This is the IQ4 LIFEPO 2-Stage Smart Charge Controller for IOTA DLS Chargers. It provides specific charging for Lithium Iron Phosphate (aka LFP or LiFePO4) batteries by delivering a tailored charge algorithm that ensures long battery life.
The IQ4 LIFEPO is tailored for use with today’s state-of-the-art LiFePO4 batteries that use a Battery Management System. The IQ-LIFEPO allows the DLS to deliver proper voltage to charge the larger 4-cell design of the battery and remains in a stand-by trickle mode ready to deliver a fresh BULK charge when needed.
IQ4 LIFEPO Charge States
The IQ4 AGM progresses through the following stages while charging your batteries:
The Bulk State charges the battery at the optimal output, reducing the time it takes to charge the battery, then holds it for a predetermined ‘finishing’ period.
Once the battery has been fully charged, the Float State maintains a full charge to the battery, and reduces the chances of “gassing.”
If the battery has remained in the Float State for 15 days, the IQ automatically reinitiates a bulk charge to ensure the battery remains in a completely charged condition.
IQ4 LIFEPO Installation
The IQ4 LIFEPO Smart Charge Controller easily plugs into the Dual Voltage Jack of your IOTA DLS Battery Charger. Once plugged in, the IQ Smart Charge circuitry is automatically engaged and your IQ module will activate. Your DLS will now provide an automatic and trouble free charging profile to your batteries!
Note: External IOTA IQ Smart Charge Controllers are not compatible with DLS units with internal IQ charge controllers.