Frequently Asked Questions

Our SVC Series converters are specifically engineered for marine applications and are not a redesigned automotive unit (see specification).

Our SVC Series converters feature switched-mode technology in order to provide compact size and high efficiency, which cannot be obtained with conventional linear design (commonly known as voltage droppers).

Our SVC Series converters are electrically insulated from the case (ungrounded) as opposed to automotive style converters, which are grounded to the case. They are not however, galvanically isolated (DC-DC) as they use a common negative. Please use our SVCi Series if you require galvanic isolation.

Because of the efficient design, the SVC Series converters run considerably cooler than most comparative brands even in high ambient temperatures. These have been designed for use in high ambient temperatures such as those encountered in Australia.

Our SVC Series converters are regulated to the nominal voltage and retain excellent accuracy up to and including the maximum rated load.

Our SVC Series converters produce less than 20 mV ripple (peak to peak), considerably less than most comparative brands, resulting in imperceptible noise levels.

Our SVC Series converters conform to Australian and New Zealand standard AS/NZS 2064 and European standard EN50081-1 / EN50082-1 for EMC (Electro-magnetic Compatibility). As a result the products display both the ‘C Tick’ and the ‘CE’ marks respectively. A declaration is also available online.

Our SVC Series converters have a comprehensive series of protection devices (see specification). These prevent the unit from failing due to incorrect application/installation and protect the equipment it supplies.

Our SVC Series converters are simple to install and connect and are supplied with a comprehensive instruction manual which is also available online.

Our SVC Series converters are exceptionally reliable. For peace of mind they are covered by a full two-year manufacturers warranty (see warranty policy information).

In comparative tests against popular brands in Australia, our SVC Series converters performed equal to or better than the competition (see specification) in all tests.