Ordered a solar panel from these guys (my 2nd one) and it couldn't have been more simple. Literally, order, pay, deliver. It's that easy. The service was excellent. If you need anything solar related, don't even bother searching around the internet 'coz I've done it for you. Just bimble along to Bimble.
Excellent service - my order was delayed due to the Jubilee weekend thing - but they made sure it arrived as quickly as possible. Great stuff!
Excellent from start to finish. Professional, helpful and they know their stuff. Explained it to me in terms I could understand and made the whole process straight forward. Great after sales support as well. I would recommend Bimble Solar to anybody.
The Victron Blue Smart IP22 Charger is the new professional battery charger with built-in bluetooth. The Blue Smart IP22 Charger can be used on devices in your workshop and on motor vehicles, such as (classic) cars; motorbikes; boats and camper-vans. IP22 refers to the degree of Ingress Protection the enclosure offers the electrical/electronic components against moisture and dust, dirt.
The product comes with a UK plug. It will consume ~ 540W of AC power at max output..
Bluetooth Smart The Blue Smart IP22 Charger is the wireless solution to monitor voltage and current, to change settings and to update the charger when new features become available.
High efficiency With up to 94% efficiency, these chargers generate up to four times less heat when compared to the industry standard. And once the battery is fully charged, power consumption reduces to 0,5 Watt, some five to ten times better than the industry standard.
Adaptive 6-stage charge algorithm: test - bulk – absorption - recondition – float – storage The Blue Smart Charger features a microprocessor controlled ‘adaptive’ battery management. The adaptive feature will automatically optimize the charging process relative to the way the battery is being used. Storage Mode: less maintenance and aging when the battery is not in use The storage mode kicks in whenever the battery has not been subjected to discharge during 24 hours. In the storage mode float voltage is reduced to 2,2V/cell (13,2V for a 12V battery) to minimize gassing and corrosion of the positive plates. Once a week the voltage is raised back to the absorption level to ‘equalize’ the battery. This feature prevents stratification of the electrolyte and sulfation, a major cause of early battery failure.
Also charges Li-ion (LiFePO₄) batteries LiFePO₄ batteries are charged with a simple bulk – absorption – float algorithm.
NIGHT and LOW setting When in NIGHT or LOW mode, the output current is reduced to max. 50% of the nominal output and the charger will be totally noiseless. The NIGHT mode automatically ends after 8 hours. The LOW mode can be ended manually.
Protected against overheating Output current will reduce as temperature increases up to 50°C, but the Blue Smart Charger will not fail. Eleven LEDs for status indication Charge algorithm: TEST / BULK / ABSORPTION / RECONDITION / FLOAT / STORAGE / READY. MODE button to set: NORMAL (14,4V) / HIGH (14,7V) / RECONDITION / LI-ION.
This product has screw terminals and we suggest 16mm cable and 20a breaker or fuse and holder for battery connection.