Never Lose Substation DC Power Again!

Never Lose Substation DC Power Again!

Magellan’s new emergency DC charger is a complete solution for avoiding any loss of DC power in substations.

The unit has a light, compact and portable design and combines an advanced, reliable battery charger and light weight, high efficiency Lithium batteries.

The charger operates from a 240VAC input, providing dual uninterruptible 110V/20A and 24V/25A or 48V/25A DC power.

The unit is to be kept connected to mains at all times when it is not being used as an emergency backup unit to make sure that the batteries are charged and are available at full capacity when needed. Then this portable DC charger allows the site technicians to restore the DC power within no time.

The charger weighs approx 80kgs, and the batteries in total weigh 65kgs. Also, the four lithium battery modules can be easily unplugged and removed to make the unit even lighter when going up steps.

The battery modules can be reassembled and plugged in once in the substation in less than a minute. Once deployed the emergency DC will supply the critical load until the existing DC power can be put back into service. Once the emergency is over simply plug the unit into a 24V power and leave.

The emergency DC charger is available in 110V/24V and also 110V/48V models.

*Net weight equals approx 145kgs

The Magellan Emergency DC Charger is priced at $16,680. For more information or to order, email:

Is your equipment ready for 2015?

Back-up power systems are a vital component of any modern substation, providing power to protection and control equipment in times of power loss. Failure to provide the back-up power to protection gear to clear a fault can be catastrophic.

The problem with batteries in back-up systems is that there is no way of assessing their health by visual inspection alone. Often a battery recently installed that looks perfect on the outside can be totally corroded inside. The battery charger also plays a big part in the reliability of the system. A badly regulated or badly filtered battery charger can damage or even explode a perfectly good battery in a matter of months, if not weeks. Metering on the DC systems can also be misleading. They may be showing the right values but in reality, the battery may be under or overcharged.

It is therefore essential that AC and DC systems are reliable and ready for action all the time, and this necessitates maintenance both for batteries and chargers.

Magellan Service Features

Magellan provides preventative maintenance services for the majority of Power Electronics products and batteries.

  • DC UPS system
  • AC UPS system
  • VRLA, Lithium and NiCad batteries

Advantages of Magellan Service

  • Australian- based manufacturer
  • Spares readily available
  • Competitively priced
  • Locally based, quick response times
  • Qualified engineers, trained in Magellan manufacturing facility
  • Service Helpline available (08 9434 6621)

We provide

  • Preventative Maintenance
  • AC & DC UPS Systems Load bank Test
  • Battery Resistance Test
  • UPS Rental Solution
  • Training
  • Installation & Commissioning
  • Battery Refurbishment
  • 24-hour Support
  • Written Evaluation Report

If you need to arrange a service - please contact to organise a quotation.

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Magellan Power has been our supplier of industrial battery chargers for a number of projects which require uninterrupted DC power for high voltage protection, automation and power generation. The customer service is always excellent, and the quality of their products is unparalleled.

Luke Del Paggio | Everett-Smith & Co.

Schneider Electric have used Magellan Chargers for its’ various projects in WA, and Magellan Services have been excellent. Well done Magellan!

Joseph Tjo | Schneider Electric

Magellan has supplied us with UPS for a range of projects and we found their service to be firstly cost effective, secondly the back up support is good and the supplied equipment of a good standard.

Rick Krause | Ergon Energy

Brookfield Rail’s Merredin office regularly sources power chargers from Magellan Power, and we always find it an easy process for new purchases and repairs. Their Sales & Repair Manager Shijo is prompt with responses to our queries, and on one occasion travelled to Merredin to meet with us, which we found extremely helpful.

Kari Ratima | Brookfield Rail