KickAss DCDC MPPT Solar Battery Charger 12V-24V Regulator
Frequently Asked Questions
All the battery type lights are flashing. What does this mean?
This indicates that the charger has recognised a fault occurring and will display specific lights to advise you of which fault it is. As you can see below, the stage lights will illuminate to show what issue you are experiencing.
The alternator light is flashing. What does this mean?
This is used to indicate what voltage is present at the alternator input and therefore advise you what the charger is able to do at the time.
For example: The 1 second on, 5 second off light indicates that the voltage is well below the cut in voltage. Once the voltage increases, the light will flash 1 second off and 1 second on to indicate it is getting closer to the cut in voltage where it will then stay solid.
The battery type light is staying on when the charger is not operating. Is this normal?
This is completely normal, when the charger is in standby mode it will occasionally flash the battery type light to show it is waiting for an input.
Do I need to connect the ignition override wire?
Most new vehicles are fitted with a smart alternator and will require the ignition cable to be connected to an ignition source in the car. This can be from a fusebox, your ignition barrel or from other sources such as the fuel pump.
To find out if you have a smart alternator, simply contact your local dealer and ask if your model of car is fitted with a smart alternator.
Older vehicles will not require the ignition cable to be connected however it can be connected to ensure the charger can begin operation as soon as possible when the car has started.
What is the long black Temperature probe for and how do I use it?
The long black temperature probe cable is used to measure the temperature of the connected battery.
If the charger senses that the battery is increasing in warmth it will limit the output to ensure the battery does not overheat.
This cable can be connected to the negative terminal of the battery, to the side of the battery with thermally conductive glue or can be cut off if not needed.
WARNING: Once the temperature cable is cut, you are unable to rejoin it to the charger and will result in this feature no longer working.
In this video Craig will help run you through everything you need to know about your Dc/Dc charger and how to make sure it’s working perfectly!
We cover absolutely everything in this video, if you’d like to skip ahead, here are the chapters:
0:45 What’s in the Box
1:24 Lights and Indicators
1:58 Plugs, Connections and Wires
3:07 Setup Guide and Wiring Tutorial
7:14 Important Notes for Smart Alternators
11:17 Initial Setup and Operation Notes
12:13 Identifying Fault Codes
15:21 Important Notes For Solar Panel Usage
We hope this video has given you all you need to know about how to get your KickAss Dc/Dc charger up and running as easy as possible.
In this video Craig shows you all the troubleshooting steps and information you will need to resolve any issue with your Dc/Dc Charger.
We cover absolutely everything to do with troubleshooting in this video, if you’d like to skip ahead, here are the chapters.
0:39 – Connections and Plugs
2:46 – Working with Smart Alternators
4:04 – Installing your Charger Correctly
4:27 – Lights and Indicators
5:39 – Charger Faults and Possible Causes
6:34 – Important Notes on Solar Panel Usage
8:13 – Troubleshooting Walkthrough
If for some reason, the tips in the video did not solve your problem please feel free to reach out to our customer service team, They’re here to help!