Enclosure Dimensions: 6.75”L x 3.875”W x 2.375”H (160mm x 100mm x 60mm)
Footprint: 7.50”L x 3.875”W (190mm x 100mm)
Enclosure: Diecast Aluminum Alloy – designed for IP67 designed
Finish: Powder Coated
Wiring Harness: Color coded tinned wire. Expandable sheathing.
Terminal Connectors: Ampseal 23-pin waterproof Ruggedized RJ45 (CAN)
USB Connector: USB Type B
Warranty: 2-Year Limited Warranty
12-24-48 Volts auto detected
Other fully customizable from 12 to 48/52v, no hardware changes necessary.
A-Type (N) / B-Type (P): Select compatible P- or N-type wiring harness to match alternator polarity.
Charge controller is uniquely capable of driving alternator output based on a combination of three primary criteria: voltage, current, and temperature goals / limits – making it possible to configure charging to specific battery manufacturer recommendations.
Voltage: Yes – Via sense wires included in wiring harness.
Current: Yes – Via amp shunt. Can be calibrated to support most shunts. 500A / 50mV is default.
Temperature: Yes – Via alternator and battery temperature sensors. Real-time variable charging output based on ambient alternator and battery temperature.
?Battery Temperature and/or current may optionally be supplied via CAN when used with suitable BMS.
VIA BUILT-IN SWITCH: ?Basic Charge profile by battery type: Battery capacity, Alternator output range, Battery ID
VIA WAKESPEED APPLICATION: Fully customized / optimized configuration for battery, alternator, and system through easy to use application.
Battery charge profiles
EIGHT PRESET PROGRAMS (Selectable via Dip Switch for Battery Type)
Default (Safe & AGM #1)
Deep Cycle FLA
Custom #2 (Preconfigured with LiFePO4 profile)
CHARGE PHASE CRITERIA: Flexible charging protocol integrating: system voltage, battery acceptance current, battery temperature, alternator temperature, and / or time duration.
EXTENDED BATTERY TEMPERATURE RANGE SUPPORT: Charge controller can be configured to provide safe charging of batteries outside of nominal temperature ranges by dynamically limiting charge current.
Via USB PORT – 100+ advanced adjustments accessible via Wakespeed Application in Expert Mode.
Via App – Rich mix enabling access to monitoring, programming and diagnostic functions via computer or mobile device. Wakespeed Application provides basic and advanced configuration capabilities. 3rd party applications supporting the WS500 are also available.
CAN (CONTROL AREA NETWORK): J1939-based CAN provides access for system integration and monitoring.
?Several industry standard CAN cabling systems are supported, including RJ45/CAT5, M12-5 (NMEA, Device-Net), RV-C cabling systems.
Enhanced CAN protocol support include: RV-C, NMEA2000, Victron VEreg, SMA, LUX, as well as several proprietary CAN communications protocols with selected BMS manufacturers.
Field output control
Large Alternator Mode (10%)
Small Alternator Mode (75%)
Halt Power Mode (50%)
Advanced Configurable: Maximum field bandwidth adjustable from 10% to 100% in one percent increments.
Charge controller firmware updatable via built-in USB connector.
Onboard LED: operational and troubleshooting/ fault data via built-in USB connector.
Remote Display: via CAN to remote displays using commonly-accepted marine and RV protocols.
Adaptive idle technology
Allows charge controller to dynamically reduce alternator output to prevent stalling, sluggish performance and match engine power curves at lower RPMs.
Customizable alternator loading vs. RPMs to match available engine power, optimizing alternator output while preventing engine overloading
Zero output technology
Enables charge controller to use current monitoring capability to limit output to match house loads only when batteries are fully charged.
Multi-Engine Applications: Allows multiple charge controllers to communicate via the CAN to ensure balanced output and charging efficiency when supporting a single, large battery bank. Device hierarchy establishes master / support relationship between charge sources.
Dual Alternator on Single Engine: Field output can be split from single charge controller to drive dual alternators charging common ban.
Compatible with multiple BMS brands using RV-C and OSEnergy protocols, ?as well as a select list of Proprietary BMS protocols. Configurable to many available systems.
Alternator Temperature Sensing: Sensor included in wiring harness. Active regulation based on ambient alternator temperature, ensures optimal output and alternator safety, versus simple capping typical of most voltage dependent regulator models.
Battery Temperature Sensing: Battery temperature monitoring protects the battery from over / under temperature situations, as well as adjust voltage targets based on temperature. Temperature sensor enables the regulator to adjust charging voltage to compensate for changes in battery temperature.
Internal Temperature Sensing:
Protects charge controller’s internal circuitry from damage due to out-of-range values.