Sterling power has developed a range of low cost split charge diodes, they benefit from enhanced performance over conventional diodes and at a lower cost.
All other split charge diode manufacturers use conventional alternator diodes which, at a low current flow have about a 0.93V
70-200A rating. 2-3 outputs. Relative low voltage drop for diode splitting category.
When the full rated current of these diodes is approached the voltage drop increases to around 0.95V. This results in excessive heat and
power loss across the diode.
For improved charging and inteligent charging look at Sterling’s Pro Split R and Alternator to Battery Chargers.
Over coming voltage drop (0.8V – 1.2V). You can attempt to over come voltage drop across the Pro Split D by using a Sterling Alternator Regulator. This shall ensure that the battery bank of designate charge get its correct charging profile.
Low Voltage drop split charge diodes.
|Alternator Inputs||Battery Banks||Max Alt Current||Part Number|
|Conventional Splitters||Sterling Splitter|
|Arms Passed (A)||30||50||60||70||30||50||60||70|
|Voltage Drop (V)||0.93||0.95||0.97||1.1||0.78||0.75||0.74||0.74|
|Power Drop (W)||27.9||47.5||58.2||77||23.4||37.5||44.4||51.8|