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WS500 Smart Regulator

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The WS500 is a next generation Smart Regulator for Marine, Off-grid and RV applications. It is ideally suited to the latest in battery technology and includes CANBus and NMEA2k communications to integrate into an overall Energy Management Network.  Select your Wiring harness based on whether you need positive or negative type alternator excitation.  You WILL need either a Positive or Negative Wiring Harness.  Make sure you include it when you buy.  You may also wish to include a battery temperature sensor wiring harness.  This is optional but is strongly recommended, especially in “Battery Centric” configurations where the WS500 can reduce its output when your battery starts to warm up.

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Description

In a resounding departure from the vast majority of multi-stage regulators currently available, the WS500 uses a unique approach to charge control by factoring multiple criteria – battery voltage, current in, current out, battery temperature, alternator temperature – to create a smarter approach to battery care. Highly configurable and enabled to communicate via J1939 CAN protocol, the WS500 provides superior charging efficiency, and the singular ability to address the specific needs of newer battery technologies like LiFePO4 and similar chemistries.Ideal for RV or marine applications, the WS500 auto-adjusts for 12-, 24- and 48-volt systems and allows advanced user-configuration for system voltages in between. The WS500 can be easily configured to most popular battery types: standard and high-density AGM, standard and deep-cycle flooded, gel, carbon foam and TPPL via an internal switch. Two custom presets (one of which is preconfigured for a LiFeP04 battery profile) can be configured to battery manufacturer recommendations or by an OEM installer to deliver optimized charging for specific applications. Advanced configuration via PC provides adjustment to more than 100 charging modes.Some other exclusive features of the WS500 include:• Adaptive Idle Technology™ minimizes impact of the alternator on smaller engines by controlling alternator loads based on engine rpm.• Zero Output Technology™ enables the regulator to limit output to loads when batteries require discontinued charging.• Multiple Alternator Support, without need for relays or switching devices.• Full BMS Compatibility using RV-C and OSEnergy protocols

Select your Wiring harness based on whether you need positive or negative type alternator excitation.  You WILL need either a Positive or Negative Wiring Harness unless you are prepared to build your own.  Make sure you include it when you buy.   For a quick overview of the differences and how to check your alternator, scroll down to the “How to determine Alternator polarity” link.

You may also wish to include a battery temperature sensor wiring harness.  This is optional but is strongly recommended, especially in “Battery Centric” configurations where the WS500 can reduce its output when your battery starts to warm up.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 30 × 30 × 15 cm

Shipping Notes for Wakespeed Devices

This product ships direct from the Manufacturer in WA, USA.  HST will not be included in this order but will be charged by USPS/Canada Post upon delivery.  Duties “should” not apply as this is a product of USA.

Product Downloads

Wakespeed Communications and Configuration Guide v2.0.2

WakeSpeed QuickStart Guide

WS500 quick start card

WS500datasheet

Alternator Windings, how to determine polarity.

How to determine whether your alternator uses positive or negative excitation.

Regulators and field windings have two possible field polarities. It is important to know the difference when installing different regulators or testing regulator function. The two types are as follows:

Positive Polarity. The positive regulator controls a positive excitation voltage. Inside the alternator, one end of the field is connected to the negative polarity. Alternators with this configuration include Bosch, Motorola, Ingram, Sev-Marchal (older models), Silver Bullet, Lestek, Balmar:

To test polarity of an alternator you will need a multi-meter set to the ohms x 1 range and connect across the field connection to an unpainted part of the alternator case or negative output terminal.  Second, disconnect your field and power wires.

Your meter reading should be in the range of 3 to 8 ohms.

Negative Polarity. A negative regulator controls a negative excitation voltage. Inside the alternator, one end of the field is connected to the positive polarity. Alternators with this configuration include Hitachi, Lucas A127, ACR 17-25, and AC5, CAV, Paris-Rhone, new model Sev-Marchal, and Valeo, AC Delco, Mitsubishi:

To test polarity of an alternator you will need a multi-meter set to the Ohms x 1 range and connect across the field connection to the alternator’s positive terminal.

Your meter reading should be in the range of 3 to 8 Ohms.

 

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