I have an IOTA, not installed yet...........since I have yet to start building.
Here's the specs;
Iota is CERTIFIED 100% Duty Cycle @ 45 CONTINUOUS AMPS - Industrial Quality. Astron, Tripp-Lite, Pyramid are ONLY 50% duty cycle; ONE HALF the power.
Battery Charger, Converter and Power Supply are names that describe virtually the same product. Batter Chargers are usually not filtered and will cause interference to TVs and Communications Radios; Converters are usually only slightly better filtered; Quality Power Supplies are completely filtered and will not cause interference.
These CERTIFIED Industrial/Commercial Communications Power Supplies and are FULLY RF / TVI filtered for Marine HF and VHF communications and onboard electronics, Commercial Radio systems, CB and Ham radios HF and VHF, TV’s, etc. They are, also, Industrial TOUGH. They can easily operate 12 vdc appliances like coffee makers, toaster ovens, refrigerators, 12 vdc motors and pumps, etc.
VERY IMPORTANT to Boaters, RV’ers and Reteater owners: These battery chargers/power supplies are protected against Line Voltage Spikes to 190+ vac and Brownouts ( ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IF YOU ARE USING A GENERATOR ). The electrical systems at many Marinas and RV parks leave a lot to desired. Many are in rural areas or are overloaded during peak seasons making them subject to Brownouts then High Voltage Power Surges and broken grounds, etc. These supplies are the ONLY FULLY SELF PROTECTING supplies/chargers available of this type. Other brands usually ONLY protect to 135-145 vac.
TWO, THREE or more Iota supplies of like size can be COMBINED for additional AMPERAGE demand. Easy to upgrade.
Iota power supplies are 60% more efficient than conventional supplies. Astron, Tripp-lite, Pyramid COST TWICE as much to operate. Iota power supplies will pay for themselves within 3 years of ham shack or 1 year of continuous usage.
Iotas have Constant Voltage / Pure DC Output and are regulated / filtered.
Iota’s thermally controlled fan is smaller and MUCH MORE QUIET.
Iota supplies are Overload, Over-temperature, Over-current and Brown-out input Protected.
Iota supplies are DUAL VOLTAGE: 14.2 vdc for equipment operation and full battery charging; 13.4 vdc for maintaining auto, commercial, deep cycle and gel BACKUP batteries. Iota’s are protected against reverse polarity on the DC output. All supplies have external user replaceable fuses. They ALSO, have AUTOMATIC resetable internal circuit breakers for voltage spikes.
Excellent HEAVY DUTY WORKHORSE power supply for CONTINUOUS operation of Fire, Police, Government, Commercial and Ham REPEATERS. Low Cost, Reliable and Maintenance Free Operation.
Iota uses ( 3 ) heavy duty Industrial screw clamps accepting UP TO 4 ga cable ( power+, power- and chassis ground ), instead of light duty banana plugs or fragile ring connectors. The larger cable capacity allows for heavier current handling ( because of 100% Continuous Duty Cycle ) and / or remote location of supply without lowering output line voltage to equipment.
Fully RF and TVI filtered and capable of operating a HF/VHF/UHF Ham, Commercial or HF/VHF Marine radio station.
Capable of operating entire RV, Boat or Remote Control DC Power System and Unlimited 12vdc Multi-bank Battery Charging.
Size is: 7” long (x) 6.75” wide (x) 3.75” high.
Input voltage is 108 to 132 vac and 40–70 Hz and consumes ONLY 900 watts at full demand. Can be operating using a standard 15 amp household receptacle. Iota’s are protected against momentary line voltage spikes to 190+ vac.
Iota’s can be modified for 220 vac input AND 24 output vdc at 25 and 50 amp outputs ( contact us for more info ).
NEEDED FOR FULLTIME BATTERY CHARGING.
IQ-4 Microprocessor-controller ( FACTORY OPTIONAL @ $ 35.00 ) turns the supply into a “Automatic TRUE 3 STAGE Smart Charger” allowing Bulk, Absorption, Float stage charging AND AUTOMATIC EQUALIZATION. This option increases the charging capacity of the supply, decreases charge times and insures proper and safe battery conditioning without overheating or overcharging and eliminates the need for constant monitoring over long periods of non-use. Not needed for power supply use.