Kussmaul Auto Charge 1000

SKU: KM-091-215-12

Kussmaul Auto Charge 1000 - Model# 091-215-12

The Kussmaul Auto Charge 1000 with Parasitic Load Compensation (PLC) is a compact, microprocessor controlled, completely automatic, single channel battery charger designed for vehicles with a single battery system.

The PLC charger is designed to withstand the shock and vibration encountered by vehicle mounted equipment.

The Parasitic Load Compensation feature is designed especially to meet the heavy duty requirements of emergency vehicles. Most emergency vehicles have many parasitic loads on their systems (flash lights, gas detectors, computers, monitoring systems and other items) that can trick a standard 3 step charger into over charging the batteries.

Parasitic load compensation allows you to input the total number of parasitic load amps on the vehicle. The charger will shift the absorption stage set point so the battery voltage will drop to the float voltage when the desired current is reached. In short the parasitic loads are invisible to the charger. This will lead to a longer battery life and no overcharging or overheating.


  • 18A total: 15A battery charger, 3A battery saver
  • Microprocessor controlled, completely automatic operation regulates output to a single battery bank
  • Precision voltage controller senses battery voltage, eliminating need for sense wires
  • Parasitic Load Compensation allows for user input of total accessory load amps on the vehicle. This allows the charger to shift the absorption stage set point so the battery voltage drops to the float voltage when desired current is reached
  • Battery Type Selection Switches: Lead-Acid, Gel Cell, AGM or Odyssey
  • Float / 3-Step Charge Mode Selection Switches


Input:   120 Vac, 60 Hz, 3.5 Amps Max
Input Fuse:   6 Amps, Fast Blow
Output Power - Battery:   12 Vdc, 15 Amps (18 Amps if Battery Saver is Turned Off)
Battery Type Selection Switches:   Lead-Acid, Gelled Electrolyte (Gel Cell), AGM or Odyssey
Output Power - Battery Saver:   13 Vdc, 3 Amps
Output Fuse (Recommended):   30 Amps (Part Number: 090-0040-0)
Remote Sensing:   Electronic, Sense Lines Not Required
Power LED Status Indicator:   Green LED, Indicates 120 Volt AC Power Applied
System LED Status Indicator:   Yellow LED, See Instruction Manual for Details
Torque:   DC output connector 15 in/lbs
Charge Indicator Options:   Remote Bar Graph Display
Weight:   11 lbs