About Kussmaul Electronics

Kussmaul Electronics Company started operations in September 1967 as Kussmaul Engineering Company and at that time provided consulting engineering and design services in the field of servomechanisms and automatic control. The company is privately held and now occupies its own modern manufacturing facility in West Sayville, New York.

Recognizing a need for completely Automatic Battery chargers that would be highly Reliable, Dependable, Rugged, and Economical, the company designed such a unit. Utilizing the latest solid state technology resulted in a superior product which, over the years, has grown into a complete line of battery chargers. Although originally designed for fire departments and emergency services, these products find wide application wherever batteries must be maintained in a fully charged state with a minimum of operator attention.

Featured Products

Auto Charger T

The Auto Charge T transient suppressed is a fully automatic battery charger for a single battery system. This float charger is transient protected to ANSI/IEEE C37.90.1-1989 standard. Ideal for maintaining batteries in circuit breaker applications for electric utilities. Similar to Auto Charge 2 except higher output current. It is ruggedly constructed for mounting.

Specifications:
Input: 120 vac, 50/60 hz, 2.5 amps max
Input fuse: 5 amps, fast acting
Output: 12 vdc, 12 amps
Output fuse (recommended): 24 amps
Charge indicator: LED’s
Weight: 12 lbs.
Warranty: 3 years

Features:

  • 12 amps for charging vehicle batteries
  • Automatically charges battery
  • Meets the ANSI/IEEE C37.90.1-1989 standard
  • High voltage float charger transient suppressed for
  • Installations in high EMI locations
  • Low ripple output
  • No water boil off
  • 3 year warranty

Pump Plus 2000 PLC

The Pump Plus 2000 with Parasitic Load Compensation (PLC) is a compact, microprocessor controlled, completely automatic, designed for vehicles with a dual battery system. The PLC charger is designed to withstand the shock and vibration encountered by vehicle mounted equipment. 

The new 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 (flashlights, gas detectors, computers, monitoring systems and other items) that can trick a standard 3-step charger into overcharging the batteries. Parasitic load compensation allows you to input the total number of parasitic load amps on the vehicle. Then 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. 

Specifications:
Input Power: 120V, 60Hz, 3.5A
Input Fuse: 6A, Fast Blow
Output Power (Bat): 15A max combined (18A if Battery
Saver is turned off)
Output Power (Battery Saver): 13V DC, 3A max
Remote PLC Sensing: Electronic, sense wires not
required (available soon)
Max Operating Temp: 104F when Battery Saver is on
122F when Battery Saver is off
Torque: DC output connector 15 in/lbs
Remote Display Options: Dual Bar Graph Display
Weight: 11 lbs

Features:

  • Pump output with AC or DC mode dip switch 
  • Electronic remote sensing of true battery voltage, eliminates the need for sense wires 
  • Automatic current limiting and proportioning 
  • Built-in Battery Saver Output 
  • Accommodates Lead-Acid, Gelled Electrolyte, AGM and Odyssey battery types 
  • Configurable for 3-Step or Float Charging 
  • 3 hour safety timer while in 3-Step mode 
  • Remote Bar Graph Display Included  
  • Patent Pending 
  • 3 year warranty 
  • Dual channel battery charger 

Super 30 Auto Eject - Air/Electric

The Super 30 Auto Eject -Air Electric, adds an air pressure connection to the popular Super 30 Auto Eject. Thus, in one connection the vehicle is supplied with 30 amperes of electric power and an air pressure line to recharge the vehicles air brake reservoirs.

Specifications:
Input Voltage (Volts DC): 10 – 28
Input Current (Amps): 1.6 max
Output Voltage (Volts AC): 120
Output Current (Amps): 30
Output Air Rating (PSI): 175
Output Fuse (Supplied with unit): 2 Amps
Weight (lbs.): 8

Features:

  • Upon sensing engine start, the plug ejects from
    receptacle and away from vehicle path; eliminating
    dangerous severing of cord
  • Heavy duty pin and sleeve contacts provide reliable
    connection over years of insertion/eject cycles
  • Air connection made through a brass fitting
    containing a shut-off valve
  • Shut-off valve opens when plug is inserted to
    supply air pressure to the vehicle
  • Shut-off valve closes automatically when plug is
    ejected sealing off the air supply air
  • Air-Electric energizing is delayed until detector pin
    senses plug is inserted, eliminating terminal arcing
  • After eject, weatherproof cover snaps into position
    over inlet
  • Smooth sculpted cover, no sharp edges
  • Weatherproof back enclosure with watertight cable
    fittings protects mechanism from road contamination
  • System includes: Air-Electric Eject, Cover, Plug,
    and 30’ of Air Line
  •  2 Year Warranty

Auto Eject With Deluxe Cover- Bar Graph, Dual Output

The Super Auto Eject is a completely sealed automatic power line disconnect. This prevents contamination of the mechanism by road dirt, and ensures long reliable life even when mounted in the most severe environment. A novel internal switch arrangement closes and opens the 120 Volt A.C. circuit after the mating connector is inserted, and before the connector is removed. This eliminates arcing at the connector contacts, and assures long contact life. As with all Auto Ejects, the Super Auto Eject is connected to the starter circuit, so that ejection occurs when the engine is cranked.

Features:

  • 120 Volts AC, 20 Amps
  • Automatically disconnects shoreline
  • Completely sealed
  • Designed specifically for emergency vehicles
  • Eliminates broken shoreline
  • 2 year warranty
  • Compatible with Kussmaul AC2000 and AC4000 chargers
  • Default color for the deluxe digital cover is yellow. Call customer service for different configurations and product numbers