REDARC BCDC1225D Battery Charger Review

Camper Staff — 15 August 2019
Discover Camper’s take on the popular REDARC BCDC1225D battery charger, following our journey along the Great Australian Bight.

Keeping food and drinks cold on an extended trip can be a challenge, even with the top-of-the-line refrigeration. Batteries and electronics take a hiding with vibration, heat and dust. But without a reliable charger there is no power to run lights and accessories.

On a recent Great Australian Bight trip, the Zone RV campers we had along were equipped with the latest REDARC chargers, capable of topping up batteries from both the vehicle alternator through an Anderson plug and the solar panels. 

The BCDC1225D is a 12v DC charger capable of up to 25amp output. Its Maximum Power Point Tracking solar regulator (MPPT) has “Green Power Priority”, enabling it to choose solar input over DC charge to save load on the alternator.

The REDARC charger is unique in being suitable to charge all types of batteries including lithium, AGM, gel, calcium, lead and lithium (LiFePO4) for combinations up to 200Ah. If you need higher capacity the BCDC1240D or BCDC1250D is recommended.

The charger is fully sealed and is designed for fan-free cooling for complete protection.  

Months of rigorous testing ensure each charger can stand extreme 80°C heat, vibration and water immersion, and despite all the challenges of our journey, we still had cold beer in the fridge at the end of every day to celebrate.



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