This microprocessor was to become the heart of our Total Charge Management System® (TCMS). The second generation electronic power converter, the Inteli-power 9100 series, was designed with a built-in TCMS connector to allow the RV manufacturer, dealer or owner to easily plug-in optional accessories. One of these accessories includes a microprocessor that is so intelligent we gave it the name Charge Wizard®. The Charge Wizard has four modes of operation each designed to solve battery recharging and maintenance problems. The BOOST MODE increases converter voltage to 14.4 volts and provides rapid battery recharge up to 90% of full charge level. The Charge Wizard® then automatically selects NORMAL MODE, which reduces the voltage to 13.6 volts and safely completes the charge. Once the battery has reached full charge and remains unused for 30 hours, the Charge Wizard selects STORAGE MODE and further reduces the charging voltage down to 13.2-volts. This lower voltage maintains full charge status of the battery and reduces gassing and water loss. The fourth mode of operation is the EQUALIZE MODE. The EQUALIZE MODE is automatically selected every 21 hours during the STORAGE MODE of operation. EQUALIZE MODE increases the converter voltage from 13.2-volts to 14.4-volts for a period of 15 minutes to eliminate battery sulfation and stratification…the leading cause of battery failure.
In 1998 we decided to expand the market for our intelligent battery charging systems and developed the Inteli-Power MarineTM Series of battery chargers for the Marine industry. These intelligent battery chargers have theCharge Wizard® features built-in and solve the battery problems encountered by most owners of marine craft. Presently there are many models available with output ratings from 20 to 80 amps. All models are designed to meet the rugged environmental requirements of the Marine industry and are Marine UL listed to ensure safety.
In recent years we have developed several new products for the RV Industry including 30 and 50-amp AC/DC distribution panels, 30 and 50-amp Automatic Transfer Switches and introduced the new 9200 Series of Power Converters with the Charge Wizard built-in. We also introduced our new line of panel converters and replacement converter sections.