MCRI - The End of an Era

MCRI - The End of an Era

Keep this workhorse running!

First designed in 1995, the Magellan MCRI Series battery charger was one of the first industrial “smart chargers” programmable for Lead Acid and Ni-cad batteries. Extremely popular in mining and utilities due to its functionality and reliability, thousands of these “workhorses” were supplied to a large number of Australian and overseas projects from 1995 – 2005 until it was replaced by the state of the art MCRII, SMCRII and iMCRII chargers.Magellan Power ceased the manufacture of MCRI in 2005, but there are still a large number operating and providing valuable service in substations, power stations, refineries, oil platforms, airports, hospitals and warships. Magellan has carried spares of MCRI for the past 11 years but spares for this old hero are now being reduced in numbers.

MCRI Spares 
Magellan has been servicing MCRI customers and projects since discontinuation of the Series in 2005. Magellan still stocks a serviceable range of spares for MCRI, but these numbers are reducing and will not be replaced once stock has depleted.

Keeping your MCRI 

The reliable "old hero" will continue to provide steadfast service, provided they are maintained. 
To keep your MCRI in top condition, spare boards are still available for a limited time.


Current MCRII 
Of course if you have a current model MCRII in need of preventative maintenance 
or spares please contact us at

For more on MCR Series Chargers click here or contact
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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