charging voltage to the battery
temperature to ensure optimum charging
in all conditions with no risk to the battery
life or performance.
• Route the cable out of the battery
charger.
• Reattach the front plate of the
battery charger.
The Remote voltage monitoring and
temperature probe also compensates
for long cable runs and should be used if
the secondary battery is positioned more
than 1meter from the charger.
6. TROUBLESHOOTING
To troubleshoot the Modul-Connect
Battery Charger DC-DC 30A, please
note the LED display and review the
“Understanding the Error Codes” in
section 4.1.
• Check that all the fuses are OK.
• Check LED flashes status as the
power is applied to the ignition feed
(brown wire).
• If the battery charger LED flashes
AMBER but the battery voltage is
not increasing, wait 10 minutes and
re-check your readings.
Also:
• Check that the voltage at the output
pins is the same as the batteries and
that the polarity is correct.
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7. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PERFORMANCE
DC input voltage operating range
9-32 Vdc
DC output voltage operating range
0-14.1 Vdc
Maximum DC output
30A
Boost charge
14.1 Vdc
Float charge
13.8 Vdc
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL
Conformance
CE EMC & LVD
EN61204-3:2000
EN61000-4-2:2009
EN61000-4-3:2009 + A1:2008 + A2:2010
EN61000-4-5:2014
EN61000-4-6:2014
CISPR16-2-3:2006
EN50581:2012
Agency markings
CE
Operating temperature
-20°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F) ambient
Storage temperature
-20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Relative humidity
5-90% non-condensing
Operating altitude
Up to 3000 meters (9,843ft) above sea level
IP Rating
IP60 in any mounting position
IP65 mounted vertically with the cables exiting
the charger from the bottom
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Weights
21500-03
21510-03
2.0 kg
0.1 kg
Dimensions
21500-03
21510-03
210x46x123 mm (WxDxH)
4 meters long M8 battery
terminal
Note! Specifications are subject to change without notices.
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8. WARRANTY
TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
LIMITATION:
The limited warranty program is the only
one that applies to this unit, and it sets
forth all the responsibilities of ModulSystem. There is no other warranty, other
than those described herein. Any implied
warranty of merchantability of fitness for
a particular purpose on this kit is limited in
duration to the duration of this warranty.
This warranty does not cover connected
accessories, such as adapters and
batteries, damage or defects result from
normal wear and tear (including chips,
scratches, abrasions, discoloration
or fading due to usage or exposure
to sunlight), accidents, damage
during shipping to our service facility,
alterations, unauthorised use or repair,
neglect, misuse, abuse, failure to follow
instructions for care and maintenance,
fire and flood.
This unit is warranted, to the original
purchaser only, to be free of defects
in materials and workmanship for two
years from the date of purchase without
additional charge. The warranty does not
extend to subsequent purchasers or users.
If your problem is not covered by his
warranty, contact our Customer Service
Department at info@modul-system.com
or +46 31 746 87 00 for general
information if applicable.
Manufacturer will not be responsible
for any amount of damage in excess
of the retail purchase price of the unit
under any circumstances. Incidental and
consequential damages are specifically
excluded from coverage under this
warranty.
This warranty does not apply to
damage to units from misuse or incorrect
installation/connection. Misuse includes
wiring or connecting to improper polarity
power sources.
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