Our Eclipse is a fully waterproof voltage indicator with a bright three colour (green/amber/red) LED. The entire control circuit is built into a tiny water-resistant capsule embedded directly behind the LED, and a black nylon bezel (plus a spare) are supplied for a tidy installation into your panel. It is guaranteed waterproof.
Using specially imported LEDs, the Eclipse constantly monitors the ambient light level and adjusts the LED’s output brightness instantly and seamlessly, so that the LED will not dazzle at night time. There is no ‘third wire’ or separate sensor.
Below are our standard thresholds, recommended for all 12v lead-acid battery systems including an alternator or other charger. Completely bespoke thresholds and output patterns can be created for you at no extra cost (e.g. for custom or ultra-low power applications).
|Voltage:||Output:||Engine running:||Engine stopped (electrics off):|
|>15.20v||■■||Green / Red alternating||over-charging – regulator problem||not applicable|
|>13.20v||■||Green steady||normal charging||exceptional battery charge (uncommon)|
|>12.45v||■||Amber steady||under-charging – alternator problem||normal battery, charged and in good health|
|>12.25v||■■||Red slow flashing||not charging – battery low||fair battery charge|
|>12.05v||••||Red 2 flashes, repeating||not charging – battery low||low battery charge|
|>11.80v||•••||Red 3 flashes, repeating||not charging – battery very low||very low battery charge|
|<11.80v||••••||Red 4 flashes, repeating||not charging – battery very low||consider renewing battery|
* this table reflects a monitor correctly installed as per the instruction guide, and not connected to a high load circuit
** a small number of users confuse the amber and red colours. However, amber is always steady, reds are always flashing
|LED size:||Panel hole required for LED bezel:||Notes:|
|10mm||14mm||pcb is shrouded by bezel|
|8mm||12mm||pcb is shrouded by bezel|
|5mm||8mm||pcb is connected to LED by 50mm flexible leads
pcb therefore sits outside of the mounting bezel