Battery Charger VBCS 60/40/430 Triple-CI

Article-No. 3246

Reisemobil Offroad CI BUS
VBCS 60 40 430 Triple CI 3246

Unit Combination consisting of:

VCC Charging Converter with 60 A
Pb Mobile Charger with 40 A
MPP Solar Charging Controler for max. 430 Wp

Charging Options:

Batterien 1S

1 Supply- and 1 Starter Battery 


Mains Operation, during standstill operation at the external socket of the mains supply:

  • The full charging capacity in the universal wide range from 110 V AC ‐ 230 V AC without any switching is available worldwide, even in case of large deviations in the power supply (low voltage/overvoltage, sine curve, frequency).
  • Efficient charging of the board battery and supply of the 12 V consumers via mains.
  • Auxiliary charging 12 V/4‐5 A for support charging and trickle charging of the vehicle's (lead) starter battery in case of extended standstill periods.
  • Due to the long‐term characteristic lines of charging, the unit may be connected continuously to the mains (such as for standstill periods or winter breaks).

Charging Converter, „B2B“ Operation, mobile operation from dynamo and starter battery (Battery to Battery):

  • The efficient charging converter (booster) allows full charging of the board battery during driving.
  • It increases/reduces the voltage to the level, which is required for precise charging of the board battery with the optimum characteristic line of charging.
  • Cable losses and considerable voltage fluctuations of the dynamo, known from Euro 6 vehicles, are completely compensated.
  • The simultaneously supplied 12 V consumers are protected against overvoltage and voltage fluctuations.

Solar Operation, „MPP“ (Maximum‐Power‐Point):

  • Controllers according to the MPP technology are continuously and automatically calculating the maximum power yield (MPP) of the solar modules several times per second. This surplus of charging current of 10 % to 30 % ensures short charging times and the best possible power yield of the solar system.
  • Auxiliary charging for support charging and trickle charging of the vehicle's starter battery in case of extended standstill periods.
  • Terminal „AES“, for automatic commutation of refrigerators with “AES” (Automatic Energy Selector, Electrolux / Dometic) from gas operation to 12 V operation in case of excess solar power.

Pulser Operation, training for the board battery during the charging breaks, if a charging source is not existing:

  • The battery training protects the unused (lead) battery during the winter break, seasonal operation or extended standstill periods from premature ageing and failure due to sulphation.

Further Characteristics:

  • The charging voltage being free from peaks is controlled in such a way, that overcharging of the batteries is excluded.
  • All‐automatic Continuous Operation: The charger may be connected continuously to the batteries, thus keeping the full charge. If the charging source is missing (power failure, engine stop, night), the batteries will not be discharged.
  • Parallel and Floating Operation: In case of simultaneous consumption, charging of the battery is continued or trickle charging is effected. Calculation and control of the adaptation of the charging times is effected automatically by the charger.
  • Unattended Charging: Multiple protection against overload, overheating, overvoltage, short‐ circuit, incorrect behaviour and back discharge of the battery by electronically controlled gradual reduction down to complete separation of charger and battery.
  • Power Pack Function: Allows supply of the consumers without battery (such as during battery replacement).
  • Integrated On‐board Mains Suppression Filter: Unproblematic parallel operation of further charging sources (winddriven, motor ‐driven and petrol‐driven generators) at one battery.
  • Charging Cable Compensation: Automatic compensation of voltage losses on the charging cables.
  • Connection for Battery Temperature Sensor (included in the standard delivery scope): Lead batteries (acid, gel, AGM): In case of low outside temperatures, full charging of the weak battery is improved by automatic adaptation of the charging voltage to the battery temperature, and in case of summery temperatures unnecessary battery gassing will be avoided. LiFePO4 Batteries: Battery protection in case of high temperatures or particularly in case of low temperatures < 0°C. Highly recommended, if the battery temperature might drop below 0 °C during operation.
  • Lead Battery regeneration in case of standstill: automatically twice a week to avoid harmful acid accumulation
  • Charging aid for totally discharged lead batteries: Gentle preliminary charging of the (lead‐acid, gel, AGM) battery to 8 V, followed by powerful support of the battery, in case of possibly switched‐on consumers.
  • Plug and Play connection for LCD-Charge Control S

Technical Details

 Mains Operation  
 Nominal Operating Voltage Range (AC) in [V] 110 - 230 / 45 - 65 Hz worldwide
 Operating Voltage Range (AC) in [V]
90 - 270 (Full Charging Capacity)
 Max. Power Consumption (AC) in [W]
 Charging Capacity Board-/Starter Battery max. [A]
40.0 / 5.0
 Mains Detection/Switching Output for Motor locking
 Power Limit Function yes
 12 V / 12 V B2B Charging Converter Operation  
 Charging Capacity Board-Battery max. [A]
 Automatic Activation D+ / Ignition
 Starter Battery/Alternator Voltage Range (Euro 6) in [V] / max. Current [A] 
10.5 - 16.0 / 82
 Max. Current Limit II max. in [A] (adjustable)
 MPP Solar Charging Controller Operation  
 Capacity Solar Module (Pmax) in [Wp]
60 - 430
 Current Solar Module max.  [A]
 Voltage Solar Module (Voc) max. [V]
 Charging Current Board/Starter Battery max. [A]
31.5 / 5.0
 Terminal AES Refrigerator
 Nominal Voltage [V] / Capacity min. [Ah] recommendable
12  / > 100
 Bord-Battery, IU1oU2oU3  
 Nominal Voltage Lead-Acid / LiFePO4 [V]
12 / 12.0 - 13.3
 Battery Capacity, adjustable [Ah]
90 - 560
 Mounting Position of Unit any
 Temperature Range [°C] -20 to +45
 Protection Class/System of Protection IP 21
 Dimensions (WxDxH) in [mm] - Dimensions incl. mounting flanges, without connections 217 x 85 x 250
 Weight [g]
 Ambient Conditions, Humidity of Air:  max. 95% RH, No Condensation
 Delivery Scope: Mains Cable, 1 Temperature Sensor, Manual

Charging Programs

1 „Gel“: Charging Program for Gel Batteries, Characteristic Line IU1oU2
Adapted to closed, gas-tight gel/dryfit batteries with determined electrolyte, which are generally requiring a higher charging voltage level and longer dwell times U1 to achieve short charging times with particularly high capacity storage and to avoid total discharge. Also recommended for EXIDE MAXXIMA a high-current battery in AGM filament technology.

2 „AGM“: Charging Program for AGM/Fleece Batteries, Characteristic Line IU1oU2
Adapted to charging closed, gas-tight AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries and batteries in lead-fleece technology requiring a particularly high level U1 with adapted dwell times for full charging and after that a moderate level U2 for trickle charge (round cell and plate technology).

3 „DIN 0510“: Charging Program for Lead, Acid/Lead-Acid Batteries, Characteristic Line IU1oU2
General characteristic line DIN for charging and conservation to charge of open and closed lead storage batteries with removable cell plugs and possibility of acid level control and acid level correction (maintenance). Also suitable for recently developed, closed battery types (low-antimonous, with lead-silver alloy, calcium etc.) with low and very low water consumption.
Allows short charging times with high level U1, high charging factor and high acid mixing, even during stationary application (acid accumulation) of "wet" drive, lighting, solar, heavy duty and standard batteries.

4 „UNIVERSAL“: Charging Program for Lead, Acid/Lead-Acid Batteries: Characteristic Line IU1oU2oU3
Universal program for charging and conservation of charge of acid batteries in vehicles (mixed operation mobile/stationary). Still offers short charging times, good charging factor and good acid mixing with average level U1 for open and closed, low-maintenance, maintenance-free standard, drive, lighting, solar and heavy duty batteries.

Li „LiFePO4“: Charging Program for Lithium Batteries, Characteristic Line IU1oU2oU3
Charging program for lithium LiFePO4 batteries with completely integrated electronic system and safety circiut (BMS). Automatic trickle charging of the LiFePO4 battery when the vehicle is stopped (seasonal operation) to maintain a charging state of 50‐80 %, which is advantageous for the battery lifetime. Powers also 12 V consumer loads, such as alarm systems, WLAN etc., as well as the vehicle's starter battery. With periodical automatic activation of the battery cell balancing BMS (Auto Wake Up Function).

Technical Features

BR Automatic battery regeneration   DC Power pack function (battery replacement)
FB Connection remote control / remote indicator   Kap Battery capacity (size) adjustable
PL Power limit function
(Reduction of the mains/charging capacity)
  SR Silent run funktion (reduction at night)
TK Temperature compensation   TS Temperatur-Sensor im Lieferumfang
VF Voltage sensor
(in case of very long charging cables)


Anleitung Katalog


LCD Charge Control S

The LCD-Charge Control S (Art.-No. 1247) is a comfortable, easily operable control and operating unit for the chargers of series VBCS Triple. It indicates the status of the individual charging sources, the current charging phase, the voltage of board and starter battery, as well as the instantaneous charging current. During solar operation, the instantaneous solar power (W) and the energy values (Wh and Ah, which can be reset to "zero" at any time) for own statistical purposes are displayed.

At the push of a button, the mains charging mode of the VBCS Triple can be switched-on or -off manually or the capacity can be reduced (AC Power Limit), such as in case of weakly protected country current. A special protective function avoids the reactivation of an erroneously switched-off mains charging, if the board battery runs the risk to become totally discharged.

The large, clearly arranged display is illuminated and offers excellent legibility with very low current consumption. Retrofit of the unit, also subsequently, is easily possible by means of the plug-and-play connection, and due to the compact design it can be installed at almost any location. Operating Manual

LCD-Charge Control S

Trenn Relais 12V 200A 220112V / 200A

  Umschalt Relais 12V 60A 2202
12V / 60A

ByPass-Relay 12V / 200A (Art-No. 2201) which is used for the possibility, that a strong consumer could discharge the supply battery much more than the integrated charging converter is able to recharge, for example in the operation of an air conditioner with powerful inverter during driving. In case of such a high consumption the ByPass-Relay will be activated by a special switching contact of the Battery Charger VBCS Triple to bridge the integrated charging converter. After reduction of consumption the ByPass-Relay will be deactivated and the charging converter takes care of a controlled full charge of the supply battery.

Back Contact Relay 12V / 60A (Art.-No. 2202) with bottom contact for installation at an existing Schaudt "Elektroblock (EBL)".


Also available with humidity-proof electronic system:
Battery Charger VBCS 60/40/430 Triple-CI 
(Art. 13246)



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